We have switched from Google Home and the associated products, and have to say that the Alexa devices combined with the monthly excellent value Amazon Prime, is a hands down winner. The aesthetics of the 4th gen echo dot are nice; it's a nice shape, modern design, and with functional, easy to use buttons on top. The Alexa app takes a bit of getting used to, particularly if you're switching from another eco system, but persist with it, the learning curve is worth it. The only drawback to mention is that the Echo dot with clock doesn't let the clock display go dark enough. At night, the clock display is too bright, even on the lowest setting of 1. There needs to be at least another 5-10 steps down for brightness.