The Fire TV Stick 4K is currently out of stock in the US because earlier this morning anybody could purchase it from Amazon for free. Around 6 A.M. PT, if you put the Fire TV Stick 4K in your Amazon cart, you would have found that your total at checkout was $0.00 without needing to enter a promo code or doing anything special. A discount, labeled as “Lumen/Century Link” for the entire cost of the device was automatically being applied to everyone’s purchase.
News of the glitch quickly made its way around all the major deal sites and forums and in less than an hour, the Fire TV Stick 4K was listed as “Temporarily out of stock” on Amazon. It’s not clear if all available supply was ordered or if Amazon noticed and artificially listed the streaming stick as unavailable.
Many of those who managed to place orders for a free Fire TV Stick 4K during the short window it was available are, unsurprisingly, now reporting that their order has been canceled. However, there are a few lucky people whose orders have already shipped and look to be receiving their free devices. It seems as though those who were able to order early and select same-day shipping are the ones most likely to actually be getting a free Fire TV Stick 4K.