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Want a smart home? Now’s the time—Amazon just slashed prices on most Echo and Fire TV devices and the deals are great—you can save up to 50 percent.
If you have a phone in your pocket and a Wi-Fi network at home, you’re well on your way to building a smart home with these Echo and Fire TV devices and everyone’s favorite handy helper: Alexa.
And if you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)
Save 30 percent: Echo Dot (fourth generation)
With an all-new sphere design, the fourth generation Echo Dot—which is marked down from $50 to just $30 at Amazon—is a small but powerful speaker with a glow-light base. It can stream tunes from Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, Sirius XM and more with clearer, more robust audio quality than earlier iterations.
It can even pair with another Echo Dot to create amazing stereo sound. Alexa is included for the latest news and weather. Shoppers love the compact dimensions, which make the Echo Dot great for smaller rooms.
"This is exactly what I was looking for," raved a happy Amazon shopper. "The sound is loud and clear. Now I am able to hear all online stations with no interference. The design is space-saving, with rubber underneath to prevent sliding."
Save 25 percent: Fire TV Stick
On sale for $30 (was $40), the Fire TV Stick makes it a snap to add video streaming to your TV. Simply plug it into one of your TV’s HDMI ports and that’s it: The streaming device will search for your home’s Wi-Fi network automatically and wait for you to log in. Once everything is synced up, you’ll have access to hundreds of streaming apps and channels, including Netflix, YouTube, Disney+, Prime Video, HBO Max, Apple TV+, Starz, Showtime and more. You’ll also find fun interactive settings like pop-up results for actor and director names via IMDb.
"I have two televisions. One is in the bedroom and has an older Fire TV stick. The other is the big screen TV in the living room and that is now hooked up with the new Fire TV stick. I'm a huge fan," wrote a five-star Amazon reviewer. "I can view all my favorite apps, including my Amazon Prime Video. I rarely if ever use my cable anymore. The only time I do is for sporting events—and I could do that with an app on the Fire TV. I'm ready to ‘cut the cable.’ I do over 90 percent of my TV viewing using the Fire TV."
The Fire TV Stick comes with the Alexa Remote that has the built-in Alexa voice assistant for voice search, hands-free navigation and instant access to news, weather and sports scores. It also can also control your TV itself, so you don't need a separate remote to turn on or off your TV or control its volume.
Save 33 percent: Insignia 24-inch Smart HD TV—Fire TV Edition
Need a new TV? Amazon has this Insignia 24-inch Smart HD TV—Fire TV Edition on sale for just $100! The standout set delivers eye-popping colors and exceptional picture quality—both of which are rare in this price range. The audio, too, is top notch—and Alexa is included in its remote. So if you’re not a fan of endlessly scrolling through a grid of movie titles (and who is), you can just say, 'Alexa, play Coming 2 America,' and she’ll make your wish come true.
"I am honestly very pleasantly surprised with how much I like this TV," reported a satisfied Amazon shopper. "As far as clarity goes, I believe HD720p is plenty for this screen size. I’m a bit of a TV snob and the lower clarity is not noticeable in this size."
Save 25 percent: Echo Dot (third generation)
Right now, the Echo Dot (third generation) is on sale for $30, or $10 off. That’s an impressive 25 percent savings and the lowest price ever for this genius Bluetooth smart home speaker. The small but mighty speaker can stream tunes from Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, Sirius XM and more. You can pair your phone to this little guy via Bluetooth, so you can bring your own music to the party.
You can also pair this Dot with another Echo Dot to create amazing stereo sound in your home for considerably less than the cost of one Bluetooth speaker from Bose or Sonos. And of course, Alexa is included, so you can always get the latest news, weather, and sports updates—and even control other smart home devices with just the sound of your voice.
"The sound quality is great," wrote a five-star Amazon reviewer. "I was really surprised by how much sound comes out of this little device."
Save 44 percent: Echo Show 5
On sale for $50 (from $90), the Echo Show 5 is the smaller, sleeker version of the 10-inch Echo Show. With a compact, crisp 5-inch display, the Echo Show 5 is perfect for a nightstand. This smart-home display can double as a digital alarm clock, with Alexa built-in. Amazon has a wide range of personalized clock faces to choose from, so you can bring a bit of personality to your device.
"This is the best alarm clock I've ever had," wrote a delighted five-star reviewer. "The clock face is customizable and very easy to read from anywhere in the room. The screen has no distortion or discoloration from any angle, so it is easy to see from everywhere...Perfect for checking the time in the middle of the night."
Save 50 percent off: Echo Auto
If you ever wanted Alexa in your car, here’s your chance—it's 50 percent off. The Echo Auto is a clever little gizmo that instantly makes your old car smart. It connects to your car’s stereo via auxiliary input and pairs to your phone with Bluetooth. Then you can talk to Alexa just like at home.
No worries about the engine, wind, or traffic getting in the way of your voice. The Echo Auto is designed with eight mighty microphones, so it can clearly pick up voice commands. It’s absolutely genius for making hands-free phone calls and calling up your favorite driving tunes on Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, and more.
"I'm actually impressed with this little device. I've tried other car Alexa-enabled devices but they've always struggled to pick up my voice over noise such as the radio, a window being down or other people chatting in the car," said a five-star Amazon reviewer. "[This device] always picks up my voice no matter the sound level."
Save $30: Ring Video Doorbell 3
On sale for $150 (from $180), the Ring Video Doorbell 3 isn’t a regular doorbell at all. It’s a smart doorbell with 24/7 HD video streaming and a wide field of view. Simply sync the device with your smartphone, tablet or laptop via Wi-Fi and the Ring app, so you can always keep an eye on things around the house—even if you’re at work, on vacation or running an errand. It’s designed to make you feel safer at home.
"I am really happy with this purchase and feel more secure," shared a happy shopper. "I love seeing what else is going on in the neighborhood—porch thieves, people rummaging through unlocked cars, even one car theft, bobcats and mountain lions wandering through people's yard at night."
Check out more deals on Amazon devices below:
Echo (fourth generation), $80 (was $100), amazon.com
Echo Show 8, $75 (was $130), amazon.com
Amazon eero mesh Wi-Fi router, $67 (was $79), amazon.com
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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