The Echo is Amazon’s main smart speaker, with a larger design and better sound quality than the popular Echo Dot. Now you can buy one for 50% off the original price.

Amazon has discounted the fourth-generation Echo to $49.99, a $50 reduction from the original MSRP, and the lowest recorded price yet. The Echo is a smart speaker with the Alexa virtual assistant, with the ability to stream music, control smart home devices, look up information, and much more with simple voice commands.

Amazon Echo (4th Gen)

This smart speaker has the power of Alexa, paired with excellent speakers, smart home hub features, and even wired audio support.

The spherical Echo might look like the Echo Dot, but it’s physically larger and has improved speakers. There’s a 3.0″ woofer, along with dual front-firing 0.8″ tweeters. Unlike any of Google’s smart speakers, the Echo has a 3.5 mm line in/out port, so you can connect different speakers or plug in a new audio source. Finally, the speaker can act as a hub for Zigbee devices, and it might have support for the new Matter standard in the future.

Amazon has the Charcoal, Glacier White, and Twilight Blue colors in stock (as of the time of writing), and the sale is live at most other retailers, too.

Profile Photo for Corbin Davenport Corbin Davenport
Corbin Davenport is the News Editor at How-To Geek, an independent software developer, and a podcaster. He previously worked at Android Police, PC Gamer, and XDA Developers.
Read Full Bio »