Do you remember that Disney movie Smart House? Every time there鈥檚 a new innovation in tech for your home, we just can鈥檛 help but think of the scenes where a floor could clean up its own mess and you were awoken to a beautiful scene stretching across your entire wall. Although we aren鈥檛 quiiiiiite at that level yet, one gadget for the home is making things a lot easier.


Now AT&T customers can use their voices to send SMS text messages via their Amazon Echo device. So say you鈥檙e in the kitchen and you know your phone is somewhere in the house, but you aren鈥檛 entirely sure where and don鈥檛 want to spend time looking for it. But you also maybe want to reach out to friends and confirm plans for later. Super easy solution: Now just tell Amazon Echo (well, Amazon Alexa who lives inside of the device): 鈥淎lexa, ask AT&T to text [insert name here].鈥 And then Alexa will send the message off.

There are a couple caveats. Anybody you want to text will have to be preprogrammed into the Alexa skill 鈥 and you鈥檒l only be able to save up to 10 preprogrammed contacts at a time. We鈥檙e hoping this service expands to other carriers soon, because we鈥檙e dying to try this out. But if you鈥檙e an AT&T customer, drop us a line using only your voice?

How do you send messages to friends? Let us know @BritandCo!

(h/t 9-to-5 Google; photo via Amazon)