Best Black Friday Amazon Echo deals: Smart speakers, smart displays and more

By | November 11, 2021

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2021, our list of ideas, by topic, by recipient and by price, to help you discover the perfect gift.

Whether you’re looking to kick-start a smart home or expand the one you have, Amazon’s Black Friday deals include several Echo devices that fit the bill. From smart speakers to smart displays and all the odd Amazon gadgets in between, the savings will be significant.

Several early deals have expired, but we expect them to return soon and perhaps at even deeper discounts. Last year, Amazon announced its best Black Friday deals on Nov. 16, so we’re expecting a similar announcement this year, possibly Monday, Nov. 15. We’ll update our list here as soon as deals are available. 

Below, you’ll find our favorite deals for Amazon Echo devices. Looking for more sales? Check out Best Buy’s new early Black Friday sale, some early favorites at Target, and Walmart’s early Black Friday sales

BLACK FRIDAY DEALS AVAILABLE NOW

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The original Echo Show 5 is now half off, at just $40. This first-gen model has a 3.5mm audio jack, but a poorer 1MP camera that you can’t check in on remotely. The second-gen Show 5 offers more color options, a kids version and a better camera with remote viewing option. 

Read our Echo Show 5 review.

 

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If your Amazon Alexa needs are pretty basic, a third-gen Echo Dot will get you pretty far. At this price, it makes a great stocking stuffer or augmentation for your smart home if you need Alexa in just one more room. 

Read our Amazon Echo Dot (third-generation) review.

 

EXPIRED DEALS

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The newest Amazon Echo sports a spiffy design alongside built-in antennas to help you set up your peripheral smart home gadgets. It even has nice sound quality for its size. 

Read our Amazon Echo (4th Gen) review.

 

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This may not be the biggest sale of the season on the Echo Dot, but it’s a solid option at 30% off if you don’t want to wait it out for a better deal. This latest version of the Echo Dot is the smartest and best sounding yet. 

Read our Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) review.

 

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Grab the kiddie version of Amazon’s smallest smart speaker at a discount this holiday season. Fun designs and kid-safe settings make this smart speaker set this smart speaker apart. 

Read more about the Echo Dot Kids edition..

 

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The latest Echo Show 8 comes with a much better camera than the original, with 13 MP and pan and zoom capability. This new model also has a better processor, but loses the auxiliary jack. Design, speakers and Alexa features remain the same. 

Read our Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) review.

 

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Amazon’s smallest smart display has just a 5.5-inch screen, but comes with all of Alexa’s best features. It has a 2-megapixel camera with a physical shutter, and you can get it in glacier white, charcoal or the newest option, deep sea blue (pictured above). 

Read our Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) review.

 

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The Echo Show 5 is a good gift option for kids who want Alexa around. You’ll get the same specs as the regular Echo Show 5 but with more parental control settings and a fun, bright green chameleon skin. 

Read our Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) review..

 

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Amazon’s Echo Auto puts Alexa in your car. If you own an older car, this gadget (normally $50) lets you request songs or playlists with Amazon Music, Spotify or other Alexa-connected services, check traffic on the way home and make hands-free calls.

Read our Echo Auto review.

 

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