Amazon Echo Show is on sale for $129.99 — New Lowest Price Ever

To kick off the string of deals that will be leading up to Prime Day, Amazon has just put the Echo Show on sale for $129.99. This is the new lowest price that the Echo Show has ever been. The previous lowest price was $149.99, so this deal beats that by $20 and is $100 off the regular price. This deal is only available to Prime members. If you’ve been considering getting Amazon’s flagship Alexa device, now is the time to do it because it’s very unlikely it will ever be lower than this price. Amazon has never lowered a pre-Prime Day deal even lower on actual Prime Day, so this is as good as it will ever get for the Echo Show.

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19 comments
  1. Raf says:

    Any comments as to the quality of sound from this vs. the 2nd Gen Echo? Online reviews seem very mixed.

    I find myself wanting something with Alexa and better sound than the echo. Bought a pair of Sonos Ones but the mics on those seem inferior and buggier. Even my kids started noticing that.

    Tried a UE Megablast and that’s terrible as well.

    Any other options for Sound Quality that’s better than an Echo but without losing Alexa recognition quality?

    • Erin says:

      Curious what you disliked about the UE Megablast. Was considering buying one on Prime Day.

    • AFTVnews says:

      The sound quality of the Echo Show is noticeably better than the 2nd Gen Echo, but if you’re buying it in hopes that it’s comparable to a Sonos One, then you’re going to be disappointed. If you place the 2nd Gen Echo on one end of a sound quality scale and the Sonos One on the other end, I would put the Echo Show much closer to the Echo on that scale.

      You might be happiest with connecting an Echo Dot permanently to speakers of your choice. That way you get the exact sound quality you want with the mic performance of an Echo. The Echo Dot will likely be ~$30 for Prime Day, so not a big loss if it doesn’t work out.

    • likefunbutnot says:

      I find the Echo Show to be comparable to the first generation Echo in most respects. I don’t consider either the Echo Show or the Echo gen1 all that impressive for audio quality, but I also don’t mind using external speakers and multi-room audio groups to get sound quality I do like.

      I’ve found I do better in general when addressing a Dot that’s mounted on the wall near to my typical position in a given room rather than an Echo device that’s stuck in a corner.

      The Show might as well be a dedicated video phone. That’s the only use I’ve found for it.

  2. Wrecks says:

    Weren’t we supposed to have a “Show mode” for our Fire tablets yesterday?

    • Chimera says:

      I was wondering this too, they said July 2nd but no sign of it so far.

    • AFTVnews says:

      Yeah, I haven’t received it either. It might be a slow rollout that starts today and lasts all week.

      • Raf says:

        My HD8 got updated with Show Mode yesterday. A little underwhelming but I guess it’s because I don’t have a show so wasn’t sure what to expect.

        Really annoying that it requires it to be plugged in to go into show mode.

  3. CLAMSLAM says:

    I have a ECHO SHOW and it’s not bad but really suffered once they lost youtube. I mostly use for weather now. The speakers do sound the best out of all the echo family in my opinion but I have been disappointed with the lack of added functionality. I would say it’s worth 129 but I wish they could make up with google soon.

    • David Gelkin says:

      If they brought back youtube, It would be a good sale

    • AFTV Fan says:

      The Echo Show would be wonderful if it wasn’t locked into the Amazon ecosystem. Prime Video isn’t enough and you can’t even get around it with a neutered web browser. Amazon has VOD/TV apps for their other FTV devices, why not the Show? It’s so small that they don’t have to worry it’s going to replace a living room TV let alone a bedroom second TV. In fact, the only place I’d ever have it is in the kitchen. Having it always listening and watching, the bathroom is bedroom is out of the question unless you can turn off the “spying.”

      • likefunbutnot says:

        I and my best friend keep our Echo Shows on end tables by our couches. We keep a Drop-In running most of the time and chat back and forth as if we still lived together.

        I wouldn’t mind having a Show in the kitchen, except that we’ve already lost Youtube (and therefore cooking tutorial!) functionality.

  4. AFTV Fan says:

    The $129 price is very attractive though. Is there any way to wipe out the Amazon OS and make it into a regular Android device where you can install regular Google Play store apps? I need a reason to buy this thing. It looks like a very sturdy device, albeit with a small monitor and the speakers sound impressive too.

  5. Len Mullen says:

    I would like to respectfully refute the negative comments. I own five shows and may well add a couple more at this price. I also own three dots and an echo. As they say, I know a thing or two because I’ve seen a thing or two.

    The Show has stereo speakers. The Echo does not. ‘nuf said. The Show and Echo both sound great, but you will get better sound out of a Dot with nice stereo speakers. Regardless, the Show fills my kitchen and bedroom with music. We also listen to talk radio. No complaints. The Show’s microphones are sufficient to pick up commands throughout a room. Not sure what more could be asked for.

    WiFi is fine. I have a house of Shows reaching a router in my kitchen without issues.

    I really like the show. It is a great video phone. I have a Show at my mother’s house. She has always been very resistant to technology, but she loves the Show, “Call Danville,” and we are talking face to face. If I am up to my elbows in dishwater or managing a stove top, we can chat and look at each other. I can place calls hands free and even answer my landline hands free. I have enabled ‘Drop In’ mode on her Show so I can connect and look around if she does not respond to a call. She likes to use this feature when she is away from home to make sure everything is OK at home. You can drop in on or call a show from a phone app or another show.

    You can ask Alexa for recipes. She will return a list for you to choose from. For the most part, you can watch (pausing as desired) a video and/or read a recipe. You can also ask Alexa how many tablespoons in a cup or how many teaspoons in a tablespoon.

    Sitting on the counter, Alexa is ready to play Amazon videos, Amazon music, and radio stations via iHeartRadio. My mother likes the continuously scrolling news and information headlines. She asks about this day in history, the weather, birthdays, and her horoscope…among other things.

    We set the background image to a directory of images which I can maintain from my home. The Show acts as a digital picture frame when it is not otherwise engaged.

    My favorite feature of Alexa is not Show specific, but is made better by the Show’s touch screen. When I notice something is running low, “Alexa, add onion powder to my shopping list.” When the weekly ads arrive, I tell Alexa what I want to buy at each store. This actually saves me money as I rarely buy stuff ‘just in case’ (or throw it out when it goes bad). You can use the Show’s touch screen to edit your list. Very handy.

    Some things to do with your Alexa device (not necessarily a Show)…

    Communication…
    Alexa call [name of echo device]
    Alexa answer
    Alexa ignore
    Alexa hangup

    Timers
    Alexa set a timer for ten minutes
    Alexa set a turkey timer for 90 minutes
    Alexa show timers
    Alexa how much time is left on my turkey timer
    Alexa cancel my turkey timer
    Alexa stop

    Alarms
    Alexa set an alarm for 5:45pm
    Alexa cancel alarm
    Alexa set an alarm for 6:00am weekdays
    Alexa cancel weekdays alarm at 6:00am
    Alexa set an alarm for 10:00am weekends
    Alexa cancel weekends alarm at 10:00am
    Alexa set an alarm for everyday at 9:00am
    Alexa cancel alarm for everyday at 8:00am
    Alexa show alarms
    Alexa stop
    Kitchen Help
    Alexa how many teaspoons in a table spoon
    Alexa show me a recipe for hard boiled eggs

    Music
    Alexa play my Christmas list
    Alexa play my 50s list
    Alexa shuffle
    Alexa turn off shuffle
    Alexa play [call letters of radio station]
    Alexa louder
    Alexa softer
    Alexa stop

    Useful
    Alexa what is the weather for today
    Alexa what is the seven day forecast
    Alexa what time is it
    Alexa what day of the week does Christmas fall on
    Alexa how many days until Jan. 20, 2021
    Alexa what is the phone number for Home Depot

    Fun
    Alexa what happened on this day
    Alexa whose birthday is it
    Alexa what is in the news
    Alexa tell me about [anything]
    Alexa show photos

  6. Aaron says:

    Just a suggestion for those of you itching to get in at this lower price, you can find a refurb on Amazon for the Echo Show at 109.99 right now. So you essentially end up with a new(ish)Echo Show for 20 bucks cheaper than their crazy low price on a new one. I’ve bought refurbished Amazon devices before and I couldn’t tell the difference between new and refurbished.

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