Amazon has kick-started Prime Day early with a massive half price offer on the second-generation Echo smart speaker. Right now, you can buy the Echo for just $49.99 at Amazon – that's half price, and the cheapest the second-gen Echo has ever been. But be warned: this deal will end on 16 July, or when stock runs out.
The Echo connects to Alexa to play music, make calls, set music alarms and timers, ask questions, control smart home devices, and more. The voice-controlled commands mean you don't have to stop what you're doing to change a song or make a call.
Amazon Prime Day doesn't officially start until the 15th of July, which is when we're expecting to see the best Amazon Prime Day deals on other items, but the retailer has launched this fantastic deal early for savvy shoppers. However you'll need to be a Prime member – or to have signed up for a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime – to get access to this discount. (You can cancel before the 30 days are up with no strings attached.
Echo (2nd generation): $49.99 (was $99.99)Save $50 - The big saving on this Echo device is just the excuse you need to get the party started. This 2nd generation Echo device not only provides you with crisp sounds and floor-pounding bass, but will allow you to control your playlist with your voice. At an amazing $49.99, this is the lowest price we've ever seen for the Echo. Deal ends 23:59 July 16 2019
The Echo combines crisp home audio sounds with Amazon's advanced AI smart home technology, giving you a voice-controlled music system. With a simple voice command, you can change the music that's streaming out of your device to ensure you're always listening to the tunes you want.
The Echo is one of the best devices for streaming music quality – but it's not purely for music: it can make calls, set alarms and control your smart home devices. The second generation of Echo devices offers the best compromise between sound quality and affordability – which is one of the reasons this half-price deal is so good. You get an amazing quality music streaming device for less than $50. Bargain.
While you're at it...
Get Amazon Music Unlimited: $0.99/month for 4 months (was $7.99/month)
Get ad-free access to over 50 million songs – which are downloadable for offline listening – for just $0.99/month with this limited-time Amazon Music Unlimited deal. After the four-month period is up, the service will cost $7.99/month (but you can cancel before that if you want). Offer ends: 16 July, 2019 at 11:59pm