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. But there are other products that can serve as Amazon Echo accessories.
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.
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.
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 straightforward. If you are a movie or TV show buff, you can’t go wrong with the Fire TV Stick 4k.
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.
Wemo Mini Smart Plug
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.
Ring Video Doorbell Pro
Ecovacs Deebot 500
Don’t want to spend a fortune on a Roomba? Then the Ecovacs Deebot 500 is the Amazon Echo compatible gadget for you. This robot vacuum is affordable and powerful. Thanks to its design and slim form factor, it can clean hard-to-reach places and vacuum under furniture. It also lasts a while, up to 110 minutes on a single charge. When you link it to your Amazon Echo speaker, you can use voice commands to handle tasks such as scheduling new times for vacuuming, changing vacuuming modes, and current status updates.
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.
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.
“Made for Amazon” Outlet Shelf
Retro Alarm Clock Stand
Ninety7 SKY TOTE Battery Base for the Amazon Echo 2nd Generation
Amazon Echo Wall Clock
When you are at home, it’s sometimes more convenient to check the time via a wall clock rather than pull out your phone. The Amazon Echo Wall Clock is not only a nice-looking living room timepiece, but it’s also one of the best Amazon Echo accessories. Once it’s synced to your speaker, its LED display can show one or more timers that you have set up with your Echo device. For example, you can see on the clock when your dinner will be ready when your next appointment is scheduled to begin, and more. You will even get a 60-second countdown animation. It’s pretty nifty.
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.