Amazon offers Fire TV Stick for $17

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Amazon is gearing up for its mid-year Prime Day shopping holiday, which is slated to take place July 12 and 13, but the online retailer is already offering deep discounts on some of its own electronics ahead of the event.

Right now, Amazon is offering its flagship Amazon Fire TV Stick for just $17 (normally $40), which supports full high-definition video, Dolby Atmos sound comes bundled with an Alexa-powered smart voice remote.

The Amazon Fire TV Stick supports all major streaming services — Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Disney Plus, ESPN Plus, Paramount Plus, YouTube, Showtime, Starz and more. There’s plenty of free content to watch, too, with the Amazon Fire TV Stick offering access to Freevee, Pluto TV, Tubi, Redbox, Xumo, the Roku Channel, STIRR and Haystack News.

Looking to lower your cable TV bill? Drop that expensive TV package, grab an Amazon Fire TV Stick and sign up for one of several affordable streaming TV replacements: You’ll find the best general entertainment, lifestyle and knowledge shows on Philo, which costs just $25 a month and comes with an unlimited cloud DVR that stores your favorite shows for up to a year. Need sports? Sling TV offers national sports starting at just $35 a month, or go for a broader sports package on YouTube TV ($65 a month), Fubo TV ($70 a month) or Hulu with Live TV ($70 a month) — all supported by the Amazon Fire TV Stick.

These days, it’s hard to imagine most people don’t have access to at least one streaming platform — whether it’s built into their TV sets or offered by a standalone streaming device. But picking up an Amazon Fire TV Stick for $17 still has some advantages: The device is super portable, making it great for travelers who want to stream TV shows, movies and local news when they’re away from home. It’s also perfect for a garage, man cave or spare bedroom — pair it with an older, non-smart TV and have access to all the streaming services you could want.

This is one of the cheapest prices we’ve seen for the Amazon Prime TV Stick, so grab one today before they’re gone.