Amazon has discounted its hugely popular Fire TV Stick with Amazon Alexa, bringing it down to $29.99. Now at its regular price of $39.99, this was already a really good option for those looking for a HDMI streaming stick, now at $29.99 it is virtually an impulse buy.
The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a HDMI stick that plugs into the back of your TV and allows you to stream all sorts of movies and TV shows, as well as play some games. This does up to 1080p resolution, and does not support 4K, but there is a dongle that does support 4K (and it is on sale for $39.99 for those that are Amazon Prime members). The Fire TV Stick has a ton of different apps that are available, and all of the big names are here. That includes Netflix, Hulu, DIRECTV NOW, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, HBO GO, and so much more. As expected, YouTube and Google Play Movies & TV are not included – and that's due to the issues between Google and Amazon right now. The Fire TV Stick is a great way to make your TV a smart TV, and be able to watch Netflix and other stuff on your TV without having to buy a smart TV. It's definitely a much more inexpensive way of getting a smart TV.
This item is also eligible for Amazon Prime's free shipping. Which includes free two-day shipping, and pretty cheap (usually $3.99) next-day shipping if you need it extra fast. If you are not an Amazon Prime member yet, you can sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime. You'll get 30 days free (if you're a student, you get 6 months), and then it's $119/year (or $59/year for students). Prime members do get a whole lot more than just free shipping though, so be sure to check out the full benefits.