Results of a Guardian survey using data collected between 19 October 2016 and 4 November 2016, with respondents primarily recruited from callouts on Twitter.
The three primary uses were:
- When asked what the Echo was used for, listening to music and setting a timer were extremely common usages, throughout the day, but especially so over the weekend.
- Flash briefings were a popular morning use, but beaten by the weather with 70% of people asking for a weather update between 6 – 9am.
- What happens when you move towards the evening? Between 6 – 9pm, listening to music, podcasts and the radio were the primary uses. Not surprisingly, timers also featured heavily: the assumption is whilst cooking.