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With March Madness, there are a lot of sports fans watching the action on sub-standard TVs and really wishing they had upgraded sooner. And that’s a shame because March was actually the perfect time to invest in a new feature-rich smart TV. Last month, we told SPY readers that Amazon was offering a month-long discount on its new Amazon Fire TV Omni Series Smart TV. This is the first smart TV produced by Amazon itself, and the discount was originally scheduled to end on March 31. However, Amazon has extended the savings into April, and for a little while longer, you can buy this SPY tested and approved smart TV for under $500.
We reviewed the Fire TV Omni Series when it first came out in late 2021, and after this price drop, we officially named it the best 65-inch TV under $500. However, this sale also covers other sizes of this smart TV, and you can buy the 55-inch model for just $369 and the 75-inch model for $749.
The Fire TV Omni Series is Amazon’s first TV (not to be confused with previous Fire TVs released by Toshiba and Insignia). Released in late 2021, we found that the new Omni series is a bit short on “Wow” factors but is overall a great mid-range smart TV option. And with this discount, Amazon is seriously trying to move these TVs.
Why the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series Smart TV Is a Great Deal
On the fence about upgrading to a new TV or this model in particular? There are lot of reasons to invest in Amazon’s new smart TV:
- Discounts range from $50-$150, plus free shipping with Amazon Prime membership
- Easy integration with other Amazon smart devices
- No additional streaming device needed
- This TV doubles as a smart speaker and offers voice-control with Alexa
- 4K Ultra HD video quality
- 3 HDMI ports and 1 HDMI eARC port for audio devices
- Built-in privacy features that shut off internal microphones
And here are all the savings that are available as of April 3, 2022:
- 17% off savings on 75-inch Omni, which brings it down to $750.
- 17% off savings on 65-Inch Omni, which brings it down to $499
- 12% off savings on 55-inch Omni, which brings it down to $370
- 11% off savings on 50-inch Omni, which brings it down to $320.
What We Love About the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series
First of all, the new Omni Series already offers a great value at the full retail price, and so the new discount really makes this promotion a sweet deal. Beyond the steep discounts, which aren’t that common among smart TVs, the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series features built-in Alexa. The popular voice assistant is always accessible at all times, including when the TV is completely turned off.
Thanks to Alexa,. this smart TV effectively doubles as a smart speaker as well — you know, the very same functions you’d find in Amazon’s line of Echo devices. For streaming junkies that binge-watch, it also has access to all of the best streaming services.
When it comes to the smart home, you have a screen that can help with accessing all the smart devices in your home. For example, you can instantly stream a live view of your security cameras right on the Amazon Fire TV by simply asking Alexa. If the remote goes missing, you can tell Alexa to turn on the TV.
And lastly, we have to mention the image quality. All of the models in the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series offer crisp 4K image quality, which is nice considering how readily available 4K content is becoming. In fact, many shows and movies can be streamed in 4K, so there’s always something to show off the superior resolution of 4K over standard full-HD. If you’re upgrading from a 1080p setup, believe us when we tell you that the difference is noticeable.
Are the savings not enough for you? If so, you can ditch the Alexa integration and go with a model in Amazon’s 4-Series, which is a true budget flat-screen TV. You’re still going to get rich 4K resolution with all the models, but the only thing missing is that built-in Alexa integration. If you can live with that, then check out the promotions below on the Amazon Fire TV 4-Series.
- 24% off savings on 43-inch 4-Series, which brings it down to $280
- 32% off savings on 50-inch 4-Series, which brings it down to $320
- 33% off savings on 55-inch 4-Series, which brings it down to $350
Head to Amazon to take advantage of all these savings. At full price, the Omni Series is a great mid-range TV. But with this extended spring discount, we’re officially naming this the budget TV of the year.