Amazon knows that the future of television is streaming. Most of the names in the streaming and television space understand that concept.
They understand that the age of cords and long-term service deals are going to eventually be made obsolete – and that the future relies on internet connectivity. That’s why the biggest surprise of the weekend was the success of devices like Amazon’s Fire TV stick, Google’s Chromecast and Roku’s varying devices. They were deeply discounted, and are a great gift for those who enjoy their streaming platforms.
That being said, Cyber Monday is drawing to a close and Amazon has made their move earlier today to drawing the price of the Fire TV system – which originally was nearly $100 – received a 30% discount cutting the price to $69. Many were impressed by the devices speed and specification build – since it was the last to join the streaming contest. A quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 8GB built-in-storage, and tons of streaming options – which included services like Amazon Instant video, YouTube, Showtime Anytime, Hulu Plus, Netflix, Spotify, Pandora, Crackle, and even gaining Twitch integration since Amazon’s acquisition of the streaming company. Wi-Fi connectivity is a big plus with this device as its one of the fastest on the market – compared to some of the competitors, and the company says that HBO Go is on the way – which pleased many customers who already have the streaming service.
While there are options out there that are smaller – the streaming sticks that many offer – this is the best discount on a device that is intended to sit atop a table or entertainment center. While the price range of other devices, like Google’s Chromecast, Roku’s tabletop streamer, and Apple TV all vary a great deal – Amazon settles in the middle, but offers the biggest discount from regular price. Apple TV peaked at $89 on Cyber Monday – that was the best deal this particular system went for. Google Chromecast is just $24 but that is a streaming stick, instead of a streaming tabletop design like Amazon – and Roku offers the tabletop equivalent of Amazon’s Fire TV system for just $39 over the Black Friday weekend, but is regularly $49 for that same caliber device.
The content, specifications, and pricing make this the best value – with the deepest discount this Cyber Monday – and for those who haven’t made a move, but was planning to – this might be the best opportunity you’ll have as Cyber Monday quickly draws to a close.