It's Alexa's birthday! To celebrate, Amazon just slashed the prices of Echo, Fire TVs, Kindles and more

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Nearly every Amazon smart home device and e-reader is on sale for Alexa's birthday. (Photo: Amazon)
Nearly every Amazon smart home device and e-reader is on sale for Alexa's birthday. (Photo: Amazon)

It’s Alexa’s birthday! And to honor the ‘birth’ of the widely-used voice assistant (she’s turning six, by the way), Amazon has slashed prices on nearly all of its smart home devices, e-readers, Fire TV devices and more.

So what’s on sale? The Fire TV Stick 4K streaming device is at its lowest price to date — at just $25, it’s 50 percent off! Many of Amazon’s smart home gadgets are marked down too. Top-rated among shoppers, these devices help make life easier, and come equipped with our favorite smart assistant.

Of course, you’ll get free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime too. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

Scroll to get your hands on the best happy birthday Alexa deals below:

Save $70: Insignia 24-inch Smart HD TV — Fire TV Edition

An absolute steal at $100, with more than 11,000 five-star reviews! (Photo: Amazon)
An absolute steal at $100, with more than 11,000 five-star reviews! (Photo: Amazon)

Need a small TV for a bedroom or guest space? Amazon's No. 1 bestselling Insignia 24-inch Smart HD TV — Fire TV Edition is on sale for just $100! The standout set delivers eye-popping colors and exceptional picture quality — both of which are rare in this price range. The audio, too, is top notch — and Alexa is included in its remote. So if you’re not a fan of endlessly scrolling through a grid of movie titles (and who is), you can just say, 'Alexa, play In the Heights, and she’ll make your wish come true.

"I am honestly very pleasantly surprised with how much I like this TV," raved a satisfied Amazon shopper. "As far as clarity goes, I believe HD720p is plenty for this screen size. I’m a bit of a TV snob and the lower clarity is not noticeable in this size."

$100 $170 at Amazon

Save $50: Echo Show 8 (first generation)

Save 45 percent on the Echo Show 8 (first generation). (Photo: Amazon)
Save 45 percent on the Echo Show 8 (first generation). (Photo: Amazon)

On sale for $60 (was $110), the Echo Show 8 has a compact, crisp 8-inch display, so it’s perfect for a kitchen counter or desk. And thanks to Alexa built-in, it doubles as a mini entertainment hub. Access videos, TV shows, movies or the news with Prime Video, Hulu, NBC and more, plus listen to internet radio stations, podcasts and audiobooks via Amazon Music, Spotify and Audible.

“...It was easy to set up and the app was easy to set up and understand,” wrote a delighted five-star reviewer. “Everyday I learn something new that Echo can do. The screen quality is good...So far have used it to check on the weather each day, play a couple of short games. Listen to national news from CBS...”

It can even be used as a digital photo frame when not in use, thanks to Amazon Photos.

$60 $110 at Amazon

Save $21: Echo Dot (third generation)

Save 38 percent on the Echo Dot (third generation). (Photo: Amazon)
Save 38 percent on the Echo Dot (third generation). (Photo: Amazon)

For Alexa’s birthday, the Echo Dot (third generation) is on sale for a ridiculous $25, or $15 off. That’s an impressive 38 percent savings for this genius Bluetooth smart home speaker.

The small but mighty speaker can stream tunes from Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, Sirius XM and more. In fact, you can pair your phone to this little guy via Bluetooth, so you can bring your own music to the party.

You can also pair it with another Echo Dot to create amazing stereo sound in your home for less than what it would cost for just one Bluetooth speaker from Bose or Sonos. And of course, Alexa is included, so you can always get the latest news, weather, sports updates and even control other smart home devices with just the sound of your voice.

“The sound quality is great,” wrote a five-star Amazon reviewer. “I was really surprised by how much sound comes out of this little device.”

$25 $40 at Amazon

Save $25: Fire TV Stick 4K

Save half on the Fire TV Stick 4K. (Photo: Amazon)
Save half on the Fire TV Stick 4K. (Photo: Amazon)

On sale for $25 (was $50), the Fire TV Stick 4K plugs it into just about any 4K or HD TV’s HDMI ports. It automatically search for your home’s Wi-Fi network and wait for you to log in. Once synced, you’ll have access to hundreds of streaming apps and channels, including Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, HBO Max, Starz, Showtime and more.

In fact, these settings are so fun and useful that you’ll finally ditch cable altogether. “If you get this new Fire Stick, then you can just forget cable,” added another satisfied Amazon shopper. “I love this new Fire Stick. I need one for each room. It has more features and stations that are free and come with the Fire Stick.”

$25 $50 at Amazon

Save $40: Amazon Kindle

Save 44 percent on the Amazon Kindle. (Photo: Amazon)
Save 44 percent on the Amazon Kindle. (Photo: Amazon)

The Amazon Kindle — which is on sale for $50, or $40 off — is a great entry-level e-reader. It features a six-inch display with a built-in light for clarity that reads just like paper, plus it’s packed with 4GB of on-board storage that can hold thousands of e-books and digital magazines from Amazon’s digital bookstore. Meanwhile, the Amazon Kindle’s best feature is its super-long battery life — it can go four weeks per charge. That’s weeks and not days or hours. Weeks!

“The improvements to the basic Kindle are great,” raved an avid reader. “I've been reading on mine the past several days and I'm extremely impressed. The lighting is the brightest, whitest and most even I've seen. It's comfortable to hold, easy to read, and just as responsive as my Oasis and my husband's Paperwhite.”

$50 $90 at Amazon

Save $30: Echo Auto

Save 60 percent on the Echo Auto for your car. (Photo: Amazon)
Save 60 percent on the Echo Auto for your car. (Photo: Amazon)

If you ever wanted Alexa in your car, here’s your chance. The Echo Auto — which is on sale for just $20, or $49 off — is a clever little gizmo that instantly makes your old car smart. It connects to your car’s stereo via auxiliary input and pairs to your phone with Bluetooth.

And don’t worry about the car’s engine, wind or road traffic getting in the way of your voice. The Echo Auto is designed with eight mighty microphones, so it can clearly pick up voice commands. It’s also great for making hands-free phone calls and searching for your favorite tunes on Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora and more.

“I'm actually impressed with this little device. I've tried other car Alexa-enabled devices but they've always struggled to pick up my voice over noise such as the radio, a window being down or other people chatting in the car,” shared another five-star Amazon reviewer. “It always picks up my voice no matter the sound level.”

$20 $60 at Amazon

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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