Works well as expected. Sound is surprisingly good for such a small unit but certainly tinny compared to the echo show. I paired it with a Bluetooth hifi speaker and sound is great. I haven't yet tested all of the functionality found in the echo show but it does control our outside lights. I also ordered the night light option which only arrived today so will see how that operates tonight. I recommend this to others who have a specific use for it or are otherwise looking for a lower cost entry point to the Alexa family.