While there may be some confusion between Echo and Alexa, Amazon’s smart speakers have nevertheless proved popular and become the go-to music player in many households.
Less well-known, however, seems to be the Echo Show, which has all the benefits of Alexa but with a screen allowing you to stream media, video call, and browse photos all with your voice alone.
Amazon’s annual sales extravaganza is taking place on 13th and 14th October after a three-month delay, with deals on all sorts of hot products – including Amazon’s growing range of smart screens.
See below for the best Echo Show deals this Prime Day, including a breakdown of the Echo Show range and the smart displays typical prices.
We’ll also be keeping our guide to the best Amazon Prime Day deals up to date throughout the event – don’t miss out as offers are only around until midnight tonight.
What are the best Echo Show deals on Prime Day 2020?
Amazon’s devices are seeing savings for Prime Day. With the upcoming release of the Echo Show 10, it’s no surprise that previous models are on sale. Echo Show compatible services are also seeing offers, for example, Prime Video Channels and Amazon Music.
50 per cent off Echo Show 8 – half price: was £119.99, now £59.99
With a 8-inch HD touch screen, the Echo Show 8 can be used for video calls, messaging and making announcements to other Echo devices in the house. Usually £119.99, you can get the Echo Show 8 half price at just £59.99 which is a brilliant saving of £60. Buy with Amazon Smart Plug for £10 more.
To find out more about Echo Show, read our Echo Show 8 review.
50 per cent off Echo Show 5 – half price: was £79.99, now £39.99
The Echo Show 5 would usually set you back £79.99. With this Prime Day deal, you can get your hands on the Echo Show 5 for just £39.99, which is half price and a saving of £40. Buy with Blink Mini Camera or Amazon Smart Plug for £10 more.
What else will be on offer on Prime Day?
Amazon’s many other devices will also be front and centre of the sale – including Kindles and Fire Tablets. The Fire TV Cube has also seen a big discount, thanks to the release of a new generation of smart TV sticks including the Fire TV Stick Lite. Last year saw 30 per cent off Amazon Everyday Essentials also.
If it’s gaming deals you are after, you’ll want to keep an eye on our Nintendo Switch deals page or peruse through all the Ubisoft games discounted for Prime Day. Otherwise, Samsung products are having their prices slashed across Amazon with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ and Samsung laptops all with discounts.
What types of Echo Shows are there?
With the announcement of the next generation of Echo products, Amazon now has four main smart speakers: the Echo Show (2nd gen), Echo Show 5, the Echo Show 8, and the Echo Show 10. Newer models such as the 10 have a few new fancy features – but all three come with full Alexa support.
Echo Show 5
Sleek and compact with only a 5.5″ screen, the aptly named Echo Show 5 can make voice and video calls, perform daily tasks such as alarm and calendar updates, stream film, TV, and music, and control other compatible smart devices. Get in quick – the Echo Show 5 recently dropped to its lowest ever price.
- Buy from Amazon for £39.99
- Buy with smart plug for £49.99
- Buy with 2 Hue White Bulbs for £68.99
- Buy with 2 Hue colour bulbs for £118.99
Echo Show 8
With an 8″ HD screen and stereo sound, the Echo Show 8 can help you manage your life in even clearer quality. Alexa can control other smart devices in your home and even show you your security camera, and can even learn routines to perform set tasks at a certain time – the ultimate morning routine organiser. To help you decide which to buy, read our Echo Show 8 review.
- Buy at Amazon for £59.99
- Buy with Amazon Smart Plug for £69.99
- Buy with 2x Phillips Hue Smart White Bulb for £88.99
- Buy with Blink Mini Camera for £99.98
Echo Show (2nd gen)
Previously Amazon’s premium device, the Echo Show (2nd gen) boasts a 10″ screen and improved sound. It can also call almost any mobile number hands-free, can hear you across the room or while music is playing, and has a built-in Zigbee hub.
- Buy at Amazon for £179.99
- Buy with Phillips Hue screw Bulb for £194.98
- Buy with Phillips Hue Bayonet bulb for £192.99
Echo Show 10
Amazon’s newest announcement boasts all the features of the older models, but also a bucket-load of clever new tricks on top of the 10.1″ HD screen. The 13MP camera follows you around while on video calls to keep you centre frame, and can also be securely accessed while you’re away to remotely monitor your home. Bear in mind that no UK release date has been set, however – any Prime Day deal would be as a pre-order.
Prime Day tips for smart displays
- Prime Day comes after Amazon’s annual launch event for the first time this year due to the delay, so we know which products are being phased out – and will therefore see the best deals. With the Echo Show 10 touted to replace the Echo Show (2nd gen), the latter will likely receive a substantial Prime Day discount.
- Keep an eye on our Google Home deals in case they attempt to compete on price – Currys is having an Epic Sale and will be price matching certain products this year
- Keep an eye on the Echo Show 10 page – Prime Day would be a great time to announce pre-orders.
Don’t forget that to make the most of the Prime Day deals, you’ll need to sign up to be an Amazon Prime member. You can get a free trial for 30 days.