Now that I am single and master of my domain, I have added Alexa as a quasi roommate.
Its a work in progress, but I have 5 echo dots scattered throughout the condo. My condo is 3 levels so I wanted some coverage plus I made sure the kids got one in their own space.
Fortunately, Best Buy had a great black Friday TV sale where you got a free dot. So I got 3 TVs, more on that in a minute.
My setup - 3 smart outlet plugs and 3 smart outlet lights. 4 smart TVs and another with a fire stick. Excellent WiFi coverage paired with a robust ISP and I also ditched cable and currently have PS Vue. They are going out of service so that will require a replacement soon.
Upstairs, I have an Echo dot in my office, which is a loft over my great room, the main bathroom, and daughters room.
Main level has a dot in the kitchen/living room and one in the main room. The 5th is in the basement. My son will be staying there with a big TV and the Xbox.
My bedroom, kitchen, great room and living room all have lights controlled by Alexa, either by switch or smart plug.
As a sports fan, I set up my great room (wtf am I going to do with a dining room?) with the 3 black Friday TVs (see below). Eventually going to add a pool table. The tvs came integrated with fire tv. Each TV can be controlled by an Alexa, problem is its a 1 to 1 relationship, meaning 1 dot controls 1 tv. I am going to tinker with naming and see if I can figure something out. For now, its easier to point 1 remote to the 3 tvs and turn them on.
In the basement, which is in process of being reconfigured(painted ceiling, walls and floor. Added lights and relocating the washer/dryer to a new spot), I added a TV with integrated Roku (2nd pic). This Alexa integration kicks ass. I can turn it on/off, set volume, etc. Love it. I also have my Xbox down there and enabled that with Alexa too. That setup is almost perfect.
My main living room has a 2016 LG non-smart TV with a fire stick attached. This has been the bane of my existence. I cannot figure out how to get this thing to work with Alexa. I have poured my techie skills into this and I have concluded that its not possible. Until some update comes in, I will have to settle for using ... gasp ... a remote.
Using Alexa for lights is really awesome. Integrating the Christmas tree with a smart plug was spectacular. Whole house music coverage is fabulous.
Future projects include adding garage door ... problem is my unit is so old that its incompatible. So I would have to upgrade the unit which is an expense that I am not willing to do ... yet.
I would like to get cameras. Preferable 1 for the door and 1 for inside when I am not home.
I also tried getting my main PC to turn off/on via voice, but that involves some deeper tech skills that I haven't dug into yet.
Outside of that, maybe more light switches. Problem is, most of my lights are 3 way and I have yet to find a good, smart 3 way switch. If you don't know, 3 way means 1 light controlled by multiple on/off switches. I didnt know that term a month ago. I have yet to tinker with smart bulbs, we'll see.
Let me know if you have any questions.