There are plenty of Cyber Monday Amazon device deals still available today, but Amazon has quietly launched the biggest sale ever on an Amazon device almost never discounts.
Right now, you can save $90 on the Amazon Echo Link Amp (opens in new tab), dropping it down to $209.99. It didn't go on sale for Black Friday or Cyber Monday and, before today, the lowest we'd tracked for it was $240 — a price it had only hit a couple of times before. It's already back-ordered a little, so don't wait on ordering one if you've been waiting for a sale on it.
The Echo Link Amp is a powerful device designed to bring smart functionality to your dumb speakers. That's particularly awesome if you listen to music through a home theater system or powerful speakers that don't have access to streaming services or voice control.
The Amp itself is a 60W 2-channel amplifier. You'll be able to connect the Link Amp to your current setup and stream high-fidelity music from all your favorite sites. Some of the sites you can stream from include Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, iHeartRadio, Tidal, and more. It can also connect to the Alexa app on your smartphone or any Amazon Echo smart speaker (opens in new tab) so you can use your voice and Amazon Alexa to control playback and music selection.
Once connected, you can group supported Echo devices to create a multi-room music system that plays throughout the home. The back of the device has multiple digital and analog inputs and outputs that's sure to make it compatible with whatever existing equipment you already own.
Not only will the Link Amp connect to your current speaker setup, or headphones for private listening, you can also use your mobile device and a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection to stream music to the amp and to the rest of your home. However, multi-room casting through just Bluetooth, or the line-in, isn't supported. A couple other limitations include the inability of the Ethernet port to access music shared on your network like through a network-attached storage device. You also can't access music on an Amazon Music Unlimited Single Device Plan, if that's what you subscribe to.
The Link Amp is an upgraded version of the (also discounted) Echo Link (opens in new tab) released late last year. While the Link also lets you add smart functionality to dumb speakers, it did not have the built-in amplifier, which can be really important depending on your system. We've got a Echo Link vs Echo Link Amp guide that has the breakdown of which device will work the best for you.
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