Enhance your smart home with the Amazon Echo Show 5 on sale for $45

Amazon Echo Show 5
Amazon Echo Show 5 (Image credit: Daniel Bader / Android Central)

You can get the 1st-generation Amazon Echo Show 5 smart display in Charcoal (opens in new tab) or Sandstone (opens in new tab) down to a low price of $44.99. This matches the lowest price for the Echo Show 5 outside of big sales events like Prime Day. We only first saw it drop this low in early August, so it's possible you just haven't seen this deal yet. Grab it while you can because it's well-worth the price and can easily jump back up to its regular $80 price any time. You can also find this price at other retailers like Best Buy (opens in new tab).

The Echo Show 5 gives you a whole lot of flexibility in how you control your smart home and use your Amazon Alexa voice assistant. Since it has a compact 5.5-inch smart display, you can view video from any number of locations. Stream your favorite shows from your favorite apps or view any sort of camera or video device that's also connected to your network. See who's at the door with a video doorbell or watch security footage recorded over night.

You can also use the display to follow recipes as you cook, check out your to-do list, or review your calendar and the events you've got going on any particular day. You can even customize the home screen with a clock face that fits your style. Add extra info like the local weather and traffic so you know what to expect on the way out the door. You can also use the home screen like a digital photo frame. Share your favorite photos with your friends and family, and thanks to Amazon Prime you can get unlimited photo storage.

The device also includes plenty of privacy settings. You can even turn the mic off with a simple button press or use the built-in camera shutter.

John Levite
Deals Editor

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.