You know those nights — maybe you’ve had a little too much to drink, maybe you just saw a commercial full of cheesy, saucy goodness — and you whine into the ether, “I want pizza.” Soon, if you have an Amazon Echo and merely whisper that to its voice-controlled assistant Alexa, you could have a pie on the way to your house practically faster than you can say, “regrets.” Domino’s and Amazon have joined forces to deliver you pizza via voice command.
First, you’ll need to set up a “Pizza Profile,” which you already have if you’ve texted or tweeted Domino’s an order. It saves your address, credit card information, and your “Easy Order.” This is your favorite pizza, or the one that’s mutually agreed upon as the least offensive to all the members of your family. You’ll need to order this pizza, then save it as your Easy Order.
Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as demanding, “Alexa, order me pizza.” First, you need to link your Echo to your Pizza Profile. Then you need to memorize the sentence “Alexa, open Domino’s and place my Easy Order,” according to TechCrunch. If you want to find out the status of your pizza, you say, “Alexa, ask Domino’s to track my order.” The new skill will be released Friday, just in time for Super Bowl Sunday.
If you don’t have an Echo, there are still ways to get a Domino’s pizza without speaking to a human. With your Pizza Profile you can order from your computer, phone, smartwatch, Twitter, Samsung Smart TVs, or Ford Sync. (Yes, you can already order a pizza from your car.) Just be warned, if you decide to order from Domino’s on Super Sunday, it’s one of the pizza chain’s busiest days of the year, and adding the ability to just ask Alexa probably won’t help matters.