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From turning on your lights or television to giving you up-to-date news, weather and stock quotes, there is almost nothing Alexa can’t do. This virtual assistant comes with thousands of possible skills that can make your life easier and more entertaining, and with Prime Day coming up, there will be some great Alexa deals you’ll want to know about.
First, remember Prime Day has been extended to two days this year, July 15 and July 16. So that is a full 48 hours to enjoy deep discounts on everything from tech to toys to home decor to clothing and so much more.
Second, keep in mind that Amazon will start marking things down before Prime Day begins, so keep your eyes peeled for dropping prices — and it’s already happening. Amazon doesn’t announce Prime Day items or prices ahead of time, but here are some deals on Alexa-enabled items that are already discounted ahead of Prime Day.
Smart LED TV
Amazon has already marked down Toshiba’s 43-inch 1080p Full HD Smart LED TV to the low price of $179.99, meaning that you save over $120. The TV includes a voice remote with Alexa, which you can use to search for a show, play music or control other smart devices in your home.
If you’re looking for home protection, consider this five-piece Ring Alarm kit (equipped with Echo and Phillips Hue lightbulbs), which comes with the Alexa Guard bundle.
With the Alexa Guard, you can tell your Alexa when you are leaving the house, and your faithful assistant will be on guard while you are away. When Alexa is in guard mode, she is like the best watchdog in the world, sending you notifications direct to your smartphone if she hears breaking glass or a smoke alarm going off. She can also control your lights to help switch your security or porch lights on.
And right now, you can save almost $70 on this home defense system, as Amazon has marked down the Ring-Echo-Alexa Guard bundle down from $318.98 to $249.98.
Or, check out this awesome deal on the Echo Show, which is now $50 off from its regular list price of $319.98. When you pair your Echo show with Alexa’s A.I. capabilities, you will be able to do everything from make a Skype call, check out your front-door camera, pull up recipes while you’re cooking (no more greasy fingerprints on your smartphone or iPad!) or watch your favorite programs all with nothing more than a voice request.
Black Bean Universal Remote
Amazon is also offering a great deal right now on the Broadlink RM Mini3 Black Bean Universal Remote. This universal remote connects to your wifi and works with your Alexa to turn all of your basic home devices into smart home devices, allowing you to control everything from your television, your thermostat and your lighting, all via voice commands. Right now, the Broadlink Black Bean Universal Remote is discounted from $59.99 to $23.99.
Fire TV Stick 4K
Amazon is already offering an awesome deal on the Fire TV Stick 4K. Bundled with the Echo Dot, it is $20 off, making it $79.98. With this hands-free remote, you can ask Alexa to start your favorite television show, rewind, change the volume, dim the lights, make a call or play music.
And remember, these are just the deals that we know about so far. There will be many more discounts as Prime Day gets closer and this savings holiday officially begins. For example, last year, Prime Day deals included a variety of Alexa-capable devices like the Echo Plus, the Echo Look and the Echo for Kids, so we expect to see many more deals on these smart home tools moving forward into Prime Day.
With deals like these, turning your house into a smart home is a no-brainer!
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