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The newest Roku Streaming Stick is down to just $40

Is this deal for me?

This Roku Streaming Stick media streaming device is down to $39.99 on Amazon. The street price for this device is $50. It hasn't dropped this low before.

This is one of Roku's newest streaming devices, a refresh of previous models. It just released in early October and has sold steadily at its $50 since then. Roku claims the processor in the new stick is 50% faster than last year's model. The remote is also updated with voice control and a few extra buttons, including power and volume control.

Features include:

  • Powerful and portable
  • Voice remote with TV Power and volume
  • 500, 000 Plus movies and TV episodes
  • Easy-to-use remote, intuitive navigation, search across top channels
  • Free mobile app for iOS or android

It comes with two AA batteries, but you might consider adding some rechargeable batteries so you can just power them back up and keep on streaming when they get low.


  • What makes this deal worth considering? - This is a new 2017 device, and this is the lowest price it has gone since being introduced.
  • Things to know before you buy! - It requires two AA batteries. It comes with a set, but you can add rechargeable batteries to keep it powered up for a much longer time.

See at Amazon

Happy Thrifting!

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now for Thrifter. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.
  • Not a bad deal. I had last year's model and it was good to travel around with.
  • This is a great price for this stick. I have one and it works well, very fast (except to boot) and smooth. Thanks for the info on the price, I make pick up another now ..
  • Why go this way over a chromecast?
  • Some people prefer an interface, remote and ease of use. With that said I have all chromecast and Android TV devices, Rokus are dead as far as I am concerned. Android TV (Nexus players in my case) crush Roku since you have the interface and remote plus Chromecast built in. No brainer