Four Ways to Add Smart Seasonal Sparkle
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There are some fun ways to use smart home speakers, doorbells, electrical plugs, and more to spread joy, impress your guests, and ease your stress this holiday season. Here are four of them.
1. Create a hassle-free light show.
Avoid having to crawl under the tree to turn lights on and off, or trudge outside to light up your yard display. Connect your lights to a Smart Plug, install the app on your phone and pair the Smart Plug with your smart speaker to control your holiday lights with a simple voice command.
2. Plan the perfect party.
Use your smart speaker as a virtual elf to create a shopping list, or a to-do list to help you prepare for your holiday party. And whenever you're stressed and don't know what to do next, just ask Alexa/Hey Google what's on your list.
3. Get kitchen help.
What should you do when you suddenly realize you're missing vital ingredients for those holiday treats you're whipping up? Fix it fast by voice-ordering through Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods. Or, if you need help finding the perfect dish, use your smart speakers and avoid getting sticky fingers on your cookbooks or recipe cards.
4. Program your doorbell to play carols.
Connect your smart doorbell to your smart speaker, open the Alexa app on your phone, click "Access devices," and tap your doorbell device. You'll be presented with doorbell music options ranging from "Deck the Halls" to "Jingle Bells."
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