Fancy streaming the likes of Netflix? We have rounded up the very best Black Friday TV stick deals to make that possible for the least amount of dosh.
If you lack a smart TV or simply want to provide a second TV with streaming capability, there are a number of options out there and all of them are easy to install, not to mention cheap as Black Friday is here. Here are the best TV stick deals.
A quick side note: Your television will need an HDMI slot to plug each device in and access to a WiFI connection to give them the data they need to stream TV content. You may also need a spare plug socket. Batteries for the remote control tend to be included.
Amazon Fire TV Stick
The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a small media device that runs a version of Firefox OS. Once plugged in, the included remote lets you browse on-demand content from Netflix, Amazon Video and BBC iPlayer to name a few. A more expensive version with a voice-controlled remote is available. Best served with a Prime subscription, especially if you plan to watch Jeremy Clarkson’s The Grand Tour – here is our guide on how to watch it.
The Google Chromecast device lets you ‘cast’ what you see on an Android smartphone or tablet onto a television, whether that is Netflix, YouTube or even RealPlayer Cloud if you wish to stream your own stuff at up to 1080p. A 4K-enabled Chromecast is also available, but it costs the usual £69. On a related note, the Google Chromecast Audio device is going for a mere £15 at Currys.co.uk if you want to wirelessly transmit music to your speakers.
£18, Currys.co.uk (via Hot UK Deals)
Amazon Fire TV Stick with 4K Ultra HD
Like the standard Amazon Fire TV Stick, except the Fire TV Stick 4K Ultra HD can offers up to 4K detail for watching 4K-enabled shows on a 4K-enabled television. It also has a faster processor so the menu is quicker to navigat, while an in-built microphone allows voice searches. Bear in mind the device is less portable than the standard Fire TV Stick, just in case you plan on lugging it around a lot.
Roku 3500EU Streaming Stick
The 3500EU Streaming Stick supports up to full HD 1080p resolution and has thousands of streaming apps such as iPlayer, Amazon Video, Netflix, ITV Player, All 4, Now TV and even Spotify for music streaming. The USB-sized device and remote are a doddle to use, while the support for Dolby Digital 7.1 surround sound will help you achieve that authentic cinema experience. A bit of a bargain at £18, providing you have a spare plug socket going to power it.
£17.99, Currys.co.uk (via Hot UK Deals)
Now TV Box
Another solid TV streaming device is the Now TV Box, which comes with access to many, many streaming services and apps. Not only that, three months of Sky’s Entertainment Pass come as part of the package, meaning you can watch the likes of Westworld. A similarly priced deal is also available if you would rather have two months of Sky Movies.