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Best Black Friday smart home deals 2021

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Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, is fast approaching, and it's expected that some of the most widely discounted products during this time are going to be smart home gadgets. One of the greatest things about all these sales is that it doesn't matter if you're looking for some of the best Alexa devices, awesome Google Home-related tech, or even more futuristic smart lights to build out the smart home of your dreams — it's all going to be on sale. We'll keep an eye out for the best Black Friday smart home deals as the season progresses and update this list accordingly, so be sure to check back for the latest.

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Where to find the best Black Friday Smart Home deals​


Smart home tech is becoming quite ubiquitous, and that means the number of retailers that offer products to add a bit of intelligence to your home operations is as well. Of course, the usual suspects like Amazon and Best Buy will be stepping up their efforts to entice you to spend your hard-earned money with them, but that doesn't mean other stores won't be pushing deals to get the sale. We'll be continuously updating this post with deals to make sure you get the be prices on the smart home gadgets you want.

Black Friday Smart Home deals: Google Home​


Most Android smartphone users are quite familiar with Google Assistant, so going the route of a Nest Hub device makes sense for their smart home. In addition, because these devices use the same smart assistant that you have on your phone, there is virtually zero learning curve when using one of these hubs.

Google has done a great job of offering a variety of Google Assistant-enabled speakers for your home. If you are looking for something basic that can handle voice commands and control your smart home devices but isn't going to take up a lot of space — then a Nest Mini might be the best option for you.

However, if you want a display for touch screen controls, visual feedback and can act as a kitchen helper with recipes — the Nest Hub Max will be perfect. These are the biggest and smallest options available from Google, but there are more in between, and sure to be lots of amazing Google Assistant deals this Black Friday.

Google Nest​




Save up to $150 at Google

From blanketing your home in fast Wi-Fi to helpful smart speakers and everything in between, you can get it all at the Google Store and save money while doing it.

Nest Thermostat​




$99 at Amazon $100 at Google

Take control over your home's temperatures from anywhere and save money with the Nest Thermostat's automated modes.

Nest Mini (2nd gen)​




$25 at Best Buy

The Nest Mini's improved sound and fun colors are a welcomed bonus to the helpful Google Assistant built into the speaker.

Lenovo Smart Clock 2​




$70 at Best Buy

Not only do you get a great smart speaker, but you also get a wireless charger and a night light, all in a compact package.

Chromecast with Google TV​




$40 at Best Buy $40 at Google $40 at Walmart $45 at B&H

The new Chromecast with Google TV is the perfect addition to any home with all the power of a Chromecast and your favorite streaming services in one. Then add in a dedicated Google Assistant button on the remote and you have the power of TV and a smart home all from the comfort of your couch.

Black Friday Smart Home deals: Amazon Alexa devices​


Amazon kicked off the smart speaker battles with the first Echo speaker and continues up the ante each year with more options and excellent improvements. The small but surprisingly powerful Echo Dot received a complete redesign last year and continues to be a fan-favorite every year for those both expanding or just getting started with their smart homes, and that want to do so with Alexa devices.

If you want to add a big screen Amazon smart speaker to your home, consider looking at the Echo Show 10. This device was overhauled this year — and did it ever get some new tricks. It still has a fantastic 10.1-inch display, but it has new cameras, a booming new speaker, and most impressive of all is its ability to rotate. Yup, rotate. The display will spin around the speaker when you are talking to it or on a video call so that you can always see what's on-screen.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K streaming device with Alexa Voice Remote​




$25 at Amazon

Adding 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, and more has never been easier or more affordable thanks to this great deal on the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K streaming device with Alexa Voice Remote.

Facebook Portal​


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Save $100 on Facebook Portal devices

Facebook Portal makes video calling a snap thanks to integration with Zoom, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and more. Oh, and it has Alexa built-in for all your smart home needs.

ecobee​




Save up to $50 at Amazon Save up to $50 at Best Buy

Nearly the entire lineup of ecobee devices is discounted for Black Friday, including its smart thermostats, security cameras, and more.

Amazon Echo Show 8 (1st gen)​




$70 at Amazon $60 at Best Buy $70 at B&H

This is the perfect Echo Show for most occasions thanks to its "just right" display size and excellent sounding speaker.

Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd gen)​




$45 at Amazon $45 at Best Buy $50 at B&H

The Echo Show 5 is an excellent bedside display that will offer all the functionality you expect, but with a screen that won't keep you up at night.

Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd gen) Kids​




$50 at Amazon $50 at Best Buy

All the capabilities of the regular Echo Show 5, but with a fun design and the excellent Amazon Kids+ content — parental controls too.

Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition (4th Gen)​




$35 at Amazon $35 at Best Buy $35 at Target

The Echo Dot Kids Edition is cute and friendly, with features like Ask Alexa, Audible, and so much more on board. Parents will also appreciate the in-depth parental controls for their kids' safety.

Black Friday Smart Home deals: Smart lights​


Aside from smart speakers, smart lights may be the most common and easiest way to add some intelligence to your home. Smart lights can come in many forms, from your typical bulb shape to strips of LED lights and much more. While switching to LED lights is better for the environment and can lower your energy costs, smart lights can take it a step further.

This is because when using smart lights, you can not only turn them off and on remotely but also control the brightness levels regardless if you have a physical dimmer switch or not. Smart lighting utilizes an app to manage your lights — including automation, offer tunable whites and a wide range of colors for those times you want to add some pizazz to your rooms.

When you combine the best smart lights with a smart speaker, you can go hands-off and take your smart home to the next level. Because managing your lighting without walking over to the feature-limited switch on the all is so last decade. So don't miss out on looking at the Alexa device deals or Google Home deals to add to your smart lighting.

TP-Link Kasa smart home devices​




Save up to $12 at Amazon Save up to $20 at Best Buy

The Kasa lineup of smart home devices from TP-Link are some of the most reliable around, and you can save money on everything from light bulbs to security cameras with these deals.

C by GE smart lights​




Save up to $10 at Best Buy

Whether you want two, four, or more smart lights, this deal on C by GE bulbs will be a great addition to your home.

Lutron Caseta Smart Start Kit​




$80 at Amazon $80 at Best Buy

Get a Lutron dimmer switch with a hub so you can quickly and easily upgrade your lighting with smart assistant control with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, or even Homekit. Get everything you need to get started in one box with easy expansion to other lights in your home.

Lutron Caseta Deluxe Smart Dimmer Switch (2 Count) Kit​




$132 at Amazon $124 at Best Buy

If you know you need more than one dimmer switch, start with the Caseta Deluxe starter kit. This kit comes with a hub and two dimmer switches so you can get more of your home connected. Either kit can be expanded with more switches but if you know you're going to need two, you can save some cash with the bundle.

Black Friday Smart Home deals: Smart outlets​


Smart plugs are a great way to add some smart capabilities to devices that otherwise don't offer and can be controlled by an app or voice using Google Assistant or Alexa. There are some excellent wall outlets that physically wire into your home, or if you don't want to get into electrical work, you can go the route of just plugging in one of many great smart plug options out there. These can offer the same experience as wiring in an outlet, except in cases where high voltage is required for an appliance.

Making an outlet smart means that you can control any device that is plugged into it remotely. Perhaps even better, you can schedule it to power on and off at times you choose. Many plugs and outlets will also offer energy monitoring so that you can track how much electricity whatever is plugged into it is using.

A smart plug is perfect if you have a fan, electric water kettle, or anything else the plugs into the wall that isn't smart but you want it to be — make sure you get in on some of these fantastic Black Friday deals.

Black Friday Smart Home deals: Smart cameras​


Home security is an area that has been seeing its products becoming more affordable in the last few years, and Black Friday is an excellent time to add some of these devices to your home. There will be a lot of products that will work great with your Google Assistant and Alexa deal pick-ups.

While the first inkling will often be to track down the best security cameras, there will be deals on other devices for helping keep your home safe. Such as sales on some excellent smart home sensors like contact and motion sensors. Whatever home security device you are adding to protect your home, there's sure to be Black Friday deals on it.

Black Friday Smart Home deals: Smart doorbells​


Home security is an area that has been seeing its products becoming more affordable in the last few years, and Black Friday is an excellent time to add a device as the first line of defense to your home — a video doorbell. A great piece of news is that many of these devices will work beautifully with Google Assistant and Alexa while helping you to keep an eye on who's at the door even when you aren't home.

There's going to be some excellent sales on many of the great Ring products and other fantastic video doorbell options like the Nest Hello, to secure the entrance to your home. Regardless of which wonderful, smart video doorbell you are looking at to protect your home, there's sure to be Black Friday deals on it.

Black Friday Smart Home deals: Wi-Fi routers​


Home internet speeds are more important than ever before, so we're excited that we're starting to see good Black Friday deals on Wi-Fi routers Black Friday. Whether it's a mesh or traditional router, Wi-Fi 6 or 6E, companies like Linksys, eero, TP-Link, and Asus are discounting some of their best offerings.

We'll be on the lookout for even more great deals on some of our favorite products like the Linksys AX1800, TP-Link Archer GX90, and the Netgear Nighthawk RAX120, as well as any other great bargains we come across.

TP-Link Deco X20 (3-pack 5,800 sq. ft.)​




$200 at Amazon $200 at B&H

The Deco X20 is a compact mesh system with three nodes covering up to 5,800 square feet. With AX1800 dual-band speeds, this router can keep up with most internet connections easily with plenty of speed for 4K streaming. The nodes also have two Ethernet ports, each making connecting wired devices a breeze.

TP-Link Deco X21​




$75 at Amazon $75 at B&H

The TP-Link Archer AX21 is a very sensible router with plenty of speed for most people with its AX1800 connection and easy app setup. This router's coverage can also be expanded with mesh extenders if you're not quite sure if you need the extra coverage of a mesh system.

Netgear Nighthawk RAX48 $150​




$150 at Best Buy

The Nighthawk RAX48 is a great balance of speed and features for even a large family thanks to its great 5GHz speeds and Wi-Fi 6 capacity. The Nighthawk app makes setup a breeze, and the optional Netgear Armor software can help you keep your internet usage secure.

TP-Link Deco X20 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Router | 20% off​




$80 at Amazon $80 at B&H $80 at Newegg

A single Deco X20 mesh router covers up to 2200 square feet with AX1800 speeds. This is a great standalone router for a small house or apartment with the ability to cover a large with more nodes. All Decos work together so if you already have a Deco mesh, this can work as an extender or as an upgrade base for an older system.

TP-Link Deco P9 Powerline Mesh Kit | 31% off​




$158 at Amazon $158 at B&H $150 at Newegg

One of a mesh network's biggest strengths is its ability to create consistent Wi-Fi coverage in tricky situations. Still, concrete or brick walls can destroy your signal integrity over just a few feet. The Deco P9 solves this by using the powerlines in your wall as a mesh link for fast and reliable Wi-Fi in any situation.


Black Friday is a fantastic time to pick up smart home devices. So whether you're just getting started and need an excellent smart speaker to manage your devices, like a Nest Hub Max, or you could use a super helpful smart plug in your automated home — you'll be in luck.

While it can be time-consuming and frustrating to keep up with all the different stores and the sales, there's no need to worry because we'll do all the work for you. After all the smart home deals you could ever want are found, be sure to check out some of our other guides, from the best Black Friday Android phone deals to the best black Friday Chromebook deals.
 
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