If your TV doesn’t let you access specific streaming apps (or, God forbid, all of them), then there’s a simple solution to your problem — a streaming device. Devices from brands like Roku, Google’s Chromecast and Amazon’s Fire TV instantly transform your TV into a smart TV, and these devices have never been more affordable.
So if you’re tired of living without Peacock and missing out on the latest HBO Max releases, then this is your chance to save.
Ahead of Black Friday, Amazon has dropped tons of early deals on streaming sticks:
There are even more deals to be had below, and you can save up to 50% on certain devices, which often translates to savings of $80 or more. Everything is eligible for Prime shipping, too, so you could in theory have one of these before the weekend if you act fast. If you’re interested and on the fence, this is a great pre-Black-Friday sale, and we don’t expect prices to get any lower as the holidays get closer.
What Makes These Streaming Stick Deals So Good
- As much as 50% off certain products
- Savings up to $80
- Free shipping for Prime members
- Choose from Roku TV, Apple TV, Chromecast and Fire TV OS
- Instantly access every major streaming app (subscription required)
Google Chromecast Deals
Chromecast has the most elegant design of any of the streaming devices, provided you don’t mind it dangling from behind your TV. It supports up to 4K HDR, works with Google Assistant, and makes it easy to broadcast your TV audio through any Google Assistant-compatible smart speakers you might have throughout the house. The Google Chromecast is currently 20% off, bringing the price down to $40 from its original $50
There’s also a slightly less powerful model available for $20 that only streams up to 1080p, but otherwise has all the same features as its 4K cousin. The brand-new Google Chromecast HD was just released last month, and it’s ridiculously affordable for a new tech gadget.
Roku Streaming Devices on Sale
Roku is one of the most popular options for a streaming device. The intuitive interface makes it simple to set up and use right away, and even people with no previous experience can figure it out with ease. It’s ideal for use in an AirBNB or something similar, or just for your in-laws to use when they visit.
Right now, the Roku Express is only $18 instead of its usual $30. It’s compatible with almost all streaming services, but tops out at 1080p. The Roku 4K is 50% off at $25 from its standard $50.
Apple TV Deals
The Apple TV is the ideal option for anyone already immersed in the ecosystem. Not only does it work seamlessly with iOS devices, but it comes packed with a lot of features and an intuitive, easy-to-use remote. It also supports 4K HDR with Dolby Vision, something that a lot of other streaming devices do not.
While it’s not a stick (more of a set-top box), the Apple TV works with almost all streaming services. Naturally, it caters to Apple TV+ slightly more than the others, but it’s also a great option for playing Apple Arcade games on the big screen. Right now, the 32GB model is available for just $100, down from its usual price of $180.
Amazon Fire TV Stick Deals
The Amazon Fire TV Stick caters to a wide range of users, from those that just need the bare minimum in streaming and resolution to those that want the highest possible quality. If you’re a fan of Amazon Luna, the Fire Stick makes it easy to stream games straight to your TV. There’s a lower-end model (the Fire TV Stick Lite) that’s available for just $20 right now. It’s resolution is capped at 1080p, but it’s easy to hide behind your TV and keep it out of sight.
If you want better quality, the Fire TV Stick 4K Max is compatible with Wi-Fi 6, supports HDR10+ and Dolby Vision, and a whole lot more. it’s the best pick for movie buffs with home theater setups, and right now it’s only $40, down from its usual $55. Users that lean more toward the Alexa ecosystem in their smart home will get the most use out of the Fire Stick, as it integrates seamlessly and lets you control your home from your TV.