The Echo Plus has a built-in Zigbee hub, so it can control smart devices that would normally need their own hub.
Brad's Deals Editor Michael,
The Echo Plus (2nd Generation) drops from $164.99 to $79.99 and comes with a free Philips Hue Smart Bulb at Amazon. Shipping is free. We found the Echo Plus for the same price at other stores, but only Amazon is including a bonus item with your order, so this is the best deal. The new Echo Plus is the largest of the Echo Speakers. It features improved sound over the previous generation and can perform a number of new commands. Sales tax is charged in most states.