Connected speakers and digital assistants are slowly becoming an essential part of many households. Amazon clearly believes so, having unleashed a huge range of Echo speakers, powered by its digital assistant, Alexa. Now, there’s even a speaker you can take with you on to go — the Amazon Echo Input Portable.
A competitor to Google Home, the Amazon Echo is growing in popularity thanks to frequent, headline-grabbing updates, regular sales and a push into other global markets. But what are the best Amazon Echo and Echo Dot accessories? Below we’ve laid out the top products across a range of categories.
The best Amazon Echo and Echo Dot accessories:
Editor’s note: We will update this list regularly as new Amazon Echo accessories launch.
1. Echo Sub
Smart speakers are useful gadgets, but more often than not they are not particularly powerful. This is where the Echo Sub comes in. This subwoofer offers 100W deep bass sound for all your music and party needs. It works with 2nd and 3rd gen Echoes, the Echo Plus, and the Echo Dot 3rd gen. When paired with two Echo devices, it also provides great stereo sound. Like most Echo products, the Sub is easy to set up and use. However, multiroom music playback is only supported over Wi-Fi. Nonetheless, it’s still one of the best Echo accessories you can purchase.
2. Fire TV Stick 4K
The best Echo accessory for streaming enthusiasts is without a doubt the Fire TV Stick 4K. It comes with an Alexa voice remote included, and as its name suggests, it supports 4K Ultra HD streaming and Dolby Vision. You can control playback and launch videos through voice commands on a variety of platforms including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and YouTube. The Fire TV Stick 4K even has onboard storage of 8GB for additional apps. The best part is that like many Amazon products, setup is simple and straight-forward. If you are a movie or TV show buff, you can’t go wrong with the Fire TV Stick 4k.
3. LIFX Smart LED Bulb
The LIFX Smart LED Bulbs are a bit more expensive than the similarly-capable Philips Hue bulbs. However, LIFX has an advantage in the fact that these bulbs can be controlled using Alexa or an app without the need for a hub. The LIFX A19 is akin to a typical bulb and can fit in most light fixtures. While you can find the LIFX bulbs in a variety of colors, we’ve chosen warm white as it’s a great match for most rooms. You can also take advantage of significant discounts when buying multi-packs instead of individual bulbs.
4. Echo Glow
There are many Alexa-compatible smart lamps nowadays, but the Echo Glow deserves a special mention. It’s an easy-to-use multicolored smart lamp designed for kids, but one that adults can enjoy too. You can pair the Echo Glow with any Alexa device and use voice commands to change its color or brightness. You can set wake-up light alarms for your kids, which will gradually increase the brightness of the lamp until it’s time to get up, or you can use rainbow timers when it’s close to dinner time.
5. Wemo Mini Smart Plugsmart plug allows you to schedule turning on and off automatically. This means you can start preparing your morning coffee while still in bed or use the Wemo to protect your home when you are away.
6. Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Generation
The thermostat also has a proximity sensor and will light up to show you the temperature, time, or even weather information when you walk by. It’s one of the smartest thermostats currently on the market and it features seamless Amazon Echo integration.
7. Ring Video Doorbell Pro
8. Logitech Harmony Hub
9. Ecovacs Deebot N79S
10. AmazonBasics Microwave
A smart microwave? Yes, that’s a thing. This microwave from AmazonBasics can connect to your Echo devices via Bluetooth and it even includes a built-in Ask Alexa button. Pressing it enables you to provide a cooking command. You can set up various quick-cook presets and let Alexa handle the rest. There is added support for the Dash Replenishment service too, so you can reorder food when your supplies run low. This compact 700W microwave is an easily affordable appliance, making it one of the best and most practical Echo accessories.
11. Outlet Wall Hanger for the Echo Dot 4th Generation
This wall hanger can be installed in just a few seconds and works with vertical as well as horizontal outlets. Even though it doesn’t cover the outlet, you can use a simple command strip to attach your mount just about anywhere. No speakers or microphones are covered. This wall hanger is only compatible with the Amazon Echo Dot 4th generation, but if that’s your Echo of choice, this accessory is a great space saver.
12. “Made for Amazon” Outlet Shelf
13. Retro Alarm Clock Stand
14. Ninety7 SKY TOTE Battery Base for the Amazon Echo 2nd Generation
These are our picks for the best Amazon Echo accessories. Didn’t find what you were looking for? Check out our guide to the best Alexa-compatible devices, our list of the best smart pet cameras, and our guide to all things smart home.