Best Alexa compatible devices for your home: Our top 10

An Amazon Echo Alexa device shot from above.

The perky voice of Amazon’s digital assistant Alexa can now be heard across millions of homes. The company’s Echo smart speaker range, and other Alexa-enabled gadgets, have expanded rapidly in just a few years, spawning countless fans.

While Alexa is useful alone — if you need urgent questions answered or want to place an Amazon order — there’s a whole world of opportunities if you pair it with a compatible device or two. 

We’ve rounded up the best Alexa-compatible devices on the market, including add-on products, and those that come with the digital assistant built-in. Here’s our top 10.

Best Alexa compatible devices (add-on)

1. Amazon Smart Plug

An Amazon Smart Plug Alexa device Amazon

The first place many people start with Alexa compatible devices is a smart plug. They’re inexpensive and give you instant control over your gadgets. Amazon’s smart plug is one of the best, because it’s affordable, guaranteed to work, and, well, just look at how cute it is!

You can tell Alexa to turn something on or off as you please, but the virtual assistant also supports routines allowing you to give your electronics a schedule. If you want your TV to power off while you’re asleep, Amazon’s Smart Plug can help. 

Buy Now: Amazon Smart Plug for $19.99

2. Philips Hue A19 Starter Kit (Hub + 2 bulbs)

The Philips A19 smart bulbs starter kit Alexa smart home product Amazon

The Philips Hue low-energy bulbs are the standard when it comes to smart lighting. These bulbs are easy to set up and can be controlled using Alexa or through a smartphone app. 

The Philips Hue bulbs support routines like the Amazon smart plug, while adjusting the brightness settings is just a matter of yelling: “Alexa, dim the bedroom lights” or something similar. 

We recommend the starter kit as your first purchase, which comes with two (or four) white bulbs and the hub for voice control. The colored bulbs are more expensive and may not suit all households, but you can add them later if you like — the hub supports up to 50 lightbulbs. 

It’s a great Alexa smart home product, but you check out our complete list of best smart light bulbs if these ones aren’t for you.

Buy Now: Philips Hue A19 white starter kit from $69.98

3. Fitbit Charge 3 

The Alexa-compatible Fitbit Charge 3

You might already own a Fitbit device, but did you know it was an Alexa compatible device? You can use the dedicated Alexa Fitbit skill to find out a whole bunch of information including your steps taken, hours slept, weight, and more. Just say, “Alexa, ask Fitbit how I slept yesterday,” or insert any other statistic you want to know more about.  

Editor’s Pick

We recommend the Fitbit Charge 3, the latest and greatest Fitbit sports band (read our full review at the previous link). For the full list of Alex/Fitbit queries, head here.

Buy Now: Fitbit Charge 3 from $128.95

4. Nest Thermostat E

The Nest Themostat E Alexa compatible thermostat. Best Buy

Nest introduced its Thermostat E back in August 2017 and it’s still the best smart thermostat out there. This slimmed-down version of the third generation Nest delivers all of the critical functions of its more expensive sibling, with few compromises.

Editor’s Pick

Like the standard Nest, the Nest E learns from your usage patterns to automatically raise or lower the temperature in your home based on your habits. Over time, you may find you don’t need to manually adjust the thermostat at all, though this is always possible with your voice thanks to Alexa.

The Nest E’s body isn’t quite as premium-looking. Its display doesn’t have quite as much information, and it isn’t compatible with quite as many HVAC systems as the third generation model. Otherwise, it’s very similar for around two thirds the price.

Control your temperature automatically, keep your home toasty, and live like a king with the Nest Thermostat E.

Buy Now: Nest Thermostat E at Best Buy for $169.99

5. Ring Video Doorbell 

The Alexa compatible Ring Doorbell Amazon

Ring’s smart doorbells pair with other Alexa devices to let you see or hear who’s outside your home. Stick one of these on your doorstep and they’ll alert your Alexa products when pressed or when they detect motion. 

The Ring doesn’t require any specific wires or extras to install, just the wires a regular doorbell needs. In that sense, it’s a product for everyone, but you’ll get most out of it if you have an Echo Spot or Echo Show so you can use its camera. 

The Ring Video Doorbell 1 comes with almost all of the features of the Ring 2 and saves you $60. If you’re okay trading 1080p video streaming for 720p, and giving up a couple of other minor features, it’s probably the better deal.

Buy Now: Ring Video Doorbell for $99

6. Blink Indoor Camera System

Blink smart security camera with Alexa support Amazon

If indoor security is more your thing, this solution from Blink is the best you’ll find. Blink’s battery-powered security camera has motion detection, can be controlled with your voice, and supports live streaming. This feed can be viewed with an Android or iOS smartphone, but as of just last month, Blink now works with video-enabled Alexa devices too.

It starts at $99.99 for one camera, but you can purchase up to five at once to save money on each one. Find out more at the button below.

Buy Now: Blink indoor security system from $99.99

7. Samsung SmartThings hub V3

Samsung's SmartThings hub version 3 Alexa smart home device. Amazon

Samsung’s SmartThings hub is the unifying product that brings a smart home together. It’s compatible with many major smart home device manufacturers — from Bose, to Honeywell, to Philips (yes, the bulbs on this list are compatible), and more — to help you monitor and control your household electronics.

If you’d instead prefer to keep your smart lights, locks, cameras and more, all under one brand — Samsung has you covered there too. You can buy SmartThings hub with all kinds of dedicated sensors to suit your smart home needs — find everything at the button below. 

Best Alexa devices (built-in)

8. Insignia 4K HDR Fire TVs

Insignia Fire TV with Alexa built-in Amazon

If you don’t want to buy an Echo, a growing number of products ship with Alexa built in. The Insignia Fire TV range is among them, coming in 43-inch, 50-inch, and 55-inch versions.

Editor’s Pick

These UHD TVs boast more than 8 million pixels, voice-control with an Alexa voice remote, and multiple inputs and outputs, including 3 HDMI ports (one with ARC) and USB (in case you want to power, say, a Google Chromecast). 

Best of all, they start at $249.99 for the 43-inch version. It’s a bargain. 

Buy Now: Insignia 4K Fire TV from $249.99

9. Acer Spin 5 laptop

The Acer Spin 5 laptop on Amazon with built-in Alexa support. Amazon

This convertible laptop is full of great features, like an 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8550U, dedicated Nvidia GTX 1050, and a 15.6-inch Full-HD Multi-Touch Display. It’s capped off by dedicated Alexa integration, meaning you can control your smart home products, create lists, check your calendar, and more, all from your computer.

The Acer Spin 5 has four built-in microphones to help Alexa understand you — this isn’t a token smart assistant integration— and it looks impressive too, in its slimline, steel gray frame. 

You can find it here for a little less in a smaller, 13.3-inch version, if that’s more your thing. Otherwise, it’s currently $944 for the 15.6-inch model with all the trimmings.

Buy Now: Acer Spin 5 (15.6-inch) for $944.00

10. Sonos One

A Sonos One speaker on a table with Alexa built in. Sound Guys

There are many capable Alexa-supported speakers, but the Sonos One stands out for several reasons. It sounds great and the voice control is well-integrated. It shows premium quality throughout, despite its price. 

The Sonos One review from our sister site SoundGuys had many great things to say about it, but they were disappointed by the lack of Spotify and Apple Music support. Thankfully, it now supports Spotify, and Apple Music integration is apparently on the way

Buy Now: Sonos One for $198.95


That’s all folks! What’s your favorite Alexa smart home device or accessory? Let us know in the comments. 

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These are the best Android phones for power users

A photo of a man using the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, one of the best phones for power users.

Smartphones are incredibly useful tools no matter which way you look at them, packing plenty of features into a compact form factor. But what if you specifically need a device for productivity purposes? Or maybe you need a Swiss Army Knife that offers a feature for every eventuality?

There are plenty of Android phones for power users out there, so here are the devices you should be adding to your wishlist.


Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung Experience Homescreen

Our 2018 Best of Android smartphone of the year is also one of the best Android phones for power users too, and there are plenty of reasons why.

The integrated S-Pen stylus enables some nifty functionality, such as controlling your presentations (if your phone is connected to an external screen) and jotting down notes. The former is a pretty handy use-case too, reducing the need to lug your laptop to work for that pitch meeting.

Editor’s Pick

The Galaxy Note 9 also offers a 4,000mAh battery that should give you plenty of juice for the day (with some to spare). It also marks the biggest battery in the Note range yet, while trouncing the Galaxy S9 Plus.

Core specs are cutting-edge too, offering a Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 chipset, 6GB or 8GB of RAM, 128GB or 512GB (!) of expandable storage, and a 6.4-inch 1440p OLED screen. Toss in IP68 water resistance, a headphone jack, and wireless charging, and you’ve got one of the best flagships of the year. Just make sure you look around for a good deal, because the device starts at $999.


Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro took an “everything and the kitchen sink” approach, cramming almost every imaginable feature into its frame (save for a 3.5mm port). The biggest highlights are the triple rear camera setup (ultra wide, normal, telephoto), reverse wireless charging, and an in-display fingerprint sensor, but it also packs a few more useful features.

The 4,200mAh battery is probably the largest you’ll find in a mainstream flagship phone today, giving you a day and a half to two days of usage. But it also packs the fastest charging you’ll see, period, going from zero to 70 percent in just 30 minutes. So if you over-slept or simply don’t have time to fully charge your phone, it’ll work particularly well.

The biggest downside is that the phone ordinarily starts at 1,049 euros (~$1,217), making it $200 more expensive than Samsung’s flagship phablet. The lack of a headphone jack is also disappointing, but it’s tough to argue that you aren’t getting one of the better phones for power users and productivity in general.


Google Pixel 3

Google’s latest phone doesn’t have the biggest battery, the most storage, or the most cameras, but it has one massive advantage over Huawei and Samsung’s phones. Yep, you’ll be getting stock Android as well as the latest and greatest updates.

Read: Here are the best smartphones running stock Android

Even if you don’t care for pure Android, it’s tough to argue with Google’s commitment to feature and security updates. The company generally commits to two years of feature updates, and three years of security patches. The latter should provide for some peace of mind if you need a (figuratively) bullet-proof phone in your line of work.

But the Pixel 3 series also stands out thanks to its camera experience, offering a 12MP single rear camera and a dual-camera pairing up front. The Mountain View company’s photography efforts also earned it a gong in our best of Android awards.


OnePlus 6T

OyxgenOS Android Skin

OnePlus had a stellar 2018, and this is in large part due to the excellent critical and commercial reception to the OnePlus 6T. The phone definitely makes a few compromises compared to the more expensive devices on the list, but it’s tough to argue against its inclusion nonetheless.

The OnePlus 6T offers a speedy Snapdragon 845 chipset, 6GB to 8GB of RAM, and 128GB to 256GB of storage. This puts it on similar footing to the OnePlus 6, but the brand has also tossed in an in-display fingerprint sensor and a 3,700mAh battery (compared to the older phone’s 3,300mAh pack). 

But one of the best things about the phone is its OxygenOS skin, offering a feature-filled yet lightweight take on Android. Toss in the company’s commitment to updates and the developer community, and you’ve got another phone worth adding to the list.


BlackBerry Key2

blackberry key2 held in hand

Was there ever any doubt that the BlackBerry Key2 would make the list? TCL’s 2018 device cracks a nod based purely on the fact that it has a QWERTY keypad — a rarity in this day and age. Sure, virtual keyboards are often faster for many people, but the ability to assign apps to specific keys is pretty smart.

The phone also has a dedicated shortcut key (be it for the camera shutter, Play Music or Google Assistant), LG-style system profiles that change your settings depending on location, and a 3,500mAh battery that keeps on chugging. In fact, reviewers Jimmy Westenberg and David Imel both said they averaged between five and seven hours of screen-on time, while Jimmy said he’d regularly end the day with 40 percent capacity remaining.

Now if you consider a power user to be someone who needs the fastest, the Blackberry Key2 obviously doesn’t hold its own as well in this department. The addition of a mid-weight Snapdragon 660 chipset, 6GB of RAM, and 64GB to 128GB of expandable storage makes for a big improvement over the KeyOne‘s budget specs. But it’s far from a performance beast. Still, if your definition of a power user is someone who lives on his or her phone and needs it to fuel their productivity, the Key2 is hard to beat. 


Do you know of any other great phones for power users? Give us your picks in the comments! 

This week in Android: MWC 2019 is coming

Samsung Galaxy S10 ceramic white leak MySmartPrice

MWC 2019 is fast approaching, and we’re expecting it to be a big show. Of course, we’ll see the Samsung Galaxy S10 right before the event, and Xiaomi will unveil its Mi 9 on the same day, which we’re positive is not a terrible idea. Except it is. Once we get to MWC, we’ll see LG’s next flagship, complete with a loudspeaker screen. Plus we’ll see OnePlus’ 5G phone prototype.

Back on the home front, we have to wonder why we’re spending $1,000 on phones when we have some great $500 options. Meanwhile, OnePlus is making huge inroads in the United States — as is Google.

Here are your top stories for the week

1:00 – 5 reasons why you absolutely shouldn’t miss Mobile World Congress this year

From 5G to folding phones, OEMs will be bringing it all to MWC 2019. We can’t wait to see what’s coming.


20:35 – Why I hope AT&T loses the 5G E lawsuit

AT&T is full of $%!^.


29:55 – OnePlus 7: Here’s what it needs to take on the best

There are a few ways we think OnePlus could really up its game and stand toe-to-toe with the big boys…


OnePlus is now a top-five high-end smartphone maker in the US

…but maybe it doesn’t have to, because it seems to be doing pretty well where it is.


We’ll get our first look at a OnePlus 5G prototype at MWC 2019

Plus, OnePlus will have a new 5G phone to show off at MWC.


44:15 – Opinion: These are my 7 essential smartphone features

What makes or breaks a smartphone is pretty personal, so C. Scott Brown is laying out his must-haves. Vote for yours!


Meanwhile, here are some stories we couldn’t cover on the podcast

OnePlus 6T vs Honor View 20: Pushing back against the $1,000 smartphone

When you have two tough competitors at this price point, you have to wonder what all the four-digit price tags are for.


Google Pixel is fastest-growing US smartphone brand, but context is key

The Google Pixel 3 is a great phone and this sounds like great news, but how great is another question.


LG G8 ThinQ to pack OLED screen that can be used as an amplifier

It used to be a rumor, but now LG has confirmed that the LG G8’s screen will work as a loudspeaker. It might also have a bottom-firing speaker, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Google is getting more serious about making its own chips

Google has picked up over a dozen new microchip engineers of late. Are gChips Google’s new processors?


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Pocophone F1 international giveaway!

It’s time for the Sunday giveaway! Like every week, we’re giving away another a brand new Android phone to one lucky Android Authority reader.

A big congratulations to the winner of last week’s Honor View 20 giveaway, Ali B. from Netherlands.

This week we’re giving away a brand new Pocophone F1, brought to you by the Android Authority app!

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We’re not going to tell you this is the best phone on the market — it’s not. But for just $300, it offers many of the same specs that you’d normally only get with the highest-end phones. The Pocophone F1 comes with a Snapdragon 845 chipset, 6 or 8GB of RAM, up to 256GB of storage, and a big 4,000mAh battery.

Right now you shouldn’t care about the price, because we’re giving one away! For free! To learn more about the Pocophone F1, head to our related coverage below:

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Samsung’s flash sale takes $300 off the Galaxy Note 9 today only

The unlocked 128GB model is on sale through midnight EST.

Samsung is holding a flash sale on the unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 9 device today, offering $300 off through midnight EST when you enter promo code SAMSUNG300 during checkout. That’ll bring its price down to $699.99, but only the 128GB models are eligible for this promotion; shipping is free. There is a limit of two devices per customer.

By trading in an eligible device, you can score a bonus of up to $350 off the price of the device instantly! That’s an extra $50 more than what Samsung usually offers for trade-ins. Once all is said and done, and traded in, you could be walking away with the new device for as low as $349.99.

The Galaxy Note 9 is equipped with a huge 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display and features IP68 water resistance. It comes with the S-Pen as well and sports a 4000mAh battery. Basically, the Note 9 is a powerhouse. It usually sells for $999.99 and has never been priced this low until today.

If you have any other questions regarding this device, our review and overview guide should help you find some answers.

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Ditch the nav bar on the latest Samsung phones with One UI

With OneUI and Android Pie, Samsung — like Google and OnePlus — is offering a gesture navigation system option to replace the traditional nav bar if you so choose. Unlike Google and OnePlus, Samsung’s version keeps the Recents “button” alongside Home and Back, and even has two modes to help you ease into your bar-less experience. Whether you want to try the new modes or just want to put your nav buttons back the way you want them, everything lives in one simple menu.

Samsung phones with OneUI

How to adjust your navigation settings in Samsung OneUI

  1. Open the Settings app (gear icon).
  2. Tap Display.
  3. Scroll down and tap Navigation bar.

  4. By default, if you hard-press where the home button normally is on the screen while the screen is off, the screen will wake. To adjust that sensitivity, tap Hard press Home button.
  5. To not skip your lock screen by hard pressing the home button, tap Unlock with Home button to toggle it off.
  6. Tap Full screen gestures to try out Samsung’s gesture navigation system.
  7. Scroll down and tap the Button order you prefer. Samsung traditionally has the nav bar set to [Recents, Home, Back] as opposed to the more normal [Back, Home, Recents] used by most manufacturers.

By default when you swap to full-screen gestures, you’ll still see three slim lines at the bottom of the bar, which help train your fingers as to where each of the nav gestures sit at the bottom of the screen. Once you’re sure you’re comfortable with the gestures, scroll to the bottom of the Navigation bar menu and tap Gesture hints to remove the three lines and give yourself a full-screen experience.

Our pick

Samsung Galaxy S9

$530 at Amazon

Get the latest Samsung navigation at reasonable prices

The Galaxy S10 is almost here, and that’s put the S9 on sale almost everywhere, even though it’s still a top-tier phone with a top-tier screen — without a hole punch in its top corner.

Deep discounts make this flagship even more affordable while still letting you try out Samsung’s new Android 9 Pie and One UI software. While this model is almost year old, it’s by no means outdated.

We asked, you told us: Playmojis are fun, but you don’t use them

Google Pixel 3 Love Playmoji

Augmented reality, much like virtual reality, never really took off the way that many believed it would. While some are using it in creative ways, most people aren’t walking around holding their smartphones in front of their faces, augmenting the world around them.

Despite this, Google continues to work on its AR Playground platform. For example, in just the last two weeks, the Silicon Valley company has released two new Playmoji packs.

So we decided to ask you, do you use Google’s Playmoji? Here’s what you had to say.

Do you use Playmoji?

Results

Unsurprisingly, 39 percent of those who participated in this week’s poll stated that they have never used Playmoji. Following that, 24 percent of the votes marked that they’ve used Playmoji once or twice and six percent said they use it all of the time.

As a Pixel owner, I can honestly say that I’ve used Playmoji when new AR packs were released, but I’ve never taken out my phone and dropped Iron Man into the scene because I thought it would enhance my photos. For me, the AR technology is fun to play with, but it isn’t something I would use once a day, week, or even month.

The sentiment towards Playmoji appears to remain unchanged for non-Pixel owners. While nine percent of the voters said they would use Google’s AR stickers, 22 percent said they wouldn’t.

As Google is rumored to be working to bring its AR Playground platform to other Android handsets, this statistic makes me believe the company’s efforts might be wasted.

Noteworthy comments

Here are some of the best comments from last week’s poll explaining why they voted the way that they did:

  • I showed it to my (young) son a couple of years ago with the Star Wars characters and that was that.
  • Basically it [Playmoji] is the new Google+ that is just gimmick, a pain to use, doesn’t solve any real problem and only creates a marginal entertainment value that hurts the battery more than anything else.
  • I really love the Childish Gambino pack!!! I use it sometimes when I remember BUT it uses a LOT OF BATTERY. It is fun and, sometimes, people feel surprise on how well it is implemented… BUT, you know, it is not useful at all (it’s more like a game that you play sometimes when you a bored)
  • My kids (5 & 3 yr old boys) love it.

That’s it for this week, everyone. As always, thanks for voting, thanks for the comments, and don’t forget to let us know what you thought of the results below.

Pride and Tribalism [#acpodcast]

Daniel Bader and Andrew Martonik are joined this week by Android Police managing editor David Ruddock! They discuss Amazon’s acquisition of mesh Wi-Fi company, Eero, and why David thinks 5G might be the death of some smartphone companies.

They also look at Samsung’s 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S5e and rumors about several new Galaxy wearables. There are also rumors about Pixel Watch from Google and some not-so-great realities when it comes to the current state of Wear OS.

Rounding things out, the crew discuss the harm caused by clickbait tech sites that publish bad/fake rumors alongside “aggregated” articles from legitimate sources.

Listen now

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Show Notes and Links:

Sponsors:

  • Wix Creation without limits. Visit wix.com/podcast and get 10% Off Your Wix Premium Plan — enter the code WIXPROMO at checkout.
  • eero: Life’s too short for bad WiFi. Never think about WiFi again – To get $100 off the eero base unit with 2 beacons package, and 1 year of eero Plus, visit eero.com/acp and at checkout enter ACP.

Pride and Tribalism [#acpodcast]

Daniel Bader and Andrew Martonik are joined this week by Android Police managing editor David Ruddock! They discuss Amazon’s acquisition of mesh Wi-Fi company, Eero, and why David thinks 5G might be the death of some smartphone companies.

They also look at Samsung’s 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S5e and rumors about several new Galaxy wearables. There are also rumors about Pixel Watch from Google and some not-so-great realities when it comes to the current state of Wear OS.

Rounding things out, the crew discuss the harm caused by clickbait tech sites that publish bad/fake rumors alongside “aggregated” articles from legitimate sources.

Listen now

  • Subscribe in Google Play Music: Audio
  • Subscribe in iTunes: Audio
  • Subscribe in RSS: Audio
  • Download directly: Audio

Show Notes and Links:

Sponsors:

  • Wix Creation without limits. Visit wix.com/podcast and get 10% Off Your Wix Premium Plan — enter the code WIXPROMO at checkout.
  • eero: Life’s too short for bad WiFi. Never think about WiFi again – To get $100 off the eero base unit with 2 beacons package, and 1 year of eero Plus, visit eero.com/acp and at checkout enter ACP.

Pride and Tribalism [#acpodcast]

Daniel Bader and Andrew Martonik are joined this week by Android Police managing editor David Ruddock! They discuss Amazon’s acquisition of mesh Wi-Fi company, Eero, and why David thinks 5G might be the death of some smartphone companies.

They also look at Samsung’s 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S5e and rumors about several new Galaxy wearables. There are also rumors about Pixel Watch from Google and some not-so-great realities when it comes to the current state of Wear OS.

Rounding things out, the crew discuss the harm caused by clickbait tech sites that publish bad/fake rumors alongside “aggregated” articles from legitimate sources.

Listen now

  • Subscribe in Google Play Music: Audio
  • Subscribe in iTunes: Audio
  • Subscribe in RSS: Audio
  • Download directly: Audio

Show Notes and Links:

Sponsors:

  • Wix Creation without limits. Visit wix.com/podcast and get 10% Off Your Wix Premium Plan — enter the code WIXPROMO at checkout.
  • eero: Life’s too short for bad WiFi. Never think about WiFi again – To get $100 off the eero base unit with 2 beacons package, and 1 year of eero Plus, visit eero.com/acp and at checkout enter ACP.