Amazon Presidents’ Day sale on Fire TVs 2022

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The Fire TV interface can be a little confusing compared with Roku, but voice controls help out a lot.

Amazon’s Fire TV 4-Series (shown here) offers great value, especially at this price, but it’s worth spending just a few dollars more to get one of the Omni models. (Photo: Amazon)

If you feel like Presidents’ Day doesn’t have much to do with TVs, Amazon wants you to think again: Every Fire TV model in Amazon’s lineup is discounted right now, with some prices actually beating Black Friday (!) and some models bundled with a free Amazon Echo Dot. (OK, there’s still no official Presidents’ Day tie-in, but this probably isn’t a coincidence, either.)

Quick background: Last year, Amazon introduced the 4-Series and Omni Series, the company’s first self-branded TVs. (Best Buy has been doing this for a while with its Insignia lineup.) They’re already competitively priced, so these discounts represent some pretty significant savings.

OK, but what are the differences between these two series, and which model should you pick? Let me queue up the deals for you, then circle back with the answers.

(Pro tip: If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day Amazon Prime trial here.)

Amazon Fire TV 4-Series deals

The 4-Series may be the “lesser” of the two (though not by much — see below), but it’s also the less-expensive. What’s more, right now you can get any model with a free 3rd-gen Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker. Just add both to your cart and then apply promo code FTVDOT22 at checkout.

See the 4-Series Fire TVs

Amazon Fire TV Omni Series deals

No free Dot here, but built-in hands-free Alexa somewhat obviates the need. Read on to learn more.

See the Omni Series Fire TVs

How to choose

First things first: Obviously your budget and available space will be the main deciding factors for which series and size you choose.

If space isn’t a consideration, you’ll never regret going with a larger screen. Either way, there’s not much money separating the 4-Series and Omni Series — and if that won’t break your bank, I do recommend the latter.

Why? Although the two series are very similar, especially at these sizes, the Omni stands out with a few key advantages — including image-enhancing Dolby Vision in the 65- and 75-inch models and hands-free Alexa in all of them.

Two women on a Zoom call through a big-screen TV.  (Photo: Amazon)

Amazon’s Omni Series can do Zoom calls if you plug in a compatible webcam. (Photo: Amazon)

That means you can say, “Alexa, turn on the TV,” or “Alexa, go to Netflix,” without having to touch anything. In other words, the Omni works just like an Amazon Echo smart speaker or display. With the 4-Series, you have to pick up the remote, press a button, then speak your command. (Or not, if you take advantage of the aforementioned free Echo Dot. There’s your hands-free option.)

Such a hardship! OK, not really, but there’s no debating the indulgent convenience of a totally hands-free Alexa experience. The Omni Series also has a physical button you can press to disable the microphones, just in case you have privacy concerns.

Other Omni advantages: picture-in-picture support for, say, checking out your Ring video doorbell feed while watching a show, and USB-webcam support for Zoom and other video calls. (Of course, nearly any TV can do this via products like the Facebook Portal TV.)

Read more: Video calls on an Amazon TV? Yes! I tried it and here’s how it went

Why a Fire TV and not a Roku TV?

Great question! Amazon’s Fire OS, which is baked into these and other TVs (as well as Fire TV streaming sticks), provides the user interface for accessing all the different streaming apps (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon’s own Prime Video, etc.).

I actually find the Roku interface a little easier to understand and navigate, but Fire OS offers one big advantage: games. Using either the TV remote or a sold-separately game controller, Fire TVs let you play Candy Crush, Crossy Road, dozens of Jackbox party games and more.

On the other hand, Roku supports both AirPlay and Google Cast, while Fire TV offers only the former. You can mirror your phone or tablet to the Fire TV to show off photos or the like, but it’s not as easy or convenient.

I recently had the opportunity to review one of Amazon’s Omni Series TVs and came away impressed. It may be a “budget” model, but it’s absolutely good enough for everyday entertainment.

See the 4-Series Fire TVs

Looking for more great Amazon deals? Check these out:

TV deals:

  • Amazon Fire TV 55-inch 4-Series 4K Smart TV, $380 (was $520),

  • Hisense 55-inch Class H8 Quantum Series Android 4K Smart TV, $587.50 (was $730),

  • Hisense 43-inch Class R6090G Roku 4K Smart TV, $280 (was $400),

  • TCL 32-inch 3-Series 720p Roku Smart TV, $168 (was $230),

  • Toshiba 50-inch 50C350KU C350 Series LED 4K UHD Smart Fire TV, $370 (was $430),

  • Amazon Fire TV 65-inch Omni Series 4K UHD Smart TV, $500 (was $830),

Headphones and earbud deals:

  • Beats Studio3, $200 (was $350),

  • Samsung Galaxy Buds Live True Wireless Earbuds, $100 (was $170),

  • iLuv TB100 Wireless Earbuds, $25 (was $40),

  • Apple AirPods 2nd Gen, $100 (was $160),

  • Garmin Vivoactive 4 Smartwatch, $259 (was $350),

  • Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G Factory Unlocked Android Cell Phone, $490 (was $700),

  • Fitbit Sense Advanced Smartwatch, $200 (was $300),

Smart home:

  • Ohlux Smart WiFi LED Light Bulbs, $24 (was $40),

  • Ultraloq Smart Lock U-Bolt Pro + Bridge WiFi Adapter, $180 with on-page coupon (was $249),

  • Hathaspace SmartAir Purifier, $215 with on-page coupon (was $300),

  • Smonet Keyless Entry Smart Fingerprint Biometric Electronic Door Lock with Keypad, $125 with on-page coupon (was $400),

  • Google Nest Thermostat, $99 (was $130),

Video game deals:

  • NBA 2K22 75th Anniversary Edition for PlayStation 4, $50 (was $100),

  • Far Cry 6 Standard Edition for PlayStation 5, $28 (was $60),

  • Razer Kraken X Ultralight Gaming Headset, $30 (was $50),

  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla PlayStation 4 Standard Edition, $20 (was $60),

  • NBA 2K22 – PlayStation 4, $20 (was $60),

Vacuum deals:

  • Dreametech H11 Cordless Wet Dry Vacuum Cleaner, $320 with on-page coupon (was $450),

  • eufy by Anker BoostIQ RoboVac 11S, $160 (was $230),

  • Shark NV360 Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe Upright Vacuum, $150 (was $220),

  • eufy by Anker RoboVac G30 Robot Vacuum, $230 (was $320),

  • OKP Life K2 Robot Vacuum Cleaner, $109 with on-page coupon (was $300),

Fashion deals:

  • Levi’s Women’s Classic Bootcut Jeans, starting at $40 (was $64.50),

  • Sperry Women’s Saltwater Snow Boot, starting at $67 (was $100),

  • Omoone Women’s Lounge Plaid Long Shirt Jacket, $40 (was $67),

  • Grecerelle Women’s Solid Color Chunky Button Pullover Sweater, starting at $33 (was $60),

  • Gloria Vanderbilt Women’s Classic Amanda High Rise Tapered Jean, starting at $20 (was $36),

Kitchen deals:

  • Instant Vortex Plus 6-in-1 Air Fryer, $100 (was $130),

  • Philips Twin TurboStar Technology XXL Airfryer with Fat Reducer, $214 (was $350),

  • Ultrean 8-quart Air Fryer, $90 with on-page coupon (was $130),

  • Ninja FD302 Foodi 11-in-1 Pro 6.5-quart Pressure Cooker & Air Fryer, $150 (was $200),

  • Crock-Pot Slow Cooker, $120 (was $160),

  • Ninja DZ201 Foodi 8-quart 6-in-1 DualZone 2-Basket Air Fryer, $160 (was $200),

Beauty deals:

  • Baimei Jade Roller & Gua Sha, $14.50 with on-page coupon (was $25),

  • MonétBeauty Ice Globes for Facials, $24 (was $30),

  • Kitsch Velvet Scrunches 5-pack, $8 (was $12),

  • AuraGlow Teeth Whitening Kit, $35 (was $60),

  • Venus Visage Teeth Whitening Pen 2-pack, $17 with on-page coupon (was $27),

  • TruSkin Vitamin C Serum for Face, $20 (was $30),

Bedding deals:

  • Beckham Hotel Collection Bed Pillows, $34 for Queen (was $50),

  • HOOMQING Bed Pillows 2 Pack, $27 (was $40),

  • Mellanni Queen Sheets, $37 (was $51),

  • Madison Park Tufted Chenille Cotton Comforter All Season King Bedding Set, $97 (was $160),

  • MooMee Bedding Queen Duvet Cover Set, $51 (was $90),

  • Hertzko Self Cleaning Slicker Brush with Plastic Tips for Sensitive Dogs and Cats, $15 (was $30),

Health and Wellness

  • Germ-X ​​Hand Sanitizer 4-pack, $25 (was $40),

  • Medical Grade Clinical F-Doc Forehead Thermometer, $42.50 with on-page coupon (was $83),

  • Akgk KN95 Face Masks, 50 pieces, $20 (was $57),

  • Yotu KN95 Face Mask Black, 30 pieces, $17 (was $50),

  • Lysol Disinfectant Wipes, $4 (was $9),

Sports & Outdoors

  • Bowflex SelectTech 840 Kettlebell, $119 (was $200),

  • Sunny Health & Fitness Indoor Cycle Exercise Bike, $274 (was $400),

  • Dumoyi Smart Weighted Fit Hoop, $50 (was $80),

  • Giant 4 in a Row Connect Game + Storage Carry Bag, $190 (was $250),

  • Sport Squad Endzone Challenge 2-in-1 Football Toss and Flying Disc Toss, $43 (was $60),

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