November 28, 2020
Streamer deals at Best Buy and Amazon: Prime Day savings on Fire TV and Roku return

Streamer deals at Best Buy and Amazon: Prime Day savings on Fire TV and Roku return

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

Amazon Prime Day officially ended last week but nobody told Best Buy. The electronics giant is putting on its own sale of Amazon devices, including discounts on Fire TV streamers that are cheaper right now than at Amazon itself — although the best deal, a Fire TV Stick 4K for $30, has expired. Meanwhile if you prefer Roku, great prices on its streamers can still be had at Amazon. Go figure. 

Note that prices and availability were accurate at the time of publication, but they may fluctuate.

Read more: Best Buy TV deals: Save on Toshiba and Insignia Fire TV, Sony, Samsung

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Roku is our favorite streaming system, with the most streaming app options (HBO Max notwithstanding), the simplest interface and the best search. And the company’s entry-level player is a great choice for older non-4K TVs. This price isn’t quite as cheap as it was during Prime Day, but it’s still $6 less the new Fire TV Stick Lite — or the 4K Fire TV below.

Read our Roku Express (2019) review.

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The Fire TV Cube combines an Alexa voice-controlled speaker, a Fire TV 4K video streamer and a universal remote control into one device. If you like using your voice to control the TV — not to mention other devices in your Alexa-friendly household — it may well be worth taking the plunge on this interesting all-in-one product, marked down from $120 to $80. Note that this is the newest (2019) version, which has added some nice improvements since we first evaluated it in 2018.

Read more about Fire TV Cube.

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The Fire TV Recast is one of the easiest ways to record and stream over-the-air TV. It integrates seamlessly with a Fire TV Stick and at $100 off it’s an incredible bargain.

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With the 2020 Ultra on its way, a deal on the outgoing version was inevitable. Despite lacking Dolby Vision, the 2019 model is still a great piece of equipment. It’s our favorite wired streamer and offers other features including a headphone-jack remote with programmable keys and a remote finder.

PSA: If you want an Ultra and can wait until Nov. 7, Walmart will be selling the 2019 Ultra LT, which lacks the remote finder and programmable keys, for $50. 

Read our Roku Ultra 2019 review.

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