I started with a small amazon dot thinking it might be a fun gimmick but it quickly became a huge part of out home I upgraded to this Echo for the larger speaker. We use it for streaming all our music and radio. Its great for checking things you need to know. It does weather, your commute info. It will read story's and set multiple timers. It can answer all facts and has some great fun things too. Our family is hooked. The sound quality for music is enough for a large living space if you dont need booming in your face music. We are not a big tech family but if technology is actually useful then I am all for it and this WILL be used as part of your constant daily living.