Published: Sat, July 21, 2018
Tech | By Anita Cain

Amazon's Best TV & Streaming Prime Day Deals Ranked by Black Friday Dealer

Amazon's Best TV & Streaming Prime Day Deals Ranked by Black Friday Dealer

Prime Day also helped the company expand its membership reach.

Thousands of Amazon workers went on strike in Spain and Germany on Tuesday in protest at their working conditions as the retail giant staged its Prime Day sales event, unions said.

The worldwide bestsellers were the Fire TV Stick and the Echo Dot, coincidentally some of the lower priced Amazon devices at $19.99 and $29.99 respectively. Amazon also said people bought $1 billion of stuff through small and medium-sized businesses that sell their goods on the site. One of the most popular Prime Day deals previous year was a 50% discount on 23andme DNA testing kits.

This year's Prime Day is expected to bring in $3.4 billion for the company, up from an estimated $2.4 billion a year ago, according to retail research firm Coresight Research.

For the first time, members in Australia, Singapore, the Netherlands and Luxembourg participated in Prime Day. Amazon said Prime members "saved millions of dollars at Whole Foods Market", with the best-selling deal being organic strawberries. Earlier this year, the company disclosed that there were more than 100 million Prime Members worldwide.

Amazon, which recently announced that Prime membership would be getting more expensive, was hoping to lure in shoppers by focusing on new products and having Whole Foods be part of the process.

This year Amazon's desktop and mobile websites both experienced major glitches on Monday, making it hard for customers to make purchases and sparking a social media storm in response. The deals are strictly for Prime members, but even if you're not a subscriber, you can probably get a free trial month here to take advantage of the deals. "All of this was made possible because of our many valued associates, the global team that continues to make Prime Day bigger and better".

"The overwhelming majority of our employees in Europe have been working today and remained focused on delivering the best customer experience on Prime Day", the company said.

Though only available to United States consumers, Amazon offered savings at Whole Foods Market during Prime Day, with the best-selling item being organic strawberries.

July 17 was the biggest sales day for smart home devices in Amazon's history.

Amazon's first 10 hours of Prime Day outpaced the first 10 hours past year, with Prime members buying "millions" of Alexa devices, according to the e-tailer.

Browse the entire Prime Day sale on Amazon's Prime Day 2018 page.

The sale starts at midday on Monday 16 July 2018.

Prime is Amazon's subscription programme, which offers subscribers fast product deliveries, additional discounts, video content and music streaming, among other services.

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