Black Friday smart home deals available now: Echo Show for $ 60, Nest Hub for $ 50 and more


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Whether you’re looking to start a smart home or expand the one you have, Best Buy has solid deals on a number of devices that could fit well into any setup. The electronics giant kicks off the month with discounts on devices from Amazon, Google, Arlo, SimpliSafe and more.

Best Buy and others are expected to have plenty of sales throughout the month leading up to Black Friday, but the prices that kicked off Monday morning are solid offers worth grabbing. Highlights include the latest version of Amazon Echo at 40% off and $ 90 off a SimpliSafe DIY security kit.

Below you’ll find our current favorite deals in the smart home space. Looking for more sales? To verify New Best Buy Black Friday Advance Sale, some first favorites at Target, and Walmart’s first Black Friday sales starting November 3.

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The second-generation version of Google’s Nest Hub is one of our favorite smart displays and includes contactless sleep tracking in addition to the usual voice commands and smart home controls.

Read our review on Nest Hub (2nd gen).

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The newest Amazon Echo sports a sleek design alongside built-in antennas to help you configure your peripheral smart home gadgets. It even has a nice sound quality for its size.

Read our Amazon Echo (4th Generation) review.


The Pro 4 is our favorite outdoor security camera thanks to its versatile features and smart design. This pack gives you a pack of three. Best Buy struck a similar deal last week.

Read our Arlo Pro 4 review.

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Amazon’s Echo Auto puts Alexa in your car. If you own an older car, this gadget (normally $ 50) allows you to request songs or playlists with Amazon Music, Spotify, or other services connected to Alexa, check the traffic on the way home, and make hands-free calls.

Read our Echo Auto review.


This is the latest Nest smart doorbell from Google. It has a new design and is battery powered. You’ll enjoy two-way conversation, high-definition resolution, 145-degree field of view with a 3: 4 aspect ratio, smart alerts, facial recognition and more.

Read our review of the Nest Doorbell (battery operated).

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It might not be the biggest sale of the season on the Echo Dot, but it’s a solid 30% off option if you don’t want to wait for a better deal. This latest version of the Echo Dot is the smartest and best yet.

Read our Amazon Echo Dot (4th Generation) review.

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The Nest Audio is Google’s best performing smart speaker, now that the Home Max is discontinued. It’s a nice-sounding speaker that does everything the Nest Mini does, but with more oomph. Stereo pairing with two of these speakers sounds great. However, if you’re not looking for premium sound, the Nest Mini will likely meet all of your needs.

Read our Nest Audio review.


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