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When Amazon’s first smartphone flopped worse than any other high-profile smartphone launch in history, things weren’t looking good for Amazon’s hardware efforts. Was the company a one-trick pony, doomed to dwell in the dwindling tablet and eBook reader market. But when Amazon surprised us all and launched the Amazon Echo, it was an instant hit and a clear message to the world: Amazon still has a few tricks up its sleeve.
Alexa is a fantastic voice-powered virtual assistant, and now it’s time to make sure that you have access to Alexa in every room of your house. Amazon is having a big sale right now on three products that give you access to Alexa, and of course they each have a few more nifty features for users to enjoy.
The Amazon Echo is the speaker that started it all, and right now you can save $30 by purchasing a certified refurbished model.
- A Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo is refurbished, tested, and certified to look and work like new
- Plays all your music from Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more using just your voice
- Fills the room with immersive, 360º omni-directional audio
- Allows hands-free convenience with voice-control
- Hears you from across the room with far-field voice recognition, even while music is playing
- Answers questions, reads audiobooks and the news, reports traffic and weather, gives info on local businesses, provides sports scores and schedules, and more with Alexa, a cloud-based voice service
- Controls lights, switches, and thermostats with compatible WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Wink, Insteon, and ecobee smart home devices
- Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Domino’s, and more
Amazon Tap was the second speaker Amazon announced with Alexa on board, and it’s on sale for nearly 25% off right now.
- Just tap and ask for music from Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn
- Uses the Alexa Voice Service when connected to Wi-Fi or a mobile hotspot to play music, read the news, provide weather reports, and even order a pizza
- Streams all your music via Bluetooth from your phone or tablet
- Delivers crisp sound powered by Dolby, with dual stereo speakers that provide 360º omni-directional audio
- Provides up to 9 hours of playback
- Always getting smarter and adding new features and skills
- Includes Charging Cradle
Amazon Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote
Last but certainly not least, the Amazon Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote will instantly become your new home entertainment hub.
- Fire TV Stick, our best-selling streaming media stick, now comes with a voice remote. Find all your favorites just by speaking into the remote.
- Now with Alexa, use your Fire TV Voice Remote to check local theater times, sports scores, the weather, play music, and more – just ask
- Just plug into your HDTV and start streaming in minutes. The easiest way to enjoy over 4,000 channels, apps, and games including access to over 250,000 TV episodes and movies on Netflix, Amazon Video, HBO GO, Hulu, and more.
- Cutting the cord? Watch the best of live TV on NBC News, NBA, and Sling TV, which includes
ESPN, CNN, HGTV, AMC, A&E, Cartoon Network, and more.
- A powerful streaming media stick with 4x the storage and 2x the memory of Chromecast plus a dual-core processor, 1 GB of memory, and ASAP so the Amazon movies and shows you like start instantly
- Never miss out. Bring Fire TV Stick with you to watch your favorites away from home, even in hotels and dorm rooms.
- Amazon Prime members get unlimited access to Amazon Video, including original programming like Transparent, plus over 1 million songs with Prime Music. Now get a subscription to apps like Showtime and STARZ to watch TV episodes, movies, and sports, without cable.
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