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By Jillian Ortiz

TODAY editors, writers and experts take care to highlight sales and deals on items that we think you’ll enjoy — and at prices we think you’ll like!TODAY is not being paid to highlight these sales and deals, but just so you know, TODAY does have affiliate relationships. So, while every sale and deal product is independently selected, if you buy something through our links, we may get a small share of the revenue.

Although the LifeStraw proved to be a crowd favorite during the Amazon Prime Day frenzy, the real winner has been revealed.

During the sale, shoppers saw plenty of deals on Amazon devices and products, like the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot — but the No. 1 bestseller both worldwide and in the U.S. was the Amazon Fire TV Stick, according to the company.

Amazon Fire TV Stick

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The popular Amazon gadget allows viewers to stream their favorite movies and TV shows from services like Netflix, Prime Video, Showtime, NBC, YouTube and more. It provides access to over 500,000 titles, plus thousands of channels and apps to explore.

The Alexa-enabled remote saves you from endlessly scrolling to find what you want to watch, and it can even lower the volume for you with just the sound of your voice. If you just want to listen to your summer playlist while working on things around the house, you can sync your music streaming service to the Fire TV Stick and hear your favorite songs and artists by simply asking Alexa.

Better yet, if you're an Amazon Prime Member, the subscription grants you access to thousands of movies, TV shows and ad-free listening.

The Amazon Fire TV Stick boasts a 4.5 star rating on Amazon with over 15,000 reviews — and 79% of them rated the device a perfect 5 stars.

"We have been getting steady increases in our cable TV bill with no increases in services, so we thought we would cut the cord and this device became the focal point for making that transition," one reviewer wrote. "We now save over $100 a month without those charges for cable TV. If you are thinking of making the leap into cord cutting, this is the way to go."

The device is even a TODAY tried-and-true favorite.

"I never thought that I’d be able to give up my beloved Apple TV, but after using the Fire Stick, I’m officially sold," said Emily Slawek, TODAY Producer. "It’s a steal compared to the Apple TV, which starts at around $150."

"I’ve only used my actual cable a handful of times since I’ve had my Fire Stick over the past year!" she added. "For me, it’s been a game changer."

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K was also a top-seller during the big sale because it delivers higher streaming quality and more smart home capabilities than the original Fire TV Stick, although the older generation normally costs $10 less — and it's on sale for 13% off.

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