Invite Alexa into your home for less with Prime Day in the UK

The Amazon Echo (opens in new tab) and Echo Dot (opens in new tab) are currently on sale for Prime Day UK. The online retail giant has slashed the prices of its connected hardware to £79 and £34, respectively. That's a full 47 and 30 percent discount to introduce smart connectivity to the home.

What makes these products intriguing is how easy it is to use them with Windows 10. The already affordable Amazon Echo Dot is now £34.99, but the highlight is the Amazon Echo, which sits at a super-reasonable £79.99. Both the white and black variants are included in this promotion, which will run until 11:45 p.m. GMT this evening.

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  • I don't live in the UK!
  • What have Windows 10 have to do with these devices?  They are suppose to be stand alone units.  I do not think i would want one in the house to be honest.  
  • You need a device to setup the Echo or Dot, so the "intriguing" comment in the article makes absolutely no sense :D.
  • this was my thought.  The how it works together article is simply setup of the device.  There is nothing clever or useful about Windows 10 and the Alexa. It doesn't remote control my PC, set reminders visible on my PC, play music from my PC etc.  
  • i did not read the article the that was linked to. I always thought these things was independant and did not need a computer or app to set up. I have seen a Google home in use, but only after it have been set up. I know someone who have one, but he turns off when I go there normaly, but showed me how it work thinking i may think it is a good thing.    
  • For those people into the whole smart speaker craze (fad?) you can't really beat Amazon. Apples is way overpriced and Microsoft will finally release it outside of the US once everybody has moved onto the next interesting thing
  • If i was going to get one of these things, I would go for the Google one, because my phone is Android based, so it kind of make sense, but to be honest I can not see myself ever having one of these things, as for calling smart speakers, that is bad as calling a Tv a smart Tv, because smart they are not.  
  • That's one valid reason for choosing Google for sure. I don't think I'd get one either. I use Cortana for reminders but always have my phone or a computer when I need to set a reminder
  • If your laptop supports "Hey Cortana" then these speakers are slightly overkill; unless there is specific functionality you are looking for obviously.
  • My laptop, whihc is a few years old now have Linux on it, I hardly use it.  
  • I do nto really use any of them, OK google is disabled on my phone and on my tablet and Cortana is well and trully gone on this tower as I renamed the directory, so Windows can not find it, if I show the search box in the taskbar it just come up, but I can not do anything in it as there is no cortana running on the computer.  
  • No thanks