Roku TV Stories May 27, 2016

Best Buy has kicked of another 4-day sale with deep deals on Apple gear, Beats, HDTVs, small kitchen appliances, tablets, cases, smartwatches and more. While there are a number of notable deals in the sale, one standout is the UE Roll Wireless Bluetooth Speaker for $49.99 shipped. Also available on Best Buy’s official eBay Store. That’s 50% below the original listing, between $50 and $45 better than Amazon, matching the Amazon all-time low and the best we can find. It features 360-degree audio, Bluetooth connection with your smartphone up to 65 feet away, 1PX7-waterproofing, rechargeable battery, aux input and more. Rated 4+ stars from over 450 Amazon customers.

More Top Picks from the Sale:

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Roku TV Stories April 8, 2016

expiredGames/Apps: BioShock 1 & 2 for Mac $5 each, PlayStation Plus 1 year $40, iOS freebies, more

Update (4/8 11:20am): Trusted games dealer Antonline via eBay Daily Deals has the Microsoft Xbox One 1TB Tom Clancy’s The Division Bundle for $319 shipped (Reg. $350)

In today’s best game/app deals, both BioShock and BioShock 2 are now available for $5 each on the Mac App Store. Both of which are normally listed at $20 and are matching the lowest individual price we have ver tracked. Amazon and GameAgent charge $20 each for these two titles. Likely to go down in history as one of the best and most interesting first person shooters ever, the first two BioShock games take place in an underwater utopia-gone wrong known as Rapture. 

In case you missed earlier, Best Buy is offering an interesting PS4 and Roku TV combo deal, but we also spotted a PlayStation Plus offer. Trusted games dealer Neogames via eBay Daily Deals is offering 1 year PS Plus memberships for just $39.99 shipped right now (Reg. $50). A PS Plus memberships provides access to online play and sales across the PlayStation store, among other things.

Other notable deals include Forza Motorsport 5 on Xbox One (digital) $10 (Reg. $13+) and Bayonetta 2 (Single Disc) on Wii U is still at $20.70 shipped for Prime members but Walmart has now matched that price (Reg. $30). While we tend to not be the biggest fans of rebates around here, this one is worth mentioning: You can score Assassin’s Creed Unity on Xbox One for just $3 using code EMCETEM55 and completing the rebate process. The rebate form can be found right here

Before you head below for today’s iOS/Mac deals, be sure to checkout Apple’s new 50% off game sale and these new free Minecraft skins, as well as deals on Transistor, Digits the calculator for humans, and the new Free App of the WeekToday’s best iOS/Mac deals include Stickman Trampoline PRO, The Great Coffee App, Percepto and more:

Ongoing game deals/promotions:

As part of its ongoing 2-day sale, Best Buy has an interesting combo deal with the PlayStation 4 Call of Duty Black Ops III Bundle and a Sharp 43-inch LED 1080p Smart Roku TV for $499.98 shipped. This PS4 bundle is regularly listed at $349.99 from GameStop, Amazon and most other retailers, which brings the effective price on the HDTV down to just $150. While this particular model Sharp Roku TV is a Best Buy exclusive, it usually sells for $320+ on its own or as much as $400 from third-party Amazon sellers.

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Roku TV Stories October 29, 2015

expiredDaily Deals: Insignia 55-inch 1080p Smart HDTV w/ Roku $450, Google Chromecast (Refurb) $22, more

In this morning’s Daily Deals we have from Best Buy the Insignia 55-inch 1080p Smart LED HDTV Roku TV for $449.99 shipped. That’s $130 off the original list price and the lowest we can find for it. This Smart TV gives you access to services services such as Netflix and Hulu Plus with an easy-to-use remote. It also has intuitive menus, a personalized home screen and simple search features. Best Buy customers gave it 4.6/5 stars.

More new deals for today:

Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player (Refurb) $18 +$4 shipping (Orig. $35) | Groupon

  • KEDSUM Portable Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker: $23 w/ code M359YO9E (Reg. $36) | Amazon
  • Nikon COOLPIX S7000 16MP 1080p Wi-Fi Camera $80 w/ code SMARTCAM (Orig. $100) | BuyDig
  • Regal $25 Gift Card (Email Delivery) $20 | Newegg
  • CompuStar Remote Start Kit w/ Geek Squad Installation $190 (Orig. $350) | Best Buy
  • It Follows HD rental $1 (Reg. $5) | Amazon
  • Griffin PowerDuo Reserve Charger and Backup Pack 1000mAh $5 (Orig. $65) | A4C
  • LG G-Watch Android Wear Smartwatch $80 (Orig. $150) | Yugster
  • HifiMan Electronics In-Ear Headphone with In-Line Control $39 (Orig. $49) | World Wide Stereo

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Roku TV Stories August 3, 2015

Sling TV is offering new subscribers a $50 Best Buy credit towards eligible streaming media players when signing up for three months of service. This deal will net you significant savings or completely cover many popular devices such as Roku, Amazon Fire TV or Stick, Google Nexus Player and Xbox One. Full Terms and Conditions below.

Sling TV has made quite a splash since it was announced at the beginning of the year and has since added different channel packages such as HBO over the last six months. This new service is a solid alternative for those looking to cut down on expensive cable bills. At $20 a month plus a heavily discounted or free streaming media player, now is the time to check it out.

Here are the instructions for redeeming this offer:

  • Visit this page
  • Select the Best Buy $50 device offer in the lower right hand corner
  • Sign-up for three months of pre-paid Sling TV service for $59.97
  • Your $50 promotional code will arrive via email, note: only available for redemption in-store

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Roku TV Stories January 5, 2015

CES 2015 is now in full swing with a number of companies announcing new and interesting products. One of which is Roku, who has so far announced a series of new Roku TVs and deeper 4K Ultra HD content support across the board.

Not only is the company planning to support 4K for future Roku TV models, the company has also teamed up with online content powerhouse Netflix to offer 4K content on Roku’s streaming boxes/sticks in the future. As 4K TV prices plummet, both companies are looking to offer solid Ultra HD solutions for their customers, something Roku believes is instrumental in the overall adoption of higher resolution content.

Head below for more details on the new Roku TVs and future 4K support for the platform:

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Roku TV Stories November 5, 2014

expiredTCL 40-inch 1080p Smart LED Roku HDTV: $298 shipped (Reg. $350)

Amazon offers the TCL 40-inch 1080p Smart LED Roku HDTV (model 40FS4610R) for $298 with free shipping. That’s $52 below the list price of $350 and the best deal we have ever seen.

Stream over 1500 entertainment channels with built-in Roku functionality. Other features include:

  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz (Native), Clear Motion Rate 120 (Effective)
  • Backlight: LED (Full Array)
  • Smart Functionality: Yes – Roku-integrated
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 36.5″ x 21.4″ x 2″ , TV with stand: 36.5″ x 23″ x 7″
  • Inputs: 3 HDMI, 1 USB, RF, Composite, Headphone Jack, Optical Audio Out
  • Accessories Included: Remote w/ batteries, detachable power cord

Early reviewers rate it 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Roku TV Stories January 6, 2014

Roku, maker of the most popular streaming player in America, has just announced its plans to release an actual TV. Through a partnership with TCL and Hisense, the Roku TV will have Roku’s software baked-in and includes a simple 20-button remote control. Users’ smart devices will also be able to be used to navigate the TV. Roku players boast the most streaming content and the new TV sets will be no different:

Just like Roku streaming players, Roku TV will have full access to the Roku Channel Store filled with more than 31,000 movies and 1,200 channels that feature TV shows and live sports plus news, music, kids, food, science, tech, fitness, foreign language and other programming

Smart TVs have traditionally lacked a great user interface so hopefully the Roku TV will buck that trend and deliver an improved TV experience.

Roku TV will be available this fall in sizes ranging from 32 to 55 inches. No pricing information was available at press time.roku-1-deal

In the meantime, you can take advantage of a special offer to get streaming media on your current TV right now. Get a Roku 1 player for just $49.99. That’s only $2 over the best price ever. expand full story

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