Take a deep breath:is over. But it’s still a great time to pick up a great bargain on a media streamer or a smart TV, with steep discounts on all kinds of TV-related gadgets.
Most of the streamers use Amazon’s Fire TV system, including theand , but there are also various deals to be had on Roku devices. Meanwhile, the TVs include as well as and brand-new 2019 sets by Samsung.
Rival brands and retailers have also announced their own deals to challenge Amazon’s annual megasale.at Best Buy, Costco and Sam’s Club. There’s , eBay’s and Target’s .
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Best Prime Day deals on Fire TV and Roku media streamers
We like Roku’s streamers better than Fire TV because they’re more neutral — they don’t push Amazon content as hard — and for Prime Day Amazon itself is selling the cheapest Roku at a slight discount.
The biggest Prime Day savings on Roku is on their excellent non-4K Stick. It’s more than double the price of the non-4K Fire TV Stick, but it’s still pretty cheap and worth the extra cost if you like Roku’s neutrality.
Here’s our favorite 4K streamer, period, again with a healthy discount — that’s still twice the price of Amazon’s 4K stick. Once again, however, it remains a very good deal.
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Available for the lowest price we’ve seen, the Ultra improves on Roku’s stick with a remote finder and a headphone jack built into the clicker itself for private listening — complete with included JBL headphones.
The Fire TV Stick looks like a stick of gum, and at $15 it’s almost as cheap. If you want to add smarts to a TV, you’re unlikely to find a better deal anywhere, and it comes complete with an Alexa voice remote.
For only $10 more than the basic Fire TV Stick — and $1 more than the non-4K Express — you can upgrade to the cheapest 4K streamer around, which incorporates support for Dolby Vision. If you have a 4K TV, it’s worth getting a 4K streamer.
Part 4K streamer, part voice assistant, part universal remote, the Fire TV Cube is a good deal at $70. Plug the Cube into your TV and let the onboard Alexa handle the rest.
The Recast is Amazon’s over-the-air DVR, a fee-free option for cord-cutters looking to record live TV. It normally sells for $230, so this is a huge savings (and by far the lowest price to date). Just take note that you’ll need to pair it with an Amazon Fire TV device like one of the sticks above.
Best prime day deals on TVs
Our favorite smart TV system is made by Roku, and this is the lowest price yet on the 2019 50-inch 50S425.
This is our favorite TV for the money right now, available for a great price. Its image quality is better than either of the two above, and when you add in the fact that it’s, yes, a Roku TV, it gets even more appealing. The 65-incher is a solid deal too at $750 right now, but it has been a lot cheaper. We’re linking to the 55-incher below.
One hundred bucks for a 32-inch Smart TV with Alexa is Black Friday territory, so it’s no surprise this Toshiba is the best seller on Amazon’s site right now (Echo Dot sold separately). The equivalent Roku TV is $30 more if you’re like us and prefer Roku’s menu system.
With its sleek design and massive list of features, excellent overall image quality — including deep black levels and plenty of light output — the 2019 Samsung Q70R is a high-end TV for a better-than-ever midrange price.
The deals below are no longer available at the prices listed.
The newest of Amazon’s own Fire TV models is this Toshiba, the latest version with Dolby Vision. As usual we like the similarly priced Roku TV above better, but big Alexa fans might prefer this model for its superior voice support.
These deals were last updated July 16, 3:00 p.m. ET. They may change by the time you read this.