So, I broke down and bought an Amazon Echo dot.
I love it!
It’s like having a personal assistant that I don’t have to pay.
It has a small speaker built in, but you can plug it into any sound system you can may have, or connect to a Bluetooth speaker using the Alexa app on your phone.
Having Amazon prime is almost a must have but you can get by with just a regular Amazon account.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Alexa_Skills/ is a great place to go if you want to deep dive this product.