Amazon is one of the best places to go hunting for deals, and with the e-commerce giant’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday already starting, it only makes sense to look to the brand for the best deals on its most popular products: Alexa-powered smart devices, from smart speakers and displays to Fire TV products.
Echo Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2023 Deals
Amazon’s Black Friday sale is always a must-see, with discounts up to 60-percent on Amazon products. We already tackled Black Friday deals from Ring as well as Blink Black Friday discounts, both from Amazon-owned security camera brands. Now, let’s focus on Amazon’s smart home department featuring Alexa.
Right now, these are the deals we’re seeing:
Amazon Alexa products
Special sale price
Echo Pop with Sengled Smart Bulb
Echo Dot (5th gen)
Echo Dot with Sengled Smart Bulb
Echo (4th gen)
Echo (4th gen) with Sengled Smart Bulb
Echo Show 5
Echo Show 8 (2nd gen)
Echo Show 8 (3rd gen)
Echo Show 10
Echo Show 8 with Sengled Smart Bulb
More Info on Echo
We’ve tested out a couple of different Echo devices: the Echo Show 8, the original Echo Show, the Echo Flex and the Echo Dot with Clock. While the Echo Shows are smart displays, the Flex and the Dot are smart speakers. But both the displays and speakers come with Alexa, Amazon’s voice assistant, built in. That meant that we could ask Alexa to control our smart lights, locks, security systems, cameras and more, having her show us our video doorbell footage on our Fire TV Stick, or even asking her about current events, weather, and our daily schedules. With the Show devices, we could watch TV and video chat with friends and family directly on the device; it also came in handy for cooking, as we got step-by-step instructions both read outloud and on display (hey, we’re more visual learners anyway).
FYI: Watch our Youtube video of the best Alexa skills,1 only available on Security.org’s Youtube channel.
Here are some more information on what we did with our Echo devices:
Music: We enjoyed bumping tunes for Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Pandora and more. And when we were in a reading mood while cooking, we played audiobooks from Audible, many of which are available for free.2
TV and movies: When it came to movies and TV programs, we watched on Prime Video, of course, as well as Hulu and Vevo.
Video chatting: Skype isn’t just for laptops and smartphones anymore; the screened Alexa smart displays are always a great way to check in on friends, family, and colleagues, especially when our hands are full with house chores.
Web browsing: The smart displays are also like mini-computers now, and it’s just so convenient to be able to browse the web on a screen larger than our smartphone without having to turn on our laptops.
Shopping: It was no huge surprise that we could shop for things on Amazon with the Echo devices, as they’re one of the company’s products. Still, it was pretty convenient to tell Alexa to buy us more cleaning supplies when we ran out of them.
Smart speakers and smart displays have become a mainstay in the smart home industry, and we’re glad that Alexa, one of the most popular voice assistants, hails from one of the largest retailers in the world. That way, when there are sale events like Black Friday, we get to enjoy massive discounts on those smart speakers and displays.
Is your shopping list ready? It better be, because the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale is here. Prepare your wishlist and start building a smart home powered by Alexa.