Cut the cord this Thanksgiving with a Roku, Amazon Fire TV stick, Chromecast, Nvidia Shield TV or Apple 4K TV. Find the best deals in Black Friday ads and Cyber Monday sales during Thanksgiving weekend 2018.
We will bring you info about the biggest and best deals and discounts here when the savings are announced online or in an advertisement for Black Friday 2018. We are committed to helping you find the best shopping deals of the year from Amazon Prime Day to Thanksgiving Weekend. So get ready to save in 2018, 2019, 2020 and beyond!
Here are the deals we found for people who want to ditch Comcast or Direct TV and go with a streaming media device or box:
Roku Express HD
Walmart – $22 (save $17)
Roku 4K Streaming Stick Plus
Walmart – $48 (save $21)
Best Buy – $49.99 (save $50)
50″ Insignia HDTV Roku TV – $349.99 (save $100 at Best Buy)
49″ TCL Roku TV (4K Ultra HD) – $349.99 (save $30 at Target)
43″ Sharp HDTV Roku TV – $249.99 (save $80 at Best Buy)
39″ Insignia HDTV Roku TV – $179.99 (save $100 at Best Buy)
Amazon Fire TV Stick
Amazon – $24.99 (save $15)
Best Buy – $24.99 (save $15)
Target – $24.99 (save $15)
Staples – $24.99 (save $15)
Apple 4K TV
DirecTV – free with purchase (details below)
Best Buy – $179.99 (regular price)
Best Buy – $19.99 (save $15.01)
Walmart – $20 (save $15, plus $5 Vudu credit)
Target – $25 (save $10)
Staples – $25 (save $10)
Office Depot – $25 (save $10)
Google Chromecast Ultra
Best Buy – $54.00 (save $15.99)
Nvidia Shield TV
Best Buy – $169.99 (save $30)
Cord Cutting Options
As you can see from above, we are gathering Black Friday deals on a number of alternatives to cable and satellite television providers. Here are descriptions of the major ones that we have found and are tracking. Should we find additional options, we will add them here:
Roku is one of the original cord cutting solutions. Every device can stream Netflix, Hulu and other full HD channels. The Roku Express is the cheapest option and provides a barebones solution for full HD. The Streaming Stick+ provides portable and fast access to 4K HDR content for your TV. The Roku Ultra is the top of the line product intended for people with home theater systems due to the additional ports for better integration, otherwise the Premiere+ is the top Roku box capable of 4K and HDR playback.
Amazon Fire TV Stick
A streaming media device for 1080p HD television content made by Amazon with tens of thousands of channels and apps. The latest version includes the Alexa Voice Remote.
The Apple TV is a device to watch select movies, shows, live sports and news. The 4K TV device provides for 4K HDR video. The latest version of the device is the fifth-generation sold by Apple.
AT&T is advertising a deal on the Apple TV 4K box for new DirecTV Now subscribers. The regularly priced box of $179 is free with prepayment of four months of the $35 a month service. In sum, new subscribers receive a $39 discount off the regular price of the Apple TV and get four months of DirecTV Now for what is essentially free.
A media streaming device that plugs into your TV’s HDMI port and plays TV shows, movies, sports, music and more. It also works with hundreds of apps including Netflix, Youtube, Pandora and HBO Now. The first generation was released in 2014. The second generation of the device was released in September 2015. The Chromecast Ultra was released in 2016 and supports 4K resolution and HDR video.
More Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
We have been combing the Black Friday ads for almost a month now to bring you the best deals during Black Friday 2017. We will continue to scan the print and online ads released and leaked through Cyber Monday 2017. We hope you found this page helpful and will take a look at the other electronics deals that we have found. Some of them are simply too good to pass up! If you didn’t find what you are looking for, please stop back again shortly as deals are still being released in the run up to Thanksgiving Weekend and most stores have not yet announced their Cyber Monday deals. We will add deals for cable alternatives here as they are released.