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Best cheap Amazon Echo deals for April 2021

Join the tens of millions of people worldwide who use voice commands with Alexa-compatible Amazon Echo smart speakers and smart displays. We search for the best available deals on smart speakers and smart displays for all major smart home platforms, especially Amazon Echo and Google Nest. Amazon changes prices on Echo devices frequently, so check back often as we update this post with the latest Amazon Echo deals.

Today’s best Amazon Echo deals

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Echo Show 8 - Charcoal

$110 $130
The Echo Show 8 has an 8-inch HD screen that lets you make video calls, set alarms, control lighting and music and other smart home settings when connected to Alexa-enabled devices.
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Echo Show 5 Charcoal with Blink Mini Indoor Smart Security Camera

$90 $125
This is perfect for people who don't want to get out of bed every time something goes bump in the night. Put the Blink mini downstairs and check it from your nightstands echo show.
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Echo Show 5

$80 $90
The Echo Show 5 is great for big families who need to video chat. It also behave like any other smart alexa speaker with music, voice commands, etc.
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Echo Show 5 with Adjustable Stand and Amazon Smart Plug

$125 $135
Add a whole new layer of convenience to your life with this Echo Show 5 bundled with an Amazon Smart Plug for universal voice-powered ease in any room of your choosing.
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Echo Dot + Amazon Smart Plug Bundles

$50 $65
Amazon's Echo Dot and smart plug bundle is a perfect way to introduce someone to smart home control.
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Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

$40 $50
Amazon's most popular smart speaker answers questions, keeps you up-to-date with news, sports, and weather, plays music, and can manage other Alexa-compatible smart devices.
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Echo Show 8

$110 $130
Ask Alexa anything and make video calls all over the world with the Echo Show 8. The virtual assistant can even give and show thanks to the HD screen.
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Amazon Echo Show 8-inch Smart Display with Alexa, 2-pack

$220 $260
Enjoy graphics, images, and video on the Echo Show 8's 8-inch HD screen. Connect with Amazon Alexa for information, entertainment, and to manage and control other smart home devices.
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Echo Show 8 + Amazon Smart Plug Bundles

$135 $155
This package deal adds a Amazon Smart Plug for free while still saving you a good deal of money off the Echo Show's normal price.
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Echo Dot (4th Gen) Kids Edition with Echo Glow

$75 $90
Give your kids' bedrooms the homemaker treatment with this fourth-generation Amazon Echo Dot and Echo Glow bundle, giving you and your kids peace of mind with voice-automated convenience.
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Get a Wyze camera with an Echo Show 5

$106 $116
This bundle is a great way to start out with Wyze's cheap yet mighty security cameras.
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Echo Dot (3rd Gen) Charcoal Bundle with Sengled Wi-Fi Smart Bulb

$50 $65
Amazon's Echo Dot and smart bulb bundle is a great gift if you're looking for a simple way to introduce someone to smart home technology.
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Echo Show 8 with Echo Flex

$135 $155
With both an Echo Show and Echo Flex to provide your home full coverage, you can experience convenience like never before while also saving a great discount with this bundle.
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Amazon Echo (4th Gen), 2-pack

$180 $200
Pre-order a pair of the latest generation Amazon Echo. Now with a new spherical design, the Echo include a built-in Zigbee hub, a temperature sensor, and more powerful speakers than earlier models.
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Echo Show 8 with Adjustable Stand and Amazon Smart Plug

$160 $180
They say two voices is better than one, and this Echo Show 8 bundled with an Amazon smart plug is the ultimate housekeeper, powered by just your voice for first-class convenience anywhere you are.
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Echo Show 8 (Charcoal) with Echo Show 5 (Charcoal)

$190 $220
The bundled deal includes two Amazon Echo Show smart displays: One Show 5 and one Show 8. Use the two displays to make Alexa requests, view security camera video steams, or make calls.
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Echo Show 5 with All-New Blink Outdoor 3-Camera Security System

$225 $340
Make controlling your smart home more convenient and efficient with the Echo Show 5. It even comes bundled with a Blink camera system for additional security.
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Echo Show 8 (Charcoal) with Ring Indoor Camera

$170 $190
Get the new Echo Show 8 together with a Ring indoor camera if you are looking for gift ideas for the family. Save $50 off the combined prices of these devices on Amazon.

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Today’s best Amazon Echo Dot deals

  • Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)$40, was $50
  • All-new Echo Dot (4th Gen)$50

Amazon’s Echo Dot smart speaker is the most popular device in the entire Echo product line, primarily because it is the least expensive fully functional Alexa-compatible smart speaker. The current, third-generation Echo Dot is available in three versions: Echo Dot, Echo Dot with Clock, and Echo Dot Kids Edition.

All Dots support voice interaction with Alexa, the Amazon Echo smart home platform’s digital voice assistant. You can ask Alexa to play your favorite songs or playlists, set timers and alarms, or tell you the current weather, sports, or news. You can also use an Echo Dot as a command center for a houseful of smart home devices. As mentioned above, there are more than 100,000 Amazon-certified Alexa Skills, the term for special-purpose programs that respond to voice commands. In addition, you can use Dots to make calls to other people with or without Dots.

The standard Echo Dot has microphones and a speaker. The current version has better music playback quality than the first two generations, but it won’t fill a room with sound for a party like the larger Amazon Echo or Echo Plus.

The Echo Dot with Clock adds LEDs on the side of the fabric-covered puck-shaped device. The LEDs can display the time, outside temperature, or the time remaining on a countdown timer — which makes it handy in the kitchen.

The Echo Dot Kids Edition is a uniquely rugged version of the Dot available in several colors and a rainbow pattern. The Kids Edition software includes a parental control panel and restricts access to age-appropriate content like games, songs, and books. The Kids Edition also includes a one-year subscription to FreeTime Unlimited, a service that provides curated content each month.

Today’s best Amazon Echo Show deals

  • Amazon Echo Show 5$80, was $90
  • Amazon Echo Show 8$110, was $130

Smart displays have all the functions of an Echo smart speaker but they add touchscreen displays. You might not want to watch a full movie on an Echo Show, especially the Show 5 or Show 8, with 5.5-inch and 8-inch displays respectively — the second-generation Echo Show has a 10.1-inch HD screen that makes watching longer video content more feasible.

More common uses for the various Echo Show models are for showing news clips, step-by-step recipes or song lyrics, digital photos, weather and news reports, your calendar, and other visual content. All Echo Shows include a microphone, speaker, and a video camera. You can use software settings or physical controls to block the camera lens for privacy, but the Show camera’s primary use is for video calls.

Echo Show smart displays also work with Alexa-compatible video doorbells and security cameras with support for a two-way talk with compatible security devices so you can see and talk with visitors without opening your door. Echo Show smart displays automatically adjust the screen brightness based on ambient light, which makes then appropriate as digital bedside assistants, ready at all times for your voice request.

Choosing between the Echo Show models is a linear process: a larger screen size also means higher image resolution, sound quality, and price. If the Show is too expensive and the Show 5 display is too small, the Show 8 may be the right fit for most users with the best compromise of all four factors.

How to choose an Amazon Echo

Unless you want to jump in with a fully configured smart home, the best way to choose an Echo device is to pick a single smart speaker or smart display. Set the device up in a central spot in your home and start talking to Alexa. If you have a family, a quick introduction on how to use the device and how to make requests of Alexa usually suffice.

Because many households eventually buy more than one Echo device, there’s no reason to buy one of the most expensive Echoes or Show devices at first. If you start with an Echo Dot or an Echo Show 5 and later want to add more devices or choose another device with better sound or a larger screen, the first device will surely find a home quickly in another room. If, on the other hand, you don’t use your Echo device much or at all, by buying a less expensive model, you limit your investment.

The most significant difference among the Echo smart speakers is audio quality. The Echo Dot is fine in the kitchen or a home office for background music, but if you want to fill a room with sound or use Echo smart speakers for a party, choose a full-sized Echo or even an Echo Plus. You can pair two same models of Echo smart speakers for stereo sound and also connect them with an Echo Sub to act as a subwoofer. If you hook up your TV for Fire TV video streaming, you might even decide to equip your audio-video setup with Echo smart speakers.

The Echo Show displays, as mentioned earlier, vary in screen size, video resolution, and sound quality directly proportional to price. Note that you can also use a Fire TV setup, with a Fire TV Stick or Fire TV 4K Stick or an integrated Fire TV as an Echo smart display. Newer-model Fire TV remotes are Alexa hands-free capable, so you can ask Alexa to show you the front door camera, for example, to see who’s on your porch on a large screen.

Amazon continues to add new Echo devices, including more powerful or capable versions of existing models or entirely new form factors, such as Echo Buds and Echo Auto. We recommend that you start slow, and then, as you become comfortable with using Alexa, add new devices for the smart home platform for entertainment, security, and convenience.

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