- Roku is the top streaming media player brand in the world right now, which means its devices are even more popular than Amazon’s Fire TV device lineup.
- Amazon is running deals right now on two of the company’s most popular streaming players, the entry-level Roku Express HD and the beloved Roku Streaming Stick+.
- Both devices are available today at surprisingly affordable prices, but there’s no telling how much longer the deals will be available.
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When it comes to streaming media players, people are either in the Fire TV camp or the Roku camp. There happen to be a lot more people in the Roku camp since it’s the top streaming media player brand out there right now, but either one will give you access to any and all the streaming services you subscribe to. Fire TV fans will be happy to learn that there’s a little-known deal right now on Amazon’s site that you can take advantage of to get a great price on either one of Amazon’s two best-selling models. Buy either two Fire TV Sticks or two Fire TV Stick 4K streamers and you’ll get a $20 Amazon credit when you activate them.
If you’re team Roku, don’t worry because we’ve got a pair of deals for you that might be even better. One is on Roku’s entry-level streaming device and the second is on the Roku Streaming Stick+, which might be the most beloved device Roku makes.
Starting with the entry-level model, the Roku Express HD was updated for 2019 and it’s one of the most affordable streaming media players out there. You get access to every streaming service you have ever heard of along with dozens and dozens of services you’ve probably never heard of. On top of that, you get The Roku Channel, which aggregates all sorts of great movies and TV shows that you can stream for free. It’s shipping out next week and it’s only $29 at Amazon.
There are three things you won’t get with the Express HD that might make it worth the upgrade. First, you won’t get a compact dongle form factor — it’s still compact, but it’s not a dongle. Second, you won’t get support for content that streams in 4K resolution. And third, you won’t get support for the vivid colors that come along with HDR content. For all that, you’ll need the Roku Streaming Stick+, which just so happens to be on sale today for under $49 instead of $60. That price matches Amazon’s sale from this past Black Friday, so it’s definitely a great deal. On top of that, it ships out even sooner than the Express HD model.
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