Early Prime Day 2020 Fire TV deals: Save $100 on 50-inch Fire TV, Recast DVR

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This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, PJDM’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

The timing is now official: Amazon Prime Day 2020 has been confirmed for subsequent week, working all day Tuesday, Oct. 13 and Wednesday, Oct. 14, beginning simply after midnight PT. Amazon has already began some Prime Day countdown deals, too. When you’re in search of offers on streaming devices and TVs, that is what we’re highlighting right here. We’ll hold this story up to date with the most recent Prime Day offers on this class as they develop into out there. 

Prime Day deal tips about TVs and streaming units

  • Amazon simply introduced two new Hearth TV streamers: The brand new Fire TV Stick Lite ($30 listing value) and Fire TV Stick ($40 listing) had been simply introduced in late September. The primary presents 1080p streaming with HDR assist, the latter provides a distant that controls TV energy and quantity. They be a part of the prevailing Fire TV Stick 4K, which stays within the line at $50. Final yr, the 1080p mannequin dropped to $15 and the 4K mannequin was $25. 
  • Roku unveiled two new streamers, too: Roku goes head-to-head with Amazon’s in-house Hearth TV line with its personal sturdy home of streamers beginning at $30. In contrast to the Hearth TV platform, Roku now streams NBC’s Peacock service however HBO Max continues to be a no-show on each. On the excessive finish, its new $100 Roku Ultra and $130 Roku Streambar (a mini soundbar) each ship 4K HDR streaming. However the candy spot stays the Roku Streaming Stick Plus, which features a distant that additionally controls your TV’s quantity and energy: With a $49 listing value, the Streaming Stick Plus is often discounted to $39, and dropped as little as $30 last Black Friday. Maintain out for a minimum of the $39 or decrease on Prime Day.
  • Search for reductions on TVs, too: Practically all new TVs have their very own streaming apps on board, and we count on loads of Prime Day reductions on these fashions, too. Final Prime Day, we noticed 32-inch sensible TVs hit $100, and 50-inchers at $280. However Amazon already has a pre-Prime Day deal on a 50-incher at $250 (see under), so we’re hopeful to see even higher choices on Prime Day. (Check out the current list pricing on 2020 Roku TVs for a benchmark of present costs.) 

Greatest TV and streaming Prime Day offers to this point

As talked about above, Amazon already has some good value drops on TVs with built-in Hearth TV streaming, in addition to a return to the perfect value ever on the Hearth TV Recast, its DVR focused at over-the-air antenna TV viewers.

Replace, Monday Oct. 5: Sale costs are nonetheless in impact, although the Lightning Deal on the 50-inch TV under is slated to run out by midnight PT. It is unclear if it is going to return subsequent week or not.


We didn’t love the 2019 version of this TV, having discovered the image high quality and app choices to be lower than what you’d get from an equal Roku TV. But it surely vaults again into rivalry on your greenback as a result of this can be a newer mannequin, and the worth lower now has it coming in at $50 lower than the 43-inch Roku model


The sensible house makes for unusual bedfellows, however I suppose Amazon promoting Greatest Purchase’s in-house Insignia model isn’t any stranger than Greatest Purchase promoting Amazon’s Echo audio system. However you are the winner right here, with Amazon promoting this 50-inch 4K mannequin for $100 less than Best Buy’s current price. As with the Toshiba above, I might usually steer you to the Roku model as a substitute, however at this value, the Insignia now undercuts it by $30.

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Sure, Amazon makes a DVR for recording free over-the-air antenna TV. The content material may be beamed to cellphones, different Hearth TV merchandise and even Echo Present shows. And in contrast to most of the opponents, there isn’t any month-to-month payment. The brand new sale knocks $100 off each the two-tuner 500GB mannequin ($130 whole) and the four-tuner 1TB mannequin ($180). That meets the bottom value ever recorded, and one which will not be exceeded on Prime Day.

Read our Amazon Fire TV Recast review.

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