Skip to content

Amazon Black Friday Deals for Cord-Cutters – Firesticks, Tablets, and More

Black Friday – it‘s the biggest shopping time of the year, especially for scoring deals on cutting the cord! This guide will provide you with everything you need to know to save big on Amazon Fire TV, Echo, Fire tablets, and other gadgets for streaming and smart home automation.

According to Adobe Analytics, Amazon‘s Black Friday revenue has steadily grown, reaching $7.4 billion in 2020. As an Amazon Prime member, you can take advantage of thousands of exclusive bargains. The sale kicks off November 20 and runs through November 27.

I‘ll outline the best expected deals and also give you tips for ordering, setting up new devices, and troubleshooting any issues. Let‘s dive in!

Why Amazon Devices Are Great for Cord Cutters

Dumping cable and opting for streaming is a fantastic way to save money without sacrificing access to all your favorite shows, movies and more. This is where Amazon‘s lineup of affordable Fire TV and Echo products come in handy.

Rather than paying $100+ a month for cable, you can get set up with a Fire TV Stick for under $30 and enjoy apps like Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and more. Alexa-powered Echo devices let you control it all with your voice.

Fire tablets are also excellent low-cost options for streaming on the go. Here are some of the benefits Amazon devices offer cord-cutters:

  • Stream everything in one place – Access to Prime Video, Netflix, HBO Max, YouTube, music, sports apps and more.

  • 4K HDR support – Stunning picture quality with Fire Stick 4K and Fire TV Cube.

  • Hands-free control – Alexa allows navigating streaming apps, searching for content, controlling smart home devices and more with just your voice.

  • Kid-friendly features – Fire Kids tablet comes with protective case, age-appropriate content, 2-year warranty.

  • Affordability – Products like the Fire Stick Lite starting at just $17.99 make cutting the cord extremely budget-friendly.

Now let‘s explore some of the best bargains on Fire TV, Echo and other Amazon devices expected for Black Friday 2020.

Expected Amazon Black Friday 2020 Deals

The specific deals have not officially been announced yet, but based on savings from previous years and newly released devices, we can predict the likely discounts.

Fire TV Deals

Fire TV Stick Regular Price Expected Black Friday Price
Fire TV Stick Lite $29.99 $17.99
Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen) $39.99 $27.99
Fire TV Stick 4K $49.99 $29.99
Fire TV Cube $119.99 $79.99
Fire TV Recast $229.99 Starting at $129.99

In addition to streaming sticks, also look out for discounts up to 50% off Fire TV smart TVs and soundbars to upgrade your home theater.

Fire Tablet Deals

Fire Tablet Regular Price Expected Black Friday Price
Fire 7 $49.99 $34.99
Fire HD 8 $89.99 $49.99
Fire HD 8 Kids $139.99 $79.99
Fire HD 10 $149.99 $79.99
Fire HD 10 Kids $199.99 $129.99

For kids, the Fire Kids Pro tablets with protective cases and kid-friendly content will likely be cheaper than ever.

Echo Device Deals

Echo Device Regular Price Expected Black Friday Price
Echo Dot (4th Gen) $49.99 $28.99
Echo (4th Gen) $99.99 $69.99
Echo Show 5 $84.99 $44.99
Echo Show 8 $129.99 $64.99

Echo smart speakers and smart displays see massive discounts every Black Friday. The Echo Dot and Echo Show 5 are affordable entry points for adding Alexa to your home.

Tips for Scoring the Best Amazon Black Friday Deals

Here are some of my top tips for making sure you lock in the best bargains this Black Friday:

  • Get a head start and begin checking for new deals now – they‘ve already started!

  • Use CamelCamelCamel to check historical price data on any products and see if the deal is really the lowest price offered.

  • Take advantage of Amazon Household to share Prime benefits – you and one other adult can access double the deals.

  • Be ready to pounce on Lightning Deals which offer bigger discounts but very limited inventory.

  • Use an Amazon Prime credit card for 5% cashback on purchases.

  • Don‘t forget to compare prices against other retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, Target to make sure you‘re getting the very best price.

  • Consider certified refurbished devices which can be nearly 50% off – they work and look like new!

Setting Up and Troubleshooting Your New Gadgets

Once you‘ve ordered your bargains, you‘ll want to get your new devices set up properly and start streaming quickly. Here are some of my top tips:

For Fire TV Devices

When setting up a new Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Cube or Fire TV smart TV, be sure to:

  • Connect to your wi-fi network and log into your Amazon account.

  • Download essential apps like Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, Disney+, Spotify, and any others you use. Consider taking advantage of Black Friday deals on streaming services too!

  • Customize your home screen shelves with your favorite apps.

  • Pair wireless headphones or speakers for private listening.

  • Enable Alexa hands-free voice control and connect smart home devices.

If you run into any issues like remote connectivity problems or apps not installing correctly, here are some fixes:

  • Carefully re-insert the HDMI and USB cables in case they are loose.

  • Try manually syncing the remote by holding Home + Select for 6 seconds.

  • Restart your wi-fi router and Firestick to refresh the connection.

  • Free up storage space by removing unused apps if installation isn‘t working.

For Fire Tablets

To start enjoying your new Fire tablet, be sure to:

  • Fully charge it before first use.

  • Register it to your Amazon account.

  • Get a durable case and tempered glass screen protector to protect it.

  • Download fun apps and games like Minecraft, Netflix, Kindle books, social media.

  • Sync the Alexa app to easily manage and set up your device.

Some troubleshooting tips:

  • Slow loading or crashing apps – Restart the tablet and close background processes.

  • Not connecting to wi-fi – Double check password and try manually connecting.

  • Unresponsive touchscreen – Wipe down the screen of any dirt and debris. Consider getting a replacement.

For Echo Devices

To start using your new Echo smart speaker or display:

  • Place it centrally in living spaces where it can easily hear you.

  • Connect to wi-fi via the Alexa app and complete setup.

  • Try out sample voice commands to get familiar with what Alexa can do.

  • Enable skills like news/weather updates, IHeartRadio, fitness tracking.

  • Pair with smart home devices like lights, plugs, cameras.

If you encounter any issues:

  • Double check the wifi connection and restart your router.

  • Make sure the mute button is not enabled.

  • Adjust placement to improve Alexa‘s ability to hear commands.

  • Factory reset and re-configure the device as new if unresponsive.

  • Use the Alexa app to troubleshoot connectivity problems.

I hope these tips help you shop the sales and quickly get set up streaming, and don‘t hesitate to reach out if you have any other questions!

Here‘s to a successful cord-cutting Black Friday. Happy shopping and streaming!


Streamr Go

StreamrGo is always about privacy, specifically protecting your privacy online by increasing security and better standard privacy practices.