Best Media Deals Overview Updated November 27, 2020

Best Media Deals

The best media deals from iTunes, Amazon, Google and more.

Here you’ll find the best deals on films, tv shows, music and more. From iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and others.

Apple Black Friday movie sale starts at $5 with recent releases, classics, more

Following Tuesday’s big movie bundle sale, which is still alive and kicking, Apple is hitting Black Friday with a fresh batch of price drops this morning. You can find all kinds of films from $5 on sale today across various genres. Each of these titles will become a permanent part of your library. Head below for all of our top picks.

DiscountMags Black Friday blowout from $3.50/yr.: Men’s/Women’s Health, Wired, more

DiscountMags has now kicked off its Black Friday magazine blowout with major price drops on the most popular titles. Starting from just $3.50, titles like Wired, Bon Appetit, Women’s Health, National Geographic, Mens’ Health, Golf Digest, GQ, and more are all now listed at below the usual weekend sale prices, with many of them at some of the best prices of the year. There are no shipping fees, sales tax, or auto-renewals here. Head below for more details on the DiscountMags Black Friday magazine blowout. 

Enjoy 12-months of Hulu’s ad-supported plan for just $2 per month (66% off)

Hulu’s Black Friday sale is officially live, offering 12-months of its ad-supported streaming for $1.99 per month. Normally, you’d pay $6 per month for this plan. If you’re a fan of Hulu in any capacity, be it movies, TV shows, or original content, this is a great way to do enjoy it. Hulu works on your TV, laptop, tablet, or smartphone through its native app, offering a great experience all around. You’ll be able to have up to six user profiles and up to two people can stream at one time. Plus, most new episodes are available the day after they air for supported channels. Learn more about Hulu right here.

4K + Blu-ray at Amazon from $7 + B2G1 FREE: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, 007, Star Wars, Marvel, much more

Update 11/26 @ 2:36 AM: Today only, as part of its Black Friday Deals, Amazon is offering the Harry Potter 8-film Collection on DVD, Blu-ray, or 4K Blu-ray with prices as low as $19.99 Prime shipped. Normally $40 or more, today’s deal saves 50% and is the best available. Rated 4.8/5 stars.

Amazon is offering Illumination Presents: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch on 4K Blu-ray for $9.99 Prime shipped. Ditch 4K to save and pick up the HD Blu-ray at $7.99 Prime shipped. Down from its regular going rate of up to $20, today’s deal marks a new all-time low that we’ve tracked and is the best available. If you’re a fan of Benedict Cumberbatch, or just prefer animation to live-action for cult-classics like The Grinch, this is the movie for you. Released a few years ago, today’s deal nets you both the 4K HDR Blu-ray (playable in Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5), but it also gets you the digital copy. The digital copy might be easier for you to playback on Apple TV 4K, SHIELD TV, or your Roku, as they’re generally more budget-focused for media consumption rather than picking up a 4K Blu-ray player. Rated 4.7/5 stars. Not in the Christmas movie mood yet? Well, don’t worry, we have 007, Mission Impossible, and much more on sale below the fold.

Plex Pass lets you download offline media, skip TV show intros, much more at $90 (25% off)

Plex is currently offering its lifetime Plex Pass subscription for $89.99 when you use the code SURVIVETHESEASON at checkout. Note: Current subscribers should be eligible for the discounted rate. Today’s deal saves you 25% and comes within $2 of our last mention. Those who are heavy Plex users likely have considered picking up Plex Pass, or maybe you already paying monthly or yearly for the service. Opting for a lifetime subscription can save you quite a bit in the long run, and delivers the same features. Notably, you’ll be able to download your own media to a smartphone or tablet for offline viewing but also gain the ability to skip the intro of a TV show, unlimited OTA DVR recording with a compatible tuner and antenna, and much more. Plus, Plex Pass ties in with Tidal, and for those without a subscription, you’ll get a discounted rate on the Hi-Fi plan. Want to learn more? Check out our coverage right here for a deeper dive into the service.

Listen to over 11,000 audiobooks with Audible Plus at $5/mo. for 6-months + $10 Amazon credit

Audible is currently offering new customers 6-months of Audible Plus at $4.95 per month, plus you’ll get a $10 Amazon credit added to your account after sign-up. Normally $8 per month, today’s deal is one of the first discounts that we’ve tracked on the new Audible Plus subscription and is the best available. If you enjoy listening to audiobooks, Audible Plus is a must-have subscription. It includes all-you-can-listen audiobooks with over 11,000 titles and 68,000-hours of content. All of this can be enjoyed without having to buy a single audiobook. Learn more about Audible Plus in our launch coverage here.

Peacock discounts its Premium tier 20% for Black Friday + extra content for free members

Peacock is currently offering an annual subscription to its Peacock Premium Streaming Tier for $39.99. Today’s discount drops 20% off its normal going rate and is the second-best price that we’ve tracked all-time. Peacock offers both free and paid tiers, and while the no-cost option includes movies and TV shows, upgrading to the Premium version offers live sports, exclusive series, next-day access to “current NBC hits,” and much more. If you’re not ready to pony up $40 for Peacock, head below for details on extra content coming to the free plan in December. Learn more about Peacock in our previous coverage.

New or existing members can score a 1-month FREE trial of CBS All Access with this code

CBS All Access is offering a 1-month FREE trial when you use the code TURKEY at checkout. This offer is valid for new, returning, and existing customers. Out of all streaming services, CBS All Access is likely my favorite just because many of my must-watch shows are available on CBS. From Bull to SEAL Team, FBI, NCIS, and many more, everything is available to stream 24/7 on your smart TV platform of choice. CBS All Access also works on iPad, iPhone, and even from your desktop, ensuring that you can access your subscription from any device. Learn more about CBS All Access here.

Amazon discounts Gemini Man, Creed, Mad Max, Divergent, more to $5 each in 4K

Amazon is currently offering a slew of 4K digital movies on sale for just $5 each. Our favorite is Gemini Man, which normally goes for around $17. Also available at Google Play. Will Smith takes center stage on this “nonstop action thrill-ride.” As a retired hitman, Smith is forced to go on the run and finds himself hunted by the only person who could take him on, a younger version of himself. Rated 4.3/5 stars. Not a Will Smith fan, or prefer movies from a different genre? Well, below the fold we’ve got plenty of other titles for you to choose from, all of which are in 4K and are just $5 each.

ComiXology takes up to 67% off Spider-Man, Avatar The Last Airbender, more from $1

ComiXology is gearing up for Black Friday with a series of new price cuts today on its collection of digital graphic novels headlined by a Marvel Spectacular Spider-Man sale. With up to 67% off, prices here start at under $1 and deliver some of the best offers of the year on an assortment of over 170 comics starring everyone’s favorite web-slinging superhero. You’ll find all of our top picks, as well as additional ways to expand your digital comic book collection below.

Economist magazine 1-year subs now just $45 for Black Friday (Reg. $196) + more

It’s time for this year’s big-time Black Friday Economist magazine deal courtesy of DiscountMags. We were expecting to see a notable price drop on this popular title for Black Friday, but it’s even better than we thought. And we are also tracking some early Black Friday pricing on Car and Driver magazine that leaves the title at one of its best prices of the year. Head below for a closer look at this Black Friday Economist magazine deal and more. 

Apple kicks-off huge movie bundle sale from $8 for Black Friday

Apple is rolling into Thanksgiving week with arguably its biggest movie bundle sale of the year. You’ll find deals on just about every genre, making it a great time to load up your library with some fresh content. Chances are, you’re likely staying home this holiday season, so now is a great time to score some new films to enjoy at a notable discount. Head below for all of our top picks.

Amazon First Reads November eBook freebies (Reg. $6)

Black Friday is on the horizon and Amazon’s November selection of First Reads FREE eBooks is available for your enjoyment. Subscribers to Amazon’s Prime 2-day shipping service receive early access to new Kindle books for FREE (Reg. $6) before these titles are released. Head below for a look at this month’s freebies.

Apple rolls into the weekend with $5 action and rom-com movie sale

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Following Tuesday’s movie bundle promotion, Apple is back again today with a new selection of deals on rom-com and action films. Each of today’s price drops brings titles down to $5 from the usual $10 or more going rate. All of these movies will become a permanent part of your library. Hit the jump for all of our top picks.

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Amazon First Reads October eBook freebies (Reg. $6)

It’s now October and Amazon’s selection of First Reads FREE eBooks is available for your enjoyment. Subscribers to Amazon’s Prime 2-day shipping service receive early access to new Kindle books for FREE (Reg. $6) before these titles are released. Head below for a look at this month’s freebies.

How-to save 20% on NFL Sunday Ticket U this season

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While this may look like a different NFL season than usual this year, it’s now officially underway with every team slated to take the field this Sunday. DirecTV is bringing NFL Sunday Ticket back again for 2020, delivering nearly every out of market game to subscribers. Like year’s past, DirecTV will also be offering NFL Sunday Ticket U, a similar product at a discounted price geared towards students. This perk drops the usual $300 price tag to just $100. However, signing up with a special promo code will drop the service down an additional 20% to $80. Head below to find out how you can leverage this popular discounted service.

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Amazon First Reads September eBook freebies (Reg. $6)

It’s now September and Amazon’s selection of First Reads FREE eBooks is available for your enjoyment. Subscribers to Amazon’s Prime 2-day shipping service receive early access to new Kindle books for FREE (Reg. $6) before these titles are released. Head below for a look at this month’s freebies.

Netflix announces The Witcher prequel series known as Blood Origin

A new Witcher Netflix series has been announced. After Henry Cavill’s take on Geralt of Rivia went over well with fans of the book and game franchise, Netflix is now doubling down on its original content based on the fantasy series’ rich lore. While season 2 of The Witcher is still in the works, today Netflix is announcing The Witcher Blood Origin — a 6-part, limited-run origin story. Head below for more details.

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Amazon First Reads July eBook freebies (Reg. $6)

Welcome to July and Amazon’s selection of First Reads FREE eBooks. Subscribers to Amazon’s Prime 2-day shipping service receive early access to new Kindle books for FREE (Reg. $6) before these titles are released. Head below for a look at this month’s freebies.

New hardcover art book celebrates 25-years of Kirby history, now 20% off

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Viz Media is bringing a new official Kirby art book to the US this week. Everyone’s favorite transforming pink alien guy is being represented in the glorious new full-color coffee table-style art book, which spans over 25-years of Kirby history. Most recently appearing in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the book covers everything from Kirby’s games and gaming appearances to novels, toys, and more. Head below for all the details and an excellent price drop.

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The Major League Baseball season kicks-off today… in MLB The Show 20

As sports fans across the country brace for what could still be months of delays, Sony and the MLB are set to launch the baseball season anyway, in MLB The Show 20 that is. The NBA, MLB and even Nascar have already begun holding eSports events for beleaguered fans everywhere where real-life players are manning the controls in order to negate COVID-19 woes. Sony and the MLB have decided to make things even more official with today’s new announcement of a full 30-player competitive league with a regular season, playoffs, and even a virtual Work Series. All the details are down below.

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HBO offers over 500-hours of FREE TV shows and movies, no subscription needed

You can now stream a massive amount of content from HBO for free. After platforms like Sirius and many others offered up special promotions in the wake of COVID-19, one of the biggest players in the space is now following suit. With an award-winning stable of content from The Sopranos to The Wire, this is easily one of the better self-isolation content promotions we have tracked yet. Head below for all the details.

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Try Amazon Music Unlimited FREE for a month, here’s what you need to know

Amazon’s stable of content streaming services has expanded significantly in recent years with a focus on TV, movies, and of course, music. Its high-res HD platform was unveiled a few months back with a focus on upgraded bitrate audio for compatible devices. However, if you’re new to Amazon Music Unlimited, it may be daunting to know where to start.

Today, Amazon is rolling out a 30-day trial period to new subscribers as an opportunity to check out its catalog of music and more. Head below for a full primer and details on beginning your free trial.

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Comixology expands Unlimited service trial to 60-days, digital comics from $1

If you’ve been struggling to pass the time during this past week of social distancing, ComiXology is launching some enticing deals on digital Marvel, DC, and Dark Horse reads. On top of those discounts, ComiXology has also just announced that it’s expanding the free trial of its Unlimited service to 60-days, doubling the usual 30-days of no-cost access. ComiXology Unlimited provides access to thousands of digital graphic novels from all the big publishers for free. You’ll also be able to save an extra 10-15% off a wide selection of comics. Dive into the details on what the free digital comics service offers in our getting started guide or head below for a closer look at today’s sales, some of our top picks, and more.

Free streaming service trials to check out while social distancing

With social distancing and Coronavirus taking center stage in our lives this week, various app developers and services have been rolling out aggressive promotions to help ease complications. Apple has also launched a big movie sale today, as well, with a wide range of discounted bundles. In the midst of all this, it can be a great time to explore new streaming services with more on the market than ever before. If you’re wondering which services offer free trials and for how long, we’ve rounded up all of the best options down below with a quick breakdown of their offers and other pertinent details. While social distancing may be a pain, you can at least enjoy some free content during all this downtime. Head below for more.

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Best new books to pick up this March: Thrillers, romance, and more

Each month we cover the best new reads and March is full of notable books. So if you need a book for your spring break beach trip or just looking for a new novel to jump into, you’re in luck. This March there are an array of thrillers, romance novels, history books, and more. Head below the jump to find all of our top picks for March and be sure to check out February’s Reading List as well.

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Amazon First Reads March eBook freebies (Reg. $6)

It’s March and Amazon is delivering a fresh batch of Amazon First Reads FREE eBooks. Subscribers to Amazon’s Prime 2-day shipping service receive early access to new Kindle books for FREE (Reg. $6) before these titles are released. Head below for a look at this month’s freebies.

Amazon offers discounts on subscription boxes and digital services for Christmas

With Christmas just over a week away, it’s getting to be crunch-time for finding meaningful gifts that will still arrive by December 25th. Amazon is coming to the rescue with a number of discounts on digital subscriptions and various subscription boxes. If you’re finding yourself running out of time, this is an easy way to still find a meaningful gift for someone on your list. Amazon has marked down subscription boxes covering just about every category, or you can go with a service like Amazon Music or Kindle Unlimited if your friends or family are into the Amazon ecosystem. Head below for all of our top picks.

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New Sonic movie trailer officially debuts updated character design, more

We are getting a brand new Sonic movie trailer today courtesy of Paramount Pictures. After what could only be described as an embarrassingly rough debut due to that grotesque original character design, things are looking good now. Head below for a closer look at the new trailer and the updated Sonic design.

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Amazon Music HD arrives today for $15 per month, Prime member discounts

After months of speculation, Amazon Music HD is now officially launching today as the online giant targets competitors Apple Music and Spotify with a new high-resolution streaming tier. Amazon is slated to charge $15 per month with a $2 discount for Prime members. As Tidal continues to hang on with a $20 monthly plan, one can’t help but wonder if this is going to be one of the final nails in the coffin for the high-resolution streaming service. A catalog of over 50 million songs will be a significant selling point for Amazon as it rolls out its new streaming plan. However, you’ll want to pay close attention to how Amazon Music HD is labeling these HD tracks. More details below.

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NFL Sunday Ticket U returns with extra 20% off promo code prior to the season

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It’s nearly the start of the NFL season, and as it does each year, DirecTV is bringing back Sunday Ticket for another year. While many know the service as one of the best ways to enjoy football games throughout the season, there is an easy way to drop the price substantially. DirecTV has been offering NFL Sunday Ticket U for a few years now. This allows students to drop the price from nearly $300 to just $100. But with DirecTV’s limited student promo code, you can drop the price down even further. Hit the jump to find out how you can save an additional 20% off the regular price.

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Amazon rebrands Freedive as IMDb TV, adds thousands of titles to free catalog

Earlier this year, Amazon and IMDb launched Freedive. It was a streaming video service that brought select TV shows and movies to the masses by offering it free of charge. Roughly six months after its debut, Amazon is changing the name to IMDb TV and tripling the size of its catalog.

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Quickly launch Netflix with Clicker Netflix Player for Mac, now $4

When you feel the need to binge, nothing should come between you and your favorite series. Clicker Netflix Player for Mac turns Netflix into a desktop app that you can launch with a click. This cool little app is now just $3.99 (Orig. $5) at 9to5Toys Specials.

ComiXology offers 100,000+ digital releases, here’s how to get the most out of Amazon’s comic library

Superhero movies have been dominating the box office for the past few years, which has reinvigorated the comic book industry. A lot has changed over the years since the beginning of the modern-age of comics. These days, Amazon’s ComiXology offers one of the most convenient ways to enjoy comic books and manga, offering access to thousands of digital releases.

If you’ve been looking dive into comic book reading but aren’t sure where to begin, this guide is the place the start; whether you want to  stay up to date with new releases or catch up on previous best-sellers. Head below to learn more and see how to get the most out of ComiXology’s Unlimited service.

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ComiXology takes 50% off its entire selection of Marvel digital comics from $1

ComiXology is currently taking 50% off its entire selection of Marvel digital comic books from $1 for ComiXology Unlimited subscribers. Not a member? You can sign up for a free 30-day trial and take advantage of today’s offer. The discount will be automatically applied once added to your cart. This sale is full of various series from Avengers and X-Men to Star Wars and so much more. One standout is on Generations for $9.99. That’s $10 off the going rate and the best we’ve seen. This 328-page graphic novel focuses on the journeys of Iron Man, Captain America and Thor as they pave the way for future generations of heroes like Spider-Man, Captain Marvel and more. Coming off of Avengers: Endgame, this is a must-have title. Head below for more top picks or shop the rest of the sale right here.

Here’s our first look at the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer [Video]

Today we’re getting our first look at the Star Wars Episode IX trailer. It just hit the official YouTube channel and you can see it for yourself just below.

Amazon Prime Music Guide: Two million songs, Alexa integration and offline listening

Amazon offers its Prime members a number of services as a part of its annual $119 fee. One of the often overlooked features is Amazon Prime Music, which features over two million songs and comes bundled with your membership. While most consumers are reaching for Apple Music or Spotify these days, Amazon’s in-house music service is worth a look as well. If you’ve ever wondered, “What is Amazon Prime Music?” We’re here to tell you all about it.

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Sling TV launches a new guest account for Roku users to browse and use its service

If you’ve never used Sling TV, it’s a great way to cut cable. Sling is the “#1 live TV streaming service” and starts at just $25 per month. New users on Roku will soon be able to enjoy certain Sling benefits at no cost with the company’s latest update. The biggest update here is the ability to try out on-demand content without entering an email or credit card information. Keep reading to find out more about this latest update for Roku users.

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New Year, New Reads: our top five books for January 2019

If one of your new year’s resolutions was to read more, you’re in luck. Regardless of your favorite genre, this year’s new releases feature an array of options coming to bookshelves over the next few weeks that should have every reader on their toes. Head below to find our top five books that we are anticipating for January 2019.

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How to set up Movies Anywhere and make your digital library easily accessible

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If you’ve tried to use streaming media providers like VUDU, iTunes, Amazon Prime, or others, you know that keeping track of what movie is on which provider is never easy. That’s where Movies Anywhere comes in, and we’re going to walk you through how to set up your account.

Movies Anywhere will combine titles from VUDU, iTunes, Amazon Prime, XFINITY, Google Play, Microsoft Movies & TV, and Fandango Now into one service. Not only that, but it makes your titles available on all of the aforementioned services, making watching your favorite movie a breeze.

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Cozy up by the fire with these four new books on our December Reading List

December is one of my favorite months because the weather cools down and you can cozy up by the fire with a page-turning book. Even better, if you know someone on your gift list who loves to read, any of the titles listed below would be a great option. There are some heart-pounding mysteries and thrillers, as well as some home renovating books to help you get through the last few weeks of 2018. Head below to find all of our top picks in our December Reading List.

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If you have an Instant Pot, then you must download this FREE cookbook & how-to guide

Amazon offers downloads of the Instant Pot Cookbook: The Ultimate Guide Plus 101 Delicious Recipes Kindle eBook for FREE. Same at Barnes & Noble for NOOK. That’s $9 under buying the paperback edition. Whether you already own this popular cooking device or plan on snagging one during Black Friday sales, you should download this eBook to your library. Not only does it contain over 100 recipes, it also features handy tips on making the most of your Instant Pot. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

Amazon Best Books of 2018: Educated, Washington Black, Stephen King’s Elevation, more

While everyone is focused in on its upcoming Black Friday 2018 offers, we now have the Amazon Best Books of 2018 List. Back in June, the major online retailer dropped a a list of the tentative best books of the year(so far), but now we have the official collection of the top reads on Amazon for 2018.

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Browse the B&N Gift Guide for books, toys, collectibles, and other goodies

Amidst the wave of Black Friday ads that were unveiled today, Barnes & Noble rolled out its B&N Gift Guide. This carefully-curated resource is organized in a way that’ll make it easy to shop for that certain someone. While there aren’t any Black Friday-tier offers to be found within, this buying guide isn’t completely void of deals, either. Find more details after the jump.

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VUDU $5 HDX Horror Sale: It, Cloverfield, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Christine, more

VUDU is back at it with its $5 HDX weekend sale. Being October, this weekend’s theme is “Month of Horror” for Halloween, and our top pick is It which normally fetches $12 at Amazon. A remake of Stephen King’s classic clown-based horror film, you’ll face your worst fears with Pennywise the clown. This is a must watch for anyone in love with this genre. Rated 3.9/5 stars from thousands at Amazon. View all eligible $5 titles here or head below for more of our top ghoulish picks.

VUDU discounts select films & takes $8 off movie tickets to Venom or Goosebumps 2

VUDU is currently discounting a selection of titles plus giving you $8 off tickets to see either Venom or Goosebumps 2 in theaters. You must purchase an eligible digital title to receive the discount. Our top pick is Goosebumps for $9.99 in HDX. Normally $13 at Amazon, this is one of the best prices we’ve tracked historically and is the lowest available. This would make for a great double feature to see Goosebumps at home and then Goosebumps 2 on the big screen. Head over to VUDU to see the entire list of eligible titles, or below to see more of our top picks. See the full terms, conditions, and instructions here.

Start creating videos for social media with Wave.Video Pro for $49

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Whether you want to drive sales or build your brand, video marketing is a very powerful tool. Wave.Video helps you create slick videos in minutes, with simple controls and millions of stock clips. You can get one year of unlimited access now for just $49 (Orig. $408) via 9to5Toys Specials.

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Dust off your record player, a new startup is looking to bring high-definition audio to vinyl

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For many audiophiles, music buffs and more, vinyl is the go-to way to rock out to your favorite tunes. And while cassette tapes, CDs, the iPod and other more modern devices for enjoying music have all but killed the century-old media storage medium. Or so we thought. A new startup company is looking to breathe some new life into vinyl by creating an all-new high-definition version.

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