Want a smart speaker for less? You can always depend on Amazon to discount its range of smart devices during Prime Day – and one of the best offers we've spotted is the Echo Dot (3rd Generation) (opens in new tab) at its lowest ever price in the US and the UK.
Usually $49.99 / £49.99, you can now get the Echo Dot for just $18.99 / £18.99 – though the deal is only available for Amazon Prime members. (Not in the US or UK? Scroll down for the best deals in your region.)
As we understand it, this is the 3rd Gen model's best-ever discount by some margin. The Echo Dot is an ideal entry-level smart speaker, considering the price. You plug it in, download the Alexa app to your phone, then ask Alexa for whatever it is you want: news, weather reports, the greatest hits of DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince to play on Spotify. You name it!
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Not a Prime member? You can pick up a free 30 day trial (opens in new tab) right now in order to claim this saving. You'll find more information on this deal just below, but you can also shop all the Amazon Echo sales live right now as well (opens in new tab).
UK readers can also take advantage of a number of Echo Dot bundles, which package the smart speaker up neatly with other smart home devices.
Today's best Echo Dot deal (US)
Echo Dot (3rd generation) with Alexa: $49.99 $18.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Want a voice assistant-enabled smart speaker for less? Save more than half off the retail price of the Echo Dot 3, and stream music from a range of music services. The discount comes just as Amazon is preparing to launch a new generation model of the Echo Dot.
Today's best Echo Dot deals (UK)
Amazon Echo Dot 3rd generation:
£49.99 £18.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Amazon Echo Dot just hit its all-time lowest price at Amazon - within hours of Prime Day itself launching on October 13. That's an incredible deal, but we don't know how long it will last. So, if you're looking for a cheap smart speaker this week you'll want to move quickly on this one.
Amazon Echo Dot + LIFX smart bulb:
£64.98 £23.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you want to control your lights with your new Echo Dot, you could use the smart plug above - or pick up a smart bulb that will allow you to customise even more, with dimming and scene creation as well.
Amazon Echo Dot + Amazon Smart Plug:
£74.98 £28.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Add a smart plug to your Amazon Echo Dot order and you can pick up both for just under £30 this week. That's an excellent offer considering the Echo Dot by itself is usually closer to £40.
Amazon Echo Dot + Philips Hue smart bulb:
£69.80 £38.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Add a little colour to your smart home with this Ambient Colour Philips Hue smart bulb - bundled in with a third generation Echo Dot for just £38.99 right now. There's no hub required for this particular Philips Hue bulb as well, which means it will work with your Echo Dot straight out the box.
Why is the Echo Dot so cheap right now? Prime Day aside, Amazon is about to release its 4th generation Echo Dot on October 22, so it can probably afford to shift a little stock of this 2018 model before that arrives. If you'd rather pre-order the 4th Gen model, take a look below.
More Echo Dot deals
Looking for more Echo Dot deals? You'll find all the lowest prices from around the web right here:
TechRadar is rounding up all the top deals over the Prime Day sales period, and we’ve put all the best Prime Day deals in an easy-to-navigate article to help you find the bargains you’re looking for.