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Alexa can now (sort of) control your Roku devices

Amazon's own Fire TV products have had deep Alexa integration for years. Just like with a Chromecast and Google Assistant, you can use voice commands like "Play The Office" or "Turn down the volume" from any Alexa smart speaker. If you're on #TeamRoku, Alexa can now control Roku TVs and streaming devices — at least, in theory.

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Monday deals: Discounts on Roku Ultra, TP-Link smart home gadgets, and more

How was your weekend? Pretty good? Now that it's Monday, we've got a fresh batch of deals for you. The Roku Ultra is on sale, plus a couple of TP-Link smart home bundles, a projector from Anker, and then some.

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Midweek deals: Save on Philips Hue bulbs, Roku streamers, connected speakers, and more

We like to keep you folks abreast of all the best gadget deals we run across, but we can't devote full posts to all of them. So, in round-ups like these, we share some of the best bargains from the past few days you may have missed. This Wednesday afternoon: discounted smart lights, streaming dongles, and mesh routers to keep them connected.

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Score a 49" TCL Roku TV for just $200 (1080p) or $280 (4K)

With the Super Bowl right around the corner, there seem to be TVs on sale everywhere — I suspect brands don't want you to miss their astronomically expensive beer commercials. Today we spotted a good deal on two 49-inch Roku TVs from TCL:  $200 for a 1080p and $280 for a 4K version.

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[Update: Rollout starts today] Roku Channel adds paid subscriptions for Showtime, Starz, and more

The Roku Channel, currently a library of free ad-supported movies and TV shows, will soon grow to include paid subscription services including, most notably, Showtime and Starz. The savvy business move will draw in more channel viewers and likely boost ad revenue, as well as allow the company to play a more active role in the content that runs on its devices. From a user perspective, there are two main benefits: easier, consolidated content searching in one channel, and the ability to pay for multiple subscriptions through one monthly bill.

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You can get a 55-inch Hisense 4K Roku TV for $300 ($200 off) at Best Buy right now

Holy cow, 4K TVs are getting cheap. Over the weekend, we spotted a 43-inch 4K Fire TV at Best Buy for $200. The retailer is back at it: right now, you can pick up a 55-inch 4K Hisense TV with Roku built in for a double-take-inspiring $300.

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[Update x2: $30 at several retailers] Pick up a 4K-streaming Roku Premiere for just $33 at Rakuten

Streaming media players have really come down in price over the last few years. If you want to get Netflix on your dumb TV (or smart TV with terrible apps), you've got plenty of affordable options — like the Roku Premiere, which is capable of 4K streaming and is currently just $32.99 for Rakuten members.

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8 of our favorite tech deals this week: Phone clearance prices, projectors, and more

Winter sucks for shopping. At least, it does if you're doing it in the traditional sense: driving out in the snow, fighting for parking, and watching the sun set before you're even half done. It's enough to drive someone to ditch the brick-and-mortar life and commit to an online retail existence. As luck would have it, we've spotted a bunch of good deals from some of our favorite online stores, ready to save you a buck or two on mobile tech.

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Roku Ultra 2018 is half off at just $50, but it's selling out fast

Sometimes Black Friday deals stick around for the better part of a week all the way until Cyber Monday, but sometimes they're incredibly short-lived. Case in point: The 2018 Roku Ultra is on sale for $50, but it looks like it has already sold out at B&H Photo. If you're interested, you had better pick one up while you can.

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The Roku Streaming Stick is down to $30 ($20 off) pretty much everywhere

If you're looking to kit out your dumb TV (they do still exist) or the dumb TV of someone you love with streaming apps this holiday season, a streaming stick is a good, cheap way to do it. The Roku Streaming Stick is already a nice product at its normal price of $50 — but now, it's practically irresistible at just $30.

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