Your smart home needs an Amazon Echo

The Amazon Echo is one of the best smart home hubs you can buy. It’s compatible with nearly every accessory, is an outstanding speaker, and comes in three colors.

Amazon Echo (4th Gen) is now $25 off

The Amazon Echo is now in its fourth generation, and it’s more refined than ever. Available in three smart colors, the Echo has a built-in microphone for controlling your smart plugs, smart bulbs, smart tea kettle, and other devices, making it one of the simplest to operate smart home hubs. But that’s not all this little speaker can do. Let’s take a quick look at the specs.

Amazon Echo

The fourth-gen Amazon Echo takes on a whole new design. Gen 3 was a tall cylinder with a single .8-inch tweeter, while the latest release packs two tweeters and a 3-inch woofer for more balanced sound. And thanks to the new, round design, the audio is more dynamic and full-bodied.

This Amazon Echo works with Zigbee, Tile, and Amazon Sidewalk, so you can now connect and set up more devices than ever before. You can also use your new Echo to stream sound from Netflix, Disney+, YouTube, Spotify, and Apple TV+. Add two devices to your smart TV via Bluetooth, and you’ll give your room a cheap surround sound system. You can also pair two or more devices in your house to play the same audio throughout your home.

We love the built-in temperature sensor. It gives you the current temp and humidity level of whatever room you’ve placed your Echo in.

Amazon Echo on kitchen shelf

The Amazon Echo is big on sound but still small enough to sit on a kitchen counter, bookshelf, or edge of your desk. With the new Echo, following recipes, controlling your smart home devices, and streaming tunes and movies is easier than ever.

Whether you’re new to the smart home game or an old pro, you’ll appreciate the aesthetics and build quality of the newest Amazon Echo.


  • New round design
  • Great smart home hub
  • Support for Zigbee and Tile devices
  • Microphone sounds good
  • Built-in temperature sensor
  • Excellent value


  • It’s a speaker, so there’s no screen

Get the Amazon Echo on sale for $65 at Amazon and Best Buy