Smart home deal: Fire HD 8 Plus

The well-loved Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus tablet is our smart home deal of the day today. With a blazing-fast processor, 3GB of RAM, and wireless charging, this inexpensive tablet can manage your smart home and meet all of your needs.

A budget tablet that does everything well

The Fire HD 8 Plus is one of the lowest-priced Android tablets your money can buy. It’s not cheap, though, and we know there’s a difference. With a finish and build that matches top-tier tablets, like the Amazon Fire Max 11, this do-it-all machine can manage your smart home, give you a way to watch movies and TV shows, and handle all your daily tasks.

Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus in portrait mode

The HD 8 Plus has a vibrant eight-inch HD display perfect for reading books and articles, watching movies, and gaming. With 32 GB of hard drive space and 3 GB of memory, it’s outfitted to handle any chore, including controlling your smart bulbs, seeing who is at your video doorbell, and checking in on your security camera.

If you’re deep into Amazon services, you’ll appreciate the Fire HD 8 Plus because it arrives on your doorstep preinstalled with Prime Video, Amazon Music, Kindle, and Audible apps. On the downside, it lacks some of Google’s more popular apps, like YouTube, but those are installable from the Amazon App Store.

woman lying on bed using Fire HD 8 Plus

This lightweight tablet is the perfect size for travel, sitting on the couch, or relaxing in bed with your favorite book.

There’s a 5 MP rear-facing camera and a 2 MP front-facing camera on this tablet. They’re good, but not great. You may find video calls are a tad grainy in dark rooms, so we suggest making and taking calls from a well-lit space.

If it’s an inexpensive but powerful Android tablet you need, jump on this deal before it disappears.


  • Beautiful HD 8-inch screen
  • Amazon apps preinstalled
  • Wireless and USB-C charging
  • Perfect size for travel or casual use
  • Excellent value


  • Cameras could be better

The Fire HD 8 Plus is on sale for $75 at Amazon and Best Buy