Amazon Prime Day is one of the best times of the year to save on streaming players, smart TVs and other spinning gear, as both Amazon and its competitors offer deep discounts on some of the best products out there.
Not all offers are worth your time and attention, but we sort out all of them and highlight only the best. Here are the most worthwhile Prime Day deals for string cutters we have found so far. We update this post all day when we reveal more.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K for $ 25 (reg. $ 50)
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K for $ 25 is the best Prime Day deal out there if you're in the market for a new streaming player. Four TV Stick 4K is fast, supports the latest HDR formats (including Dolby Vision and HDR10 +), offers powerful Alexa voice controls, and has TV volume / power / mute buttons built into the remote. Right now it is for sale for the lowest price yet.
Amazon's usual Fire TV Stick is also on sale for $ 15, but we suggest saving extra $ 10 on the 4K model, even if you don't have a 4K TV, as it loads apps faster and It is much more responsive. And while Amazon's Fire TV Cube is on sale for $ 70, pairing a Four TV Stick 4K with Amazon Echo Dot ($ 22 on Prime Day) will give most of the same hands-free Alexa controls for $ 23 less and you get faster streaming device with better HDR support for boot.
Toshiba 32-inch Fire TV Edition TV for $ 100 (reg. $ 180)
This 32-inch 720p from Toshiba has Amazon's Fire TV software built right in, so that you can control it with your voice with Alexa and enjoy a larger app selection than most other smart TVs.
Toshiba 4K HDR Fire TV Edition TV on sale
The first Four TV Edition sets of Dolby Vision HDR were just launched last month, but they are on sale for the first time during Prime Day. The 50-inch model has the largest $ 280 discount, while the 55-inch model is not far behind $ 360 ($ 450). You can also save $ 70 on the 43-inch model, which sells for $ 260 on Prime Day. When your TVs come, you can use Amazon Prime to watch original series in brilliant 4K HDR at no extra cost.
Best Buy: Logitech Harmony Remote and Hub for $ 50 (reg. $ 70)
] Logitech Harmony Hub is a handy universal remote with support for automated routines and voice control via Alexa or Google Assistant. Do you want to create a voice command that turns on your TV, flips to the fire TV input, scrolls to the PlayStation Vue app, and starts playing live TV? With some setup you can make it work. While the Hub alone cost $ 100, Hub and Remote bundles have come a long way in price lately, and Best Buy now bundled for $ 50.
Roku Streaming Stick for $ 34 (reg. $ 49), Stick + for $ 49 (reg. $ 59)
Prime Day has some great deals for people who prefer Rokus simpler interfaces and emphasis on free content across Amazon's more ambitious software. The Roku Streaming Stick is on sale for $ 34, from a regular price of $ 49 and $ 5 less than the promotional price we often see from Roku.
Discounts are also available on 4K Roku Streaming Stick + and Roku Ultra. Get it earlier at $ 49 or the latter for $ 69, for discounts of $ 10 and $ 30 respectively. Steaming Stick + is a nice upgrade for 4K TV owners, but Ultra is only needed if you want an Ethernet connection, local USB media playback or private headphone audio via the remote control.
Roku offers discounts of $ 5 on Premiere $ 34) and Express ($ 24) streaming players, but we suggest skipping those who do not include TV volume or power controls on the remote controls, nor do they support voice control.
Sonos Beam soundbar for $ 359 (reg. $ 399), plus $ 100 in Amazon gift certificate
Sonos Beam is a better soundable for small or medium sized rooms than larger, but provides Still good overall sound quality and many features including Apple AirPlay 2 support and either Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant voice controls. This Prime Day deal knocks $ 40 off the regular prize and throws in a pair of physical $ 50 Amazon gift cards so you can give them to someone else or keep them yourself.
Rakuten: 55-inch TCL R-Series TV for $ 529, plus $ 116 in rewards points
Although not a high-end TV, TCLs provide 55-inch R series set color accuracy and HDR performance for the price plus it has Roku Simple smart TV software built in. Rakuten's price of $ 529 is the same as what you find on Amazon during Prime Day – a nice deal but nothing special – but it also includes 22% back in Rakuten Super Points. It adds up to $ 116 to spend on a future Rakuten purchase, providing an excellent deal.
HDHomeRun Quatro tuner for $ 99 (reg. $ 150)
If you plan to build your Own DVR system with Plex, Channels, Emby or HDHomeRuns own DVR service, HDHomeRun Quatro can play or record up to four overhead channels at once. It's on sale in both Amazon and Best Buy, but the former is also throwing in a 14-foot Ethernet cable and some cable ties. Best Buy also has the dual-tuner model for only $ 60, down from the $ 100 list price. Just remember that you need a PC, NAS box or Nvidia Shield TV plus a hard drive with ample storage to handle the recordings.
LG 49-inch NanoCell TV for $ 565
LG's NanoCell TVs (or Quantum Points) are a good alternative to OLED kits and provide excellent color accuracy and screen brightness at affordable prices. The smallest of the LG Nano 8 Series is down to the lowest price yet at $ 565. The 65-inch version is also close to the record low of $ 1097, although this price has come and gone repeatedly over the past month or so .
Best Buy: Apple TV 4K for $ 170
Although $ 10 is a rather pitiful discount on Prime Day standards, the overall rarity of Apple TV deals is forcing us to mention this anyway. No other powerhouse fits the Apple TV 4K in Polish, and the software has made some major advances in recent months.
Tablo: Quad-Tuner DVR (renovated) for $ 120
The predecessor of our choice for best DVR-over-the-air, Tablo's quad-tuner DVR has a slower 802.11n Wi-Fi connection and lacks an internal hard drive space, but it is otherwise functionally identical. It can play and record up to four broadcast channels at a time when connecting to an external hard drive, and it streams the video to the Tablo app on streaming players, smart TVs, game consoles, phones, tablets and computers. Renewed models are $ 120 from Tablo's online store, which is $ 80 less than a new quad and freight is free with the SHIPFREE code.
Amazon Four TV Revolution for $ 130
If you're stocked on Four TVs during Prime Day, consider Fire TV Recast for your DVR needs. It works the same way as Tablo, but has better video quality, and you can launch channels with Alexa voice commands. On the downside, it only works with Four TVs to watch television, and it lacks ad-ship features. The dual-tuner, the 500GB model sells for $ 130, while the quad tuner, the 1TB model sells for $ 180. Both are $ 100 of regular price and there is no subscription fee.