• The Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot are Amazon’s two best-selling hardware devices of all time, which makes sense since they’re each the most affordable option in their respective product lines.
  • At just $40, the Fire TV Stick is already one of the most affordable ways to stream all of your favorite content to any TV.
  • Despite how affordable the device already is, Amazon just kicked off a surprise sale on its site that slashes the price all the way down to $22.99 — but there’s a catch.
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There are so many different options out there for people who want to add a streaming media player to their TV. Even “smart TVs” with built-in apps almost always need a separate streaming media player, since proprietary smart TV platforms rarely support all the different streaming services people want to use. Sure you can stream movies and shows from big services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu, but what about all the other great services out there like Apple TV+, Disney+, and more? What about all the free streaming services we recently told you about? And what about upcoming new services like HBO Max?

All those services and more are available on devices like the Fire TV Stick from Amazon, and now is the perfect time to buy one if you’re a Prime member. Anyone else will have to pay the normal price of $40, though that’s already a pretty fantastic deal considering how much some rival devices cost. But if you subscribe to Amazon Prime, you can pick up a brand new Fire TV Stick right now for just $22.99! It’s a surprise sale that no one saw coming, and there’s no telling how long it’s going to last.

There’s no question that Amazon’s deal on the Fire TV Stick is the best streaming media player deal you’ll find anywhere on Wednesday, but as we said, it’s only available to Prime subscribers. And even if you do pay for Prime, what happens if you want a device that supports 4K resolution and HDR content?

The upgraded Fire TV Stick 4K isn’t included in Amazon’s surprise sale on Wednesday, but there is a way that anyone can save a few bucks on it. Amazon rarely has refurbished models in stock, but it just so happens that they’re available right now for $44.99 while supplies last. Remember, Amazon’s certified refurbished products are guaranteed to look and work like new or you can return them for a full refund.

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