Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote + Echo Dot – BETTER THAN BLACK FRIDAY

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Great price on this bundle!

Amazon has this highly-rated Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote + Echo Dot marked down to the lowest price we have ever seen – even better than during Black Friday.

Check the widget* below for the current price. If you are still seeing it for $59.99, then go ahead and grab it. This regularly goes for $89.98

We got the Stick a few years ago during Prime Day and we are absolutely LOVING it. It even works for us in Israel! We had the Chromestick before, and while it was cool to be able to “stream” to your TV content from your computer, it was a bit slow and clunky. And didn’t have nearly as many awesome apps at the Fire Stick.

While we don’t have the dot, we do have the Echo, which I totally love. (And oh my gosh, have you seen the new one? I WANT!) Anyway, I think the Dot would be perfect for a bedroom or smaller space.

Anyway, if you’re new to the Fire Stick, I wanted to share something that my husband wrote last year (and is still true today) about the Stick:

Though the Amazon Fire TV Stick is hardly a new product – it was first released in 2014 – we only got one in 2016. In that time, it has been a complete game-changer in the quality of streaming TV that we watch.

The vast majority of our family’s TV watching is done via streaming video. We use the Amazon Video services that are free with our Prime membership and also watch a fair amount of baseball, our beloved Kansas City Royals in particular, through our MLB.TV account. Instantly upon installing the Fire Stick, the difference was obvious. The Prime content, which we had previously watched through our wireless Blu-ray, streamed smoother than before with an easy-to-use interface. The baseball, which we used to watch through our Chromecast stick, was of a much-higher quality in terms of picture and the app allows to see the box score during the game and to rewind back to the start of any inning and to return to live action.

While these two features made out television watching more-enjoyable, the biggest impacts came with the summer’s major events. There were special apps available for both the Democratic and Republican Party’s national conventions and from NBC for the Olympic Games. These apps allowed us to watch the parts of the conventions we wanted without worrying about what the TV networks might cut for commercials. And for the Olympics, we were able to choose which sports we wanted to watch live or on delay. My husband followed the Israelis’ success on the judo mats with great excitement and ensured we could view every match live, even though local TV did not broadcast many – if any – of these events.

And there are literally hundreds more apps that we have not used, but could get more out of your tv than you are today. From the ability to stream music for free from Prime Music (for Prime members) or the use of video apps for news stations and websites, pay-tv channels and sports networks and leagues. And there are hundreds of games too.

Note that while all the apps are free to download, some material must be purchased. However there is also a lot of free content available. The Watch ESPN app streams hundreds of hours of free content per month for those without cable, but have certain Internet providers, including AT&T. And the entire catalog of ESPN programming is available to those with a cable TV subscription. Other sports leagues offer free highlights, news or analysis – and sometimes even one free game per day – however most of the games are on a pay-basis.

We chose not to purchase the voice-enabled remote, but have not regretted that since there is an app for my husband’s phone that enables that feature. That said, we hardly use it.

The biggest drawback for us to the Fire TV Stick has been the size of the remote control. It is the smallest remote control in our house and is often easily lost under a cushion or a book if we or our kids are not careful. Though that can be frustrating, the overall picture is that the Fire TV Stick has been a worthwhile purchase that I can comfortable recommend to anyone interested.

Two-day shipping is free with your Amazon Prime account. If you’re not a member, you can get free 5-7 day shipping via Super Saver Shipping when you spend $35 or more.

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