Smart echo for for idiots

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    Hi folks, so I'm tempted by the £35 echo dot.
    I think I'll get one just for the novelty of asking it weather questions etc. A cheap toe in the smart home if you will. I'll also want to fit some sort of adaptor to a corner lamp so that can be switched on by command.
    My big question though is this, I have a very very good cinema amp and main speakers that are not Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Could I add some sort of adaptor/cable so I can stream music from the echo through my cinema sound system?
    Thanks for any advice.
     
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    Yes, an echo dot :).
    You'll have to buy a 3.5mm cable.
     
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    An Alexa compatible plug which doesn't require a hub for the corner lamp i.e. WeMo

    Of course if you have Hive for your central heating then you can add a smart plug for the lamp and smart bulbs all around the house
    this opens up all kinds of smart and voice control with your echo dot

    This stuff can get very addictive,and expensive
    The wife bought me a echo dot for xmas a year ago it now controls all the lights and equipment in my cinema room
     
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    Thank you for the replies, I've ordered an echo and one smart plug so I'll see how I get on. I've got a few line out wires so I'll hook up the cinema amp and see how I get on.
    Thanks
     

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