Our top picks for Prime Day 2016


What a great day to join the ranks of cord cutters. Since Prime Day 2016 got underway around midnight, there’s been a variety of great deals for people needing to get basic hardware to cut the cord and ditch cable for good. You just need an Amazon Prime membership to get in on the sale. If you don’t have a subscription, you can get a 30-day free trial today to take advantage of the savings.

Geez, if you don’t have an Amazon Fire TV, today really should be the day to get one considering its on sale for $69 (usually $99.99). Want the gaming The Fire TV is the preferred device I use to stream PlayStation Vue, and if you’re going to sign up for a trial Prime membership, keep in mind that you can use an Amazon streaming device to delve into shows and movies offered to Prime members.

The Fire Streaming Stick is also on sale today for $24.99 and $34.99 for the model with a voice remote.

The Amazon Echo is something I use on a daily basis to get news updates, check the weather and listen to music around the country with apps like TuneIn and iHeartRadio. You can even order and Uber and check your bank balance if you have a CapitalOne account. The Echo is priced at $129 today (usually $179). 

If you buy a Roku TV today, be sure to first read our story about the software woes some owners have been experiencing when they try to download the PlayStation Vue app. Considering a gaming/media streaming console? The NVIDIA Shield TV is marked down to $149 with two controllers (usually $259 and almost 70 percent are gone). The 500 GB model with two remotes is priced at $249.

If you’re all set on the hardware front, you still may want to peruse the huge selection of movies up for grabs at a reduced price. Happy shopping and good luck on landing your own deal before items are sold out.

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