It’s Alexa’s birthday, and to celebrate, Amazon is discounting a wide range of its smart home products, including Echo devices, Fire TVs, Blink video doorbell systems, and Fire tablets. We’ve outlined a few highlights here that we think are worth checking out. Of course, plenty of other retailers are already kicking off early Black Friday sales, too, if you’re looking for discounts outside of the Amazon ecosystem.
The best Amazon Fire tablet deals
First up, we have some excellent deals on a number of Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets. The standard ad-supported model of the 32GB Kindle Fire HD 8 is normally priced at $89.99 but is currently discounted to $44.99, matching the best price we’ve seen for the tablet. You’ll also find a similar $45 discount for the ad-free model, dropping the $104.99 tablet to $59.99.
The latest Fire HD 8 is Amazon’s eight-inch Fire HD tablet. It offers access to apps like Netflix, Facebook, Hulu, Instagram, TikTok, and more. Its display isn’t as sharp as the Fire HD 10’s, but it’s still a good, basic entertainment device with long battery life.
The Plus model of the ad-supported Fire HD 8 is also on sale for $54.99 from its usual $109.99, while the ad-free model is discounted to $69.99 (normally $124.99). The Plus model is similar to the standard model of the Fire tablet but includes an additional 1GB of RAM for slightly snappier performance and is compatible with wireless charging. Read our review.
If you’re in the market for a slightly larger tablet, you can also find discounts on the 32GB model of the ad-supported Kindle Fire HD 10 on sale for $74.99 instead of its usual $149.99 price. You can also find the ad-free model discounted to $89.99 from $164.99. The ad-supported Plus model is also on sale for $104.99 (normally $179.99), and the ad-free model is on sale for $119.99 (normally $194.99). The Plus model of the HD 10 shares similar improvements to its design but is equipped with a total of 4GB of RAM. Read our review.
The 2021 Fire HD 10 is the largest of Amazon’s Fire tablets. Unlike the previous generation, it sports a 1080p display and 3GB of RAM, which is plenty if you’re streaming, browsing, or consuming Amazon content.
The Plus model of the 10-inch Kindle Fire tablet offers many of the same features as the standard model but is equipped with 4GB of RAM, making it slightly more capable than its less expensive counterpart.
The ruggedized Fire HD 8 Kids models of the Fire tablet are also on sale, lowering the normal $139.99 price of these tablets to $69.99. The standard and Pro models of the Kids edition Fire tablet are virtually identical in terms of their hardware; however, the Pro model features a slimmer case and a browser with fewer restrictions.
The best Amazon Fire TV deals
You can also find some excellent deals on Amazon Fire TVs. We’ve highlighted a few here, but Amazon has discounted TVs ranging from 43 inches to 75 inches depending on your budget.
For instance, the 55-inch model of the standard Amazon Omni Fire TV is normally priced at $559.99 but is on sale for $449.99. This isn’t the lowest price we’ve seen for the 55-inch configuration of the Omni TV but is still a solid price for a 55-inch TV with similar specs.
Amazon’s Fire TV Omni QLED features built-in microphones for Alexa commands, low input lag, and support for two-way video calling. It also provides access to Netflix, Prime Video, Disney Plus, and most major streaming services.
If you’re looking for a TV with a more vivid picture, Amazon is also offering the 65-inch model of the Omni Fire TV with Dolby Vision for $719.99, knocking $40 off the regular price. The Dolby Vision model shares all the same features as the more basic Omni-series models, but the Dolby Vision compatibility gives the display an improved depth of color.
This 65-inch model of Amazon’s Omni-series Fire TV comes equipped with all the same features included with other Omni-series TVs but is also equipped with Dolby Vision for improved color depth and picture brightness.
Amazon’s more value-friendly line of 4K TVs, the 50-inch configuration of the 4-series 4K UHD TV is currently discounted to $289.99 from its usual price of $469.99. The 4-series lacks Dolby Vision support but is incredibly budget-friendly.
The best Amazon Fire TV Stick deals
If you’re not looking to invest in a whole TV right now, you can also find some more modest discounts on Amazon’s Fire TV Sticks as well. Amazon’s basic streaming device, the Fire TV Stick Lite, has a similar remote compared to its more expensive models, with integrated Alexa support; however, the Lite model only supports FHD playback and lacks Dolby Atmos support. Normally priced at $29.99, you can currently pick one up for $19.99.
The second-generation Fire TV Stick 4K is Amazon’s midtier streaming stick option, pairing Amazon’s most capable Alexa-integrated remote with support for 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, and HDR10 Plus playback in addition to Dolby Atmos audio. Typically available for $49.99, you can currently pick one up for $24.99.
Amazon’s Fire TV Stick 4K packs support for 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, HDR, and HDR10 Plus, along with an Alexa-enabled voice remote that controls most TV sets. Its audio output is capable of Dolby Atmos, too, and the compact device supports Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max, Prime Video, and all the major services.
The high-end option for Fire TV Sticks, the TV Stick 4K Max, brings some small improvements to Amazon’s already impressive streaming device and is discounted to $39.99 (normally $54.99). In addition to providing Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, the 4K Max features improved processing power, allowing it to display picture-in-picture video, letting you view Ring video doorbell alerts while streaming.
Amazon’s latest streaming stick offers improved performance and support for Wi-Fi 6. It continues to offer a terrific selection of streaming apps and an easy-to-use interface with the benefit of Alexa voice commands.
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The best Amazon Echo Show deals
As expected, Amazon is also offering discounts on its entire lineup of Echo Show devices as well, ranging from the nightstand-friendly Echo Show 5 to the wall-mounted Echo Show 15.
Normally priced at $84.99, the Amazon Echo Show 5 is currently discounted to $34.99. The modestly sized screen is well suited to provide forecast updates and outlines of your weekly schedule but is a bit small for streaming media. Read our review.
Amazon’s Echo Show 5 is an ideal smart display for a nightstand. You can set alarms with Alexa using your voice, play music, control smart displays, get a weather report, and more. When the alarm goes off, you merely need to tap the top of the Echo Show 5 to snooze it.
An Echo Show with a slightly larger screen, the Echo Show 8 is discounted to $69.99 at Amazon from its usual price of $129.99. In addition to providing a better display for streaming video, the Show 8 also features a more capable camera, making it better suited to video calls. Read our review.
The Echo Show 8 is the midsize smart display in Amazon’s current Echo lineup and can be used to display the weather, news, calendars, grocery lists, and more. You can also use it to control your smart home devices, watch streaming video, or listen to music. It even supports video calling via Zoom and Amazon’s Alexa calling service.
Amazon’s largest tabletop Echo, the Echo Show 10, includes a rotating base that follows you around the room, ensuring that you’ll always have a screen facing you. Normally priced at $249.99, Amazon has discounted the third-generation model of the rotating Show to $169.99. Read our review.
Migrating from your counter to your wall, the Echo Show 15 is Amazon’s largest Show to date. Amazon has discounted this 15-inch display to $169.99 from its usual $249.99 price. The Show 15 shares much of the same functionality as other Show devices, but the larger screen allows it to keep several notifications displayed at once. Read our review.
The Echo Show 15 is a large wall-mounted device that acts as a shared hub for families to view upcoming calendar appointments, virtual notes, and more. The 15.6-inch device also features the same Alexa functionality as other Echo displays and smart speakers.
The best Blink doorbell deals
Finally, you can also find discounts on Amazon’s Blink Video Doorbell systems. The standalone model, normally priced at $49.99, is currently on sale for $34.99 while the full system, which includes the Sync Module 2, is on sale for $54.99 from its usual price of $84.98. The Sync Module 2 isn’t an essential part of the Blink doorbell system, but it does allow you to store recorded clips locally without a Blink subscription plan.
Both indoor and outdoor bundles of the Blink camera are currently on sale, matching their lowest price yet. A two-pack of the indoor Blink Mini camera is available for $29.99 instead of its usual $64.99 price while the two-pack of outdoor Blink Outdoor cameras with a Sync Module 2 is on sale for $99.99 (normally $179.99). The key difference between the indoor and outdoor models besides weatherproofing is the ability to operate on battery power. The indoor Blink Mini needs to be hooked up to a USB-C power source, while the outdoor cameras can last for up to two years on a pair of AA batteries. As with all Blink products, the Blink Mini cameras feature Alexa integration and can be easily viewed from your phone or any Echo Show device and can have their footage either stored in the cloud with a Blink subscription or locally with the Sync Module 2.