I was unsure whether it was worth getting Alexa when I have Siri on my phone and watch but when the price came down for Christmas I decided to give it a go. Setting it up was simple and the skills have mostly been working well. Someone who's not very technologically-minded might need help though. I've been able to establish a voice command for the robot vacuum cleaner and for the Christmas tree lights connected to a smart plug. I like being able to turn on/off the radio with my voice. The only thing that's not working well is being able to ask for specific podcasts. Alexa doesn't work with Castro and I really hate Apple's podcast app so I'm going to keep trying with Tunein. For the sale price I feel it's really good value.