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- If you want a great deal on a standalone streaming media player, it doesn’t get any better than Amazon’s current sale on the Roku Express HD — and it’s on sale right now for just $24!
- Anyone looking for a new television as well, however, should think about getting a new smart TV with Roku or Fire TV software built right in.
- The best Fire TV deals of the season are available on Amazon this week, offering savings of up to $80 on best-selling televisions and prices that start at just $129.99.
- Roku TVs are on sale as well with even deeper discounts, like $350 off a stunning TCL 65-inch 4K Roku TV with an almost bezel-less design.
You know as well as we do that a “smart TV” isn’t really a smart TV unless it’s powered by either Roku, Fire TV, or Apple software. Televisions from Samsung, Sony, LG, and others run some apps and they’re fine if all you want to do is stream Netflix. But no TV maker will ever support all the apps and games you want with their proprietary smart TV software. That means regardless of whether you buy a “smart TV” or just a regular TV, you’ll need to make it even smarter by adding a streaming media player like a Fire TV Stick, Roku device, or an Apple TV.
It should be noted that there is a very important exception that everyone should know about. Some vendors sell televisions that ditch the proprietary platforms and instead have Fire TV software or Roku software built right in. That’s pretty much the only time you’ll get away with not having to buy a separate streaming media player. And right now, several of the best options out there that have Fire TV software or Roku software preinstalled are on sale at their lowest prices of 2020. In fact, the two Fire TV Edition televisions we’re going to tell you about have been discounted all week, but they both just got even deeper discounts this morning!
First and foremost, the Insignia 32-inch Smart HD TV – Fire TV Edition is the single best-selling television on Amazon’s entire site. It’s perfect for a guest bedroom, the kitchen, or any other space where you need a compact TV. This model retails for $170 but right now you can pick one up for just $129.99.
If you need something a bit larger for your living room, the basement, or your master bedroom, it doesn’t get much better than the Insignia 50-inch Smart 4K UHD TV – Fire TV Edition. It has a stunning display, 4K resolution, and it’s on sale for $279.99 right now instead of $350.
Over on Roku’s side of the fence, we have even deeper discounts on popular big-screen TVs. The $330 TCL 43S425 43 Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart Roku LED TV is on sale today for only $229, which is a huge $100 discount, but you’ll save even more if you go for a larger screen. For a limited time, the TCL 65″ Class 6-Series 4K UHD QLED Dolby Vision HDR Roku Smart TV that normally costs $1,100 is on sale for just $749.99!
TCL 43S425 43 Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart Roku LED TV (2018) $229.00 Available from Amazon
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TCL 65" Class 6-Series 4K UHD QLED Dolby Vision HDR Roku Smart TV - 65R625 $749.99 Available from Amazon
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