• The Echo started as a single smart smartphone that acted as a vessel for Amazon’s virtual personal assistant Alexa, but now it’s an ever-expanding line of all different sorts of products.
  • Among the most popular are the new Echo Show 5 and Echo Show 8, which were both best-sellers last year ahead of the holidays.
  • Amazon had only discounted them once so far in 2020, but now both models are back on sale for a limited time with discounts up to $30.
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Remember when the Amazon Echo smart speaker first came out? A few people knew right away that it was going to be a hit, but most people just wondered why they would need access to a voice assistant at home when they could just use a smartphone, tablet, or computer instead. Once the Echo started selling, however, people quickly began to understand how great it was to have hands-free access to the virtual assistant known as Alexa.

Fast-forward to 2020 and it seems like anything and everything is compatible with Alexa. People can’t imagine life without being able to ask Alexa questions, place orders on Amazon using only their voices, and control all the smart home gadgets in and around their houses and apartments. If you’re still only using Echo smart speakers though, you’re missing out on a ton of awesome functionality. That’s why you need to get yourself an Echo Show smart display, and the two best models out there are both on sale right now for just the second time in 2020.

The Echo Show 5 is the most compact smart display Amazon makes, taking up barely any space on your counter, table, or desk. Then there’s the Echo Show 8 with a much larger screen that can fit even more content. With either one, you can ask Alexa to show you things like recipes, YouTube videos, and so much more. For example, if you have a Ring Video Doorbell you can even ask Alexa to show you who’s at the door. On top of that, they support all the great features that a normal Echo speaker would, such as the ability to answer your questions and control your smart home gadgets.

Amazon’s Echo Show 5 is on sale right now for $69.99 instead of $90, which is even cheaper than a certified refurbished model which happens to be the single best-selling Amazon device on the company’s entire site right now. If you want a bigger screen that can fit more content, you can also just snag the Echo Show 8 instead, which is on sale today for $99.99 instead of $130.

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