Amazon's huge Prime Day event is finally here, with discounts on more than a million products which are up for grabs for Prime members only. If you're not a member, fear not – you can sign up anytime, and with the online retailer currently offering £20 off its annual subscription, there's never been a better time to join.
Amazon is offering deals on all its own-brand products during the whole of the Prime Day period. But, with so many smart home devices to choose from in Amazon's range, it can be difficult to decide which one will suit you. Luckily, our technology critic, David Phelan has given us some top tips on how to make the most of the sale.
"The Echo series of devices are always popular. Alexa, the company’s virtual personal assistant is the same on all models, so if you just need her to answer questions, adjust compatible smart home devices or tell you a joke, the Echo Dot will do.
If you want a screen, so you can see the time, get a visual image of the weather or spot news items, the Echo Spot is compact and superb. But if you want music playback, then the Echo Show is easily the best and comes with a big 10 inch display. The other models are the Echo, which is a good all-rounder, and the Echo Plus which builds a networking hub for other smart devices.
Amazon also makes a great smart TV gizmo, the Fire TV Stick, which has a microphone in the remote control so you can talk to Alexa in the same way. Just choose between models with 4K TV compatibility or without, according to what kind of TV you have.
Alexa is also to be found in the company’s outstanding range of tablets which start ridiculously cheap (even before Prime discounts) and rise to highly affordable. Choose according to the size screen you need."
As well as finding you the best deals on Amazon devices, we are also rounding up the best deals in tech, home appliances and gardening and DIY, so be sure to stay tuned for more discounts as the event progresses. Happy shopping!
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Amazon Prime Day best Amazon Echo deals
The Echo was revamped last year with the release of the Echo Plus, featuring an in-built smart-home hub. The standard Echo is more powerful than the Echo Dot – it's sits between the Plus and the Dot.
Echo (2nd Gen) – was £89.99, now £54.99
Echo Plus (2nd Gen) – was £139.99, now £99.99
Echo Input – was £34.99, now £14.99
Amazon Prime Day best Amazon Echo Dot deals
The Amazon Echo Dot is the smallest speaker of the Echo family. It’s more compact but offers less sound than the Echo. You can plug the Dot into an external speaker, however, and it’s much cheaper.
Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – was £49.99, now £22
Echo Dot (3rd Gen) + Amazon Smart Plug – was £64.98, now £31.99
Echo Dot (3rd Gen) + Philips Hue White Starter Set – was £109.96, now £51.99
Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – Smart speaker with Alexa (charcoal fabric) – was £49.99, now £22
Amazon Prime Day best Amazon Echo Show deals
With the same smart speaker capabilities as Amazon's other devices, the Amazon Echo Show also has a large screen which adds extra touch and video functionality. You can control your smart home, make video calls, check the weather and ask Alexa anything.
Echo Show (2nd Gen) – was £219.99, now £159.99
Echo Show 5 – was £79.99, now £49.99
Echo Show 5 + Neos SmartCam – was £104.98, now £59.99
Amazon Prime Day best Amazon Fire tablet deals
Known for their affordability and functionality, Amazon’s Fire Tablets are hugely popular with all ages. The Kids' Edition version is worth a place on your children’s wish list.
Fire 7 tablet – was £49.99, now £29.99
Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet – was £99.99, now £59.99
Fire HD 8 tablet – was £79.99, now £44.99
Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet – was £129.99, now £84.99
Fire HD 10 tablet – was £149.99, now £94.99
Fire HD 10 Kids Edition tablet – was £199.99, now £134.99
Amazon Prime Day best Amazon Fire Stick TV deals
The Amazon Fire Stick instantly turns your TV into a smart device. You'll have access to more than 10,000 apps from BBC iPlayer to Netflix, as well as millions of websites from Facebook to YouTube.
Fire TV Stick – was £39.99, now £19.99
Fire TV Stick 4K – was £49.99, now £24.99
Amazon Prime Day best Amazon Kindle deals
Kindle e-books continue to soar in popularity with new models of varying screen and storage sizes on the market.
Kindle – was £69.99, now £49.99
Kindle Oasis (9th Gen, 32 GB, Free 3G + WiFi) – was £319.99, now £249.99
Kindle Paperwhite – was £119.99, now £79.99
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