While we’d all love to update our home entertainment setups, dropping a couple thousand dollars to update our TVs, sound systems and what-have-you is a lot easier said than done.
A good deal on a brand new 4K TV really goes down a treat, and luckily we’re now in the midst one of the biggest sale events of the year.
Amazon’s big Prime Day sale kicked off at 12am, June 21, and runs for the following 65 hours. To get any of the deals during Amazon Prime Day, you’ve got to be an Amazon Prime subscriber. Stock is also limited, so if you spot a tempting deal, hanging around is not advised, because many deals are likely to sell out fast.
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Here are a few home entertainment deals you can take advantage of now.
If you’ve been wanting to jump on the home assistant bandwagon for a while now, Amazon’s Echo Dot is easily one of the cheapest ways to get started. During Amazon Prime Day, you can pick up a 3rd generation Echo Dot for just $19.
By activating it with your voice, Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa, can be used to play music, answer questions, find recipes, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control various smart home devices and more. You can even get a few and put them in different rooms of your house and make announcements across the entire network if that’s something that excites you.
An enormous 4K TV at a discounted price. Why wouldn’t you upgrade to a 58-inch smart TV for almost 40% off?
This unit runs on the Android 9.0 Operating System, giving you access to Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Stan, Kayo and a standard Web Browser.
Basically, the Fire TV Stick is Amazon’s Alexa in a remote. It allows you to access streaming apps like SBS On Demand, 10 play, 7plus, YouTube, Netflix, Stan, Disney+ and Prime Video. Of course, you’ll still need a subscription for the latter four of those.
Philips’ Hue line has more or less established itself as the go-to brand for smart lighting – and for good reason. However, that high quality does come with a high price, so a good bargain is definitely welcomed.
The Philips Hue Play light bar is a nice, easy way to change the atmosphere of your living room. You can turn a normal wall into a feature wall, or make your current feature wall… more feature-y. This starter kit includes two of the Philip Hue Play light bars. When you factor in the 16 million colours to choose from, there’s a lot of lighting possibilities on the table.
Vinyl records are still wildly popular, so if you’ve been thinking about starting your own turntable setup or even upgrading your current gear, look no further.
The Yamaha TT-N503 is a quality, modern turntable that will serve you well, and you can get it right now for half price. Techy inclusions like Bluetooth, AirPlay and Alexa compatibility will keep you firmly in the 21st century while still lapping up the organic feeling only vinyl records can bring.
When you’re talking home entertainment, sound is one of those features that many folks don’t think about improving. A soundbar offers an easy and aesthetically pleasing way to pump up the volume coming out of your TV, whether you’re getting ready for the Grand Final or settling in for a serious Netflix binge watch.
Either way, Panasonic’s HTB700 soundbar is enjoying a 38% discount, cutting $300 from its regular selling price on Amazon today.
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