Let the countdown begin. Amazon Prime Day 2020 kicks off in just a couple of days, beginning right after midnight PT on Tuesday, Oct. 13 and running through Wednesday, Oct. 14. Amazon has already come out with some early Prime Day deals, too, including slashed prices on TVs and streaming gadgets, that we’re highlighting here. So, if you’re an Amazon Prime member in the market for a new TV, we’ve got you covered. We’ll keep updating this story with the latest Prime Day deals in this category as more become available.
Prime Day deal tips on TVs and streaming devices
Amazon just announced two new Fire TV streamers: The new Fire TV Stick Lite ($30 list price) and Fire TV Stick ($40 list) were just announced in late September. The first offers 1080p streaming with HDR support, the latter adds a remote that controls TV power and volume. They join the existing Fire TV Stick 4K, which stays in the line at $50. Last year, the 1080p model dropped to $15 and the 4K model was $25.
Roku unveiled two new streamers, too: Roku goes head to head with Amazon’s in-house Fire TV line with its own strong house of streamers starting at $30. Unlike the Fire TV platform, Roku now streams NBC’s Peacock service, but HBO Max is still a no-show on both. At the high end, its new $100 Roku Ultra and $130 Roku Streambar (a mini soundbar) both deliver 4K HDR streaming. The sweet spot remains the Roku Streaming Stick Plus, which includes a remote that also controls your TV’s volume and power: With a $49 list price, the Streaming Stick Plus is frequently discounted to $39, and dropped as low as $30 last Black Friday. Hold out for at least the $39 or lower on Prime Day.