The sticks, boxes and dongles that serve up streaming video to your TV are already pretty cheap, but on Black Friday they're discounted even further. You can pick up some of them for about what you'd pay for a decent fake moustache. But a couple are in-store-only, requiring an early wake-up, some luck and a stiff upper lip.
Our take: Apple stopped selling the old (circa 2012) Apple TV box earlier this year, but that apparently nobody told Northwest regional superstore Freddy's. Buying one makes sense if you just want cheap access to iTunes; otherwise, save up for...
Our take: This one's rightly marked "doorbuster" in Target's flyer, because discounts on the new Apple TV box don't come around very often. That discount equates to $112 and $150 for the 32GB and 64GB versions, respectively.
If you can't make it to Target, Best Buy is offering the 64GB version for $160.
Our take: One of Amazon's elusive rotating deals, the 4K-capable Fire TV box is from 2015, but still makes a solid choice for hardcore Amazon fans with 4K TVs. That said, the Roku Premiere+ ($99) is a better all-around option.
55-inch TCL Roku TV, $400
Store: Amazon, Target
Our take: Here's the cheapest 4K version of that great streaming platform, built into a 55-inch set. Don't expect perfect picture quality, but for this price "good enough" just might be good enough.