Amazon is basically giving away the Echo Dot

Rudie Obias

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If you want a compact and reliable Bluetooth speaker, or you’re thinking about converting your home into a smart home, or you want to stream as much music as your little heart desires, then this Echo Dot and Amazon Music Unlimited deal is a great solution.

Amazon has the Echo Dot on sale for only $.99, or $49 off its list price of $50. That’s a 98 percent savings!

But, this deal is only good when you sign up for one month of Amazon Music Unlimited, which goes for $8 per month. However, you don’t have to agree to a long-term contract, and you can cancel anytime within 30 days of sign up.

So altogether, you can get an Echo Dot and one month of Amazon Music Unlimited for just $9. That’s still a great deal for one of the best smart home hubs and music streaming services on the market right now!

Echo Dot

Made with a textured fabric design, the Echo Dot features a small, but mighty speaker that drastically improves your home audio with a rich and clear listening experience. In fact, if you pair it with another Echo Dot, you can create a great stereo sound in your home for less than what it would cost for just one Bluetooth speaker from Bose or Sonos.

The Amazon Alexa voice assistant is included, so you can always get the latest news, weather, and sports updates with just the sound of your voice, while you can control other smart home devices and products when you simply ask Alexa.

And if you have privacy concerns, the Echo Dot is built with multiple layers of privacy controls and protections, such as a physical button that turns off its microphone and disconnects it from your home WiFi network.

Amazon Music Unlimited

This deal also includes one month of Amazon Music Unlimited, the online retailer’s ad-free music subscription service. It features access to more than 50 million songs from just about every era of music, while you can listen offline without an internet connection on your smartphone or laptop via its mobile app. This is for those times when you’re on an airplane or stuck underground in a subway car without any WiFi.

In addition, the Echo Dot can connect to other music services too, including Apple Music, Spotify, Sirius XM, and others. The device can also sync to your smartphone to play your own playlists and podcasts with audio that can fill up a room.

For only $9, this is a can’t-miss deal with all of the benefits of the Echo Dot and continuous music streaming options of Amazon Music Unlimited.

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) plus one month of Amazon Music Unlimited

The Echo Dot has a 4.6 out of 5 star review rating with over 57,200 reviews. (Photo: Amazon)
The Echo Dot has a 4.6 out of 5 star review rating with over 57,200 reviews. (Photo: Amazon)

Shop it: Echo Dot (3rd Gen) plus one month of Amazon Music Unlimited, $9 (was $58),

But don’t just take our word for it. Here are just a few near-perfect reviews from the more than 65,000 reviews on the Echo Dot.

“I had no idea I'd love Alexa so much — I wake up in the morning and she does the routine I've set up, and she's so comforting and useful and fun overall,” an Amazon reviewer wrote. “My husband and I played Skills trivia games for hours last night. If we had kids it would be even more super useful with kids workouts, stories, and games — we even had a goodnight story read to us by Alexa and it was awesome. I'm really loving it. The Echo Dot itself is pretty great — the sound quality is pretty good too. I'm really surprised by how much I like the Alexa app and the Echo Dot, because I'm a little resistant to technology, but it's pretty easy to figure out and feels like a new little buddy in the home.”

“I chose the Echo Dot Alexa for a few reasons,” another satisfied Amazon reviewer wrote. “It has a ton of support for smart devices and they have many app skills to pick. The sound quality is great! I was really surprised by how much sound comes out of this little device. I am hard of hearing and wear hearing aids and I am very pleased with the sound. I plan on ordering smart plugs to control my lamps and fan for starters and may look into an Alexa controlled smart TV. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a small smart speaker with the ability to control devices and a great assistant.”

Shop it: Echo Dot (3rd Gen) plus one month of Amazon Music Unlimited, $9 (was $58),

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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