Amazon has dropped the price of its Fire TV Stick down to $24.99 (opens in new tab), and the 4K Fire TV down to $44.99 (opens in new tab) for its Prime members (opens in new tab). This is a savings of $15 and $25 respectively.
If you've been considering cutting the cord, or want to add some streaming options to a new TV in your home, this is one of the best ways to do it. You can also get the Fire TV 4K for $35 when you prepay for one month worth of DIRECTV NOW service.
This deal is exclusive to Prime members, but don't worry if you aren't one. Right now you can sign up for a free 30-day trial of the service (opens in new tab) to take advantage of the discount and other benefits.
Jared started off writing about mobile phones back when BlackBerry ruled the market, and Windows Mobile was kinda cool. Now, with a family, mortgage and other responsibilities he has no choice but to look for the best deals, and he's here to share them with you.
If you are going to use this often, skip the stick and spend the extra $20. The stick is too slow.
Second generation stick isn't that slow. I was thinking of upgrading to the dongle (for $35 with the DirecTV Now promo), but all the bad reviews on Amazon scared me off. I think I'll wait for the next generation of devices.
In my opinion the latest Fire TV with the "dongle" is more of a downgrade than an update. It seems Amazon wanted to compete with the Google Chromecast but in their cost cutting frenzy they took out the SD card and used an inferior processor not to mention a very awkward form factor. Do try to find a previous generation square Fire TV which works great with most 4K sets.
Anyone happen to know if Fire TV products now have the Spectrum app? I've been rolling out Roku's around our home because the Spectrum app lets us ditch the montly box rentals.
Bit puzzled by the article when it says an HD OTA aerial is included with the 4K device. What's an HD aerial? How would an HD aerial be different than an SD aerial? I assume this is a US thing, and I'm curious. In the UK we use UHF for TV OTA transmissions. In the past we have used other frequency bands, but it's been UHF for a long time. For analogue in the past, and now for both SD and HD. So for us, a UHF aerial does it for all the things. So, what's this HD aerial all about then? Your HD not on UHF?
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