Best Black Friday Smart Home Ads 2018: HomePod Is Actually on Sale

Smart home deals are plentiful in 2018, no matter what you're shopping for.
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Whether you're looking to add a few finishing touches to your smart home setup or you're starting from scratch, Black Friday is a great time to shop. You'll find excellent sale prices on everything you need, with connected speakers, cameras, locks, lights, switches, and a lot more available.

Retailers are fairly aggressive about price matching smart home items, so you'll find similar deals everywhere.

Last year, nearly 60% of Black Friday smart home deals received our Editors' Choice designation, meaning they were some of the best offers we saw all year. And when you see a sale, you'll want to jump on it. Typical offers last around four days, but nearly 20% of these Black Friday deals will last less than a day.

Retailers are fairly aggressive about price matching smart home items, so you'll find similar deals everywhere. Look for deals at any retailers that sell home electronics, like Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart. You'll also find deals at home improvement stores like Home Depot and Lowe's.

Here's what you can expect to see when shopping Black Friday smart home sales this year.

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Best Black Friday Smart Home Ads 2018

  • Google Home Hub with $10 My Best Buy Rewards for $99.99 at Best Buy
    Why Buy It: It's an unexpected $50 off brand-new tech

    This new piece of Google Home tech was only announced about a month ago. At most, we expected a slight discount on this new gadget, but you can save a whopping $50 by shopping Best Buy's Black Friday sale. Even better, you'll also receive $10 in My Best Buy Rewards.

    Don't need the Best Buy credit? Walmart will have the Google Home Hub bundled with a $10 Vudu credit and a 6-month YouTube Premium subscription for $99.


  • Ring Video Doorbell Pro & Chime Pro Bundle for $179.99 at Best Buy
    Why Buy It: Best price we've seen this year

    Smart video doorbells have a big convenience factor, and this offer provides everything you need to get started. In addition to the Ring doorbell and the Chime Pro, you'll also receive the latest Amazon Echo Dot model.


  • Apple HomePod for $249.99 at Best Buy
    Why Buy It: Significant drop on a rarely discounted item

    We haven't seen any other deals on the Apple HomePod for Black Friday so far, and at most we expected it to drop to $300. This deal beats the lowest price we've seen — which was for an open-box model — by $8. If you've been eyeing a HomePod, you shouldn't skip this deal.


  • Amazon Smart Plug with Amazon Echo Purchase for $5 at Best Buy
    Why Buy It: Save $20 buying them together

    If you want to start your smart home conversion, but don't know where to begin, this deal is a solid option. Amazon's recently released smart plug is only $5 when you purchase an Echo device, and it can be used to control a variety of objects that aren't smart on their own.


  • Amazon Echo Show for $179.99 at Best Buy
    Why Buy It: It beats our predictions by $20

    With the latest Echo Show being announced just a couple of months ago, we expected it to hit $200 at most. However, you'll save an extra $20 on this latest tech if you shop Best Buy's sale.


  • Amazon Echo Plus with Philips Hue Bulb for $109.99 at Best Buy
    Why Buy It: It's $10 cheaper than we expected

    Setting up a smart home is easier with a device like the Echo Plus, which has a smart hub built in. Even better, you can grab the latest one bundled with a free Philips smart bulb for $10 cheaper than what we predicted.


  • Tasty 30-Piece Cookware Set with Google Home Mini for $99 at Walmart
    Why Buy It: It's $131 off its current price

    This excellent offer could be a great gift for the cook in your life. Not only will they receive 30 pieces of cookware, they'll also get a Google Home Mini to assist them with recipes and timers in the kitchen.


  • Google Home Mini and Chromecast Bundle for $45 at Walmart
    Why Buy It: Solid bundle with a bonus perk

    The Google Home Mini and the Chromecast will both cost $25 at various stores on Black Friday. Not only does this bundle allow you to save $5 over buying both separately, but it also comes with a $15 Vudu credit to sweeten the deal.


  • Amazon Echo for $69 at Target
    Why Buy It: Beats last Black Friday's deal

    This second-generation smart home speaker was released last year. We saw great savings last Black Friday, but this deal beats those deals by $10. If you've been waiting to buy an Alexa device, this is a great chance to take the plunge.


  • Google Home for $79 at Target
    Why Buy It: Best price we've seen all year

    We've seen the Google Home bundled with massive TVs and smart home devices several times this year. However, this is one of the only standalone deals we've seen for the smart speaker. This deal is also tied with last Black Friday's offer.


  • Amazon Echo Dot for $24 at Target
    Why Buy It: It's a whopping 50% off

    This third-generation Alexa device was just unveiled in September. It's bigger than the second generation and reportedly offers better sound than its predecessor — and Target is cutting the price in half!

NOTE: The information below was assembled before the Black Friday ads came out. Please refer to the ads above before making any shopping plans.

Black Friday Alexa Device Predictions

  • Get the Echo Dot speaker for as little as $30
  • Shop current-gen Echo speakers from $70
  • The new Echo Plus with Hue bulb bundle will be $120

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Black Friday HomePod Predictions

  • Get the HomePod speaker for around $300

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Black Friday Google Home Predictions

  • The Google Home Hub might drop to $119
  • Shop Google Home Mini for $30
  • Google Home will be priced at $70

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Black Friday Smart Home Gadget Predictions

  • Expect connected cameras to start at $60
  • Get high-end smart thermostats for $170
  • Midrange robot vacuums will be priced from $200
  • Expect smart lights for $30, with starter kits from $60

Click here to see all the best Black Friday gadget ads

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Contributing Writer

Originally working in IT, Elizabeth now writes on tech, gaming, and general consumer issues. Her articles have appeared in USA Today, Time, AOL, PriceGrabber, and more. She has been one of DealNews' most regular contributors since 2013, researching everything from vacuums to renters insurance to help consumers.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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