In the best “bang for the buck” category, we’ve got a few solid streaming deals ahead of everyone’s second favorite shopping holiday.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max – $35
A good buy at full price, the Max is a great value at 36% off and will see years of updates given its a power. While this serves those deep within the Amazon ecosystem best, it’s fairly agnostic and extensible. Heck, there’s even native web browsing (unlike Roku). Given its performance, I run the Fire TV Stick 4K Max in my den … paired with a full-size Echo (on sale for $60), for surprisingly full and satisfying sound.
Roku Express 4K+ – $25
Those on the other side of the streaming aisle or seeking a simpler presentation are well-served by this budget Roku box at 38% off. While the hardware may not be quite as capable as Amazon’s, Roku is doing some interesting stuff on the software side and includes access to a full slate of apps.
Fire TV Cube 2 – $60
As Amazon ushers in the the Fire TV Cube 3, the prior version is selling for 50% off. Which is an amazing deal for the second most powerful dedicated streamer currently available. The new version does up the ante, but at a pre-order price of $80 more.
Walmart Onn Android TV 4K – $20
Even at MSRP, this Onn box is the cheapest legit streamer of them all. Mu household personally struggles without a dedicated play/pause button, but if Android is your jam, I’d recommend going upmarket for the similarly powered and likely better supported Chromecast with Google TV (on sale for $40) and its more pleasing interface.