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Amazon is making you go 'voice shopping' to get deals

Alexa's got the hook-up for you.

In Amazon's continued effort to be involved in every aspect of your life, it's introducing a new thing called "voice shopping."

You talk to the fancy speaker you paid anywhere from $50 to $180 for, and get exclusive discounts on certain items, presented by the voice inside named Alexa.

How does it work?

As Amazon explains, you say, "Alexa, what are your deals?" to your Echo or Echo Dot. You also have to be an Amazon Prime member.

Then boom, you get access to deals that the cave people with their tablets and laptops and no fancy talking speaker won't ever get to see. (Actually, not totally true – it also works with Amazon Tap, an Amazon Fire HD tablet, or Amazon Fire TV.)

The first-ever "voice shopping" experience from Amazon starts Friday, Nov. 18, and runs through the weekend. Here are the deals:

Amazon says there will be more Alexa-exclusive deals coming up, including on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and every day from now through December.

And if you're big into the "voice shopping" thing, you can always order Prime-eligible regular items by asking your speaker to place the order. Here are the directions.

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