out of stock [Amazon Prime] Amazon Echo Plus (1st Gen) $49 Delivered @ Amazon AU

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Great cheap price for Prime Members on the Echo Plus 1st Gen. Shows as "Prime Savings" so should be Prime Members only. Could be a stuff up or just them clearing the old model.

Don't forget Shopback or Cashrewards for a fully home automated deal.

  • Echo Plus is a simple way to start your smart home. It has a built-in ZigBee smart home hub, which allows for simple and direct setup of compatible ZigBee lights, locks and more from brands including Philips Hue and others. No additional hub is required.
  • Echo Plus connects to Alexa, a cloud-based voice service, to play music, make calls, set timers and alarms, ask questions, check traffic and weather, and more. Just ask.
  • Just ask for a song, artist or genre from Amazon Music Unlimited, Apple Music, Spotify, iHeartRadio, TuneIn and more. With multi-room music, you can play music on * Echo devices in different rooms. Echo can play Audible audiobooks, radio stations, news briefings and read kindle ebooks. Services may require subscriptions or other fees; Bluetooth not supported for multi-room music.
  • Call or message anyone hands-free who also has an Echo device or the Alexa App. Also, quickly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice.
  • Dolby processing speakers deliver crisp vocals and extended bass to fill the room with immersive 360 degree audio.
  • With seven microphones, beam-forming technology and noise cancellation, Echo Plus hears you from any direction-even while music is playing.
  • Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new features and skills. Just ask Alexa to control compatible smart devices, request an Uber, find a recipe, and more.

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  • +2 votes

    Cheers OP. Great find. Got a couple.

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    Is this a good choice if I wanted a Zigbee hub to play around with? Thinking of compatibility with Philips and Xiaomi stuff.

    • +1 vote

      As per Amazon product description:
      Echo Plus is a simple way to start your smart home. It has a built-in ZigBee smart home hub, which allows for simple and direct setup of compatible ZigBee lights, locks and more from brands including Philips Hue and others. No additional hub is required.

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    I think it's a pricing error! They usually go for that price as refurbished.

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    Not pricing error. $99 for the past months. Now a further $50 off so $49 is about right.A good buy.

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    I signed up to the Prime trail and picked one up. Not sure why; the Echo Dot was my first smart speaker, but I sold it and now I have a Google Home in every room. I have one thing that isn't compatible with Google Assistant, but is with Alexa. Chances are I can resell it for more if I don't keep it.

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    2nd generation Echo were 2 for $99 back April.

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    Bought one. Thanks OP! $50 is a Bargain!!!

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    I recently bought a second hand but brand new in box for $50, thinking it’s bargain. This is a $1 cheaper!

    I bought it to setup ZigBee with Xiaomi products but have since failed. How do I do it?

  • +1 vote

    With another 4 Echos and 5 Google speakers, I really didn't need another one, but for that price, I couldn't resist. I think I have to build another room to use it in! Thanks O.P.

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      Were they all linked to your Amazon account already when they arrived?
      There is a "this is a gift, don't link to my account" in the purchase page which gets me confused. I forgot to tick this box, would it make the echo be linked to purchasing account when they arrive?

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        My last one was pre-setup to my account. Pretty nice feature.

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          Thanks for your reply. Where did the pre-setup happen if you don't mind to tell me?

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            @magnolia: They are listed in your Alexa app/amazon account (ie without having to run through device setup). I think they were also preconfigured for wifi (if you have wifi key saved in amazon cloud) but not 100% sure on that.

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    This is a gift, don't link it to my account.

    Missed this check box in checkout page, would it really matter? If so, is there a way to change it as it hasn't been dispatched yet

  • +1 vote

    No need to tick anything. Device is registered through the Alexa app on your phone. One reason I especially like the Echos is that you can use the web to configure (most) settings. Sometimes easier on a PC than a phone.

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    With Amazon Prime Day around the corner, It would be good to hold for a bit, imho

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    I already have one but buying this to pair them together for stereo mode, this is a great price, thanks OP!

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      If I had 3 Echos (mix of Dot and Plus), can it all play from the same Spotify playlist?

      • +1 vote

        In the Alexa app you can create a speaker group, for example I have one called "Everywhere" with all of my Echos in it, when I want to listen to music in every room I just say "Alexa play my spotify music everywhere". You can also change the target device in the Spotify app to select your speaker group, it shows up as a device.

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          Will 4 give a better stereo effect than 2 of these in a speaker group in a room?

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            @Joe888: I'm not sure sorry, I imagine it would be max two speakers and an echo sub(woofer) to create a 2.1 configuration but someone who knows might reply.

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      Do you know if you can add Sonos Alexa enabled speakers into the group?

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    How does one manage multi-users on multiple Echos?

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    Excellent price. I have a home full of Google devices, but am tempted to get this just as a semi decent Bluetooth speaker to cast music to from one of my google home minis….

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    Wait, does this mean you don’t need a Hub for Hue lights with this?

    That’s good deal then if so, save on the Hub price plus all the functionality of the Echo itself.

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      Pretty much. There is some Hue stuff that needs the Hue Bridge though like atleast the dimmer switch, but all the Hue globes I have tried work fine.

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        You can pair the dimmer switch directly to a bulb. Functionality is limited, but you do get on/off/dimming.

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    Thanks got one!

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    Can somebody who already owns one of these comment on the sound quality, particularly compared to the latest Echo dot 3. Will this sound much better?

    • +1 vote

      This is not as good as the Echo v2, but it's still quite nice. $49 is really a deal!
      And don't forget, the plus can control lights and stuff …

    • +2 votes

      Can't comment on it vs a Dot 3, but it's better than all of the small devices and for me and the wife we like the sound of this over the Google Home, thus getting rid of the Home and the Minis that seem to breed.

      For $50 this is a bargain if only to be used as a speaker.

    • +1 vote

      Took the plunge and ordered one and it has already arrived! After a quick test I can confidently say that the Echo Plus (Gen 1) does sound better than the current Echo Dot 3 model for anybody who is on the fence about upgrading to this one.

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    Thanks OP, bought two to pair up in the bedroom.

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    Anybody switched to these from a Google Home or vice versa? and why?

    • +2 votes

      See my comment above, I think sound is better on this, also microphone picks up requests better than Google for us, especially when music is playing.

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      Google is much better when asking about local info such as afl scores or general questions. For home automation and music streaming both are comparible. I started with alexa but are finding that Google assistants are more suited.

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    I joined Prime Video and got a $10 bonus by playing a video right away. so I ordered the Echo Plus for $30. What a deal!

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    Any recommended smart bulbs and smart thermometer together with this?

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    And I just upgraded my 6 Echo Dot Gen 2 to Gen 3 with the Kogan Deal!

    Oh well, time to upgrade Echo Dot Gen 3 to Echo Plus Gen 1!

    A lot of 2nd hand Echo Dots about to hit Gumtree!

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      Personally i would upgrade my Echo 2 dots with this, but i wouldn't bother upgrading my Echo 3 dots for it.

      I'm going to wait for an Echo Plus 2nd deal, better sound and it has the thermometer so you can do temp based automations.

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        Yeah, I'd obviously prefer 2nd, but I wouldn't expect them to reach this price point any time soon.

        I would be surprised if the Echo Plus 1st isn't better sound than then Echo Dot 3rd.

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    Does anyone know how the sound quality in one of these compares to a Bose SoundLink Micro?

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    What does it do better than echo dot?

    • +3 votes

      Zigbee controller, and larger speakers for bigger/better sound.

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        I have connected my echo dot to z623, so speaker aspect is not appealing to me. I will need to look into what ZigBee controller is capable of.

        Thanks

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          If anything, it just means spending more $$$ on zigbee devices. The experience is not that great, I read reviews where the alexa app is inferior to the native apps (eg Phillips Hue). Furthermore the zigbee offering is limited.

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            @schwinn: I’m controlling lights, tap timers, air con, garage door, door sensors, temperature monitor via Zigbee and Alexa. Then via WiFi and Alexa receiver, more lights, robot vacuum.

  • +12 votes

    Upvoted because this is a great deal but won't be buying one. Have many echos already and I made a new financial year resolution to resist OzBargain temptations, I'm proud of myself.

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    Ah im already so invested into google gear….

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    Upvoted. Great post and as tempting as this is, I will pass on it. I was interested in the zigbee integration with my Xiaomi sensors but online posts show it doesn't work with Echo Plus. Has anyone tried integrating with Xiaomi (Mi or Aqara) sensors? If not, looks like it will be RPi for smart home integration and Google Home for everything else.

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    I have $25 amazon credit that I can use on anything sold by amazon and fulfilled by amazon. So essentially I can only buy amazon devices (can’t find anything else that I can use the credit on). Should I get the first gen echo plus or the 3rd gen echo dot? I want to use all my credit since $10 expires tomorrow.

    There is only a $10 difference between the two but not sure if it is worth getting the older generation echo plus over the newer generation echo dot.

    • +2 votes

      Echo Plus. Vastly more functionalities & much better sound.

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      I've been contemplating the same. I already own a 1st gen Echo Plus and 2nd get echo dot. I know the new 3rd gen echo dot is better but in terms of sound, it's a long way behind the older plus.

      The only negative for the plus is that it's way larger and in my case, I'm getting it for a bedroom where I'm not going to be listening to music much. It's just going to be to use voice assistant (turn off lights etc)

      It's only $10 difference but I'm leaning toward the smaller device in my case… I might be able to pair 2x new 1st gen echo plus if I get one and I reconfigure the apartment when I move but by that time I am sure they will release new temperature sensor one and other new technologies so the older Echo Plus probably will be relegated to the garage or something…

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