If you want to make the most of your Amazon Echo and put the Alexa assistant to work, there are numerous accessories that you can use in tandem with your smart speaker. Not only that, but many add-ons can also help your Echo blend in more with your home decor and make it easier to interact with Alexa.
Shop our editors’ favorite Amazon Alexa accessories below — or have Alexa add them right to your Amazon shopping cart!
The Echo Glow is an affordable way to add a splash of color to your home. This Alexa accessory pairs with your smart speaker so you can control it using your voice. It’s only 4 inches in diameter but produces an excellent array of colors.
You can even use the lamp as an sunrise alarm. It’ll gradually increase the brightness in the morning when it’s time to wake up, then you can just tap it to turn it off.
The ecobee SmartThermostat uses room sensors to monitor the temperature in your home. Depending on the size of your living space, you can connect multiple sensors for the best results.
The device’s smart features include full Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant support via a built-in speaker and microphones so you can easily turn down the AC with your voice. The SmartThermostat also offers compatibility with Samsung SmartThings, Apple HomeKit, and the IFTTT home automation standard.
3.Amazon Smart Plug
If you own an Echo, this smart plug should be at the top of your shopping list. The sleek, Wi-Fi-connected Alexa accessory plugs into an electrical outlet to power your lamps, appliances, and devices.
It’s incredibly easy to set up: All you need to do is plug it into a power outlet and Alexa will automatically detect it if it’s online.
Once you’re connected, you can just ask your smart assistant to power your appliances off and on. Or, you can schedule it to turn on and off automatically, and control it when you’re not at home.
4.Haus Bright Echo Dot Holder Stand
This cute Echo holder will add a nice decorative touch to whatever room you put it in. The included faux succulent and pebbles look and feel real.
You can also swap out the plant and use this Alexa accessory to store your loose change, jewelry, or office supplies.
5.Amazon Smart Night-Light for Echo Flex
If you want to put Alexa accessories in every room of your house, but don’t want to spend an arm and a leg doing so, the Echo Flex is a small speaker and microphone that you can plug right into your wall outlet.
This nifty accessory rests at the bottom of the Flex and serves as a nightlight. It features an integrated sensor that’ll automatically illuminate when it’s dark. You can choose from 16 different color options and can switch between them with your voice.
Be sure to also check out this similar Motion Sensor accessory that works with the Flex. You can use it to create routines to trigger your various smart home accessories.
6.Chamberlain Smart Garage Door Opener
With this Alexa accessory, you’ll never have to stress about accidentally leaving your garage door open again.
Not only does it automatically close when it detects your car leaving, you can also open or close the door with your smartphone from afar or with your smart speaker at home. The tool can also notify you any time the door opens.