Amazon Prime Day 2021 is here! Although it’s called Prime Day, we’re actually getting two days – June 21 and 22 – with lots of deals on streaming devices, TVs, premium channels like StarzPlay and Shudder, earphones and everything in between.
Of course, the tricky part is to sort out the good offers – so I’m here to help. Remember though, while there are good bargains to be had, it’s important to keep in mind that not every “Sale!” you see is necessarily the best price, so it’s always a good idea to check around.
And don’t forget – in order to take part in the Prime Day sales and offers, you need to be an Amazon Prime subscriber. Prime usually costs either £79/year or £7.99/month (which comes down to £95.88/year), and you get free next day shipping, a big library of movies and TV shows via Prime Video, and a number of other perks.
But you can also get a 30-days free trial for Prime – so you can use that for the special deals, and then cancel if you don’t want it anymore.
Streaming Devices Prime Day Deals
Streaming content via the internet is the cornerstone of TV cord cutting, with services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. But if you want to watch these services on your telly, you need a streamer (or a Smart TV).
And while Smart TVs are getting better and better, sometimes you don’t want to replace your TV (or your Smart TV’s streaming interface is just too slow and annoying). For those cases, a stand-alone streamer is an excellent choice.
Roku Streaming Devices On Sale
The three streaming devices from Roku are excellent streamers (with the Stick+ being our top UK streaming device for 2021). And with the Roku channel, which recently got an influx of 30 premium TV shows for free – it’s an even better deal.
If you’re still waiting to jump on board the Roku wagon, all three of the devices are now on a Prime Day sale (Not sure which one to get? See our Roku comparison) –
- Roku Express – £16.99 (Instead of
- Roku Express 4K – £29.99 (Instead of
- Roku Stick+ – £39.99 (Instead of
Amazon Fire TV 4K Stick (Lightning Deal)
Amazon’s excellent 4K Fire TV Stick, which supports almost all the streaming services available in the UK, offers great picture quality and a speedy interface, is now available with a great discount – making it even cheaper than the normally-cheaper HD models:
Amazon Fire TV Cube
Some of Amazon’s other Fire TV Sticks are not on sale at the moment – but the Amazon Fire TV Cube is!
The Cube combines a 4K Fire TV streaming device with an Alexa Echo speaker, so you can use Amazon’s assistant to control your TV, your streaming, AND talk it and ask it questions, just like with other Echo devices.
The JVC TVs with Fire TV built-in are also on sale – see below.
If you’re in the market for a new telly – Prime Day has some sweet deals. At this day and age, you should really buy a Smart TV – it makes things a lot easier when Netflix and similar apps are right there, built into your TV. And, unless you really need to save money, it’s also a good idea to buy a 4K TV which is almost a standard these days.
JVC Fire TV Edition TVs
These tellies from JVC come with Amazon’s Fire TV platform built-in, so you get the excellent app support and interface, without the need for an external device. Multiple sizes are now available with Prime Day discounts.
Additionally, there are some big discounts on Smart TVs from Samsung, Panasonic, Hisense and others.
Tablets And iPads
While on the go, many of us use our phones to watch videos these days. But a tablet can be an even better option, in the car or when you go on holiday. For Prime Day, Amazon have some deep discounts on their own Fire Tablets, as well as tablets – and even iPads – from other companies.
Fire HD 8 Tablet: The Fire HD 8 is 30% faster than previous models, with 12 hours of battery life, and an HD (but not Full HD) resolution of 1280 x 800. There’s also the Fire HD 8 Plus, with a faster processor and more RAM.
All New Fire HD 10 Tablet: If you want to go Full HD, this is an excellent – and now very affordable – choice, at almost half the price for Prime Day. The screen is bigger at 10.1″, it has a Full HD resolution and would be perfect for streaming from services like Netflix and BBC iPlayer.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8: If you prefer an Android tablet (and not Amazon’s version of Android), then this budget tablet from Samsung is a decent choice, with an 8″ screen, 32GB of storage, and a resolution of 1280×800.
Apple 2020 iPad Air: It’s rare to see Apple’s iPad on sale (at least outside of Black Friday), but we’re in luck today. With a 10.9″ screen and the A14 Bionic chip, you can’t really go wrong with an iPad.
True Wireless Earphones
There are lots of Prime Day earphone deals this year – but in particular, we wanted to highlight deals on three models we raved about in our recent reviews:
- Lypertek PurePlay Z3 2.0, we gave them 4.5 stars in our review, thanks to the incredible sound quality and the never-ending 80 hours of battery time.
- Lypertek SoundFree S20 – The more affordable model from Lypertek, which still received 4 stars in our review, is even MORE affordable now with its special Prime Day price.
- EarFun Free 2 – This is a brand new model from EarFun, with surprisingly impressive bass and the latest Bluetooth features. At its current Prime Day price, it’s really quite the bargain.
TV, Movies And Music Discounts And Trials
From TV shows and movies to music and even books – there are some excellent Prime Day deals on streaming entertainment.
7 Premium TV Channels For 99p/m
For Prime Day, you can get six of these channels for just 99p/month (each), for up to three months.
The includes channels are:
- StarzPlay – With TV programmes and films from the premium American cable channel Starz, such as Powerbook II: Ghost, Pennyworth, Castlerock and more. 99p for the first three months, then £4.99/month.
- hayu (See our hayu review): With reality TV programmes such as Keeping Up with the Kardashians, The Real Housewives of Orange County and Hollywood Medium. 99p for the first three months, then £4.99/month.
- Shudder (See our Shudder review) – A curated selection of classic and new horror films and TV shows, such as Hellraiser, American Psycho and Creepshow. 99p for the first three months, then £4.99/month.
- Crime+Investigation PLAY: True crime documentaries and dramas, such as Robbie Coltrane’s Critical Evidence and Homicide Hunter and more. 99p for the first three months, then £3.99/month.
- Acorn.TV: A channel that specialises in content from Great Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, with new originals and old classics, such as Queens of Mystery, Foyle’s War and more. 99p for the first three months, then £4.99/month.
- History Play: Documentaries and dramatisation, helping you learn about the history of the world and the world itself. With shows such as The Curse of Oad Island, Storage Wars, The Unexplained with William Shatner and more. 99p for the first three months, then £4.99/month.
- Sundance Now: Award-winning and indie drama films, comedies and TV shows, such as Sliding Doors, The Pianist, and Wallander. £2.99/month for 3 months, then £5.99/month.
There’s also a separate deal on the Prime Video Channel version of BritBox: you can get it for £2.99/month (instead of £5.99/month), for up to three months.
Amazon Music Unlimited – 4 Months For FREE
As an Amazon Prime subscriber, you get access to Prime Music – a limited library of two million songs you can listen to for free. Above that, however, there’s Amazon Music Unlimited, which is Amazon’s answer to Spotify and its rivals.
With 50+ million songs, curated playlists and special prices for Prime subscribers (and Amazon Echo owners), it’s not a bad choice – but what better way to test it out for yourself, for four months – without paying anything.
Just remember that once the 4 months are up, it will renew at the regular £7.99/m, so don’t forget to cancel if you don’t want it to continue.
Rent Popular Movies For Up To 50% Off
In addition to Amazon Prime Video which you get with a Prime subscription, you can also buy movies and TV programmes on demand. Amazon Video offers a vast library of movies (both new and old) that you can rent and stream for 48 hours.
Ahead of Prime Day, some of the most popular choices are available to rent – or purchase – at a discount
Free Kindle Unlimited Books Library For 3 Months
Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited is a huge library of over 1 million books and audiobooks that you can read on any device with a Kindle app (so – Android phones and tablets, iPhones, iPads and Amazon’s own Kindle devices.). Additionally, there’s a rotating selection of popular magazines to read as part of your subscription.
For Prime Day, you can now get a free, three-month trial of Kindle Unlimited (it’s £7.99/month after that, so don’t forget to cancel if you don’t plan to keep it.)