Your Guide to Black Friday 2019

The classic holiday Black Friday is just around the corner. People will be standing in the cold, fighting crowds, and waiting in line. If you’re like us though you’ll be at home in your pjs searching for the best deals online. As far as deals on streaming services and devices we’ve done all the research for you. Here are the best streaming deals for Black Friday 2019.

Services

Hulu: Last year Hulu’s Black Friday deal was $0.99/mo for the first year. Hulu may run the same deal again this year but that hasn’t yet been confirmed. Hulu did email all subscribers who took advantage of the deal last year offering a free Roku Express if you renew for at least 3 months at full price. 

FuboTV: This year for Black Friday FuboTV is offering $10 off your first month of service. This makes the Standard plan $44.99 and the Family plan $49.99. 

CBS All Access: From now until 12/2 you can subscribe to CBS All Access and get the first month for free. Typically CBS All Access offers a 1 week free trial. 

Disney+: Right now you can bundle your Disney+ subscription with Hulu and ESPN+ for only $12.99/mo.

Spotify: If you previously cancelled your Spotify premium account on Black Friday  Spotify is offering you 3 months for $9.99 if you resubscribe. If you’ve never had Spotify premium you can always take advantage of their 3 month free trial.

Amazon Music: This Black Friday you can subscribe to Amazon Unlimited and get a 4 month subscription for $0.99. After the first 4 months the service will be $7.99 for Prime members and $9.99 for nonmembers. 

Tidal: Sign up for Tidal premium this Black Friday and get a 4 month subscription for $0.99. After the first 4 months the service will be it’s usual $9.99/mo. 

Devices

Roku Streaming Stick+: $29.99 (orig $59.99) from 11/24-12/2

Roku Ultra: $49.99 (orig $99.99) on 11/28

Roku SE: $18 (orig $59.99) on 11/28

Fire TV stick: $19.99 (orig $39.99)

Fire TV Stick 4K: $24.99 (orig $49.99)

Fire TV Cube: $89.99 (orig $119.99)

Chromecast Ultra: $49.99 (orig $69.99)

24” Inisgnia HD FireTV: $99.99 (orig $150)

50” 4K Roku TV: $148 on 11/28

58” 4K Roku TV: $198 on 11/27

How To Choose a Streaming Device

If you have a smart TV chances are you can download apps to it and you don’t even need to worry about all this streaming devices bullsh*t. If you can’t download apps to your TV or are limited in what apps you can download, then you’re going to need a device to stream all your favorite movies and shows.

You have a lot of options when it comes to devices you can use to stream, you just need to figure out which one will work best for you. Since we’re your ISP and we don’t offer traditional cable, we know a lot about cutting the cord and have done all the research for you.

Let’s start with Apple TV; an Apple TV device is amazing if all your other devices are Apple products. It’s exactly what you’d expect from Apple: it’s user friendly, it syncs up with all your devices, gives you access to everything you’ve bought on iTunes, and it also starts out at $149. If that’s in your budget and you love Apple, you will love the Apple TV device!

The next big name device is a Roku. Roku devices are the most compatible streaming device. You can download any app to a Roku device and the Roku Channel has tons of free rotating movies and shows. Roku is also the most affordable starting out at $29.99, and there are plenty of devices to choose from. We at Snip recommend the Roku Ultra because it gives you the option of a direct ethernet connection which will minimize load times. 

There are two more major options for streaming devices: FireTV and Chromecast. A Chromecast works best if you prefer to pull things up on your phone or laptop and mirror it to your TV screen, this gives you more flexibility but there’s no traditional remote.

Fire TV devices give you easy access to everything you’ve bought on Prime including premium channel subscriptions. Fire TV devices start out at $39.99 and there are a few different devices to choose from, all include your best robot friend Alexa.  

We at Snip recommend getting a Roku device if you’re a virgin cord cutter and still aren’t sure what you need. We hope this post helped you choose which streaming device will work best for you!

Updated March 09, 2020