Best Amazon Prime Day 2018 deals: Streaming video and TVs
Amazon Prime Day brings cheap prices on TVs and video gear, starting at $20 for the Fire TV Stick.
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Update, July 18: Prime Day officially ended at midnight PT (3 a.m. ET). Nearly all the deals featured below have now expired. Check out our roundup of Prime Day deals still available for a curated list of the best remaining bargains.
Looking for a new TV or streamer this Prime Day? Amazon has some great prices on Fire TV streamers and smaller Roku TVs, as well as some premium LG OLED TVs.
Amazon Prime Day, the online retailer's giant 36-hour sale, officially started at noon PT (3 p.m. ET) on Monday and runs through Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. PT (Wednesday, 2:59 a.m. ET). Many of the best discounts are on Amazon's devices, including Fire TV branded streamers and televisions, but a couple of other TVs and streamers are on sale now too.
Fire TV Cube ($90, $30 off)Available for the lowest price in its short lifetime, the Cube combines the 4K HDR Fire TV with an Echo speaker for hands-free Alexa voice control and streaming -- including control of your TV, sound bar and/or AV receiver. There's no Roku equivalent to this bad boy. Read the CNET review of the Fire TV Cube.
CNET's favorite smart TV system is Roku, and this 32-inch TCL TV packs it into a small, bedroom-friendly size for a dirt-cheap price. It's not 4K like those Toshiba Fire TVs below, but at this size you really don't need the extra resolution (or sub-par HDR). This is one of the few deals so far that's not just for Prime members. Read the CNET review of the TCL S305 series.
Yes this TV probably won't deliver a top-tier picture, but for this price you might be able to overlook that. The 43-inch TV above and the 50-inch TV below are cheaper than their equivalents in the TCL S405 series, which also has 4K HDR compatibility (for what it's worth) and the superior Roku TV operating system (the 55-inch TCL at $379 is still a better deal than the 55-inch Toshiba at $449). Judging from our review of the similar Element Fire TV Edition set from last year, this Toshiba will appeal to hardcore Alexa fans.