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It’s almost dinner time. You’re hungry, but maybe you’re helping the kids with their homework, up to your elbows in dishes, or, to be honest, you’re just too lazy to get up and find your phone. No problem: Just ask Alexa to order pizza.
Yes, it’s possible to ask your digital assistant gal pal to help you organize a steaming hot pizza right to your door. There is no need to look up phone numbers, make a call, wait on hold or spell out your address again. Here’s what you need to know.
What You’ll Need
To get this magical pizza assistance, you’ll need one of Amazon’s smart speakers. An Amazon Echo Device comes with a speaker, and some have screens to provide visual assistance.
- Amazon Echo device
- A digital account with Domino’s
Amazon Echo Show 10
The Amazon Echo Show 10 is Amazon’s multi-talented moveable smart digital assistant. With a swiveling base and powerful speaker, Echo Show 10 is a music-lover’s dream that’s also great for video calling … and ordering pie.
Amazon Echo Show 15
The newest smart home hub in Amazon’s ecosystem, this device is designed to be a family smart home hub. Featuring Visual ID to tailor responses to each family member, the Amazon Echo Show 15 is intended to be placed in a central area like the kitchen, which is perfect when a pizza craving strikes. Read our comparison here if you need help choosing between the Echo Show 10 and Echo Show 15.
Amazon Echo Dot
You don’t need to take up a lot of real estate, either, or even to own an Echo device with a screen to use it to order pizza. Amazon’s newest Echo Dot device is ultra cost-effective and more than equipped to help you place a food order using just your voice.
How To Order Domino’s With a Smart Speaker
Domino’s has an Alexa skill that allows you to order a hot and ready pizza pie to our door, just by asking.
The Domino’s skill allows Alexa users to order favorites and past orders and choose from a menu of the most popular items from Domino’s.
- First, create an account with Domino’s, so start by visiting Dominos’s website to set one up. Keep your email address and password handy.
- Next, search the Alexa Skills tab on your Alexa app for Domino’s.
- Click Enable.
- Finally, log into your Domino’s account to link it with this Alexa skill.
When you’ve got it linked, you can now say things like, “Alexa, open Domino’s,” and “Alexa, ask Domino’s to place an order,” and even “Alexa, ask Domino’s to reorder.”
Can I Order Papa John’s or Pizza Hut with an Echo Device?
Both Pizza Hut and Papa John’s had Alexa Skills at one time, which goes back to about 2016. Sadly both have discontinued these Alexa Skills, but no information has been provided about why. Perhaps these were just skills that humans in 2016 weren’t ready for and thus didn’t embrace enough to make it worthwhile. Who knows, as this type of interaction with companies gains awareness and popularity, these skills might come back, with even more to follow.