Alexa, the AI built into the Amazon Echo, can keep appointments, shuffle music, recall sports scores, and track the weather, but now the smart speaker knows a new trick: ordering pizza.
Domino’s is bringing its AnyWare technology — which allows orders to placed with the pizza chain using smart devices — to the Echo, enabling users to order a slice with a single voice command.
To utilize instant vocal pizza-summoning, users just need to link their Domino’s Pizza Profile to the Amazon Alexa app, granting the AI knowledge of your preferred toppings and other crucial account info.
From there, following the pie’s progress is as easy as asking Alexa to check in on the Domino’s Tracker, which shows the journey your meal takes, from the oven to the delivery guy to your doorstep.
The Amazon Echo marks the eight platform for Domino’s AnyWare program, which grants pizza-ordering capabilities to smartwatches, tweets, smart TVs, and even emojis.
"We want to continue making ordering pizza as convenient as possible," said Domino’s vice president and chief digital officer, Dennis Maloney. The feature is rolling out just in time for the Super Bowl, which Domino’s claims sees five times as much business as a typical Sunday.
Once activated and ordered, Alexa can use the phone number associated with the order to keep you up-to-date on the pizza’s status, ensuring food will reach you without leaving the couch or even taking your eyes off the screen, just in case you have particularly hungry/impatient guests over to watch the big game this weekend.