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Black Friday 2018 streamer offers: $ 20 Roku, $ 25 Fire TV and Chromecast and more

Sarah Tew / CNETBlack Friday is best known for dirt-cheap television offers but what happens if the TV you already…

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Black Friday is best known for dirt-cheap television offers but what happens if the TV you already own just needs some help to get into the internet age? Lucky for you, the companies selling TV media streamers also do Black Friday discount dance.

Updated: Offers and availability confirmed on Thursday, November 22, at 6:32 pm PT.

Streamers are small studs, dongles and boxes that connect to your current TV and deliver the latest and best TV shows, movies and videos from Netflix, YouTube, Hulu and thousands of other apps. They put most of the so-called smart televisions, especially those that are more than a couple of years, to shame. All you need to deliver is a Wi-Fi connection and maybe the monthly subscription fees.

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8, streamers are cheaper than ever, from just 20 dollars. It’s less than three months with Netflix. And streamers from the biggest names in the business, including Roku, Chromecast and Fire TV, are sold from more than one retailer.

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  • The offers below are current from Thursday November 22th and include Walmart Amazon Best Buy and other major retailers.
  • CNET can get a share of the revenue from the sale of the products on this page.

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Google Chromecast (2018), $ 25 (save $ 10)

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Google’s phone-centric streams are perfect for the YouTube lover or Google Home speaker user, but the absence of remote controls limits their appeal to all Other.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, $ 25 (save $ 15)

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It’s not as good as Roku in our book, but it’s better than Chromecast for the same price. If you are a fan of Alexa or deep in Amazon’s ecosystem, this price is almost too good to pass.

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Roku Streaming Stick, $ 30 (save $ 20)

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Here’s a big discount on our favorite non-4K streamer, complete with a voice remote control that can control the TV volume and power . It’s worth the extra few dollars over the others so far.

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If you have a 4K TV, you need a streamer that also makes 4K. One of the cheapest is Amazon’s brand new stick, complete with Dolby Vision HDR and a remote control that can control your TV and audio bar.

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Four TV Stick 4K bundle + Echo Dot: $ 59 (save $ 40)

Want an Alexa-infused Dot to join your 4K streamer? There is an Amazon bundle for it.

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Four TV Recast DVR Bundle + Fire TV 4K + HD Antenna: $ 235 (Save $ 65)

This bundle contains 4K Stick and Amazon’s excellent, slot-cut Recast, which records and streams live tv from an antenna.

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Chromecast + Google Home Mini + $ 15 Vudu Credit: $ 45 (save $ 29)

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If you want to get Google Voice Control connected to a TV, this bundle is the cheapest way to do it . Also known as “Google Smart TV Kit”, it contains the latest Chromecast streaming dongle and a Home Mini Speaker for a significant saving. Walmart also throws in a $ 15 credit for Vudu, its movie and TV streaming service.


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Google Chromecast Ultra $ 50 (save $ 20)

Although it’s not as good as Amazon or Roku 4K streams, it plays 4K-compatible Chromecast better than anyone with (you guessed) YouTube, Google Home and your phone.


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Roku Ultra, $ 50 (Half Prize!)

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The highest end Roku is enhanced on our favorite 4K streamer, Streaming Stick Plus, with a headphone jack on the remote, a remote finder and 2018) JBL headphones, worth $ 30.


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The Cube combines a 4K streamer, an Echo Dot and a universal remote so you can control all your tools with Alexa ” commands – and at this price, it’s barely more than a regular 4K streamer alone.

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The powerful streaming / gaming geek machine is for sale at the lowest price yet. This version does not contain a game controller (which is $ 60 extra), but comes with Google Assistant-equipped voice remote.

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Roku SE: $ 20

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This product is exclusive to Walmart, but if you go on black Friday you can buy the impulse as well. Roku tells us that SE is basically identical to the “very good enough” Roku Express (see overview link below), albeit with more focus on the Walmart-owned Vudu service. And that’s white.

Unfortunately, Roku SE is only available in the store on Walmart on Black Friday November 23, while the consumables last.


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