(Pocket-lint) - The Echo Auto has seen a huge discount for Black Friday - and if you've been holding out on buying one, now is the time to strike, because Amazon has slashed a massive 60 per cent off in the US and 40 per cent off the price in the UK.

That sees the Echo Auto down to $19.99 on Amazon.com or the Echo Auto reduced to £29.99 on Amazon.co.uk

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Echo Auto adds Alexa skills to your car. It's powered via USB with a 12V adapter supplied, hooking into your car's audio either via 3.5mm aux input or via Bluetooth.

Once setup - which also requires connecting it to your phone for a data connection - it will behave like other Alexa devices, answering questions, able to play your music on demand as well as being able to control navigation on the connected phone.

It certainly makes many jobs in the car easier, meaning you can just ask Alexa, rather than having to fiddle around with the settings when you want to switch from the radio to your favourite streaming service.

Amazon's Black Friday sales have picked up pace. There are now wide discounts on the new Echo devices as well as many other deals to be had.

Writing by Chris Hall.