The Amazon Music 'catch' on this 99p Echo Dot deal is pretty tempting too

For sure there's more to this deal than simply being able to buy an Amazon Echo Dot for 99p instead of the usual £49.99 and we're here to cut straight to it, so you know if it's right for you. This is a UK-only offer, but we've included a deal our US readers might like towards the end of the article too.

To get the incredibly popular smart speaker at this low price you need to sign up for one month of the family plan of Amazon Music Unlimited which will cost you £14.99. This plan allows you to share access to over 50 million songs on six accounts to be played on smart speakers, mobiles, laptops, Fire TV devices and more. 

Amazon isn't insisting you sign up for a long period of time. All you need to do is pay for a single month after the free trial period ends. Amazon will then send you a discount code which you can use to discount an Echo Dot down to just 99p, saving you a whopping £49. The Echo Dot is a great match with the Amazon Music streaming service as you can request tunes simply by asking Alexa to find you a song or artist via a voice command.

Amazon Music Unlimited and Echo Dot deal

The promotion for the super cheap Echo Dot runs until May 24th, and once you have your discount code you have until June 30th to redeem it. You can see the full T&Cs on the promo page once you click through, but we've covered the most important parts – namely that you're free to cancel the subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited once that first payment of £14.99 has gone through.

If the 'family plan' is bit overkill for your needs, but you enjoy Amazon Music Unlimited, once you've received your discount code and ordered the Echo Dot, you could always downgrade your membership to standard version for £9.99 a month, or if you're an Amazon Prime member, £7.99 a month. Not a Prime member? Give it a go with a free trial and you can test our the super fast delivery options and film/TV streaming service too.

Amazon Prime Day will be here in July and with it, some huge discounts on multiple Amazon devices. And while it's possible that this promo might return, going off past years, we think it's more likely we'll see the Echo Dot go down to £29.99 – £24.99 at the absolute most.

And if you end up sticking with the Music Unlimited service, that might be a perfect opportunity to pick up some extra speakers to dot around the house or beef up the sound in one room.

What about the US?

Sadly, there's not a similar promo running Stateside today, but Amazon has unleashed some massive discounts on a range of its devices ahead of Mother's Day. You can get an Echo Dot for just $29.99 instead of $49.99 and the larger Amazon Echo speaker is available for £64.99 (save $35). You can see the full set of discounts here.

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