Amazon held out on discounting one variant of its Fire TV smart TVs during the Black Friday weekend sale and, as I guessed, it has now gone on sale as a Cyber Monday exclusive deal. The model in question is the 65-inch Fire TV Omni Series Smart TV which is now on sale for $599.99. At $230 off its regular price of $829.99, this is by far the largest discount on any of the Amazon-built Fire TV Smart TVs. This TV features 4K Dolby Vision and hands-free mics, like a Fire TV Cube, so that you can control it by voice without needing to use the remote or an external Echo. You can read up on all of its specs in this article from when it was first revealed just a couple of months ago. For comparison, the similar 55″ Toshiba M550 Series Fire TV Smart TV which also has hands-free mics and just went on sale for Cyber Monday for the first time ever is priced at $649.99 despite being a smaller TV. Read on for a full list of all Fire TV Smart TVs that are currently on sale. Read more ›
Amazon kicked off its Black Friday deals on Fire TV devices early last week and will be keeping those deals alive through Cyber Monday and will not come to an end until at least the end of this week. This includes the Fire TV Stick Lite for $17.99, the Fire TV Stick for $19.99, the Fire TV Stick 4K for $24.99, the Fire TV Stick 4K Max for $34.99, the Fire TV Cube for $79.99, ad the Fire TV Recast for $129.99, which are all at their lowest prices ever. Many deals on Fire TV Smart TVs are also still live, but those will likely end after today and are not scheduled to last until December 5th, like the sale on stand-along Fire TV devices will. So, if you were too busy over the holiday weekend to buy anything or you find later on that you need another device, you still have until the end of the week to get in on these great prices.
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Amazon was impatient this year and launched Black Friday deals on all Fire TV devices early. I’ve posted individually about all the best deals, like the Fire TV Stick 4K Max on sale for the first time ever at $34.99, but here is a roundup of every Fire TV related deal that is currently live. The huge list includes all Fire TVs, Firesticks, Fire TV Cubes, and a massive number of Fire TV Smart TVs. There are also numerous accessories on sale, like the Fire TV Recast, IR Blaster, remote covers, remote holders, and more. For everything on sale, I’ve indicated whether it’s a new all-time low price, it’s matching the previous all-time low price, or how much more the current price is compared to the lowest it has been in the past. Read more ›
Black Friday deals are in full swing and numerous streaming services are getting in on the action. Here is a list of all the streaming service deals I could find so far. I’ll be continuously updating this list as more deals go live, so check back often. Current deals include AMC+, Audible, Amazon Music, Disney+, Peacock TV, Plex, and more. UPDATE #1: Added new deals for Discovery+, Epix, Starz, Showtime, PBS, Paramount+, and more. UPDATE #2: Hulu now offers 12 months for $0.99/month and Philo now offers 1 month for $5. UPDATE #3: Curiosity Stream and Emby deals added. Read more ›
Most Amazon Black Friday deals have been live for several days but a few new ones are just barely trickling out this morning. Amazon released new Kids Echo bundles this morning and a few new Fire TV Smart TVs also dropped further in pricea few hours ago. Another new deal for today is the Amazon Smart Plug for $14.99, which is 40% off its regular price of $24.99. This sale matches the lowest price Amazon’s own smart plug has ever been. While this isn’t the least expensive smart plug on the market or the one with the most features, what you get by choosing it over others is simplification. That’s because it comes pre-linked to your account and, if you’ve previously saved your Wi-Fi password with Amazon while setting up a new device, Alexa should be able to configure the plug in seconds by powering it on and saying “Alexa, find my device.” There’s also the advantage of needing to only use the Alexa app for everything related to this plug, instead of yet another 3rd-party smart home app.
Amazon just released new Black Friday deals this morning on bundled Echo Dot Kids and Echo Show 5 Kids devices. These bundles have never been available before today and they save a bit more over buying the already discounted devices individually. The first bundle includes the Echo Show 5 (2nd-gen) Kids + Echo Dot (4th-gen) Kids + Color Smart Bulb for $79.98, which is 52% off its regular price of $169.97. This bundle saves you $5 and gets you the free smart bulb compared to buying the Echo Show 5 Kids on sale for $50 and the Echo Dot Kids on sale for $35 separately for $85. It’s available with either the Tiger print or the Panda print Echo Dot Kids. If you’re not interested in the Echo Show, there are now alos bundles that include an Echo Dot (4th-gen) Kids 2-Pack + Color Smart Bulb for $59.99, which is 55% off the regular price of $134.97. This bundle saves you $10 over buying the Echo Dot Kids seperately at their current discounted price of $35, which is already the lowest they have ever been, plus you get the free smart bulb. These 2-Packs are available in either 2 Tiger prints, 2 Panda prints, or 1 Tiger + 1 Panda print.
Amazon has put all Kindle models on sale for Black Friday. The regular Kindle is on sale for $49.99, which matches the lowest it has ever been in the past. The new Kindle Paperwhite released just a couple of months ago is on sale for the first time at $104.99, which is a savings of $35. If that’s too much, the previous generation Kindle Paperwhite is on sale for $89.99. Lastly, the Kindle Oasis, which hardly ever goes on sale, is down to $174.99. At $75 off its regular price of $249.99, that matches the lowest price it has ver been. Kindle Oasis deals usually don’t last for the entire Black Friday weekend, so be sure to order that one early if you’re interested.
Black Friday prices on all Fire TVs went live at the start of the week and now it’s the Fire Tablet’s turn, as their Black Friday deals have just gone live. Easily the best deal is the Fire HD 10 for $74.99 which is a new all-time low price, beating the previous low by a significant $25. That’s half off the regular price of $150. If you want the best tablet Amazon makes, the Fire HD 10 Plus is $104.99, which is also lower than it has ever been in the past by $25. The Plus model increases RAM from 3GB to 4GB and adds wireless charging. The other great tablet deal is the Fire HD 8 for $44.99 which is also half off and is at its lowest price ever. That said, the Fire HD 8 Plus for $54.99 is an even better deal because Amazon usually charges $20 to step up to the Plus model, which increases RAM from 2GB to 3GB, adds wireless charging, and fast charging. The full line of Amazon tablets is on sale, including the Fire 7 and Kids tablets, so read on for the full list of all tablet models and bundles on sale and how today’s prices comare to past sales. UPDATE: Several bundle deals, like the Fire HD 8 + Echo Buds for $114.98, have just gone live and have been added below. Read more ›
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Amazon put some of its Echo Show models on sale for Black Friday earlier this week, but now the flood gates are open and the rest of the Black Friday Deals on Echo Shows have gone live. The least expensive deal is the Refurb Echo Show 5 1st-gen for $34.99 which is the new lowest price it has ever been. For not much more, get the new Echo Show 5 2nd-gen for $44.99 with the option to throw in a Blink Mini Camera for $5. Those too are new all-time low prices. The main difference between the 1st and 2nd Gen Echo Show 5 is an improved camera on the newer model. The Echo Show 8 1st-gen is on sale for 59.99 with the same $5 Blink Mini Camera option. Alternately, you can save $10 by going with the Refurb Echo Show 8 1st-gen for $49.99. Lastly, the new Echo Show 8 2nd-gen is $89.99 and, you guessed it, you can add a $5 camera. The difference betweent he 1st and 2nd Gen Echo Show 8 is much greater, with the newer model getting a hugely improved camera and much faster processor. Before you buy any of these, be sure to scroll down where I have listed all the various bundles available that can same you even more, like the Echo Show 5 2nd-gen + Ring Video Doorbell bundle for $61.99, which saves you $83. Read more ›
Amazon has kicked off the remainder of its Black Friday Deals this morning on its devices and all the various Echo models and bundles have now gone on sale. The least expensive is the Echo Dot 3rd-gen w/ Free Bulb for $19.99. This is $1 more than its lowest previous price, but it included just a white bulb, not a color bulb, last time. Next is the newer Echo Dot 4th-gen w/ Free Bulb for $29.99. This was $5 cheaper during Prime Day this year. The Echo Dot 4th-gen with Clock is $34.99 and aslo includes a free blub. That’s a great buy because it has never been cheaper. The Echo Dot Kids is also $34.99, which matches it’s lowest price too. Lastly, the full sized 4th-gen Echo w/ Free bulb is $59.99 which matches its lowest price ever. There are numerous Echo and Echo Dot bundles on sale as well, which I’ll list below. Read more ›
The best Fire TV Smart TV deal that is currently live for Black Friday is, without a doubt, the Insignia 55in 4K F30 Seris TV for $299.99 from either
Amazon (Update: Sold out at Amazon) or from Best Buy. This TV started off at a list price of $549.99 when it was introduced earlier this year. The current sale has dropped it a full $70 lower than it has ever been in the past. To put this deal into further context, this 55-inch Fire TV Smart TV is currently priced at or lower than all 50-inch Fire TV Smart TVs, most of which are currently at all-time low prices. This is a no-frills basic 4K TV, but if you value screen size over high-end features like Dolby Vision or Quantum dot QLEDs, (which you need to pay $100 more to get in a 55″ Fire TV Smart TV) this is the TV deal for you. This 4K TV supports HDR10 and has 3 HDMI ports (1 is eARC), a 1.5GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, 10/100 Ethernet, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, a USB port, optical audio, composite video, a headphone jack, and a built-in OTA tuner.
Everyone knows that the best time to buy Amazon devices is during major sales like Prime Day and Black Friday, especially when the device is at its lowest price ever. However, the best deals on Amazon devices are always when a product drops further than it has ever been in the past. For example, while the Fire TV Stick 4K’s current sale price of $24.99 is a good deal because it has never been lower, it has been bouncing down to that same price for the last 2 years. The Fire TV Stick 3 on sale for $19.99, on the other hand, has never been that low before, so it’s a more significant discount. This is why I diligently keep track of all Amazon device sale prices and always post about deals in the context of previous sales so that you know when’s the best time to buy. Here’s a full list that I’ve put together of all the significant Black Friday deals on Amazon devices that are currently lower than they have ever been in the past, which includes Fire TVs, Fire TV Smart TVs, Echos, Fire Tablets, Blink Cameras, Eero Routers, and much more. Read more ›
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The Sideclick Remote Attachment is on sale for $14.99 at Amazon and at Best Buy as part of their early Black Friday deals. This price, which is 50% off its regular price of $29.99, matches the lowest price it has ever been in the past. The Sideclick adds a column of universal remote buttons to the side of your Fire TV remote. Each button can be programmed individually to replicate the action of any button on a remote you own. The labels on the buttons (power, plus, minus, etc…) are just suggestions since any button can be programmed to do anything. The Sideclick comes with everything you need to attach it to any Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Cube remote. It’s also compatible with all Fire TV Smart TV remotes, except the remotes that have the home button above the circular select button. Learn all about the Sideclick Remote Attachment in my review. Amazon and Best Buy also have the Sideclick for Nvidia Shield TV, Chromecast, Roku, and Apple TV on sale for $14.99 or less.
Amazon announced its new fitness tracker, the Halo View, at its big hardware event earlier this year but it’s now available to pre-order. Better yet, since we’re in the middle of Black Friday week, Amazon has already discounted the device from its regular price of $79.99 to a sale price of $49.99. The Halo View comes in two band sizes, a small/medium, recommended for wrists that are between 5.12-7.68″ around, and a medium/large for wrists that are 6.3-8.86″ around, but the device is the same size regardless. It can track your steps, heart rate, and blood oxygen levels, in addition to providing activity and sleep scores. The battery is said to last up to 7 days and it comes in 3 colors.
Amazon put its Eero 6 mesh routers on sale at the start of this week but most of them have just dropped even further today to new all-time low prices. These deals start with the single Eero 6 Router for $77, which is $13 less than it has ever been in the past and $52 off its regular price of $129. At the upper end is the Eero Pro 6 3-Pack for $449 and there is a bundle for every price point in between to fit your needs. The sweet spot for most people is the Eero 6 3-Pack for $167, which includes one router and 2 extenders. These all create WiFi-6 networks that would go along perfectly with the Fire TV Stick 4K Max on sale for $34.99, which is the first Fire TV to support WiFi-6. Continue for the full list of all Eero 6 products/bundles on sale, as well as an explanation of the differences between Eero 6 and Eero Pro 6 routers and the differences between Eero Routers and Eero Extenders. Read more ›
Amazon’s Black Friday deals on its devices continue to trickle out. The 3rd-Gen Echo Dot w/ Free Color Smart Bulb has gone on sale for $19.99. This bundle was $1 cheaper last year, which is the lowest it has ever been, but it included a white bulb instead of a color bulb. Buying it with or without the bulb is the same price, so the bulb truly is free. Also available starting today is the 3rd-gen Echo Dot with a Ring Video Doorbell for $41.99. At $3 less than this bundle was during Prime day this year, this is the new lowest price this bundle has ever been. Even though the 4th-gen Echo Dot, which has not gone on sale yet, does exist, the 3rd-gen model holds its own since many prefer it for its smaller size. Amazon rightfully kept making it, despite the new model being released, because it certainly has its advantages and sounds great for its small size.
Amazon has just put the Luna Controller on sale for $49.99, which matches its limited introductory price and is the lowest price it has ever been. Even if you never try the Luna Cloud Gaming service, this is still hands-down the best gamepad for Fire TV devices due to its Fire TV integration and flexibility. It connects directly to Luna over Wi-Fi, bypassing the device you’re gaming on, for the lowest possible latency. When not used for Luna, this controller can also connect wirelessly via Bluetooth or wired via its USB-C port. When connected over USB, it doesn’t need batteries installed. On Fire TVs, the hand-off from Bluetooth for controlling the Fire TV to Wi-Fi for Luna gaming is seamless and automatic. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and USB-C connections are supported on Fire TVs, Windows PCs, Macs, and Android phones/tablets for either local or cloud gaming through Luna. For iPhones and iPads, however, it only works with Luna via its direct Wi-Fi connection, so keep that in mind. If you do any kind of Fire TV gaming, this is the best controller to have, and, as a perk, it works well on other devices as well. Amazon also sells a Phone Clip for $12.99 to connect your phone directly to the controller. Lastly, there are numerous bundles for this controller and Fire TVs/Tablets, but none of them save you anything over buying the devices and controller separately.
Amazon is continuing to trickle out Early Black Friday deals on its devices. All Fire TV models are still on sale at all-time low prices and this morning the Echo Show 5 went on sale for $44.99 to match. This is the latest 2nd-gen model that was just released earlier this year. At 47% off its regular price of $84.99, this deal is the new lowest price the latest Echo Show 5 has ever been, beating out its previous record low by $10. For just $5 more, you can get a Blink Mini camera with the Echo Show 5 for $49.99, making this an even better bargain. Also going on sale this morning is the 4th-gen Echo with a Free Smart Bulb for $59.99. While that too is the lowest it has ever been, it’s a price that we’ve seen in the past but I don’t expect it or the Echo Show 5 to drop any further when actual Black Friday rolls around.
Amazon is now offering select Prime members a $200 signup bonus for the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa. This bonus is normally $100, and occasionally increases to $150, but this is the first time I’ve seen it climb to $200. If you shop at Amazon or Whole Foods with any kind of regularity, this card is a must because it gives you 5% off of all purchases at both places. Additionally, Amazon is constantly running promotions that give even more cashback on select products, such as the 10% cashback promo that is currently offered for purchases of the Fire TV Stick Lite, Fire TV Stick 4K, and Fire TV Cube, among other things, when using this card. Non-Prime members can only receive a $100 sign up bonus, so the additional $100 bonus amount that you get for being a Prime member will nearly pay for your membership if you signing up for Prime first and then sign up for the Prime version of the rewards card. The increased $200 signup bonus started today and will be available through Nov 30. This card has no annual fee.
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Amazon is currently offering a couple of great deals if purchased through Alexa voice shopping. You can get the Kasa Smart Plug Mini with Energy Monitoring for $3.49 by saying “Alexa, order Kasa Smart Plug Mini.” This normally sells for $22.99 and the lowest price that it has ever been in the past is $12.99. You can also get the Kasa Dimmable Color Changing Smart Bulb for $0.99 by saying “Alexa, order Kasa Smart Bulb.” This too normally sells for $22.99 and has only been down to $19 in the past. If you prefer to make your purchase the old fashion way, instead of saying “Alexa, order…” you can say “Alexa, add [ITEM] to my shopping cart.” Then you’ll be able to view the items in your cart on Amazon.com or in the Amazon app and the Alexa exclusive discount will be applied automatically to the order because you used Alexa to add the items. You may order either or both items at the special Alexa discounted price.
The Kasa bulb appears to have sold out but has been replaced by a Sengled Color Smart Blub for $0.99 that normally sells for $14.99. Say “Alexa, order Sengled Smart Bulb” to buy it or “Alexa, add Sengled Smart Bulb to my cart” to checkout on Amazon.com. If you purchased the Kasa bulb you can also purchase the Sengled bulb.