Amazon's Fire TV Recast is a very new product but one with paying attention to as it's different to the usual influx of streaming devices due to its focus on over-the-air content. This means it also mostly focuses on FREE content. But, that's not all, as this is also a DVR the Fire TV Recast allows the user to record content that's broadcast over-the-air to watch at a later time. In fact, it then allows you to watch that recorded (as well as the live feeds) content on just about any device as it will stream content to compatible TVs, other Fire TV devices, and even smartphones.
One of the downsides of the Fire TV Recast is the price as this unit launched in its cheapest version at $229.99 in the US. However in celebration of Black Friday, that price has now dropped down to $179.99 which makes it all the more appealing. While this is still expensive compared to traditional streaming boxes, it's worth keeping in mind this unit provides access to free content which makes the higher cost a one-time cost compared to those other options. The $179.99 version comes with two tuners (so you can record two channels at the same time) and 500 GB storage which equates to around 75 hours of recorded content. If you think you might need more recording power then there's also another version that comes with four tuners (four recordings at once) and 1TB of storage – up to 150 hours of recordings. This version normally retails for $279.99 but is also currently on sale for Black Friday at just $219.99. In other words, the more powerful version is now on sale for less than the cheaper version normally retails for.Fire TV Recast - From $179.99 - Amazon