Skip to main content

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – time to set up that new tech device that you may have received as a gift this holiday season. 

Whether Santa brought an Echo Dot, Echo Show, Fire Tablet or any other Alexa-enabled device, they are the gift that keeps giving by making your life simpler, safer and more secure all year long. 

Home expert and new parent Ryan Serhant from Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing New York is in the holiday spirit and sharing his top tips on how to make the most out of the Alexa-enabled devices that were on everyone’s must-have list.


1. Set Up a Routine to Take at Least One Thing Off Your Plate

“Change your morning routine in just a few minutes using Routines with Alexa. With your Alexa app and connected devices, set up a simple Routine to turn on your coffee maker and favorite playlist at the same time every morning.”

2. Improve Your Cooking Game with the Help of the Echo Show

“Not sure how to prepare a specific vegetable in those ‘New year, new you’ recipes? I no longer have to ask Emilia for tips and tricks in the kitchen – I ask Alexa and she guides me via video tutorials on the Echo Show.”

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles


Snow Day Essentials: The Best Sleds, Tubes, and Toys

We got a lot of snow in these parts last week. School was canceled on Thursday and Friday, and we ended up having an unexpected four-day winter-wonderland weekend.  Related: Winter safety guidelines for sledding It's our first January in our home, and this winter has already more

Image placeholder title

4 Ways to Up Your Ugly-Sweater Game

Holiday pajamas are my jam... But there's another piece of comfy-cozy Christmas clothing that I'm slightly obsessed with—and that's the ugly sweater. In the past few years, this hideously festive holiday tradition has become downright trendy. The sillier, the wackier, the more

Holiday Tea & Cookie Decorating Party

Holiday Tea & Cookie Decorating Party

The holiday season is about spending time with family and friends. We've come up with ideas for a sweet holiday tea and cookie decorating party. It's a perfect kid-friendly way to ring in the season. We're providing the crafts, menu and decor ideas for a seamless party.  Related: more

3. Never Wonder if you Left the Lights on Again Thanks to the Alexa App

“Don’t stress over what you forgot to turn off while you were running out the door for a last-minute meeting. When you connect smart devices to Alexa, you can open your Alexa app and control your smart devices from afar. Or create a Routine, so your lights and connected devices turn on and off at specific times each day.”

4. Enlist the Fire TV Cube as Go-To Living Room Entertainment Hub

“Want to get to your favorite show or movie faster while juggling kids, calls and a sandwich? Without digging through the couch cushions to find the remote, Fire TV Cube can control your connected devices, turn on your TV, turn up the volume, pause and rewind what’s on all by simply asking Alexa.”

5. Don’t Forget That Giving Back is Now Also Easier Than Ever

“Following the holidays, we are always looking for ways to give back. With Alexa, it’s as simple as saying “Alexa, donate to Save the Children Federation – an organization we love that makes a real difference in the lives of kids around the world.”

Want more from Momtrends?

1. An Echo in Every Room

2. Best Amazon Devices to Give and Get This Season

This is not a sponsored post.

Related Articles