I recently made a purchase that completely change the way I interact with my house environment !
I wanted better sound for my samsung TV and after some youtubing (new word for googling or searching ) I decided to go with the Sonos Beam, not too expensive, great sound that can be enhanced later if needed with the smaller Sonos One. It's a smart speaker and that's where it gets interesting !
Alexa turn the TV on ! and that's it ! So then I started looking for smart bulb and went for the LIFX brand ! it's suppose to be as good as Phillips Hue but no need for a Hub so it's quit a lot cheaper. Got 8 bulbs and it's enough for my living room, my kitchen and my bedroom !
All in all it's not that expensive and the whole experience is quit nice ! Still have to get use to not switching the lights on manually but other than that Alexa is great for the TV and very reliable so far...