Here's your chance to save $50 on Amazon's Echo Plus smart speaker

Echo Plus on a table
Echo Plus on a table (Image credit: Android Central)

Amazon's Echo Plus (opens in new tab) is more than just a Bluetooth speaker. With its built-in Zigbee hub, the Echo Plus allows you to setup and control compatible smart home devices using your voice, from turning on lights to adjusting thermostats or locking your door. The possibilites are endless and continually evolving, and now you can score an Echo Plus for your home at one of its best prices ever. At $99.99, you'll be saving $50 off the regular cost of this second-generation smart speaker.

The Echo Plus is powered by Dolby Play and designed to send sound out in every direction to fill the space in any room it's in. Two can even be paired together for stereo sound. With its Amazon Alexa functionality, you'll be able to use your voice to begin streaming songs from services like Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, Sirius XM, and others by simply asking Alexa. That's just the beginning of what Alexa can do for you too. You can also ask to hear the latest news or sports reports, check the weather, receive answers to your questions, set timers and alarms, and more.

Score premium sound powered by Dolby Play and the ability to voice control compatible smart home devices by simply asking Alexa. The Echo Plus can even stream music from services like Amazon Music, Apple Music, and Spotify, among others. (opens in new tab)
Score premium sound powered by Dolby Play and the ability to voice control compatible smart home devices by simply asking Alexa. The Echo Plus can even stream music from services like Amazon Music, Apple Music, and Spotify, among others.

An even more useful feature of the Echo Plus is its ability to control compatible smart home devices thanks to its built-in Zigbee hub. Say you have a smart plug (opens in new tab) or Philips Hue smart bulbs (opens in new tab) at home. Simply ask Alexa to power them on and off for you. Whether you're busy in the kitchen making dinner or cuddled up under the blankets about to fall asleep, you'll have some extra help getting things accomplished.

Using its built-in microphone, the Amazon Echo Plus even allows you to call and message almost anyone hands-free with Skype. You'll also be able to send messages and announcements to other compatible Echo devices (opens in new tab) you own. Plus, Amazon is adding new skills for Alexa all the time, from tracking fitness to playing games and more.

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