Best Streaming Media Player Deals Overview Updated September 24, 2018

Best Streaming Media Player Deals

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December 2012 - September 2018


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 Today

This morning, Roku unveiled two new additions to its lineup of streamers. New additions include the Premiere and Premiere+, two 4K set-top boxes with attractive prices. At this point Roku only has a few options as the market has become increasingly saturated. Today’s move brings more features, primarily 4K, to a lower price tag. The new HDR-equipped Premiere and Premiere+ are set to retail for $40 and $50. While that price is certainly attractive, it will have a ripple effect on the brand’s other offerings. Roku’s high-end Ultra streamer is getting a boost as well today.

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Streaming Media Players Stories Yesterday

Cut the cord and go with Amazon’s popular Fire TV stick for $30 (25% off)

Amazon offers its Fire TV Stick for $29.99 shipped. Also at Best Buy. That’s good for 25% off the regular going rate and the lowest price currently available. It’s also a match of our previous mention. Amazon’s Fire TV Stick delivers all your favorite streaming content in a slim design. The included remote enables access to Alexa as well. Rated 4.4/5 stars. You can complete your cord-cutting by adding on an antenna for as little as $10 at Amazon.

Streaming Media Players Stories September 18

Google’s Chromecast Ultra lets you fling 4K content from your phone to the TV: $55 (20% off)

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 $14 off the going rate found at retailers like B&H and the best price we can find right now. Chromecast Ultra makes it dead simple to cast 4K content from over 1,000 apps to your TV. Rated 4.6/5 stars by over 2,700 reviewers. If you would prefer to navigate apps directly on your TV, the Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD and Alexa Voice Remote is currently on sale for $40.

Streaming Media Players Stories August 31

expiredSnag the Google Chromecast Ultra 4K Streamer for $47 shipped (20% off)

BuyDig via Rakuten is offering the Google Chromecast Ultra 4K Streamer for $47.20 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 $13 off the going rate found at retailers like Best Buy, beats our last mention by nearly $2, and is the best price we can find right now. Rated 4.6/5 stars from over 2,600 reviewers.

Streaming Media Players Stories August 20

expiredNVIDIA’s SHIELD TV 4K Streaming Player + Game Controller drops to $180 (10% off)

Amazon offers the NVIDIA SHIELD TV 4K Streaming Player with Game Controller for $179.99 shipped. Regularly $200, we rarely see it fall to this price, though we did track it as low as $155 during limited eBay sales. If you want 4K HDR streaming of Netflix or Google Play, the ability to stream gaming content to your TV, and more, this is the obvious choice with its included game controller. Learn everything you can do with the SHIELD TV in our guide. Rated 4.3/5 stars, and you can learn more in our hands-on review.

Streaming Media Players Stories August 17

expiredBest Buy now offering Apple TV 4K bundles at up to $50 off, deals from $175

Best Buy has now kicked off a wide ranging Anniversary sale with deals across just about every product category. There are also some interesting Apple TV offers here highlighted by the latest model 4K 32GB bundled with a SteelSeries Nimbus Wireless Controller for $174.98 shipped. The 32GB Apple TV 4K goes for $179 without the extra $45 MFi controller. That’s a savings of around $50 and a slightly better value than the current DirectTV promotion. Head below for more details.

expiredAmazon Fire TV w/ 4K Ultra HD & Alexa Voice Remote now $40 shipped (Reg. $70)

As part of its 2-day Anniversary Sale, Best Buy is now offering some notable prices on Fire TV. While we have already seen loads of notable Echo deals, you can also grab the Amazon Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD and Alexa Voice Remote for $39.99 shipped. That’s not the lowest price we have ever tracked but it still goes for $70 at Amazon where it has never dropped below $50 and carries a 4+ star rating from over 20,000 users. More details below. 

expiredNVIDIA SHIELD TV gets discounted to $140 in Best Buy’s Anniversary Sale (Reg. $179)

As part of its Anniversary Sale, Best Buy is offering the NVIDIA SHIELD TV 16GB Streaming Media Player for $139.99 shipped. Regularly $179 at retailers like Amazon, today’s deal is $9 less than our Prime Day mention and the best available. With support for 4K content and thousands of streaming sources, the NVIDIA SHIELD is a great buy. Learn more in our introduction guide. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

Streaming Media Players Stories August 13

expiredAdd Roku’s streaming sticks to your setup from $40 shipped (20% off)

Amazon offers the Roku Streaming Stick for $39.99 shipped. Also at Best Buy. That’s good for 20% off the regular going rate and the lowest price available. You can grab the upgraded 4K HDR model for $54 (Reg. $70) at Amazon and Best Buy as well. Roku’s lineup of streaming media players is a great way to add smart features to any TV. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

Streaming Media Players Stories August 3

expiredAmazon’s new Fire TV Cube on sale today for $90 shipped (Reg. $119)

We saw some deep deals on Fire TV Sticks this morning at Best Buy and now it’s time to look at the new Fire TV Cube Streaming Media Player with Alexa and 4K Ultra HD. After being unveiled back in June, it’s getting its second notable price drop today from $119 down to $89.99 shipped. About 50% of reviewers have left a 4+ star rating and it has never dropped this low on Amazon. More details below and in our hands-on review.

expiredHuge deals on Amazon Fire TV Stick and 4K Ultra HD model from $20 today

Best Buy is offering some notable prices on Amazon streaming hardware today. You can grab the Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote for $19.99 with free shipping in orders over $35. Otherwise opt for in-store pick up to side step the delivery fees. That’s 50% below the regular price at Amazon and matching our Prime Day pricing. We also spotted the Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD for $34.99, down from the usual $70 over at Amazon. Both of which are the best deals around and carry 4+ star ratings from tens of thousands. More details below.

Streaming Media Players Stories August 2

In a somewhat surprising move, Comcast, one of the nation’s largest cable TV providers, has announced that it will be partnering with Amazon later this year to bring Prime Video to its X1 cable boxes. Comcast has offered its own streaming service, Xfinity On-Demand, for many years and while there is quite a bit of content available for free, access is limited based on your subscription tier. Also, many of the most popular shows and movies are locked behind a rental paywall. Amazon’s Prime Video will give Comcast subscribers another catalog to access with additional Prime Original content like Goliath, Sneaky Pete, and more, all without the need to switch their TV input. Users will have to be subscribed to Amazon Prime to take advantage of the new feature. expand full story

Streaming Media Players Stories July 30

expiredRoku’s Stick+ will stream 4K content to your UHDTV for $54 shipped (Reg. $70)

Amazon is currently offering the Roku Streaming Stick+ 4K Player for $54 shipped. Also available at Best Buy, Kohl’s, and B&H for $1 more. You can score $15 of VUDU credit when opting to purchase from Walmart for $55 shipped. That’s $15+ off the going rate it typically fetches and is second lowest price we have seen this year when considering the time it sold for about $5 less. This budget-friendly streaming player is a great way to get 4K content on your TV at a fraction of the cost of many competitors. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

Streaming Media Players Stories July 21

expiredCut the cord w/ a Roku Stick and Insignia Antenna for the all-time low of $45 (Reg. $60+)

Today only, as a part of its Deals of the Day, Best Buy is currently offering the Roku Streaming Stick and Insignia Multidirectional HDTV Antenna for $44.98 shipped. That’s 25% off the going rate when the Roku Stick and Insigina Antenna are bought individually and beats the lowest price we have tracked by $5. This bundle makes for a cost-effective way to cut the cord. Both the Roku Stick and Insignia Antenna receive 4+ star ratings.

Streaming Media Players Stories July 19

expiredUE’s popular Roll 2 Bluetooth Speaker drops to $30 shipped (Reg. $50+)

Verizon Wireless offers the UE Roll 2 Bluetooth Speaker for $29.99 shipped. Originally $100, our previous mention was $39 in a limited eBay sale. It regularly sells for around $50+ these days. This is one of our favorite Bluetooth speakers here at 9to5Toys. Rated 4.7/5 stars.

Streaming Media Players Stories July 15

expiredRoku’s Streaming Stick gets marked down to Amazon all-time low at $35

Amazon offers the Roku Streaming Stick for $34.99 shipped. Also at Best Buy, Walmart and Target. Regularly $50, today’s deal best our previous mention by $5 and is a new Amazon all-time low. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

Streaming Media Players Stories July 11

expiredAdd 4th Gen. 64GB Apple TVs throughout your home for $99.50 each (Orig. $199)

AT&T is currently offering the 4th Generation Apple TV 64GB for $99.50 shipped. That’s $50+ off the going rate for the 32GB model at Best Buy, a savings of $40 off Apple’s refurbished model, and is the lowest price we can find right now. This Apple TV supports the App Store, AirPlay 2, and works as a HomeKit hub, making it a fantastic value.

Streaming Media Players Stories July 8

expiredGoogle Chromecast Ultra 4K Streamer hits $49 shipped ($20 off)

B&H offers the Google Chromecast Ultra 4K Streaming Media Player for $49 shipped. Also at Best Buy for $1 more. Regularly $69, today’s deal is $2 less than our previous mention and the lowest that we’ve tracked this year. Google Chromecast is perfect for streaming 4K HDR content thanks to its dual-band 802.11ac connectivity. Rated 4.6/5 stars.

Streaming Media Players Stories June 8

Roku’s high-end Ultra 4K Streaming Media Player hits Amazon all-time low at $80

Amazon offers the Roku Ultra 4K HDR Streaming Media Player for $79.99 shipped. Regularly $100 at retailers like B&H, today’s deal is a new Amazon all-time low. This model sports full 4K and HDR support, along with access to all your favorite streaming services. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

Streaming Media Players Stories May 14

expiredRoku’s 4K Streaming Stick+ hits best price of the year at Amazon: $49 (Reg. $70)

Amazon offers the Roku Streaming Stick+ 4K Media Player for $49 shipped. Regularly $70, this model dropped to $55 at authorized retailers like Best Buy over the weekend. Today’s deal is the second best price we’ve tracked historically at Amazon. Roku’s upgraded Streaming Stick+ sports 4K capabilities, increased range over the previous generation and access to all of the popular services. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

Streaming Media Players Stories May 7

expiredAdd smart functionality to your TV w/ Roku’s Streaming Stick from $35

Update: also available with a month of DirecTV Now for $35.

Amazon offers the the latest Roku Streaming Stick for $39 shipped. Also at Best Buy and B&H for $1 more. Regularly $50, this is a new Amazon all-time low by $1 and the lowest price available. Roku’s streaming sticks add 1080p content to any TV, with access to Netflix, Hulu, and many more. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

Streaming Media Players Stories May 4

expiredGoogle’s Chromecast Ultra 4K Streamer down to $51 shipped, today only

Best Buy’s official eBay storefront offers the Google Chromecast Ultra 4K Streaming Media Player for $50.99 shipped when promo code PMAY4TH is applied during checkout. That’s good for $18 off the regular price, down $8 from our previous mention and the best available. Hurry though, this offer ends at 7PM EST tonight. Rated 4.6/5 stars.

Streaming Media Players Stories April 21

expiredAmazon has a selection of cert. refurb Rokus on sale for today only starting at $32

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, MallStop (99% positive feedback) via Amazon offers a selection of certified refurbished Rokus on sale from $32. Our favorite from this sale is the 4K HDR Roku Streaming Stick+ for $47.99 shipped. Originally $70, this streaming stick sells for around $65 in new condition now and this is one of the best prices we’ve tracked and the lowest available. If you have a non-smart TV and want to give it an upgrade, this is a great way to do so without breaking the bank. Rated 4.4/5 stars. See below for more Rokus on sale. All devices have a minimum 90-day warranty.

Streaming Media Players Stories April 19

expiredScore a new 32GB Apple TV 4K with these deals from $105 shipped

If you’re willing to sign-up for 3-months of DirecTV Now, you can pick up an Apple TV 4K for $105 shipped. If you go this route, be sure to cancel the service prior to the 3-month commitment running out, or your contract will automatically be renewed. More details here.

Streaming Media Players Stories April 16

expiredGoogle Chromecast deals from $25: Ultra 4K Streamer $59, more

Update 4/17 @ 8:25am: As one of its Deals of the Day, Best Buy has a 2-pack of Google Chromecast for $50 shipped. That matches the discount at Target and saves you $20 off the regular going rate.

Target offers the Google Chromecast streaming media player for $25 shipped. That’s a $10 savings off the regular price and $5 less than the official discount that we’re seeing at other retailers like Best Buy. This is an easy way to add streaming features to your setup, particularly if you’re deep in the Google ecosystem. Rated 4.6/5/ stars.

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