The Best Black Friday TV and Soundbar Deals

vizio oled tv

Vizio OLED TV

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Vizio’s OLED is among the best-looking TVs you’ll find for the money. It has excellent gaming performance (up to 120 frames per second at 4K resolution on the latest consoles), and the deep blacks make everything from shows to films look gorgeous and lifelike.

If you have a smaller room or you’re looking for the world’s largest computer monitor, check out this gorgeous entry-level OLED from LG, which has deep blacks and astonishing highlights.

Sony’s OLEDs are some of the prettiest TVs that money can buy. If you’re a regular viewer in dark rooms, you’ll notice the perfect black levels, gorgeous colors, and excellent processing making every film and TV show you love look better than ever.

Amazon, Samsung

If you have a space with curated design and you don’t want a TV getting in the way, Samsung’s Frame models are a great option. When you’re not using them to watch TV, you can set the super-thin TVs to show a variety of famous artworks, allowing the screens to disappear into the background. At this size, it’s perfect for smaller spaces.

Soundbar Deals

Read our Best Soundbars guide to learn more.

Yamaha YAS 209 Soundbar in black with subwoofer

Yamaha YAS-209

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The YAS-209 is an excellent soundbar that sounds great and is easy to use. It has Amazon’s Alexa voice control onboard, so you can play music, check the weather, and even set timers with ease. It’s been down to this price a couple other times since August, but this is as cheap as it gets.

Amazon, B&H

The Polk React (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is among our favorite soundbars, thanks to its excellent Amazon Alexa integration. You can use Amazon’s voice assistant to easily set timers or play music. The bar even has modular speakers and a subwoofer available as stand-alone extras, so you can upgrade to full surround sound later.

Vizio’s Atmos soundbar shoots well above its price point when it comes to sound quality. It’s a small 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos system, but it has a dedicated subwoofer and rear surrounds that provide you with totally immersive sound. You’ll love it for a more theater-like experience at home. It’s been dropping in price since October, when it was at $550.

This is a screaming deal on a great surround sound system from Vizio. You get dedicated wireless surround speakers and a dedicated wireless subwoofer, plus support for Dolby 5.1. It’s cheaper than most bars without surround speakers, and it sounds better too.

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Roku Streambar

Photograph: Roku

Target, Amazon, Best Buy

Roku’s Streambar is a great combination of a mini soundbar and streaming device with Roku OS onboard, making it a perfect addition to smaller, older TVs.

Amazon, Walmart

If you don’t have the room for a full-fledged surround sound system with dedicated speakers and a subwoofer, this compact soundbar will bounce sound around your room to simulate the full Dolby Atmos experience.

Samsung’s soundbar/subwoofer combo options are often a bit overpriced compared to the competition from Vizio and others. This Black Friday, that’s not as true, thanks to this solid deal on a bar and wireless subwoofer that features DTS:X and Dolby 5.1 support.

Streaming Devices

Read our guide to the Best TV Streaming Devices.

Roku streaming stick

Roku Streaming Stick Plus

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If you want to watch your favorite shows and movies on a big screen, but you don’t want to wake your family or bother the neighbors, this streaming stick is a great option. It comes with a built-in headphone jack, so you can listen with any 3.5-mm-connected cans. (A pair of earbuds is also included.)

Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Adorama

We’re big fans of this dongle (8/10, WIRED Recommends) because it can easily help you access nearly all streaming apps. There’s even built-in Google Assistant for easy voice search, and you can still cast from your phone as with the old Chromecast dongles.

Target, Amazon

If you like Amazon’s ecosystem, this is a good deal on a good streaming stick. The Fire Stick 4K interface isn’t as smooth as Google or Roku, but it’s still totally decent, and if you use Alexa elsewhere in your home, that makes this a good option.


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Retailer Sale Pages and Coupons

Want to browse the early Black Friday 2021 sales yourself? Here are a few places offering deals. Be sure to check out our many buying guides and gift guides for additional ideas.