I have two! Literally powers my tv and all my smart lights. At night when I dont feel like getting up i say "Alexa, turn off bedroom light" and it will turn it off! It also turns it on! If you get the smart key it can lock your front door too!!
My daughter and son-in-law are the ones who gave us this. I think my husband uses it more than we do. The granddaughter likes to ask it questions and make it make animal noises. My husband likes to play old-timer music on it.
I love my echo dot, it has really become a necessity in my house. It is so convenient and helpful. I love that it alerts me when I have an Amazon package at my door !
We love our echo dots. I thought the novelty of one would go away after a month or two but the kids use it for so many things. While we use it primarily for music, the kids have her make sounds, ask her how to spell words, check their math problems, ask jokes, ask for translations in other languages, etc.