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Amazon Prime Day is fast approaching, and this year you have a 48-hour window to take advantage of these offers. Amazon has already started a series of, but we can expect the best price reductions to take place on the days themselves. If you are looking for Amazon Echo smart speakers and Echo Show screens, it will probably be a good year to find deals.
Tips for Prime Day on smart speakers and screens
- Amazon just announced one , and . Before, has arrived after Prime Day. However, knowing what̵7;s to come, we can predict even greater discounts for Amazon’s smart home devices – especially those that are being phased out. Last year landed at a low $ 22 on Prime Day, and with a new version coming in a few short weeks, I would not be surprised to see even lower prices. In the same way has reached the bottom of $ 50, and we may see the third generation Echo fall to that again this year.
- Echo smart screens are already seeing big discounts this year. The will probably decrease in cost, as it will soon be released will replace it. Last year reached a low price of $ 50 (it was $ 40 off), and the second-generation Echo Show sold for $ 160 ($ 70 off).
- Look for discounts on competitors and pre-orders. Google might see some discounts around Prime Day to compete with Amazon products. In addition, Amazon’s latest speakers are open for pre-order now, and these devices may see some price reductions before shipping later this month. Echo Show 10 is not available for pre-order yet, but I would not be surprised to see pre-orders open with a promotional price, so keep an eye on .
Best smart speakers and show Prime Day deals so far
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Last year on Prime Day, Echo Show 5 – the smallest smart screen from Amazon – reached $ 50. This year, it already costs $ 45 or $ 40.50 if you use a Prime credit card. If you want a video chat screen, watch Netflix or just use it as a smart alarm clock, Show 5 is a great little gadget.
As a bonus, you can also add a Blink Mini smart camera or a TP-Link smart plug for just $ 5. You can also add an annual subscription to the Food Network Kitchen cooking app for free. Read our review of Echo Show 5.
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Echo Show 8 is one of our favorite smart screens, because the screen is large enough and high enough resolution for comfortable video chat and Netflix bingeing, and the sound is great. Right now, you can pick up a Show 8 for $ 105. While this deal is likely to improve in the coming days, a $ 25 discount for one of the best smart screens is a good option.
What makes the deal more appetizing is the free addition of a one-year subscription to Food Network Kitchen, an app for cooking help. Just be sure to select the option before checking out. Read our review of Echo Show 8.
OK, this is not the cool new 2020 version of Echo Dot for Kids. And that you can get a hefty discount next week. But if you want a kid-friendly Alexa smart speaker, this older version is currently a $ 35 steal.
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Amazon Echo Auto is a smart little device that ports Alexa into your car, lets the voice assistant talk and play music via your stereo. With a $ 30 discount, Echo Auto is a solid deal for anyone who wants to smart up their non-voiced car.