Black Friday 2018 Amazon deals now available: Fire TV, Roku, Recast DVR, Fire tablets, Blink cameras and more

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Thinking about buying an Amazon Echo, Fire tablet, Fire TV, Kindle or pretty much any other device Amazon makes? You were smart to wait until now, because the company’s Black Friday deals have started early.

See below for the stuff that’s on sale as of today, Tuesday, Nov. 19, followed by the gear that’s coming next week. Some of these prices rival Prime Day, and some are even better. 

  • Deals and prices have been verified and updated as of Tuesday, 9:03 a.m. ET — new Fire TV sales were added Sunday. 
  • We’ve put the newest sale items at the top of the list.

Still available

These early Amazon deals are still available as of the time of this writing. 

Polk Command Bar with Alexa for $199 ($100 off)

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We liked this sweet-sounding Alexa-enabled sound bar at $299. $100 off, it’s even better, delivering full Alexa functionality in a form that will seriously amp up your music and TV sound (with a wireless subwoofer, too).

See at Amazon Polk Command Bar review

 

Amazon device deals available now

OK, now to the Amazon device deals. Here’s what you can get immediately, including the new Fire TV sales that started Sunday and are still available today.

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote: $25 ($15 off)

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When you talk (to your TV), Alexa listens.

See at Amazon Fire TV Stick review

Roku Streaming Stick 2018 for $29 (save $20)

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If Fire TV isn’t your thing, this Roku is a great substitute. It’s got more channels, a cleaner interface and it includes a remote (shown here) that controls your TV’s power and volume. 

See at Amazon Roku 2018 streamers compared

Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote: $35 ($15 off)

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4K HDR stick speaks Alexa, carries big streaming features.

See at Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K review

Fire TV Cube: $60 ($60 off)

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Alexa turns on your TV, and it feels like magic.

See at Amazon Fire TV Cube review

Fire TV Recast 500 GB: $180 ($50 off)

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Fire TV Recast is a just-released piece of hardware that acts as a dedicated DVR hub for your media streaming needs. CNET’s Ty Pendlebury called it ‘one of the best cord-cutting companions yet,’ and starting Nov. 18, you’ll find the 500GB version with two tuners marked down to $180, saving you $50.

Need more storage space for Recasted reruns? The 1TB version with four tuners will be marked down to $220, saving you about $60.

See at Amazon Read the CNET Review

Echo Sub and two Echos (second-gen): $250 (save $80)

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The Amazon Echo Sub adds an instant bass upgrade to the Echo line of smart speakers — and you get two of the latter as well, making for a better overall music experience.

See at Amazon Echo Sub review

Echo Sub and two Echo Plus (second-gen): $330 (save $100)

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One Echo Sub and two Echo smart speakers make for a great combination. If you want to raise the ante, opt for a pair of Echo Plus instead. They add a temperature sensor and smart-home hub to the mix.

See at Amazon Echo Plus review

Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot (second-gen): $40 (save $40)

For less than the regular price of an Echo Dot alone, you nab both the smart speaker and Amazon’s Alexa-imbued streaming stick.

See at Amazon Fire TV Stick review

 

Blink Indoor Cam Systems for up to $116 off

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Amazon bought smart home camera startup Blink late last year — this year, it’s offering big discounts on Blink Indoor starter kits. Here are your options:

Don’t ask me why a single add-on cam costs more than the one-cam starter kit, which also includes the system’s hub. 

See at Amazon Read the CNET Review

Echo Dot Kids Edition three-pack: $100 ($110 off)

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You’ll score similar savings on the Echo Dot Kids Edition, with a three-pack selling for just $100. That’s $33 each — less than half of what they normally cost.

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Echo Show two-pack: $340 ($120 off)

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Amazon just released a new, second-gen Echo Show touchscreen smart speaker. Starting Friday, you’ll be able to buy two of them for $340, which is $120 less than you’d normally pay and $10 less per device than the Black Friday discount on single units.

To get this price you’ll need to add both devices to your cart.

See at Amazon Read the CNET Review

Echo Spot two-pack: $160 (save $100)

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Want a pair of Echo Spots? Amazon will tell you two of them for $160, which is $100 less than you’d normally pay. Single Spots get discounted to $90 starting on Thanksgiving Day, so this deal saves you an extra $20 if you’re planning to buy two, anyway.

To get this price you’ll need to add both devices to your cart.

See at Amazon Read the CNET Review

Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet: $70 ($30 off)

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Amazon’s kid-friendly tablet with a safety net — er, case. Koala not included.

See at Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition review

Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet: $90 ($40 off)

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A great value from the kids’ menu.

See at Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition review

Fire HD 10 tablet: $100 ($50 off)

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Amazon’s biggest tablet is also an Alexa-powered hands-free device.

See at Amazon Fire HD 10 review

Fire HD 10 Kids Edition tablet: $150 ($50 off)

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A bigger screen, and bigger value, on the kid- and parent-friendly Fire tablet.

See at Amazon

Fire HD 10 Tablet with Show Mode Charging Dock: $145 ($60 off)

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The Show Mode charging dock basically transforms your Fire Tablet into an always-on, Echo Show-style smart display. Starting Nov. 16, you’ll be able to get the two packaged together for $145.

Already have a Fire HD 10 and just want the dock? Starting on Nov. 16, Amazon’s knocking $10 off of the price, bringing the dock’s cost down to $45.

See at Amazon Read the CNET Review

Starting Wednesday, Nov. 21

Blink XT Cam Systems for up to $150 off

If you’d rather get a Blink camera system that you can use outside, then you’ll need to hold out until Nov. 21, when the weather-proofed Blink XT systems go on sale. Here are your options:

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Starting Thursday, Nov. 22

Happy Turkey Day! Here come the Echos and everything else:

Echo Dot (second-gen): $20 ($20 off)

Echo Dot (third-gen): $24 ($26 off)

Echo Dot Kids Edition: $50 ($20 off)

Echo (second-gen): $69 ($31 off)

Echo Look: $50 ($150 off)

Echo Plus (second-gen): $110 ($40 off)

Echo Show (second-gen): $180 ($50 off)

Echo Spot: $90 ($40 off)

Amazon Smart Plug: $5 with the purchase of any Echo device ($20 off)

Fire 7 tablet with Alexa: $30 ($20 off)

Fire HD 8 tablet with Hands-Free Alexa: $50 ($30 off)

Fire HD 8 tablet and Show Mode Dock bundle: $80 ($40 off)

Show Mode Dock for Fire HD 8: $40 ($10 off)

Echo Dot Kids Edition Bundle with Fire 7 Kids Edition: $100 ($70 off)

Echo Dot Kids Edition Bundle with Fire HD 8 Kids Edition: $120 ($80 off)

Echo Dot Kids Edition Bundle with Fire HD 10 Kids Edition: $180 ($90 off)

Kindle Paperwhite (seventh-gen): $80 ($40 off) (Note that this is the previous version of the Paperwhite, note the newer 2018 version)

Ring Alarm 5-piece Home Security Starter Kit: $169 ($30 off)

Ring Spotlight Cam 2-pack: $249 ($149 off)

Ring Video Doorbell 2 with all-new Echo Dot: $139 ($110 off)

 

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