Amazon is doing big things with Alexa lately. The digital personal assistant is everywhere at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 too. Alexa can now be found in smartphones, cars, and even refrigerators. It continues to become more capable all of the time.
And now Alexa can now respond to your voice command and order takeout from Amazon Restaurants. Yet another trick for the handy device.
Alexa can now be used to place a takeout order from any of Amazon’s affiliated Restaurants. This feature is only available to Amazon Prime members of course. You need to subscribe to the $99 per year program or get a monthly subscription before you are allowed to place takeout orders using Alexa. Yet another reason to subscribe. You continue to get more from Prime.
There are a few catches. Also users can’t order anything new. They can only use Alexa to reorder meals that they’ve previously had. So if you ask Alexa to order a pizza from Amazon Restaurants, it will suggest restaurants and list the takeout meals ordered previously. You then need to pick one and Alexa will order it for you and have it sent to your default address. That’s just how it is right now. Right now this feature is only available in select U.S. cities like Seattle, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Manhattan. We don’t know when Amazon will expand it to other cities. So stay tuned.
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