Black Friday shopping: getting your dream home theater.
If you’re ready to assemble the home theater setup of your dreams and have been keeping your eyes open for just the right receiver, speakers, DVD players, streaming video solutions and of course a big, immersive TV, Black Friday is a wonderful opportunity to score outstanding savings while getting exactly what you want.
Black Friday soundbar and other audio deals.
After shopping the Black Friday TV specials, you’ll want to check out deals on stereo receivers. As the center of your system, the receiver provides the sound processing and serves as the hub for all your audio and video sources.
Turning your attention to the speakers, you’ll want to consider the Black Friday soundbar deals and speaker savings. Sound bars are known for their convenience because they incorporate speakers and amplifiers inside a bar-shaped cabinet you can position below or above your television. Or you can go with separate component speakers — surround sound generally consists of at least five speakers and a subwoofer. Another alternative is to get a home theater in a box, which includes all speakers, a receiver and, in some cases, a Blu-ray/DVD/CD player.
Save on other home theater components.
When setting up the ultimate home theater system, Black Friday deals shouldn’t be missed. Don’t forget the bargains on Blu-ray players, DVD players, streaming devices and more. Black Friday is also the perfect time to grab HDMI cables, remote controls, TV stands, mounts and other home theater essentials. This is a great chance to get everything you need to bring your home entertainment vision to life. And don’t forget, Geek Squad can set up your home theater and make sure that all your audio/video products work as intended.
Savings on streaming media devices.
Looking to add or update a streaming media device? Black Friday Apple TV, Roku, Google Chromecast and Fire TV are just the start. You can find special savings on these popular devices, along with many other streaming media player models, during this near year-end sales event. For each of them, you’ll want a strong Wi-Fi connection and subscriptions to the streaming services you prefer, like Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Prime Video, Sling TV or DirecTV Now.
Shop Black Friday Apple TV deals.
When it comes to Apple TV, Black Friday is a great time to snag a bargain. The Apple streaming media device differentiates itself from the others by providing you with access to the iTunes, Apple Music and the Apple App Store. You can also access iOS games, you can display content from your Apple computer, iPhone or iPad, and you have one of the best remotes available with a touchpad design similar to an iPhone, complete with a microphone for voice control via Siri. When you’re making your wish list for Black Friday, Apple TV will likely be one you’ll consider, especially if you’re looking for a seamless TV experience across all your Apple devices.
Shop Black Friday Roku deals.
If you’d like to save money on a new Roku, Black Friday is a good time to shop. Roku offers you a wide variety of media options, with access to over 3,000 channels (basically everything except iTunes). Additionally, many think the Roku search function is the easiest of the bunch to use, since you can retrieve results from 20 different services with one search. There are several models of Roku available, all with a convenient remote control. Roku Streaming Stick+ and Roku Premiere allow you to stream content in 4K and HDR. Especially on Black Friday, Roku offers a good features-to-price ratio.
More streaming device options to choose from.
The other two of the big four top streaming devices are the Google Chromecast and the Amazon Fire TV. Chromecast, the most economical option, is a 2-inch diameter disc that plugs into the HDMI port on your television and is operated not by remote control, but by your smartphone, tablet or laptop. There’s no on-screen menu, but you can cast anything that’s not on an app from the Google Chrome browser, and Chromecast also offers a universal search function. Fire TV and Fire TV Stick have been designed to feature Amazon’s digital content and streaming services, with Alexa voice-activated search, and support for 4K streaming. The best selection for gamers is the NVIDIA Shield, which enables 4K resolution, plus access to more than 300 stream-optimized games. Another streaming option is your video game console, Microsoft Xbox One or Sony PlayStation 4, each of which also has the ability to wirelessly stream games. There are also many smart TVs and smart Blu-ray players that enable streaming from a large variety of streaming content providers.