Amazon is currently offering limited-time discounts for the Fire TV Stick and Fire TV 4K, bringing the prices of the devices down to $29.99 and $49.99, respectively.
This is the lowest price ever for the Fire TV 4K, and the second-lowest price for the Fire TV Stick which was sold at $24.99 during the last holiday shopping season. The prices are similar to what Amazon offered near the end of February.
Amazon Fire TV Stick, Fire TV 4K Discounts
Both the Fire TV Stick and the Fire TV 4K offer users a wide range of apps, including Netflix, HBO, Hulu, PlayStation Vue, and Sling TV, and a browser for navigating websites such as Facebook, Reddit, and YouTube. Both devices also come with an Alexa voice remote, which allows users to search for content and launch apps using voice commands.
It should be noted, however, that the devices prioritize Amazon media. To make the most out of the devices, an Amazon Prime subscription may be necessary. It is perfectly fine to use the Fire TV Stick and Fire TV 4K without being an Amazon Prime member, but a subscription brings out the true potential of the devices.
Customers who would like to take advantage of the discounts for the Fire TV devices, however, will need to be quick. The offers will only last until April 15, at 3 a.m. ET.
Which One Should You Buy?
Both the Fire TV Stick and the Fire TV 4K transforms regular TVs into smart TVs. However, while the less expensive Fire TV stick is a great deal, customers who have the extra cash are recommended to go for the Fire TV 4K instead, as suggested by SlashGear's Chris Davies.
The Fire TV 4K is faster than the Fire TV Stick, with hardware that, Amazon says, makes it 40 percent more powerful. The set-top box also comes with more memory and is based on a new Android version, making it more secure and efficient. The Fire TV 4K also supports Dolby Atmos, which is perfect for audiophiles as it allows for more precision in controlling surround sound effects.
The recommendation holds true even if you do not yet own a 4K TV, or equipment that supports Dolby Atmos. There is always the chance that you will upgrade in the future, as brands further drive down their 4K TV and speaker prices to compete with each other in the market.