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The time is now official: Amazon Prime Day 2020 has been confirmed for next week, running all day Tuesday 13 October and Wednesday 14 October, starting shortly after midnight PT. Amazon has already started somealso. If you are looking for offers on streaming devices and TVs, we highlight this. We will keep this story updated with the latest Prime Day deals in this category as they become available.
Tips for Prime Day Deals on TVs and Streaming Devices
- Amazon has just announced two new Fire TV streamers: The new ($ 30 list price) and ($ 40 list) was announced just at the end of September. The former offers 1080p streaming with HDR support, the latter adds a remote control that controls TV power and volume. They agree with the existing , which stays in line at $ 50. Last year, the 1080p model dropped to $ 15 and the 4K model was $ 25.
- Roku also introduced two new streamers: Roku goes head-to-head with Amazon’s domestic Fire TV line with its own strong house of streamers from $ 30. Unlike the Fire TV platform, Roku now streams NBC’s Peacock service but HBO Max is still a no-show on both. In the high end, its new $ 100 and $ 130 (a mini soundbar) delivers both 4K HDR streaming. But the sweet spot remains , which includes a remote control that also controls the TV’s volume and power: With a list price of $ 49, Streaming Stick Plus often drops to $ 39 and dropped as low as $ 30 last Black Friday. Hold out for at least $ 39 or less on Prime Day.
- Look for discounts on TVs as well: Almost all new TVs have their own streaming apps on board, and we also expect lots of Prime Day discounts on these models. Last Prime Day, we saw 32-inch smart TVs hit $ 100 and $ 50 for $ 280. But Amazon already has a pre-Prime Day deal on a 50-inch to $ 250 (see below), so we are hopeful to see even better options on Prime Day. ( for a benchmark for current prices.)
Best TV and streaming Prime Day deals to date
As mentioned above, Amazon already has some good price drops on TVs with integrated Fire TV, as well as a return to the best price ever on Fire TV Recast, its DVR is aimed at aerial TV viewers.
Update, Monday 5 October: Sales prices are still in effect, although the Lightning Deal on the 50-inch TV below is scheduled to end at midnight PT. It is unclear if it will return next week or not.
We did not love the 2019 version of this TV, as we thought the picture quality and app offerings were less than what you would get from a similar Roku TV. But it claims back against your dollar because this is a newer model, and the price reduction will now come in at $ 50 less than the 43-inch Roku model.
The smart home makes weird bedmates, but I guess Amazon, which sells Best Buy’s own Insignia brand, is no stranger to Best Buy, which sells Amazon’s Echo speakers. But you’re the winner here, with Amazon selling this 50-inch 4K model for $ 100 less than the Best Buy current price. As with the Toshiba above, I would normally steer you to the Roku model instead, but at this price, the Insignia is now under $ 30.
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Yes, Amazon makes a DVR for recording free aerial TV. The content can be streamed to mobile phones, other Fire TV products and even Echo Show screens. And unlike many of the competitors, there is no monthly fee. The new sale beats $ 100 of both the 500GB dual-receiver model ($ 130 total) and the 1TB four-receiver model ($ 180). It meets the lowest price ever recorded, and a price that must not be exceeded on Prime Day. Read our Amazon Fire TV Recast review.