Amazon Prime Day 2018 will run from midday on Monday 16 July until midnight on Tuesday 17 but you don't have to wait until then to grab a bargain because the Prime Day deals have already begun. One of today’s best deals: a bundle of an Amazon Fire TV Stick with voice control and an Echo Dot home assistant with Alexa.
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This rather tasty deal nets you an Amazon Fire TV Stick and Amazon Echo Dot for £54.98, which is 39% off the normal combined price of £89.98.
By plugging an Amazon Fire TV Stick into an HDMI port on your TV, you'll be able to enjoy over 10,000 channels, apps and Alexa skills. There’s access to over 200,000 movies and TV shows from the likes of the BBC, Prime Video, Netflix, ITV, UKTV Play and more, with a growing amount in glorious 4K Ultra HD.
The remote allows you to search all that content the usual way, or by pressing a mic button and using your voice. This works especially well on Amazon Prime Video.
Pair it with an Amazon Echo Dot and your Fire TV just became voice controlled without the need for the remote. You can now change channels, pause and rewind movies and search for movies and TV shows just by ordering Alexa. Once you’re used to it, that’s a lot easier than fiddling about with a remote. It also does all the usual Echo/Alexa stuff, from controlling your smart home to playing music to ordering pizza.
That's a neat little one-two bundle in our eyes, and the saving makes it well worth snapping up. if you fancy getting hold of these two devices, hurry, because the deal ends on July 16 – and they may sell out well before then.
You'll need to be an Amazon Prime member to take advantage of this deal, but that needn't cost you. Here's how to get a free Amazon Prime account.
Amazon Fire TV with Amazon Echo Dot - now £54.98 (was £89.98)
The Fire TV makes your TV smart and by pairing it with an Echo Dot, you also make it voice activated, so you can control playback on your Fire TV hands-free. You can also use the voice-controlled Echo Dot to play music, control your smart home devices, read the news, set alarms and reminders, and much more. You can also use it to call or message other people who have Amazon Echo devices, or the Alexa mobile app. Offer ends July 16.