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Best Fire TV Stick deals for April 2024

Updated Apr 11th, 2024 1:33PM EDT
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Amazon has so many products that fall under the “Amazon Devices” umbrella, but none are as popular among our readers as Fire TV Sticks. With a tiny little dongle, you can instantly transform any TV into a Fire TV. It’ll run all the streaming apps you might want, plus thousands of games and other apps in Amazon’s app store. Right now, there are some great Fire TV Stick deals that our readers have been taking advantage of.

The best deals are on the higher-end models, and prices start at $29.99 for the Fire TV Stick 4K. That’s a good price, but I would definitely recommend skipping this deal in favor of a much better one. For an extra $10, you can get the much better Fire TV Stick 4K Max, which is on sale for $39.99 instead of $60. This is the newest version of the Max, and it’s down to the lowest price ever.

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If you also happen to need an Alexa smart speaker in any room where you watch TV, you can kill two birds with one stone. The latest and greatest Fire TV Cube is currently on sale for $114.99, which is within $5 of the all-time lowest price.

This awesome little gadget is basically an Echo Dot 5th-Gen combined with a Fire TV Stick 4K Max. Everything you need is right there in one little cube. You can stream from all your favorite apps like Netflix and Hulu, plus you’ll be able to access tons of games and other types of apps. Then, on top of all that, you’ll have a hands-free Alexa speaker in your living room or wherever else you place the Fire TV Cube. That’s an awesome added bonus that you won’t get from Roku sticks, Apple TV 4K, or any other popular streaming media players.

We’ll cover all those deals and more in this guide, where you can find all of the best Fire TV Stick deals of the month right here in one place.

Upgraded 4K Fire TV Sticks are on sale

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Fire TV Stick 4K is on sale with a deep discount. Image source: Maren Estrada for BGR

If you’re willing to spend a little more money, you can pick up one of Amazon’s 4K models instead of the entry-level Fire TV Sticks.

I’ve personally used every Fire TV Stick version that Amazon has released so far, and I highly recommend opting for either the Fire TV Stick 4K or, better yet, the Fire TV Stick 4K Max. First of all, you will future-proof your purchase since it supports 4K and HDR. And with the Fire TV Stick 4K Max, you also get a significantly faster UI.

The deals this week include the latest version of Amazon’s Fire TV Stick 4K, which is down to $29.99 instead of $50. This is by far the most popular Fire TV Stick model among our readers, and it was recently updated with a few new features. Here are the updates you need to know about:

  • New 1.7GHz processor is 25% faster
  • Wi-Fi 6 support
  • 2GB of storage

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The Fire TV Stick 4K Max is a big upgrade compared to the regular 4K version. The addition of Wi-Fi 6E support is terrific, of course. But the most noticeable difference is the Fire TV Stick 4K Max’s much faster interface thanks to a new 2.0GHz quad-core processor. It’s night and day compared to other Fire TV Stick models.

If you poke around through the Amazon customer reviews for various Fire TV Stick models, you’ll see that interface lag is really the only main complaint that you’ll see over and over.

That’s one of the main reasons why the Fire TV Stick 4K Max is such a great upgrade. In fact, that’s reason enough to opt for the 4K Max model, even aside from great features like Wi-Fi 6E and HDR support.

The Fire TV Stick 4K Max has Amazon’s biggest discount right now. You’ll currently save 33%, which means you can get the Fire TV Stick Max for $39.99 instead of $60.

That matches the lowest price ever for Amazon’s best streaming dongle.

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Last but certainly not least, we have the 3rd-generation of Amazon’s Fire TV Cube. As I mentioned earlier, it’s essentially a Fire TV Stick 4K combined with an Echo Dot. It’s the best of both worlds, and it retails for $140.

Sometimes it goes on sale, however, and Amazon just dropped the price to $114.99 if you buy one this week. That’s within $5 of the lowest price ever for this current-generation model.

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Fire TV Stick deals on entry-level models

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Amazon Fire TV Stick deals will save you money on models like the Fire TV Stick Lite. Image source: Maren Estrada for BGR

As I mentioned earlier, Amazon’s current sale also covers the cheaper models.

Prices start at $19.99 for the Fire TV Stick Lite. This model is very popular because of its low cost, but there are two main limitations that you should know about before you buy one.

First, the Fire TV Stick Lite only supports resolutions up to 1080p FHD. That means you won’t be able to watch 4K content at full resolution. And second, this model comes with the Alexa Voice Remote Lite, which doesn’t have extra buttons to control your TV.

The regular Fire TV Stick in brand-new condition costs $24.99. This model is also capped at 1080p, but it has the full-blown Alexa Voice Remote that many people prefer. Since it’s only $5 more than the Lite model though, I strongly urge you to go with this model instead. Having to use two remotes might not seem like a big deal, but it gets annoying very quickly.

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The Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick Lite are both fine devices, but it’s difficult for me to recommend them right now. Since the higher-end Fire TV Stick models with 4K and other great features are currently so cheap, you’re missing out on a lot by opting for these entry-level versions. In my expert opinion, spending the extra $5 or $10 is well worth the upgrade.

Why I recommend Amazon Fire TV Sticks

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Amazon’s Fire TV Stick lineup is smarter than any smart TV out of the box. Image source: Maren Estrada for BGR

Some people who have never tried a Fire TV Stick might be confused as to why they’re so popular. After all, practically every TV you can buy right now has a smart TV platform built in. That includes everything from budget televisions to high-end models from premium TV brands like Sony, LG, and Samsung.

If you want to know why product reviewers like me still recommend Fire TV Sticks, the answer is simple: Amazon’s Fire TV platform is better than proprietary smart TV platforms.

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There are a few different reasons why that’s the case. One reason is the simple fact that the Fire TV user interface is better and more usable than proprietary platforms. I love my LG OLED TV, for example, but the webOS smart TV platform is a bit of a mess.

Another reason why Fire TV Sticks are better than built-in smart TV platforms is app support. You can find practically any app you can imagine in Amazon’s app store, from streaming apps to games and more. Meanwhile, if you use the smart TV features that came on your TV, you’re limited to a much smaller number of apps.

In my home, I personally mainly use Apple TVs. It’s not because Apple TVs are necessarily better than Fire TV Sticks, however. I mainly use Apple TV boxes because I have so many other Apple devices. I love the continuity across my laptop, desktop, tablet, smartphone, and TV. I even have access to many of the same apps, which is a big bonus.

The one thing I really don’t like about the Apple TV is the price, however. Even when it’s on sale with a discount, the Apple TV 4K still costs so much more money than other streaming devices from companies like Roku and Amazon. That’s why I use the Apple TV on my main TVs, but the rest get Fire TV Sticks.

The beauty of a Fire TV Stick is that it’s a cheap little device that hides out of sight behind your TV. But it instantly expands the capabilities of any TV you connect it to.

Why should you listen to me?

If you’re wondering what makes me an expert on streaming media players, that’s certainly a fair question. After all, you don’t want to just listen to random people on the internet.

To start, I’ve been reviewing electronics and hunting for great deals for more than a decade. At BGR Deals, I’ve helped millions of readers save untold thousands of dollars during my time here.

When it comes to streaming media players specifically, I’ve tested every single streaming stick that Amazon and Roku have ever released. From the first-generation models all the way to the latest and greatest versions, I’ve put them all through the paces.

I’ve also compared Fire Sticks and Roku Sticks to pricier set-top boxes like the Apple TV 4K. Apple’s streaming media player certainly has some advantages over cheaper streaming sticks, but only if you’re already deep in the Apple ecosystem. For everyone else, the Apple TV 4K definitely isn’t worth the sky-high price that Apple charges.

With all that in mind, I clearly know what to look for in a streaming media player. Whether you prioritize value or performance, I can recommend the best option for your needs.


Can you get local channels on a Fire TV Stick?

You should know that you cannot watch local TV channels on a Fire TV Stick on its own. It doesn’t have an OTA antenna or anything like that. But you can access local TV channels through a live TV streaming service, and there are plenty of options in Amazon’s app store on the Fire TV platform. Examples include Philo, Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling TV, and Fubo TV.

Is there a monthly charge for a Fire TV Stick?

Amazon does not charge a monthly fee for any of its Fire TV Sticks. Let’s clear that up right away because some people mistakenly think that’s the case.

There are apps and services within a Fire TV Stick that you might need to pay monthly for. Examples include Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and HBO Max. But you do not need to pay any monthly fee to use the Fire TV Stick itself.

What channels do you get on a Fire TV Stick?

The simple answer to this question is that you get practically every channel you can think of on Amazon’s Fire TV Sticks. If the channel you’re interested in has an app, it almost certainly is compatible with the Fire TV Stick.

What is better, Fire TV Stick or Roku?

There’s a big debate surrounding which is better, Amazon’s Fire TV Stick lineup or Roku streaming media players. The truth is that neither one is better overall, but there may be specific cases where one is better than the other for specific users.

For example, if you’re a fan of Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, then a Fire TV Stick is probably a better option for you. It will integrate with all of your other Alexa devices. You can also use Alexa to search for movies and TV shows to watch.

Maren Estrada Deals Editor

Maren Estrada has been the Editor of BGR Deals since it launched in 2013. She has more than 20 years of experience testing more than 1,500 products, and reviewing a wide range of consumer electronics including mobile devices, smart home products, computers, and home appliances.

Previously, she was a leading consultant specializing in copywriting, product development, and new product launches.