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Best Amazon Echo deals for May 2022

Find the best Amazon Echo speaker at the best price possible. Here are the top deals, offers and discounts available online this month.

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Published: Tuesday, 10th May 2022 at 4:35 pm

Powered by the AI virtual assistant Alexa, Amazon’s range of Echo smart speakers and displays allow you to check the weather, listen to music, set alarms and control other smart technology products, all with simple voice commands.

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As with any Amazon product the cost of the smart speakers varies, so we've pulled together the latest pricing so that you can access them all in one place. 

Other retailers besides Amazon also sell the Echo speakers and displays, so we've done the legwork to compare prices and find you the best deal for every Amazon Echo device. Here is our pick of the best Amazon Echo prices of the month.

For more smart home options, head over to our best smart speaker round-up. Or, if you want to get the most from your new Amazon Echo device, don’t miss our guides that cover the best Amazon Echo accessories and the best Alexa speakers.

Best Amazon Echo deals at a glance

Best Amazon Echo deals in May 2022

Echo Dot (4th gen) | £49.99 £27.99 (save £22 or 44%)

Echo Dot design

The compact little brother of the Amazon Echo is a fabulous little device with great audio capabilities. As you can read in our in-depth Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) review, it's an excellent choice for anyone who is new to the world of smart speakers.

Buy the Echo Dot (4th gen) for £27.99 at Amazon

Echo Dot Kids | £59.99 £37.99 (save £22 or 37%)

Amazon Echo Dot Kids

The Amazon Echo Dot Kids takes the brand's most popular smart speaker and gives it a child-friendly makeover. Available in either a tiger or panda design, the smart speaker comes with a year of Amazon Kids+ giving you access to thousands of hours of child-friendly Audible books, interactive games and educational skills.

Buy the Echo Dot (4th gen) Kids for £37.99 at Amazon

Echo (4th gen) | £89.99 £69.99 (save £20 or 22%)

Echo Philips Hue deal

The Amazon Echo and Philips Hue bundle currently cost the same as buying the smart speaker on its own. It comes with a Philips Hue lightbulb (either screw or bayonet) that you can control through your Amazon Echo. It is a great deal if you're looking to dip your toes in smart home technology and not sure where to start.

Buy the Echo Hue bundle for £69.99 at Amazon

Echo Show 8 (1st gen) | £99.99 £64.99 (save £35 or 35%)

Amazon Echo Show 8

The 8-inch screen of the Echo Show 8 models allow you to see weather updates, alongside the time and news – all using simple voice commands using the word "Alexa." It can also be used for video calls, and it's compatible with Amazon's own Ring doorbells (and other brands) so you can see who is at the door directly the device.

Buy the Echo Show 8 (1st gen) for £64.99 at Amazon

Echo Show 5 (2nd gen) | £74.99 £49.99 (save £25 or 33%)

If you're more of a visual person, you may prefer Amazon's smart displays. The Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd generation) is compact with a 5.5-inch screen, making it ideal for anyone with limited counter or shelving space. Both colours (black and white) are currently on offer at Amazon, saving you more than 30% off the RRP.

Buy the Echo Show 5 (2nd gen) for £49.99 at Amazon

Echo Show 8 (2nd gen) | £119.99 £99.99 (save £20 or 17%)

Amazon Echo Show 8

Featuring an 8-inch HD touchscreen, the Echo Show 8 may be slightly bigger than the Echo Show 5 but will still easily fit on your kitchen counter. There are two colour options - charcoal and white - and it has 13MP camera for video calls. Available on offer now, the Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) was officially released on 9th June.

Buy the Echo Show 8 (2nd gen) for £99.99 at Amazon

Echo Dot (3rd gen) & Smart Plug | £64.98 £50.98 (save 21%)

If you don't have your heart set on the latest model, you can find savings on older devices like this third-generation Echo Dot. It still has all the features we've come to expect from Amazon's devices, including hands-free calls, voice control of your music and the ability to control your lights, plugs and thermostat via the speaker. To see how this compares to the newer device, read our Amazon Echo Dot review.

Which Amazon Echo should you buy?

Deciding on which Amazon Echo you should buy largely depends on what you're primarily going to use it for and your budget.

The most popular smart speaker is the Amazon Echo Dot, which also happens to be the most affordable. With an RRP of £49.99, the Echo Dot has a 1.6-inch front-firing speaker and an attractive ball-shape design. It is a great option for those who are having their first foray into smart speakers or who mainly want to use it to listen to audiobooks, music or ask requests about the weather, news or traffic.

If you are more of a visual person, you will likely benefit from spending a little more on a smart display. The RRP for these devices start at £74.99 for the Echo Show 5 but can often be found for less. The benefit of having the touch screen is that you can make video calls and the usual voice calls on offer with the Echo smart speakers.

Ring doorbells are compatible with Alexa devices, so you can both see who is at the door without leaving the kitchen – another feature not available with standard speakers. 

What types of Echo are there?

There are now a lot of Alexa compatible devices out there, including everything from doorbells to plugs, but we've kept this list just to Amazon's own smart speakers and displays. They come in a range of shapes, sizes and price ranges but will all have the same basic Alexa capabilities.

Echo Dot (4th gen)

Echo Dot design

The Echo Dot was redesigned last year and now comes in a new spherical shape. Features include hands-free calls and access to various 'Alexa skills' including Uber, Fitbit and Just Eat. It is also available with an LED clock face, which is a particularly handy feature if it'll be living on your bedside table. To find out more, make sure to read our full Amazon Echo Dot review.

Buy Echo Dot (4th gen) at Amazon

Amazon Echo (4th gen)

Amazon Echo

The Echo has also been given the same spherical upgrade – and a new sound that includes Dolby audio through a 3.0-inch woofer and dual 0.8-inch tweeters. It also comes with a built-in Zigbee smart hub, allowing you to set up and manage dozens of compatible devices. The Zigbee hub is one spec the Dot doesn't have.

Buy Amazon Echo (4th gen) at Amazon

Amazon Echo Show 10

Amazon Echo Show 10

The Echo Show 10 is Amazon's newly-released smart display and features a 10.1-inch HD screen that moves automatically with you as you travel around the room. Available in charcoal and glacier white, the device is powered by Alexa and has a 13MP front camera that doubles as a security camera when you're away. Find out more about the display in our Amazon Echo Show 10 review.

Buy the Echo Show 10 at Amazon

Echo Show 5 (2nd gen)

Amazon Echo Show 5

The new Echo Show 5 comes in three colours; charcoal, blue and white. Features include a 2MP camera for video calls or to be used as an indoor security camera when you're away, and access to apps including Netflix, Prime Video and Audible. Available to buy now, the Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) was released on 9th June.

Buy the Echo Show 5 2nd gen at Amazon

Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd gen)

Amazon Echo Show 8

Featuring an 8-inch HD touchscreen, the Echo Show 8 may be slightly bigger than the Echo Show 5 but will still easily fit on your kitchen counter. There are two colour options - charcoal and white - and it has 13MP camera for video calls. Available to buy now, the Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) was officially released on 9th June.

Buy the Echo Show 8 2nd gen at Amazon

Amazon Echo Studio

Amazon Echo Studio deals

The Echo Studio is Amazon's biggest and most powerful speaker. It promises immersive sound with five speakers and Dolby Atmos. Like the new Echo, it also has a built-in smart hub to make setting up and controlling other devices easier.

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If you're undecided between Google and Amazon's smart speakers, see our comparison guide on Google Nest Mini vs Amazon Echo Dot. If it's a table you're after, read our Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus review.

For news, reviews, and deals check out the RadioTimes.com Technology section and why not consider signing up to receive our technology newsletter. For more deals, try our round-up of the best UK Disney Plus offers this month. 
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