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Prime Day 2020 streaming deals: Save $13 on Roku Streaming Stick Plus, $40 on Fire TV Cube and more – CNET




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This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Amazon Prime Day got the party started just after midnight on Tuesday, Oct. 13, and the streaming world is offering great discounts on popular devices until the end of Wednesday, Oct. 14. For instance, you can get some of Roku’s streaming devices from $21 to $37 (down from the typical $30 to $50). These discounts are currently available at Amazon and Best Buy, with Walmart already teasing some of these (and some Roku TVs starting as low as $100). 

Amazon didn’t preannounce discounts on its Fire TV Sticks (aside from the nice price drop on the Fire TV Cube and Fire TV Recast, listed below), but it had a great deal on its Fire Stick TV 4K, which has since expired. We’re keeping an eye peeled for any other good streaming device deals we see this week — if and when they appear.

Note that prices and availability were accurate at the time of publication, but they may fluctuate. This story will be updated frequently in the days ahead.

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If you can buy one streamer in Roku’s line, this is it. The tiny stick pops into the back of any HDMI-equipped TV, and it can stream nearly every online channel at resolutions up to 4K and with HDR support. The included remote controls your TV’s volume and power, too. If you want to retrofit any older TV to be a streaming powerhouse, the Roku Streaming Stick Plus is a no-brainer. Read our Roku Streaming Stick Plus review.

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The Fire TV Cube combines an Alexa voice-controlled speaker, a Fire TV 4K video streamer and a universal remote control into one device. If you like using your voice to control the TV — not to mention other devices in your Alexa-friendly household — it may well be worth taking the plunge on this interesting all-in-one product, marked down from $120 to $80 during Prime Day. Note that this is the 2019 version, which has added some nice improvements since we first evaluated it in 2018. Read more about Fire TV Cube.

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This stepdown to the Streaming Stick Plus is a minibox rather than a stick, and it loses the TV power/volume controls on the remote. But it otherwise pumps out the same 4K HDR picture quality and channel selection as the Streaming Stick Plus. Read our Roku Premiere review.

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Roku’s entry-level streamer is basically the Premiere, but without the ability to handle 4K HDR content. At just $21, it’s still a capable option for getting the latest 1080p streaming channels on to older TVs. That’s $9 less than the new Fire Stick Lite is currently selling for. Read our Roku Express (2019) review.

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The Fire TV Recast is one of the easiest ways to record and stream over-the-air TV. It integrates seamlessly with a Fire TV Stick and at $100 off it’s an incredible bargain. Read our Amazon Fire TV Recast review.

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Last week we gave props to the Fire TV Lite for its excellent feature set and its affordable $30 price tag, but we noted that the Fire TV Stick 4K was still better — especially for owners of 4K TVs. Now that the 4K version is the same price everyone should just get that instead (it will work with non-4K HDTVs too).

Even better, try using promo code 4KFIRETV at checkout to get a discount of $25, bringing the price down to $5. That code doesn’t seem to work for everyone and may disappear soon, however. Read our Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K review.

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