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Amazon offering discounts on streaming TV devices

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Retailer Amazon has lowered the price of several popular streaming television devices.

The company’s own line of Fire TV sticks are among the streaming TV devices currently on sale, with the Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite coming in as the cheapest of the bunch at just $20.

The refreshed Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite comes with an upgraded Alexa-enabled voice remote with preset buttons for Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney Plus and Hulu. The Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite offers access to thousands of popular and niche streaming television apps, including the ones mentioned above as well as Paramount Plus, HBO Max, Peacock, Showtime, Starz, Philo, YouTube TV and Sling TV. Several free-to-stream apps are also available, including Amazon’s own Freevee, Paramount Global’s Pluto TV, Comcast’s Xumo and Fox Corporation’s Tubi.

The Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite streams video in high-definition, which is perfect for older, HDMI-enabled sets, and its all-in-one design makes it easy to set up. For those with ultra high-definition (UHD/4K) TV sets, the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is a better option — it offers the same streaming apps, but with the ability to stream content in UHD/4K, and the upgraded Alexa-enabled remote control includes buttons for controlling a TV set’s power and volume. The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is on sale for $35 (normally $50).

For streamers who want something a bit more open source, Amazon is also offering a discount on the popular TiVo Stream 4K, which runs a variant of Android TV and offers thousands of streaming TV and movie apps from the Google Play Store, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Sling TV, Hulu, Disney Plus and others. It also includes a full-feature remote control with voice controls powered by the Google Assistant.

The TiVo Stream 4K normally costs $40, but Amazon is currently selling it for $30.

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Matthew Keys is the publisher of The Desk and reports on the business and policy matters involving the broadcast television, streaming video and radio industries. He previously worked for Thomson Reuters, Disney-ABC, Tribune Broadcasting and McNaughton Newspapers. Matthew is based in Northern California, has won numerous awards in the field of journalism, and is a member of IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors).