Amazon's best Echo deals got even better just hours before Prime Day concludes
Prime Day started and BAM! Amazon came storming out the gate with a bunch of amazing Echo deals, like the Echo Dot (opens in new tab) down to its lowest price ever. With so many deals focused on smart home and tech, it only makes sense that Amazon's devices would be front and center. Now that Prime Day is winding down, I hope you haven't forgotten about them. Amazon sure hasn't. Despite already being discounted to amazingly low prices, many of Amazon's Echo devices (opens in new tab) now have a free six months of Amazon Music Unlimited added on.
The base prices for all these Echo devices dropped for Prime Day, but Amazon isn't quite done with them just yet. Now you can add six months of Amazon Music Unlimited for free, and that's in addition to the money you're already saving with the Prime Day discounts.
With this service, you'll gain access to millions of hit songs that you can stream on-demand and ad-free on tons of devices, from smartphones to tablets, your computer, and more. It also allows you to download tracks directly to your device so you can keep listening in situations where you have no internet or cellular service, such as on a plane or on a road trip.
On a normal day, Amazon Music Unlimited costs $7.99 a month. So that's $48 in savings. The subscription will renew at that price when the six month trial ends, so you'll want to decide before then whether to turn off the auto-renew or keep going.
The Echo Input is the least expensive option that still gives you the full six months free. I mean, it goes for $14.99 in both Black (opens in new tab) and White (opens in new tab). That's $20 off its street price. And what better way to listen to all the music you love than by using those old speakers you also love? Hook up the Input and stream wirelessly using Alexa.
You can also get the Echo Dot (opens in new tab) for $22. That's $3 better than last year's Black Friday sale and the lowest price we've ever seen. The Six Months offer is only available on Sandstone, and the Dot was so popular it's now back-ordered by a week. But ordering now is still your best option because by the time Amazon gets more back in stock, the price could go up and this Music Unlimited deal could be gone.
Go with Amazon's newest Echo device, Echo Show 5 (opens in new tab), for $49.99. That's $40 off and the first major discount we've seen. Plus, you'll still get full access to Alexa so you can stream your favorite music or watch your favorite shows using the 5.5-inch screen. Grab this deal in Black (opens in new tab) or White (opens in new tab).
For the same $49.99 price, you could go with Amazon's 2nd-gen Echo speaker (opens in new tab). The 2nd-gen Echo might be Amazon's oldest Echo device, but it also has one of the most powerful speakers. If you were going for this deal strictly for that Amazon Music Unlimited subscription, this would be the device to get to truly enjoy the sound. You can also get this deal with the Heather Gray fabric (opens in new tab).
The last possibility is the Echo Plus (opens in new tab). This is a very special Echo device as it's the only one with a built-in smart hub that can control the Zigbee wireless protocol. If you're into smart devices that use Zigbee and still want to use Alexa for your main voice control, you'll want to get the Echo Plus while it's on sale for $40 off its regular price. All three colors are available with the free six month subscription.
Prime Day isn't done yet, as these deals are a testament to. Keep following our hub for all the last minute ways to save.
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J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now for Thrifter. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.