Amazon Prime Day always manages to pull out some impressive deals on gadgets – not least because of Amazon's own range of Echo smart speakers. But although we usually expect some of the older models to get pushed through discounts, Amazon is now offering a pretty notable saving on the new Amazon Echo Show 5 smart display for Prime Day 2019 – despite it only having released last month.
The Echo Show 5 was already priced aggressively, with a $79.99 / £79.99 RRP putting it well under the cost of the 10-inch Echo Show ($229 / £219) or even the rounded Echo Spot ($129 / £119). But the Prime Day discount has brought this down to only $49.99 / £49.99 – making it instantly tempting if you want to see who's at the front door (with a compatible smart bell), learn some song lyrics or just have a peek at a recipe.
That's a significant savings compared to its standard price tag, and at its discounted price it’s one of the very cheapest ways to add a smart display to your home, regardless of which country you call home. You can see our full thoughts in our Echo Show 5 review, or look at the current deal below – with deals on some other Echo products listed below that.
UK: Amazon Echo Show 5:
£79.99 now £49.99
It's the newest of all Amazon's voice-controlled Echo speakers, and it's already on sale. Make a £30 saving on the Echo Show 5, which comes with a screen as well as the regular Alexa smart home features, including music, lighting and reminder controls.View Deal
US: Amazon Echo Show 5:
$89.99 now $49.99
While we weren't sure we'd see it on sale so soon after release, we're happy that Amazon has heavily discounted the new Amazon Echo Show 5. It's a great smart display and, at $40 off the regular price, it's a must-buy on Amazon Prime Day.View Deal
- Reminder: You'll need to be an Amazon Prime member to take advantage of Prime Day deals. You can sign up for a free trial, which will see you through Prime Day and which you can cancel after 30 days
Alexa with a screen
The Echo Show 5 is essentially an Amazon Echo with a 5.5-inch 960 x 480 touchscreen, so you’re not purely reliant on voice responses to your queries.
The Amazon Echo Show 5 still has speakers though, and they’re plenty good enough for talking to Alexa and listening to podcasts, while if you want to play music, an included 3.5mm headphone port gives you an easy way to upgrade the sound.
It also sports other things you won’t find on screen-free smart assistants, such as a camera for video calls, and a time display so you can upgrade your humble bedside clock.
Want more Alexa-enabled Prime Day deals?
If the Echo Show 5 isn't your thing, don't fret! There are loads of other Amazon Echo-related deals on offer. Take a look at the following deals, across both the UK and USA
UK: Amazon Echo Input:
£34.99 now £14.99
Got a great set of speakers that you want to add Alexa voice control to? Then pick up the Echo Input while it's on sale. It plugs into dumb speakers, and gives them voice-activated smarts. There's a £20 saving to be made for Amazon Prime Day.View Deal
UK: Amazon Echo (2nd gen):
£84.99 now £54.99
Make a £35 saving on the classic Amazon Echo model for Amazon Prime Day, giving you a great sounding speaker that can also be used to control your smart home and music library with the power of your voice alone.View Deal
UK: Amazon Echo Plus (2nd gen):
£139.99 now £99.99
Make a £40 saving on the smart-home-hub-packing Amazon Echo Plus for Amazon Prime Day, which is also packing better speakers for a more pleasing audio experience than the other Echo devices.View Deal
UK: Echo Show (2nd gen):
£219.99 now £159.99
All the Alexa smart home chat and control you could want, with the added functionality of a nice big screen to gawp at. Get £60 off with this Amazon Prime Day bargain.View Deal
US: Echo Show (2nd gen):
$229.99 now $159.99
The Amazon Echo Show is a great buy on Prime Day - not only is it available for $70 off the regular price, but there are plenty of deals on other smart home devices today, too, allowing you to build the smart home of your dreams on the cheap. View Deal
- TechRadar is scouring Amazon and the major retailers' websites rounding up all the top deals on Amazon Prime Day - and we’ve put all the best Prime Day deals in one simple-to-use place to help you find the offers that will really matter to you.