Which Amazon Echo or Alexa Speaker Is Best for You?

Amazon’s family of Alexa-enabled devices keeps growing. From the spherical Echo to the swiveling Echo Show 10, you can get Alexa into your home in many ways. These devices can answer your questions, help you order essentials, set timers, play all sorts of audio content, and even function as the control hub for your burgeoning smart home. These are our favorite Echo and Alexa-compatible speakers for every home and budget.

If you’re trying to decide which smart devices might be best for you, be sure to check out WIRED’s picks in our roundups: Best Smart Speakers, Best Bluetooth Speakers, and Best Google Speakers. We also have guides on setting up your Echo speaker, creating Alexa routines, and Alexa skills that are actually fun and useful to help you get started.

Updated August 2021: We’ve updated prices and added the Echo Dot Kids Edition.

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