If Black Friday deals mean anything, it’s discounts on Amazon Fire TV devices. It’s not that they’re never discounted outside the day after Thanksgiving—it’s just that you’re sure to see some special deals on Amazon-branded content on Black Friday. That’s just what works. The question is whether you should consider Amazon Fire TV on or before Black Friday. or even after that.
Here’s the thing about Amazon Fire TV devices: They’re almost always on sale. Go ahead, hit the link above and try to find one that isn’t already discounted before Black Friday. well wait.
Welcome back. Same is the case with Amazon Fire TV on Black Friday. You can get good deals before the actual day. And you can find some great deals on Black Friday itself. The question, then, is really a case you want to get an Amazon Fire TV. And whether you’re looking for an Amazon Fire TV on Black Friday or before (or after, for that matter), the least expensive isn’t the Fire TV you want to get.
All that said, you might be thinking of skipping Black Friday altogether this year and stashing your Fire TV device — whatever you’re getting — ahead of time. There’s going to be a bad rush on Black Friday. And as we move into the holiday season, shipping constraints will continue to persist. So trading a few dollars off to guarantee delivery probably isn’t the worst idea.
You have a few options when it comes to Amazon Fire TV, but they’re all good.
The most affordable route is going to be an Amazon Fire TV Stick. This is where we’d say right out of the gate that the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max is really the only one you should consider, even if it’s not the least expensive. It’s the newest of the bunch, so it’s the most future proof. It also has a faster processor and better Wi-Fi than its predecessor. All told, the Amazon Fire TV 4K (which preceded the Max) is still a very good option and is probably already discounted to a pretty decent amount, so there’s no shame in buying it.
Stay away from anything under Fire TV Stick 4K, unless you absolutely need support for 4K resolution.
Another option that should see a discount on Black Friday is the Fire TV Cube. It’s the most powerful option in the Fire TV lineup, and it’s got a microphone array built into the Cube itself, meaning you can shout at it like an Amazon Alexa speaker to control things with your voice.
And then there are Amazon Fire TV…TVs. These are TVs that have the Amazon Fire TV operating system built in, so you don’t need to plug in any other sticks or cubes. And this year we have a pretty interesting new option Amazon Fire TV Omni Series, which is Amazon’s first self-branded television. Suffice it to say that we will see good discounts on this as it is from Amazon.