Amazon’s free two-hour delivery service, Prime Now, is now available on Alexa. That means that if you’re a paying Prime subscribe and own an Alexa-supported device (like the Echo or Echo Dot) you can order “tens of thousands daily essentials” that will arrive at your door in just two hours. And, in a small number of cities (Seattle, Columbus, and Cincinnati) you can even order wine, beer, and spirits — perfect if you’re entertaining and need to do a quick booze run.
As ever with Prime Now, there are some few restrictions to bear in mind. Firstly, you can’t order anything you like from Amazon — just common consumer items, including things like nappies, tinned food, basic electronics (think USB cables and headphones), and some medication. Prime Now isn’t available everywhere, though, and isn’t a 24-hour service either. You’ll also have to specify that you want to use the service when ordering with Alexa, asking the assistant to “order [item X] from Prime Now.”