Best Amazon Prime Day 2020 Echo deals: Save $75 on Echo Studio bundle, save $15 on an Echo Flex and more discounts

October 13, 2020 John Mendoza No Comments

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Amazon Prime Day starts in just a few short hours, offering some of the deepest discounts around on smart speakers and other technology. That said, if you just can’t wait another moment for an Echo device, there are some early deals available. Further, if you’re not a Prime member but want in on some discounts, Amazon competitors like Walmart, Target and Best Buy are also boasting big deals this week. 

Now, the biggest deals will land once the clock strikes midnight Pacific time, but Amazon has already dropped a series of Prime Day countdown deals ahead of the big Prime Day sale. Further, some of the best deals on Amazon’s own devices, including its smart speakers and displays, are available now if you’re a Prime member and you order using Alexa. 

We’ll keep updating this story as more deals become available.

Best smart speaker and display Prime Day deals so far

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The Echo Studio is Amazon’s high-end smart speaker, and it boasts great sound quality for the price. Right now, though, you can snag one of these solid speakers, plus two Wi-Fi-connected Philips Hue light bulbs, for the mouth-watering price of $150. That’s the same price as Amazon’s smaller Echo Plus cost one short year ago.

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Amazon’s Echo Flex is a clever little gadget, adding Alexa to a modular smart plug design. The plug itself can attach various augmentations, like an LED clock, a motion sensor or a night light. To get this little device, plus all of Alexa’s smarts, for only $10, is a solid deal.


Amazon’s brand new, spherical Amazon Echo smart speaker will ship on Oct. 22, and the company already has a small deal on the device. When you check out, if you use the discount code ECHO2PK, it will discount $30 from the total $200 required for buying two new Echo speakers.

If you want one Echo for yourself and one for a family member or friend, this isn’t a bad deal — and I would be surprised to see the new Echo speaker drop in price much more ahead of its launch in two weeks.

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Last year on Prime Day, the Echo Show 5 — the smallest smart display from Amazon — bottomed out at $50. This year, it’s already at $45, or $40.50 if you use a Prime credit card. If you want a display for video chatting, watching Netflix or just using as a smart alarm clock, the Show 5 is a great little gadget.

As a bonus, you can also add a Blink Mini smart cam or a TP-Link smart plug for a mere $5. You can also add a one-year subscription to the Food Network Kitchen cooking app for free.

This deal was available to all customers late last week, but now seems to be a Prime member exclusive.

Read our Echo Show 5 review.

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The Amazon Echo Auto is a clever little device that ports Alexa into your car, letting the voice assistant speak and play music through your stereo. At $30 off, the Echo Auto is a solid deal for anyone wanting to smarten up their non-voice-equipped car. This deal was available to all customers late last week, but now seems to be a Prime member exclusive.

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$19 is a great deal for the most popular Echo speaker of all time, and Amazon is clearly trying to make way for its next generation out in a few weeks. So if you want a great, budget-friendly speaker for the price of a nice meal out (remember those?), you might want to snap this deal up ASAP.

Starting on Prime Day, you’ll also be able to add a free Lifx Wi-Fi-connected light bulb to the purchase, which significantly improves an already solid deal.

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Amazon’s best smart display is this 8-inch touchscreen device. Usually it runs for $130, though last week it was $25 off. With Prime Day almost officially here, you can now find it half off.


OK, this isn’t the cool new 2020 version of the Echo Dot for Kids. And that one may well get a hefty discount next week. But if you do want a kid-friendly Alexa smart speaker, this older version is currently a steal at just $35.

Best deals announced (but not yet live)

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Amazon’s biggest smart display, the second-gen Echo Show with a 10.1-inch screen, is going to be on sale for $150 on Prime Day. That’s an $80 discount from its usual $230 price tag, which is not too bad. This is another device Amazon is likely eager to clear out, as its replacement is set to arrive before the holiday season.

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A Ring Video Doorbell runs for $200, and the Echo Show 5 smart display goes for $90. But on Prime Day, Amazon will offer them as a package for $150. If you’re looking to jump-start a smart home around a video doorbell, this deal is one of the best you’ll find.

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The Echo Show 8 is one of our favorite smart displays, as the screen is big enough and high-resolution enough for comfortable video chatting and Netflix bingeing, and the sound is fantastic. Right now, you can scoop up a Show 8 for $105. While that deal will probably improve over the coming days, $25 off for one of the best smart displays around is a solid option.

What makes the deal more appetizing is the free addition of a one-year subscription to Food Network Kitchen, a cooking assistance app. Just make sure to select the option before checking out.

Read our Echo Show 8 review.

Prime Day deal tips on smart speakers and displays

  • Amazon just announced a new Echo speakerEcho Dot, and Dot with Clock. In the past, Amazon’s fall announcements have come after Prime Day. Since we know what’s coming, though, we can predict even bigger discounts for Amazon’s smart home devices — particularly those being phased out. Last year, the third-gen Echo Dot landed at a low $22 on Prime Day, and with a new version coming in a few short weeks, I wouldn’t be surprised to see even lower prices. Similarly, the second-gen Echo bottomed out at $50, and we might see the third-gen Echo drop to that, too, this year.
  • Echo smart displays are already seeing big discounts this year. The second-gen Echo Show will probably drop in cost, as the soon-to-be-released Show 10 will replace it. Last year, the Echo Show 5 reached a low price of $50 (that was $40 off), and the second-gen Echo Show ($230 at Amazon) sold for $160 ($70 off).
  • Look for discounts on competitors and preorders. Google’s Nest Audio might see some discounts around Prime Day to compete with Amazon’s products. In addition, Amazon’s newest speakers are open for preorder now, and those devices might see some reductions in price ahead of shipping later this month. The Echo Show 10 isn’t available for preorder yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see preorders open with a promotional price, so keep an eye on that product page.

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