Order Beer At Home Just By Yelling At An Alexa Device

mag404 March 23, 2017 Comments Off on Order Beer At Home Just By Yelling At An Alexa Device
Order Beer At Home Just By Yelling At An Alexa Device

All of this connected home technology is great, but when will it do something useful and bring me a beer without me having to leave the couch? While it hasn’t quite reached the couch yet, you can restock your fridge with beer by speaking to an Alexa-enabled device. The suite of services are built around Miller Lite.

This comes courtesy of a booze-ordering platform called Drizly, which operates in 40 cities and delivers your order within an hour. AdAge reports that the company has worked with Amazon and MillerCoors to create a voice-activated app for Alexa devices that’s called, of course, Miller Time. For the speakerless, there’s a beer button, based on an Amazon Dash button, that lets Drizly customers re-order Miller Lite. Drizly has its own button for your regular orders, too.

Why Miller Lite? The company is looking at these services as a marketing opportunity. Miller isn’t alone: AB InBev is also using Alexa to promote its light beer, with an app that coaches users through a workout that burns 95 calories, the amount in a Michelob Ultra beer.

“Consumers are expecting a frictionless shopping experience across every area of their lives and we’re working to make it easier for legal drinking age consumers to get their hands on a beer through several testable areas,” the senior manager of digital marketing and media at MillerCoors said in a statement.

How long until commercial drone flight is viable and I’m able to order a beer that’s delivered right into my hand from an app? That’s what I want to know.

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