Several of Amazon’s Black Friday deals have just gone live. Included are all time low prices for every size of Element Fire TV Edition televisions. The 43-inch TV is $382.49, down from $449.99. The 50-inch is $254.99, down from $549.99. The 55-inch is $339.99, down from $629.99. The 65-inch is $764.99, down from $899.99. These prices are all the lowest these TVs have ever been.
50-inch and 55-inch have mostly sold out but are occasionally coming back into stock briefly. Be sure to purchase quickly if you want any of these and see them available.
It looks like this deal is over. If you missed out, we may see the deal return this Thursday morning when most Black Friday deals go live.
The middle two sizes of Element’s Fire TV Edition television have just gone on sale. The 50-inch size is $494.99, which is 10% off of its regular price. This is the second lowest price that size has been, with the lowest being when it was briefly available for $449.99. The 55-inch size is $566.99, which is 13% off of its regular price. The lowest price the 55-inch size has been was during Prime Day when it was $399.99, but that was a very limited doorbuster sale. The more common lowest price is $529.99.
Amazon has put two sizes of their Fire TV Edition televisions on sale. The Element 50-inch TV is $100 off at $449.99 and the Element 55-inch TV is $120 off at $529.99. Not counting the ridiculously great deal we saw during Prime day that sold out in under 4 hours, these are the new lowest prices that these TVs have ever been. These Element Fire TV Edition televisions give you the full Fire TV experience and feature set but also add a built-in over-the-air TV tuner that Amazon has integrated very well into Fire OS. I’ve owned and have been using the 55-inch version as my main TV ever since it was released and I’ve been very happy with it. The 43-inch and 65-inch versions are currently not on sale.
When Amazon made it possible for stand-alone Alexa devices, like the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot, to control the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, control of Fire TV Edition televisions was not quite ready initially. It is now possible to control the televisions with Alexa as well and Amazon has added a new option in the TV’s settings menu to allow Alexa to turn on the TV. In order for Alexa to turn on the TV, it must remain in a low power state, similar to the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick’s sleep mode, so having the feature enabled will consume a little more power than usual while the TV is off. If you don’t plan to use Alexa to turn on your Fire TV Edition television, it’s probably a good idea to turn the feature off. You can do so from the Settings > Alexa menu on the TV. With the option enabled, giving any Alexa command that relates to your TV, like “Alexa, launch YouTube,” will power on the TV if it is off. Of course, you can also just say “Alexa, turn on Fire TV” if you prefer. See here for a list of other commands that can be used.
Two of the Element Fire TV Edition television screen sizes have just gone on sale. The 50-inch size is $499.99, which is $50 off the regular price of $549.99. The 55-inch size is $549.99, which is $100 off the regular price of $649.99. Apart from the screen size, both televisions have the exact same specs. After Prime Day, I updated my Amazon Device Buyer’s Guide and used the one Prime Day sale on these TVs to predict the best possible prices we can expect for the other sizes. On my scale of Okay/Good/Great prices, this discount on the 50-inch size is an “Okay” price, while the 55-inch discount falls right in between my “Okay” and “Good” price. There’s a good chance we’ll see one of the sizes reach the “Great” price this Black Friday, but if you don’t want to wait until then, here’s your rare chance to save a little on these TVs.
To highlight the new integration between Alexa devices and the Fire TV, which allows Alexa devices to control Fire TV devices remotely, Amazon is offering discounts on Element Fire TV Edition televisions bundled with the Echo Dot. The 43-inch bundle, 50-inch bundle, and 55-inch bundle will save you $24.99 versus buying the television and Echo Dot separately. The 65-inch bundle, which just came back in stock after being sold out since it was announced, saves you a bit more at $30 off the individually purchased price. If you were considering buying these televisions anyway, this lets you save 50% or more on the Echo Dot.
The 65-inch Element Fire TV Edition Television is once again available to order from Amazon. The 65-inch size sold out a couple days after the TVs became available to preorder and has been unavailable to order ever since. The product page currently says the TV will ships within 3 to 5 weeks, but you are now able to place a backorder, which you couldn’t do before. The TV is priced at the regular $899.99, but if you were thinking of also buying an Echo Dot, you can save $30 on the pair by ordering the TV and Echo Dot bundle for $919.99.
The Fire TV Edition televisions by Element have been available to purchase through Amazon for several months, but now you can buy them from other retailers with Westinghouse branding. Micro Center carries the 43″ size for the same $449.99 price that Amazon sells the Element version. HSN is selling the 43″ size for $599.95 and the 55″ size fro $799.95, which is considerably more than Amazon. This is likely because HSN regularly offers sitewide coupons that would reduce the price. Read more ›
It has become almost certain that every device running some form of Android will at some point be rootable. In the case of the Element Fire TV Edition televisions, it happened quicker than you’d expect because, as it turns out, the software version that the TVs ship with from the factory is rootable. It’s always great to have the option to root a device, but before you jump at the opportunity to root your Fire TV Edition television, you need to know that the release of custom recovery, like TWRP, and pre-rooted ROMs from rbox for these TVs is very unlikely. Even more important is understanding how that’ll affect the TV in the future if you do root it. Read more ›
A reader of AFTVnews named Brandon Hammer has sent me a video showing that his Element Fire TV Edition television is rooted. Brandon says he was able to successfully root the device using the latest version of the KingRoot rooting utility, which is currently version 5.2.0. Brandon’s TV is running software version 184.108.40.206, which is not the latest software version for the Fire TV Edition televisions. Read more ›
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