You may not have even bought your Squid Game Halloween costume yet, and already Best Buy’s pushing its “early Black Friday” deals. The streaming options look enticing, though, and if you’re in the market for a new (or refurbished) Apple TV, Roku, or Chromecast, these are some of the best deals available at the moment. Stores have been using the nation’s looming supply-chain issues as an excuse to tell shoppers: Buy now, suckers! They always say that, of course, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still good deals to be had. Holidays demand gift ideas. And some of us need to keep nieces and nephews distracted. A cheap Chromecast or Roku can serve both needs. This particular pre-Black Friday sale is good through October 31, 2021, and most of them have an extended holiday return period — just in case things don’t work out the way you expected them to. Here’s what’s available.
More or less the same bundle as above but with an older Home model. (The new one is a better value, unless supplies run out.)
Not the same as the new, similarly named Roku Streaming Stick 4K+, but both will let you binge Insecure.
If your TV speakers suck and you need a streaming fix, this kills two birds with one bar.
Apple’s got one of the best streaming interfaces around, and the Apple TV packs way more power than a streaming stick.
Not a bad bundle, especially if you have a cable shortage at home.
It’s not always a good idea to buy refurbished, but Best Buy’s Geek Squad is known for standards and quality control. This one, like most of their products, has a 90-day warranty.
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