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Amazon Echo Plus (1st Gen) - £44.99 at Amazon
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Amazon Echo Plus (1st Gen) - £44.99 at Amazon

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Posted 18th Nov 2019Edited by:"JaggySnake"

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1st Gen but seems a bargain. £139.00 RRP. Hasn't been below £69.99 before.

  • 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, plugs and more from brands including Philips Hue, Hive and more. No additional hub 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, Spotify, TuneIn and more. With multi-room music, you can play music on Echo devices in different rooms, available for Amazon Music, TuneIn and Spotify; Bluetooth not supported. Echo can also play audiobooks, radio stations, news briefings and more.
  • 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.
  • Improved speakers with Dolby processing deliver crisp vocals and extended bass to fill the room with immersive, 360° 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, order a pizza, and more.
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tom619518/11/2019 12:04

How does this actually do with music? Is it good? Bassy? Punchy?


Better than the Echo Dot and (at this price) worth getting over a regular Echo (i.e. non 'Echo Plus' version) for the extra potential added by the built-in ZigBee smart home hub. We got one of these (on sale) a while back and have been very happy with it. Any issues have been few and far between for us... and there wasn't one that could not be rectified with a simple unplug it, then plug it back in, routine. Doing this power-cycling procedure also forces it to do a check for software updates and install them, so it's no bad thing to do every once in a while anyway!

You can actually ask 'Alexa' to adjust the bass level yourself, if you want a bit more... but, for our needs it is ample as-is. There seems to be a better bass response than the regular Echo and/or the Echo Dot models but I'm not sure if I'd describe it as punchy. You can experiment with positioning (within the room) to achieve the best (or, at least, better) results - assuming there is an electrical outlet nearby - and for everyday listening at (what we call) normal levels it is great. It's not something you can rely on to provide sufficient sound for a truly banging party either... but, for what it is (and what it is capable of "smart home" wise) this is an opportunity to save almost one hundred pounds on the original asking price and, if we didn't have one (or needed another) I wouldn't hesitate to take advantage of this deal, based on our experience of the one we bought originally.


Hope that is of some use!
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Dreadfully unreliable. I’m lucky if mine goes 24 hours after reset without losing its voice (a very common problem with the 1st gen models). Glad mine was a gift as I wouldn’t get one of the original models at any price.
andersh18/11/2019 09:59

Could you get another tenner off buy ordering though Alexa? I've already …Could you get another tenner off buy ordering though Alexa? I've already ordered the Echo Input from the earlier deal.hotukdeals.com/deals/echo-input-white-requires-an-external-speaker-1499-delivered-at-amazon-via-alexa-3333818


Just tried it and it doesn't seem to work. Good thinking though!
Be wary the built-in Zigbee hub does not give you all the features of the Philips Hue hub:
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feed_me_chocs18/11/2019 09:48

Dreadfully unreliable. I’m lucky if mine goes 24 hours after reset without …Dreadfully unreliable. I’m lucky if mine goes 24 hours after reset without losing its voice (a very common problem with the 1st gen models). Glad mine was a gift as I wouldn’t get one of the original models at any price.


Mine is the best of all by far and I have Echo 2 and Dot 3 as well. Never had an issue in 2 years. Responsive all the time.
i have 2 of this type and have been great as for the price 44,99 is a great price TY op for the post but i do need to stop buying amazon stuff hmm lol
How does this actually do with music? Is it good? Bassy? Punchy?
I am actually selling mine as we speak. In the 2 years we have had this it has been terrific and never missed a beat although we had it paired up to the Echo Sub. Only reason for selling it is because we now have the Echo Studio. This is a great price for this as it will control Phillips smart bulbs because of the built in hub that NOT all echo's have.
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tom619518/11/2019 12:04

How does this actually do with music? Is it good? Bassy? Punchy?


Better than the Echo Dot and (at this price) worth getting over a regular Echo (i.e. non 'Echo Plus' version) for the extra potential added by the built-in ZigBee smart home hub. We got one of these (on sale) a while back and have been very happy with it. Any issues have been few and far between for us... and there wasn't one that could not be rectified with a simple unplug it, then plug it back in, routine. Doing this power-cycling procedure also forces it to do a check for software updates and install them, so it's no bad thing to do every once in a while anyway!

You can actually ask 'Alexa' to adjust the bass level yourself, if you want a bit more... but, for our needs it is ample as-is. There seems to be a better bass response than the regular Echo and/or the Echo Dot models but I'm not sure if I'd describe it as punchy. You can experiment with positioning (within the room) to achieve the best (or, at least, better) results - assuming there is an electrical outlet nearby - and for everyday listening at (what we call) normal levels it is great. It's not something you can rely on to provide sufficient sound for a truly banging party either... but, for what it is (and what it is capable of "smart home" wise) this is an opportunity to save almost one hundred pounds on the original asking price and, if we didn't have one (or needed another) I wouldn't hesitate to take advantage of this deal, based on our experience of the one we bought originally.


Hope that is of some use!
Thanks great price just bought this for my grandson for Xmas as he’s always playing with ours
Voted hot, I've just noticed this is the Plus version. Have all Echos, 1,2 and dot 3, my Echo 1 is by far the best of all and it is not even the plus version. Great find!
I'm tempted but generation 1 :/
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Had it nearly 2 years now and only ever had to reset it once when I've changed broadband provider. Amazing bit of kit for the money and a brilliant place to start if you want to dip your toe into the whole 'smart home' idea. As long as your expectations are realistic, music playback is pretty good too for when you just want to stick on a few tunes on in the living room while you do something else.
How does this compare to echo show deal? Dad wants smart speaker type thing for music dab radio and prob novelty questions to alexa. Wouldn't need to be for banging tunes. Thanks
Great deal.
IoW_Skin18/11/2019 12:48

Better than the Echo Dot and (at this price) worth getting over a regular …Better than the Echo Dot and (at this price) worth getting over a regular Echo (i.e. non 'Echo Plus' version) for the extra potential added by the built-in ZigBee smart home hub. We got one of these (on sale) a while back and have been very happy with it. Any issues have been few and far between for us... and there wasn't one that could not be rectified with a simple unplug it, then plug it back in, routine. Doing this power-cycling procedure also forces it to do a check for software updates and install them, so it's no bad thing to do every once in a while anyway! You can actually ask 'Alexa' to adjust the bass level yourself, if you want a bit more... but, for our needs it is ample as-is. There seems to be a better bass response than the regular Echo and/or the Echo Dot models but I'm not sure if I'd describe it as punchy. You can experiment with positioning (within the room) to achieve the best (or, at least, better) results - assuming there is an electrical outlet nearby - and for everyday listening at (what we call) normal levels it is great. It's not something you can rely on to provide sufficient sound for a truly banging party either... but, for what it is (and what it is capable of "smart home" wise) this is an opportunity to save almost one hundred pounds on the original asking price and, if we didn't have one (or needed another) I wouldn't hesitate to take advantage of this deal, based on our experience of the one we bought originally.Hope that is of some use!


IoW_Skin, I have the third gen Echo Dot, just for music, as I only have mobile broadband for now, which the Dot will not connect to. Do you think the Echo Plus would be an upgrade sonically? I'm only interested because the price is affordable, if it improves on the Dot musically. TIA.
Tried to order 2 yesterday but wouldnt let me order more than 1. Let me order another today. So if you need 2 try again today
freyabo19/11/2019 20:43

IoW_Skin, I have the third gen Echo Dot, just for music, as I only have …IoW_Skin, I have the third gen Echo Dot, just for music, as I only have mobile broadband for now, which the Dot will not connect to. Do you think the Echo Plus would be an upgrade sonically? I'm only interested because the price is affordable, if it improves on the Dot musically. TIA.


I have the third gen dot and the first gen echo and I would say the 1st gen echo (not plus) sounds quite a bit better. I'm not a connoisseur of bass levels etc but the sound is just cleaner, and I think this plus should be even better.

I'm trying to decide if this plus is better than a 3rd gen echo or whether it's even worth upgrading at all! Any thoughts anyone?
freyabo19/11/2019 20:43

IoW_Skin, I have the third gen Echo Dot, just for music, as I only have …IoW_Skin, I have the third gen Echo Dot, just for music, as I only have mobile broadband for now, which the Dot will not connect to. Do you think the Echo Plus would be an upgrade sonically? I'm only interested because the price is affordable, if it improves on the Dot musically. TIA.


Firstly, I'm surprised your Dot won't connect to mobile broadband... because we use an older dot in our car that is connected through a mobile phone. However, as far as audio quality is concerned, this Echo Plus will definitely represent an upgrade sonically-speaking versus any of the Dot variants. So, at this price, I'd say go for it!
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IoW_Skin20/11/2019 19:02

Firstly, I'm surprised your Dot won't connect to mobile broadband... …Firstly, I'm surprised your Dot won't connect to mobile broadband... because we use an older dot in our car that is connected through a mobile phone. However, as far as audio quality is concerned, this Echo Plus will definitely represent an upgrade sonically-speaking versus any of the Dot variants. So, at this price, I'd say go for it!


Yep, makes sense that it will have improved output. Regarding the Dot, I'm probably doing something wrong Nevermind. Cheers.
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