Listen up America! The Amazon Echo Dot is just $0.99 with this pre-Black Friday deal

One of our top rated smart speakers – the Amazon Echo Dot – is currently super discounted. Hurry, though: we don't know how long this offer will last

Amazon Echo Dot
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The Amazon Echo Dot – one of our most highly rated smart speakers – is currently on offer and we just had to tell you about it, before it's too late. After all, these deals don't come around all that often.

If you're shopping in the US, you can currently pick up the Amazon Echo Dot for just $0.99. Yes, really. Sign up for one month of Amazon Music (for $7.99 a month) and you can pick up the Echo Dot for just $0.99. Now that's something.

  • Discover why we love the Amazon Echo Dot so much in our guide to the best smart speakers (you'll find it in position number three)

While the deal is not so impressive in the UK, it's still not bad. A great entry into the world of smart home tech, the Amazon Echo Dot may be small, but it's just as mighty as Amazon's other smart speakers. And, it's currently retailing for just £34.99 as part of Amazon's pre-Black Friday deals. 

Whether you'd still consider yourself a smart home sceptic (though if you're reading this we suspect that you're secretly a bit curious about smart technology) or you're a fully initiated smart home convert looking to expand an existing set up, it's a super handy piece of kit that certainly won't break the bank. You can find out more about it by scrolling down.

Already convinced? Shop the deal below to take advantage of a great discount ahead of Black Friday. Then, we'd recommend heading over to our Amazon smart home deals page. Bookmark it now in preparation for the big day.

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) + one month Amazon Music | was $57.98, now $8.98 | save $49
Get the Amazon Echo Dot for just $0.99 when you sign up to Amazon Music for just $7.99 per month. Now that's a bargain.View Deal

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) | was £49.99, now £34.99 | save £15
The perfect entry product for those interested in the world of smart home tech, the Amazon Echo Dot is small, stylish and super affordable.View Deal

Why should I buy the Amazon Echo Dot?

Wondering what all the hype around the Amazon Echo Dot is? Here's everything you need to know:

Make the most of Alexa

Alexa is the voice assistant hiding inside this speaker, and you get all of the normal functionality you’d expect on a normal smart speaker. Alexa is able to set timers, play the radio, answer interesting facts and much more, plus there are the third-party apps called Skills that allow you to create an experience that will work on Alexa. For example, the Just Eat app allows you to order a takeaway with your voice.

Affordable device

The Echo Dot is one of the cheapest in Amazon’s range, so if you’re looking for an affordable way to control your smart home this may be it. 

Consider the sound quality

Bear in mind, it’s cheaper because it’s not a very good speaker. It may have all of the voice assistant smarts that you’re looking for, but audio quality isn’t particularly good here with low volume and tinny sound.

The good news is you can connect this up to another speaker and still use the smart elements of the Echo Dot, so if you need better audio quality with a speaker you already own, you don’t need to lose those smart features.