This Christmas, the most in-demand tech product on Amazon is none other than the Echo Dot.
That doesn't come as much of a surprise considering that smart speakers have been gaining popularity, not to mention that the retailer offered a ton of bargains for the Echo lineup this holiday season, from Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals to a last-minute $20 discount for the second-generation Echo and Echo Dot.
Echo Dot Tops The Charts
In a press release, Amazon made the big announcement, saying that not only was the Echo Dot the top-selling Amazon device but also the best-selling product from any manufacturer across every category on Amazon, with millions sold.
Second Place: Fire TV Stick With Alexa Voice Remote
Coming in hot on the heels of the Echo Dot is the Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, and according to Amazon, it sold twice as many as it did in the previous holiday back in 2016, boasting that it's still the number 1 streaming media player in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan.
Other Alexa-powered Amazon devices that deserve recognition include the Echo Spot, the Echo Dot, and Echo Buttons. All three of them sold out this holiday, but those who want to get ahold of them can already preorder. Take note that it's on a first-come-first-serve basis, though.
It should be noted that the Alexa app was one of the most downloaded apps this Christmas, hinting that smart speakers were indeed all the rage.
On an interesting note, Amazon also added in one fun fact regarding Whole Foods, which it now owns: 500,000 pounds' worth of desserts at the cookie bars of the grocery chain across the United States were sold.
The Bottom Line
Long story short, Echo Dot is the best-selling product on Amazon, followed by the Fire Stick TV with Alexa Voice Remote.
Recently, the retailer brought back the Chromecast, Chromecast Ultra, and two models of the Apple TV 4K on its platform to hold out an olive branch to Google in a bid to keep YouTube on the Fire TV and perhaps get the video app running on the Echo Show again.
With all said and done, it's worth mentioning that we have a guide or two on how to get started with the Echo and Alexa, which is for those who find the virtual assistant's thousands of Skills and whatnot to be a bit overwhelming. It's also to help owners make the most out of their new devices from the get-go.