Best Streaming Media Player Deals Overview Updated November 11, 2018

Best Streaming Media Player Deals

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Even though most HDTVs and 4K UHDTVs currently available have built-in wireless access and smart apps, streaming media players are still incredibly popular since they typically offer a better overall experience. Media streamers provide access to TV shows, movies, music, and other content from internet services like Netflix, Hulu, iTunes, Amazon, and others. Many of these players also let you share your own media directly from your smartphone or tablet. The best streaming media players have an intuitive user interface, maintain a reliable Wi-FI connection, and include robust search functionality.

Streaming Media Players Stories November 11

This Fire TV Stick + Echo Dot bundle is a perfect holiday gift: $40 (Reg. $70+)

Amazon offers its Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote plus a second generation Echo Dot in white for $39.98 shipped. For comparison, the streamer and voice assistant speaker each sell for $40. Today’s deal is $30 off the regular going rate for this bundle and a new Amazon all-time low. I’d recommend picking up this deal for someone on your shopping list that wants to get into streaming and voice control, but doesn’t need the latest generation devices. Fire TV delivers access to thousands of streaming channels and more. Echo Dot has long been a 9to5Toys favorite as an affordable entry-point into the world of Alexa. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

Streaming Media Players Stories November 7

expiredThe NVIDIA Shield TV 4K Streamer is a 9to5 favorite, on sale today at $140 (Reg. $179)

Update: Best Buy now offers the NVIDIA Shield TV 4K with a free Echo Dot for $140 ($230 value).

Amazon offers the NVIDIA Shield TV 4K Streaming Media Player for $139.99 shipped. Also at Walmart. Regularly $179, our previous mention was $152. We’ve yet to see NVIDIA Shield pop up in any Black Friday listings, but today’s deal is a new Amazon all-time low and perhaps the best we’ll see in November. This streaming media player does it all with 4K capabilities, Google Assistant, PLEX support, and more. In fact, we called it “the best tech device you’ve probably never used.” Learn more here. Rated 4.2/5 stars by 540 Amazon reviewers.

Streaming Media Players Stories November 2

expiredGoogle’s latest Chromecast sees its first price drop: $28 shipped (Reg. $35)

Rakuten is offering the Google’s 3rd Generation Chromecast for $28 shipped when code HOME20 has been applied during checkout. Note: You must be signed into your free Rakuten account to apply this code. That’s a savings of $7 off the going rate at retailers like Best Buy and is the first discount we’ve seen. Google’s latest Chromecast is 15% faster than its predecessor and supports 1080p/60fps streaming. Rated 4.6/5 stars.

Streaming Media Players Stories October 30

expiredGoogle’s 2nd Gen. Chromecast is down to $26.50 shipped at Walmart (Orig. $35)

Walmart is offering the Google Chromecast 2nd Generation for $26.67 shipped. Originally $35, this is one of the better deals we’ve tracked. Google’s Chromecast is great for sending content from your phone or laptop to the big screen. You can watch Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and more with Chromecast. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

Streaming Media Players Stories October 29

expiredThe Fire TV Cube 4K is down to its lowest price ever from $43.50, today only (Reg. $120)

HSN offers the Amazon Fire TV Cube 4K Streaming Device for $59.99, but if you check out with MasterPass, you can save an extra $20 dropping it to $39.99. Shipping starts at $3.50. Even with the shipping cost, this is by far the lowest that we’ve tracked and Amazon has only had it as low as $80 in the past. Normally $120, it’s currently only available from Amazon in used condition for around $100. This is likely one of the best deals we’ll track all year. Rated 4+ stars from over 50% of shoppers and you can learn more in our hands-on review.

Streaming Media Players Stories October 21

expiredTablo Dual LITE OTA DVR delivers cord-cutting functionality to your Apple TV for $100

Best Buy’s eBay storefront offers the Tablo Dual LITE OTA DVR for $99.99 shipped. Also available direct. That’s good for $40 off the regular going rate, a match of our previous mention and the best price currently available. Tablo’s OTA DVR is a must-have for cord-cutters. It delivers DVR functionality and can even stream content to your Apple TV. Learn more in our announcement coverage. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

expiredAmazon’s Fire TV Stick returns to $30 w/ Alexa remote and more (25% off)

Amazon offers its Fire TV Stick for $29.99 shipped. Also at Best Buy. Today’s deal is 25% off the regular going rate and a match of our previous mention. Amazon recently announced its new Fire TV Stick 4K, but if you don’t need full on Ultra HD content, consider going with the previous generation model for less. It includes access to to thousands of streaming channels, an Alexa remote and more.  Rated 4.4/5 stars.

Streaming Media Players Stories October 19

expiredAmazon offers up to $35 off its new 4K Fire TV lineup when you trade in an eligible device

Amazon is offering up to $35 off its upcoming Fire TV Cube/Stick 4K streaming players when you trade-in an eligible device. In addition to receiving a trade-in discount, a $3 Amazon credit will be automatically applied to your account. Those who take advantage of this offer will be able to save $35 off of the Fire TV Cube 4K and $20 off the Fire TV Stick 4K. To qualify for this promotion you must select your device, fill out a form about it, and ship it to them using a prepaid shipping label. Devices accepted by Amazon include options from brands like Roku, Apple, and Google. There are no ratings on these yet since they will not be released until October 31st, but Amazon’s previous generation Fire TV devices have fared well in the past. Terms and conditions can be found below or at the bottom of the landing page.

Streaming Media Players Stories October 10

expiredAmazon’s new Fire TV Stick 4K comes bundled w/ the latest Echo Dot for $80 (20% off)

Amazon offers the new Fire TV Stick 4K bundled with a third generation Echo Dot for $79.98 shipped. That’s good for a $100 value, as the streamer and smart speaker each retail for $50 individually. Ships October 31st. Amazon has had a busy fall with the announcement of a number of new devices. Fire TV Stick 4K features a redesigned Alexa controller and full Ultra HD support. The new Echo Dot delivers a fresh fabric-wrapped design alongside an upgraded speaker. Amazon’s entire lineup of smart devices and streamers have solid ratings.

Streaming Media Players Stories October 8

expiredSelect Roku models on sale at Amazon: Streaming Stick $40 or w/ 4K $59

Amazon offers the Roku Streaming Stick for $39.99 shipped. Also at B&H and Best Buy. That’s good for 20% off the regular going rate and a match of our previous mention. Upgrade to the 4K model for $59 via Amazon, which is good for $10 off. These streaming media players are perfect adding features to just about any setup. You’ll find all of the popular services like Netflix, Hulu, and more. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

Streaming Media Players Stories October 5

expiredEnjoy 4K and HDR content with Roku’s Ultra Streaming Media Player: $77 shipped

Amazon offers the Roku Ultra 4K HDR Streaming Media Player for $77.16 shipped. Regularly up to $100, today’s deal is $13 less than Best Buy and a new Amazon all-time low. This is full-featured streaming media play with support for 4K and HDR, along with all of Roku’s library of content. One notable feature is the inclusion of TV power and volume controls on the remote, which often is excluded from streaming boxes. Rated 4.3/5 stars. If you want 4K and HDR, but looking to save a bit more, consider the new Fire TV Stick 4K at $50 which was just announced this week.

Streaming Media Players Stories October 4

expiredTake 20% off Chromecast Ultra and make it a cinch to stream 4K content to your TV: $55 shipped

BuyDig via Rakuten is offering the Google Chromecast Ultra 4K Streamer for $55.20 shipped when code HOME20 has been applied during checkout. Note: You’ll need to be logged in to your free Rakuten account to apply this code. That’s roughly $15 off the going rate offered by retailers like B&H and is in line . Plugging the Chromecast Ultra into an HDMI port gives you an easy way to fling 4K content from your smartphone to your TV. Rated 4.6/5 stars. Opt for the Roku Express at $30 and save even further if you do not need 4K content.

Streaming Media Players Stories October 3

expiredAmazon’s new Fire TV Stick gets pre-launch discount when you order two

This morning Amazon announced its new Fire TV Stick 4K and there’s already a way to save on pre-orders. Simply add two to your cart and apply promo code TWOPACK to save $10 off your order. That brings the total down to $89.99 shipped. Amazon’s latest streaming stick will ship on October 31st. Notable features include full 4K support along with Dolby Vision and HDR10. The new Alexa-enabled remote can also control your TV’s volume and power. Learn more in our announcement coverage. If 4K isn’t your thing, reach for the previous generation Fire TV stick at $40.

After unveiling a seemingly endless amount of new hardware last month, Amazon has this morning announced a new streaming stick. The Fire TV Stick 4K arrives on the scene as a replacement for the older (and pricier) Fire TV 4K. It’s the first streaming stick to fully support both Dolby Vision and HDR10+. Today’s news comes just a week after Roku introduced its competitively priced Premiere 4K streamer. Amazon’s new device will retail for $10 more, but offers a handful of additional features plus a new Alexa-enabled remote. More below.

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Streaming Media Players Stories October 1

Get a free Google Home Mini w/ Nvidia Shield TV this month ($49 value)

Android TV’s current flagship device is still the Nvidia Shield TV, and the popular set-top box adds a lot through its Google Assistant integration. Now, Nvidia is tossing in a special treat for new Shield TV buyers – a free Google Home Mini.

Streaming Media Players Stories September 29

expiredGet an Amazon Fire TV Stick w/ remote cover for $30 today only (25% off, All-time low)

Today only, as one of its Deals of the Day, Best Buy offers the Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote plus an Insignia remote cover for $29.99. Spend over $35 for free shipping, or opt for in-store pickup to avoid delivery fees. That’s $5 under our mention of this bundle from February and the best price we’ve seen for this pair. The Fire TV Stick retails for $30 at Amazon, so you’re essentially getting the remote cover, which is a $10 value, for free.  With the Fire TV Stick, you can enjoy over 7,000 apps and stream your favorite media from Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, and much more. The cover will keep your Alexa remote safe from scratches and scuffs while providing access to all buttons. Both the Fire TV Stick and the remote cover have 4.7/5 stars from thousands of Best Buy shoppers.

Streaming Media Players Stories September 27

expiredPick up the NVIDIA Shield TV from $152 shipped in today’s eBay sale (Reg. up to $200)

Today only, until 9 pm ET, Newegg’s eBay storefront offers the NVIDIA Shield TV Streaming Media Player for $152.15 shipped when promo code PICKSOON is applied during checkout. Regularly $179 at retailers like Amazon, today’s deal is a match of our previous mention and the best price available. You can grab the upgraded bundle with an added controller for $170 (Reg. $200) using the same code. NVIDIA Shield TV delivers a stellar cord-cutting experience. In fact, we called it one of the best out there. You’ll have full access to the Google Play Store, which includes thousands of games, movies, and much more. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

Streaming Media Players Stories September 26

expiredLet Alexa control your home theater & stream in 4K w/ the $80 Fire TV Cube (All-time low)

Amazon offers the Fire TV Cube Set-top 4K Streaming Box for $79.99 shipped. Also at Best Buy. Regularly $120, today’s deal is $40 off and tied as the best price we’ve seen. Amazon’s latest Fire TV Cube delivers your favorite streaming services in an Alexa-controlled set-top box. I went hands-on earlier this summer and found it to be a suitable, albeit quirky, cord-cutting solution. If Siri isn’t your favorite, then Fire TV Cube is worth a look. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

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