Because of the popularity of Alexa, virtually all smart home devices – such as smart lights, locks, speakers, TVs and more – can be controlled using Amazon's voice assistant. With so many options, it can be confusing to choose. After testing hundreds of devices in dozens of categories, we will highlight 10 of the best smart home devices that work with Alexa.
Not sure which Alexa speaker is right for you? Check out our buying guide to find the best Alexa device for your home. Take a look at our choices for smart lights, locks, speakers, and more, on our best smart home products page.
1. Amazon Fire TV Cube
The best streaming box that works with Alexa
Number of applications: Hundred | size: 3.4 x 3.4 x 3.0 inches | Weight: 16.4 oz
The controls for Alexa's cables are wonderful
Excellent 4K HDR image quality
The home screen cannot be edited, it packs creatives
Uncomfortable Ethernet Adapter
Like its predecessor, Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Cube is one of the best streaming devices and the best Alexa devices around. Lets you use the Amazon wizard to control your TV, cable box, and other streaming equipment. It comes with an intuitive interface, excellent 4K HDR image quality and every streaming application from Hulu to Sling and DirecTV Now. As a bonus, it comes with a new and improved Alexa remote, so you can browse manually if Amazon's voice assistant can't find what you're looking for (or don't like to talk to).
Read our Full review of the Amazon Fire TV Cube.
2. Philips Hue white LED starter kit
The best smart lights that work with Alexa
Bulbs included: Two | Is there a Wi-Fi bridge required? Yes | Works with: Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit, Samsung SmartThings, IFTTT, Xfinity, many more
It works with a lot of smart-home systems
Needs a hub
The color of the light is not adjustable
Philips sells several different types of LED lights, but the company's Hue White Starter kit includes two bulbs, as well as a small hub that connects to the Wi-Fi lights. From there, you can order Alexa to turn off the lights and the bulbs will respond. However, the bulbs in this kit do not change color; for this you will want the Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 bulb starter kit. In fact, Philips makes a wide range of smart LEDs and light bodies; check it out our Philips Hue light guide to see what each one does.
Read the full story Philips Hue White LED Starter Kit review.
3. Lifx Mini
The best smart Wi-Fi lights that work with Alexa
Bulbs included: One | Is there a Wi-Fi bridge required? No | Works with: Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit, Samsung SmartThings, IFTTT
No hub is required
Works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit and more
Includes many smart features
Fits in small lamps
Hard to configure
Unlike the Philips Hue lights, which require a bridge to remotely control them, the LIFX Mini smart bulb can connect directly to your Wi-Fi network, which can make it easy to configure. At just 2.2 inches long, the LIFX Mini bulbs will fit into a variety of small office lamps and luminaires. You can turn the lights on and off and set the brightness, color and program. You can also produce a number of cool lighting effects: the bulbs can flash like a candle, they can flicker for a scary effect, stroboscopy and even change the color with the rhythm of the music. In addition to Alexa, LIFX bulbs work Homekit, Google Assistant, Nest and IFTTT.
Read our Full LIFX Mini review.
4. WeMo Mini
The best smart plug that works with Alexa
size: 3.8 x 2.4 x 1.4 inches | Works with: Alexa, Google Assistant, HomeKit, IFTTT | Electrical rating: 120V ~ / 15A / 60Hz / 1800W
Works with Alexa, Google Assistant and HomeKit
Home / away mode
Wider than most smart jacks
WeMo Mini is one of the best smart jacks working with Alexa; it is slim and simple to use and will make any device connected to it "smart". Connect a lamp or coffee maker to the WeMo Mini and you can control it from a remote smartphone or you can create a program for it to be turned on and off automatically. In addition to working with Alexa, Mini is also compatible with HomeKit and Google Assistant. If you don't like the size of the Mini, WeMo has a newer version that comes out in the spring of this year, which is even more compact.
Read our Full WeMo Mini review.
5. August Smart Lock Pro
The best smart lock that works with Alexa
Lock type: Deadbolt | Smart Home Compatibility: Alexa, Google Home, Apple HomeKit | connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Z-Wave Plus | Block number: Optional | Alarm: No | codes: Unlimited | App: Yes
Easy to install
Works with HomeKit, Alexa, Google Assistant, Z-Wave, Nest, IFTTT and more
Convenient Auto-Lock and Auto-Unlock functions
No alarm, unlike competitor Kwikset
"Alexa, lock the doors." Stop wondering if the front door is closed at night. August Smart Lock Pro was one of the first such devices that has worked with Alexa and is still one of them the best smart locks. The third generation August Lock Pro is included with the Connect accessory, which allows you to connect the lock with Alexa. If you have a bigger budget, the August 119 Smart Lock is also a great device that works with Alexa.
August recently announced a newer version, the version Smart Blocking Wi-Fi August, which is 45% smaller and has built-in Wi-Fi. It will be available later this spring.
Read our full review August Smart Lock Pro.
6. 5th generation Ecobee thermostat
The best smart thermostat with Alexa
Works with: Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant, Samsung SmartThings, Logitech, Wink, IFTTT | Remote Sensors: Yes | Auto-Installation: Yes | Activation of the movement: Yes | Work offline: Yes
Good size speakers
Complete Alexa support
Improved remote sensors
It works with Spotify
Ecobee has improved Alexa and speaker quality in the latest company smart thermostat. With the 5th generation Ecobee smart thermostat, you get all the Alexa features, including calls, messaging and Drop-In. The new Ecobee also has a much better speaker and Spotify support, so now it's good to play songs if you're looking for a device that offers background music. Most importantly, the new Ecobee has redesigned remote sensors that have much better autonomy and battery life.
Read our the complete overhaul of the Ecobee smart thermostat 5.
7. Arlo Q
The best security camera that works with Alexa
Video resolution: 1080p / 30fps | Field of view: 130 degrees | Night vision: 25 feet | Audio: half duplex Local storage: none | On batteries: no | Weather resistant: No | Smart Home Compatibility: Alexa, Google Assistant, IFTTT | Cloud storage: seven days of free movies; longer periods start at $ 10 / month
Sharp 1080p camera
The field of view of 130 degrees
2 audio paths
For indoor use only
It must be logged in to work
Arlo Q is the best home security camera for its ease of use, excellent 1080p video – day or night – and generous storage plans. You can also use Alexa to view a live stream from Arlo Q through Amazon Echo Show and Amazon Echo Spot, which makes it useful as a potential child monitor.
Read our complete review of Arlo Q.
8. LG C9 OLED TV
The best 4K smart TV with Alexa
Screen size: 65 inches | Resolution: 3,840 x2,160 | HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG | Refresh Rate: 120 Hz | ports: 4 HDMI 2.1, 3 USB | Audio: 2.2 channels, 2 x 40-W x / 20-W woofer speakers | Smart TV software: webOS 4.0 | size: 57 x 32.7 x 1.8 inches (without support) | Weight: 55.6 pounds (without support)
OLED screen flawless
High-end HDMI 2.1 connectivity
Best performance in class
Solid features for smart TV
Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa built-in
The premium price will remove many
LG's O9 C9 is one of the best TVs we have been revised due to its really impressive display in a super stylish design. This 4K set also supports Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG, as well as HDMI 2.1. But TVs are more than picture quality, and LG's ThinQ AI makes this set really smart. With Alexa, you can turn the TV on and off, adjust the brightness, change the channels, change the volume, and even stream YouTube using just the voice. Don't you like Amazon? C9 also supports Google Assistant.
Read our full LG O9 TV review.
9. Sonos Beam
The best soundbar with built-in Alexa
size: 25.6 x 3.9 x 2.7 inches, 6.2 pounds | Inputs / outputs: HDMI arc, optical audio, Wi-Fi, Apple AirPlay 2 | Audio channel: Stereo | Bluetooth: Not
Bass lacks details
No Bluetooth audio
That Sonos One, the $ 399 Sonos Beam soundbar incorporates Alexa. Not only is this device a high-quality Sonos smart speaker with four full-range woofers, but it also has an HDMI ARMI port (in addition to power and Ethernet ports). This port connects the TV's remote control to the Beam and helps synchronize the speaker with the TV. At 26 inches wide and 4 cm deep, the Beam will fit on most TV stands. Sonos also creates a smaller smart speaker with Alexa, the Sonos One. In our review of the Sonos One, we noticed that it filled our living room with a perfectly balanced sound, no matter what we played. Google Assistant will be coming to Sonos smart speakers soon.
Read our complete review of Sonos Beam.
10. Simpliafe Essentials
The best home security kit that works with Alexa
Professional monitoring / monthly price: $ 14.99 – $ 49.99 | Number of sensors included: 4 | Cellular backup: Yes | Replacement battery: Yes | Smart Home Compatibility: Alexa, Nest, IFTTT
Easy to install
The remote keyboard is familiar
The alarm is very strong
Limited support for third-party devices
Remote access available only with professional monitoring
Geofencing is missing
SimpliSafe is an affordable price DIY security kit it is very easy to configure. It comes with a base station that contains a Wi-Fi / cellular radio and a siren, a 12-digit remote control, a motion sensor and three door and window entry sensors. SimpliSafe offers 24/7 monitoring for a fee. You can use Alexa to arm the system on the way to the door.
Read our the complete review of Simplisafe Essentials.