The best Echo Dot deal we've ever seen returns to Amazon

One of our favorite Amazon Echo Dot deals is back. While supplies last, an exclusive offer for Prime members drops the price of the smart speaker down to just $0.99 when purchased with a month of Amazon Music Unlimited at its regular $7.99 cost. Not only do you need to be a Prime member to be eligible for this deal, but you also need to be a new Music Unlimited subscriber rather than a returning one. You could also start a free 30-day Prime trial to snag this offer.

Considering the Echo Dot regularly sells for $49.99, today's deal is one you definitely don't want to skip out on if your account is eligible. Choose between Sandstone, Heather Gray, and Charcoal models of the speaker and you'll save $49 off the usual cost. That's one serious discount, though the important thing to note about this deal is that it requires signing up for Amazon Music Unlimited. At its regular cost of $7.99 monthly for Prime members, it's 100% worth the cost to be able to listen to hundreds of thousands of songs whenever you choose, but we'll get into the specifics further below.


Amazon Echo Dot with One Month of Amazon Music Unlimited

Use Alexa to voice control this speaker and start playing your favorite songs from various streaming services. This deal includes one month of Amazon Music Unlimited which will auto-renew if not canceled beforehand.

The Echo Dot is a perfect speaker to pair with a subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited, or any music streaming service really. It's voice-activated, so you simply ask the Amazon Alexa voice assistant to play the tunes you want to hear. You could say "Alexa, play the new Taylor Swift album", and if you're a subscriber to Music Unlimited or another service like Apple Music or Spotify, the album would begin playing within seconds. It can do much more than simply play music though. Using Alexa, you can ask to hear news or weather reports, listen to Audible audiobooks, control compatible smart home devices, and much more. She even learns new skills all the time.

What's great about Amazon Music Unlimited is that you can use it nearly anywhere, not just with the Echo Dot. Download it on your iOS or Android smartphone, or onto a tablet, or use your web browser, or a Fire TV device, and the options don't end there. You can listen anywhere to practically anything, which is pretty crazy when you think about it. Amazon Music Unlimited offers unlimited access to over 50 million songs with no ads to suffer through.

Music streaming gives you the chance to discover so many new artists and songs that you wouldn't have heard otherwise, and with the various playlists and features that Amazon Music Unlimited curates for listeners, you'll begin to find new music that fits your style in no time. If you decide not to keep your subscription active, you can cancel at anytime at no charge. Otherwise, your account will be charged $7.99 per month until you turn off auto-renew in your Amazon account settings.

Alex Smith

Alex is a recent graduate from the University of North Florida with a background in sales and merchandising. When he’s not hunting down the next great deals to post on Thrifter, he can be found posting music on his Soundcloud page and working on his eBay business.