Amazon Fire TV on sale for $49.99 and Fire TV Stick on sale for $29.99

Amazon has most of their devices on sale this week for their Mother’s Day Sale. The Amazon Fire TV is on sale for $49.99. That matches the lowest price it has ever been for everyone, although it was $5 lower once for Prime members. The Amazon Fire TV Stick is on sale for $29.99. that price is $5 higher than the lowest price the Firestick has ever been. If you’re in the market for a Fire TV Stick and an Echo Dot, you can buy the pair together for $64.99. That saves you an extra $5 versus buying the two separately during this sale.

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5 comments
  1. Mark B says:

    This may be a bit obscure for some of you, but just a note for future Cord Cutters:

    The 3, and very sadly only the 3, does Hardware mpeg 2 Deinterlacing now which should be universal among the Live Tv/dvr apps. Note that the Channels app has its own unique software deinterlacer. So if you are getting/own hdhomerun for use as Live tv/dvr the 3 is now a valid choice vs before when only the Shield was good choice. The other devices if they even offered this like the Mi box have buggy Deinterlacing with artifacts. This really does make a huge difference for sports live tv 1080i content on a big tv. A small Bedroom tv will be fine with Stick for live tv apps. But again sports will look slightly off.

    In other words if you ever will get a hdhomerun don’t buy the stick, spend the extra $20 now. If this makes no sense to you

    Plus if you can give Amazon $20 less not a bad time to get one.

    • AFTVnews says:

      Thanks for the input! The Channels app developer told me they figured out a way to use the GPU for deinterlacing on the Fire TV 1, 2, Fire TV Stick 2, and Fire TV Edition televisions. Have you tried the latest version of Channels on a Fire TV other than the Fire TV 3 recently to see if there are artifacts?

  2. Charlie says:

    I recently connected a HDHomerun Connect to my network and did notice some interlacing using MiBox and fireTV. I didn’t notice it on all content, but it is an interesting coincidence you bring this. I don’t think I’d ever noticed the minor interlacing before using the Connect.

    I’m actually selling it, because the process to DVR content involves more effort than I want to invest to record OTA content that I can get from HULU. It is cool tech, though.

  3. Jon says:

    This isnt exactly FTV related, but you do cover the Shield and Mi box a bit, so I thought you might be interested. Apparently JBL will be releasing the Link Bar sometime soon. Its a combination Android TV, Google Home, and soundbar in one.

    I am very eager to see how well the Android TV part of the soundbar works, it may very well move my Shield to another TV and become my primary device if it is any good.

  4. Elwood says:

    FYI: Directv Now recently offered (good thru 5/31) a $10 off coupon code for Gen 1 FireTV owners to get the current FireTV stick for only $29.99. Thought this code might be funded by Directv NOw or at least co-oped and thus I could bundle coupon with current sale price. Not so. If you use this coupon (and I can confirm that Amazon does successfully accept the coupon code during check-out), it only sets the price at $29.99 and not $19.99.

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