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Best Black Friday TV deals 2021 — the top sales right now

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Black Friday TV deals are over but we’re now tracking the best Cyber Monday TV deals that are live now. You can find TV deals all year round, but Black Friday brings some of the biggest discounts and enticing special offers of them all. Just watch out as some of the top deals are now going out of stock.

One of the best Black Friday deals on TVs so far has been the LG 48-inch OLED TV on sale for $896. That breaks all the price records and is now the least-expensive OLED we've ever seen. (It even comes with a $100 Amazon credit). You can also find smart TVs starting from $99 and 50-inch 4K TVs from as low as $199.

As Black Friday progresses we expect to spot even more epic deals that push TV prices to all-time lows. So keep it locked to Tom's Guide as we bring you the best Black Friday TV sales of the day. Below is a quick rundown of the best sales out now.

Bear in mind,  Black Friday TV deals are ending, so check out our Cyber Monday TV deals hub for the latest sales. 

Top Black Friday TV deals today

Black Friday TV deals — best sales now

30-49 inch TVs

TV sale: deals from $99 @ Best Buy

TV sale: deals from $99 @ Best Buy
Best Buy currently has one of the most epic TV sales of all time. The retailer has smart TVs on sale for as low as $99. Keep in mind, the cheap TVs tend to be smaller, 720p models (which are more suitable for a children's room or guest room). However, the sale also includes larger sets. These same TVs will likely be $20 to $30 cheaper when Black Friday TV deals officially start. 

Insignia 43" F30 4K Fire TV: was $309 now $249 @ Amazon

Insignia 43" F30 4K Fire TV: was $309 now $249 @ Amazon
The Insignia F30 is one of  the cheapest 4K TV deals you can get. It features HDR10 support, DTS Studio sound, and a voice remote with Alexa built-in. 

LG 43" UP7000 4K smart TV: was $379 now $329 @ Best Buy

LG 43" UP7000 4K smart TV: was $379 now $329 @ Best Buy
Get one of LG's most affordable 4K smart TVs for less. The LG UP7000 Series LED 4K UHD Smart webOS TV gives you all of the features of webOS 6.0, along with Game Optimizer and Filmmaker Mode, along with built-in Google and Alexa voice assistants.

Sony 48" Master Series A9S: was $1,499 now $1,198 @ Amazon

Sony 48" Master Series A9S: was $1,499 now $1,198 @ Amazon
Get a gorgeous and compact Sony OLED with the 48-inch Master Series A9S Android TV. This 2020 model puts incredible picture quality into a size that's perfect for smaller rooms and gaming setups, but still delivers plenty of smarts, with Google Assistant and Chromecast built in.

50-59 inch TVs

Samsung 4K QLED TV sale: up to $1,300 off @ Samsung

Samsung 4K QLED TV sale: up to $1,300 off @ Samsung
Samsung is the king of QLED TVs and as part of its Black Friday TV deals — it's taking up to $1,300 off its line of 4K QLED TVs. The sale includes the Q80A, Q70A, and Q60A. After discount, prices start as low as $699.

Insignia 55" F30 4K Fire TV: was $549 now $249 @ Amazon

Insignia 55" F30 4K Fire TV: was $549 now $249 @ Amazon
If you want a big-screen TV on the cheap, Amazon has the Insignia 55-inch F30 4K Fire TV on sale. The TV offers HDR10 support, DTS Studio Sound, and it comes with a voice remote, which lets you control it with the sound of your voice. 

Amazon Fire TV 50-inch 4-Series

Amazon 4-Series 50" Fire 4K TV: was $469 now $329 @ Amazon
Amazon's new 4-Series of Fire TVs are now on sale. The 50-inch model is on sale for $329 ($140 off), whereas the 55-inch model is on sale for $379 ($140 off). The recently-released Amazon Fire TV 4-Series are less expensive than the new Omni Series. However, they offer perks like HDR support (HDR10/HLG) and Alexa integration (via the remote control). This is the first time they're on sale. These Black Friday TV deals are valid through November 29.

Hisense 58" 4K Roku TV: was $426 now $338 @ Walmart

Hisense 58" 4K Roku TV: was $426 now $338 @ Walmart
At nearly 60 inches, this Hisense R6-Series TV is one of the cheapest Black Friday TV deals we've seen so far. We especially like this TV because it doesn't skimp on features. This 2020 TV features Dolby Vision/HDR10 support, a 120Hz refresh rate, built-in gaming mode that reduces lag, and Roku's excellent streaming platform. 

Hisense 50A6G

Hisense A6G 50" 4K TV: was $429 now $349 @ Amazon
Looking for an affordable 50-inch TV? The Hisense A6G is one of the best cheap Black Friday TV deals you'll find. The 2021 TV features Dolby Vision/HDR10//HLG support, built-in Google Assistant with voice remote, DTS Virtual: X sound, and a low latency mode that makes it a great pick for gamers. 

TCL 55" 4K Android TV: was

TCL 55" 4K Android TV: was $449 now $379 @ Best Buy
The TCL 4 Series 4K TV is the perfect low-budget TV for consumers on a tight budget. It features HDR10/HLG support, built-in Chromecast, and Google Assistant.

Insignia 50" QLED 4K Fire TV: was $599 now $379 @ Amazon

Insignia 50" QLED 4K Fire TV: was $599 now $379 @ Amazon
Ultra-affordable QLED:
This 50-inch Insignia QLED TV offers impressive image quality no matter what you're watching. With Fire TV features you can also stream all your favorite shows and movies and control them all with your voice thanks to full Alexa support. This 2021 TV is now at its lowest price and one of the most affordable Black Friday TV deals we've seen for a QLED. 

Hisense U6G ULED TV

Hisense 50" U6G 4K TV: was $499 now $399 @ Best Buy
Part of Hisense's Quantum Series, this 50-inch Hisense 4K TV is an excellent buy if you're shopping for value. It features Dolby Vision HDR and Full Array Local Dimming Zones plus Android TV for all your streaming services.

LG 55" NanoCell 75: was $699 now $599 @ Best Buy

LG 55" NanoCell 75: was $699 now $599 @ Best Buy
LG's NanoCell technology is the best alternative to QLED, offering fantastic color and deeper contrast than a regular LCD panel could offer alone. With webOS smart TV software and a quad-core processor, it's a great 4K smart TV at a nice low price. (Target has the same deal.)

Samsung 55" QLED Q60A: was $849 now $697 @ Amazon

Samsung 55" QLED Q60A: was $849 now $697 @ Amazon
Get the entry-level Samsung QLED Q60A for a song in Amazon's giant Samsung TV sale. It may not have the fancy backlight of more premium models, but you still get a full complement of smart functions, rich HDR support, adaptive sound that adjusts to your environment, and great sound, all in a slim, stylish package.

TCL 6-Series 65R635 (2020)

TCL 65" 6-Series 4K QLED Roku TV: was $1,499 now $898 @ Walmart
Editor's Choice deal: We named TCL's 6-Series line of TVs one of the top TVs we've reviewed. We especially like the mini-LED backlighting and QLED enhancement. The result is impressive color and brightness, with some of the best HDR performance we've seen on anything this side of an OLED display. The new 2021 models continue that unbeatable value and feature Dolby Vision/HDR10/HLG support, full array local dimming, THX Certified Game Mode, Siri/Alexa/Google Assistant support, and a 120Hz refresh rate.

Samsung The Frame

Samsung 55" Frame TV: was $1,499 now $997 @ Amazon
This TV deal knocks a whole $502 off this Smart TV. The Samsung Frame range offers great performance, and this 55-inch QLED display offers 4K Ultra HD resolution, HDR, a 120Hz native refresh rate, voice assistant support and all the big streaming apps, all wrapped up in an innovative design that looks like a work of art. Best Buy has a similar price. 

Sony A80J OLED 55-inch

Sony 55" A80J OLED: was $1,699 now $1,399 @ Best Buy
You can get one of the best OLED TVs on the market for a steal, with the 55-inch Sony Bravia XR A80J OLED TV selling for $400 off the regular price. It's more than just a great OLED TV, it's also one of the smartest TVs you can buy, with Google TV software, amazing sound-from-screen technology and cutting edge features like HDMI 2.1 and an integrated ATSC 3.0 tuner. 

60-85 inch TVs

Insignia 4K Fire TV Edition (NS-70DF710NA21)

Insignia 70" F30 4K Fire TV: was $749 now $579 @ Best Buy
Best Buy currently has the new Insignia 70-inch F30 4K Fire TV on sale. The TV offers HDR10 support and comes with a voice remote with Alexa, which lets you control it with the sound of your voice. It's part of Insignia's 2021 line of Fire TVs and one of the best early Black Friday TV deals we've seen for a screen this big. 

Insignia 65" 4K Fire TV: was $699 now $449 @ Best Buy

Insignia 65" 4K Fire TV: was $699 now $449 @ Best Buy
If you're looking for a big-screen TV, but don't have an endless budget, this 65-inch Insignia should be high on your list. Like all Fire TVs, it gives you quick access to all major streaming apps. However, this TV is on sale for just $449. 

Samsung 65Q60A

Samsung 65" Q60A QLED 4K TV: was $1,099 now $847 @ Amazon
Amazon is coming out swinging with this epic Black Friday deal on a 65-inch Samsung QLED TV. You get a fantastic 4K picture for just $847, which is a massive $252 off. Be quick, as this sale likely won't stick around for long. 

Toshiba C350 Fire TV

Toshiba 65" C350 4K TV: was $719 now $499 @ Best Buy
This limited-time deal saves you a whole $220 on one of the best 4K TVs. This massive 65-inch TV sports a 4K Ultra HD display panel, a 60Hz refresh rate, support for Dolby Vision and HDR 10 as well as compatibility with Amazon Alexa. 

TCL 65" 5-Series 4K QLED Google TV: was $899 now $699 @ Best Buy

TCL 65" 5-Series 4K QLED Google TV: was $899 now $699 @ Best Buy
Editor's Choice deal:
This killer deal saves you $200 on one of the best 65-inch 4K TVs on the market. The TCL 5-Series Google TV (S546) features a massive 65-inch 4K LED UHD QLED display, Dolby Vision/HDR10 support, and compatibility with AI home assistants. 

Samsung 65" QLED Q60A: was $1,099 now $847 @ Amazon

Samsung 65" QLED Q60A: was $1,099 now $847 @ Amazon
Step up in size to the 65-inch Samsung QLED QN60A, and get all of the great performance and intelligent smart features you want, along with Object Tracking Sound Lite and interactive health features you won't find anywhere else.

Samsung 65Q70A

Samsung 65" Q70A QLED TV: was $1,399 now $997 @ Amazon
This 65-inch Samsung QLED TV has been slashed by $402 by Amazon as part of its early Black Friday deals. This television offers fantastic 4K images thanks to Samsung's Quantum Processor, Alexa support and a 120Hz refresh rate that makes this set ideal for gaming. 

Sony KD-65X85J

Sony 65" X85J 4K TV: was $1,599 now $999 @ Best Buy
This killer deal saves you $500 on one of the best 65-inch 4K TVs on the market. This model features a massive 65-inch 4K LED Ultra HD display, Dolby Vision/HDR10 support and compatibility with AI home assistants. It's $100 cheaper than last week!

Vizio MQ7 75" 4K QLED TV: was $1,299 now $999 @ Best Buy

Vizio MQ7 75" 4K QLED TV: was $1,299 now $999 @ Best Buy
For the ultimate splurge, Best Buy has the Vizio 75-inch MQ7 4K TV on sale for $999. That's taking a healthy $300 off and one of the best early Black Friday TV deals we've seen. Hurry though, as stock is limited.

Sony XR65X90J

Sony 65" X90J 4K TV: was $1,499 now $1,199 @ Best Buy
This killer Black Friday TV deal saves you $300 on one of the best 65-inch 4K TVs on the market. This model features a massive 65-inch 4K LED UHD display, Dolby Vision/HDR10 support and compatibility with AI home assistants. 

Samsung 75" 7 Series 4K TV: was $1,099 now $849 @ Best Buy

Samsung 75" 7 Series 4K TV: was $1,099 now $849 @ Best Buy
The Samsung Class 7 Series LED 4K TV delivers a sharp UHD picture in a monstrous 75-inch size. The Crystal Processor can upscale content to 4K, and you get a voice-activated remote control, thin bezel design and a game enhancer mode for smooth action. 

Samsung 75" QLED Q70A: was $2,299 now $1,497 @ Amazon

Samsung 75" QLED Q70A: was $2,299 now $1,497 @ Amazon
Get a screen size worthy of your home theater with the 75-inch Samsung QLED QN70A, selling now for $800 off the regular price. With dual-LED backlight, 100% color volume and a 120Hz display, it's great for movies and gaming alike.

Samsung 75" QN84A QLED TV: was $2,799 now $1,899 @ Best Buy

Samsung 75" QN84A QLED TV: was $2,799 now $1,899 @ Best Buy
This deal takes a whopping $900 off this TV's original price, making it one of the best TV deals we've seen so far. Featuring a massive 75-inch 4K QLED display, this TV delivers great image quality with superb brightness and contrast levels. 

Sony  75-inch X90J: was $2,099 now $1,598 @ Amazon

Sony  75-inch X90J: was $2,099 now $1,598 @ Amazon
The X90J is a 75-inch 4K LED TV with full-array backlighting, a 120Hz refresh rate, Google TV built in, and support for Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple AirPlay. It's $500 off now for a great big-screen Black Friday TV deal. 

TCL 85" QLED Roku TV: was $2,999 now $2,499 @ NewEgg

TCL 85" QLED Roku TV: was $2,999 now $2,499 @ NewEgg
Get some big savings on a really big TV with the 85-inch TCL 85R745 QLED Roku TV. It's way more than just a giant  4K QLED set, it's also a great smart TV, with TCL's AiPQ Engine, complete with Dolby Vision HDR support, smart contrast thanks to plenty of dimming zones, voice control and an excellent collection of apps and services.

OLED TVs

LG 48" OLED A1:  was $1,199 now $896 @ Amazon

LG 48" OLED A1: was $1,199 now $896 @ Amazon
Free $100 Amazon credit:
LG's most affordable OLED TV gets even better, with the 48-inch LG A1 OLED selling for an incredible $896, matching the best OLED deal of last year way before Black Friday. With webOS and LG's impressive Game Optimizer settings, the smallest OLED is a huge deal for gamers and anyone that wants a great 4K smart TV for a smaller space. Walmart offers the same price and Best Buy has it on sale for $899 but the Amazon deal also gives you $100 free Amazon credit.

LG OLED48C1

LG 48" C1 OLED: was $1,299 now $1,096 @ Amazon
LG's smallest C1 OLED packs in everything we love from the best TVs, like Dolby Vision IQ, Dolby Atmos sound, HDMI 2.1 and Nvidia G-Sync. It all adds up to a great TV, and a killer gaming display, and it's selling for the lowest price we've seen. (And if Amazon runs out, Best Buy has a similar deal.)

Vizio OLED 55-inch

Vizio 55" OLED 4K TV: was $1,299 now $999 @ Best Buy
Editor's Choice deal: Vizio's 55-inch 4K OLED TV is back on sale. The TV uses Vizio's new IQ Ultra CPU and ProGaming Engine, which is designed for Xbox and PS5 gameplay. It supports Dolby Vision HDR, DTS Virtual X, Vizio SmartCast, and a host of digital assistants for hands-free control of your TV. At $999 it's an epic steal. 

LG 55" A1 OLED + Soundbar: was $1,579 now $1,313 @ Amazon

LG 55" A1 OLED + Soundbar: was $1,579 now $1,313 @ Amazon
Get the LG A1 OLED TV bundled with a $279 LG SN5Y Soundbar and subwoofer, giving you killer 2.1 sound to match the gorgeous display. It's a whole home theater for  roughly the same regular price of the TV!

Sony A80J OLED: was $2,299 now $1,799 @ Best Buy

65" Sony A80J OLED: was $2,299 now $1,799 @ Best Buy
This Best Buy deal takes a hefty $500 off the original price. The Sony BRAVIA XR A80J is one of the best OLED TVs on the market, packing a powerful Cognitivr XR processor, a rich 55-inch 4K OLED display and support for AI voice assistants. Also available at Amazon for the same price.

LG C1 OLED

55" LG C1 OLED TV: was $1,499 now $1,296 @ Amazon
Free HBO Max: This Amazon deal takes a generous $200 off the original price. The LG C1 is one of the best OLED TVs on the market, packing a powerful 9 4th-gen AI processor, a rich 55-inch 4K OLED display and support for AI voice assistants. The deal also includes six free months of HBO Max. 

Vizio 65" OLED 4K TV: was $1,899 now $1,499 @ Best Buy

Vizio 65" OLED 4K TV: was $1,899 now $1,499 @ Best Buy
Back in stock! Perhaps one of the best Black Friday deals of all time came from Best Buy last year, with the 55-inch model, but the 65-inch Vizio OLED TV is affordable even at full price. It's selling now for $400 off.

LG OLED55G1
Killer OLED TV Deal

LG 55" G1 OLED TV: was $1,999 now $1,696 @ Amazon
The LG G1 OLED 4K TV offers evo technology for consistently stunning images no matter what you're watching. With Smart TV and ThinQ smart home features, it'll quickly become the center of your entertainment setup. Plus, gamers will love it thanks to its 120Hz refresh rate and Game Optimizer menu. The 55-inch model is currently $300 off.

LG OLED65C1

65" LG C1 OLED TV: was $2,499 now $1,796 @ Amazon
This Amazon deal takes a generous chunk off the original price. The LG C1 is one of the best OLED TVs on the market right now, packing a powerful a9 4th gen AI processor, a massive 65-inch 4K display with an OLED panel and support for AI voice assistants.

Sony 77" A80J OLED: was $3,499 now $2,999 @ Best Buy

Sony 77" A80J OLED: was $3,499 now $2,999 @ Best Buy
You can get one of the best big screen OLED TVs on the market for a steal, with the 77-inch Sony Bravia XR A80J OLED TV selling for $500 off the regular price. It's more than just a great OLED TV, it's also one of the smartest TVs you can buy, with Google TV software, amazing sound-from-screen technology and cutting edge features like HDMI 2.1 and an integrated ATSC 3.0 tuner.

LG 83" C1 OLED: was $5,999 now $4,996 @ Walmart

LG 83" C1 OLED: was $5,999 now $4,996 @ Walmart
Go big for less with the 83-inch LG C1 OLED, selling now for $1,000 off the regular price. Sure, that's still a pricey 5 grand, but premium OLED displays aren't known for being cheap, especially at this giant size. Packed with features, like HDR, HDMI 2.1 and both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, it's a fantastic TV, now at a slightly more reasonable price.

Samsung The Sero: was $1,999 now $999 @ Samsung

Samsung The Sero: was $1,999 now $999 @ Samsung
If you like watching vertical video on your phone but wish you could see it enlarged, then the rotating 43-inch QLED 4K display of the Sero will let you do just that.

Black Friday TV deals — what to expect in 2021

As we said earlier,  you can find good TV sales any time of the year. However, Black Friday TV deals tend to break all price records and 2021 will most likely be no exception. 

55-inch 4K TVs: Hats off to Best Buy for offering some of the best Black Friday TV deals of the season last year. It's likely the retailer will hold on to that title once again in 2021, but Walmart and Amazon won't be far behind.

Best Buy offered two epic sales last year. In addition to the aforementioned OLED TV deal, the retailer also had a TCL 55-inch 4K TV for just $199. It was groundbreaking then and it's a price we haven't seen once throughout all of 2021. We expect Best Buy to resurrect this deal again in 2021, likely on a newer model. We may even see a 55-inch 4K TV go for as low as $179, though don't expect it to be one of the newer models. 

For example, Walmart had an Onn 50-inch Roku 4K TV on sale for $128. Onn is an off-brand and Walmart's own line of TVs. (Similar to how Insignia is Best Buy's house brand).

OLED TVs: If you're looking for a premium TV, I think we'll see Vizio's 55-inch 4K OLED for $899 once again this year. LG's budget OLEDs may hit $999 as well, but prices won't drop lower than $899 for a 55-inch OLED TV. That said, Best Buy offered a lot of OLED TV deals last year, so expect them to offer the best discounts again in 2021.  

Amazon Fire TVs: Amazon just unveiled a new line of Omni and 4-Series Fire TVs. These new sets offer premium features and it's even possible they're made by TCL. We expect these TVs will get deep price cuts on Black Friday. Currently, you can pre-order the Amazon Omni Series 4K TV from $409 or the Fire TV 4-Series from $369. Both started selling on October 27. However, that means Amazon's other Fire TVs will likely get steeper price cuts this holiday season. TVs such as the 2021 Toshiba C350 Fire TV — which is typically from $30 to $100 off on any given day — could see discounts that are significantly cheaper than their current sale price. This bodes well for anyone who wants an inexpensive 4K TV, but doesn't require premium features. In other words, if you want an inexpensive big-screen 4K TV this holiday, Amazon's Fire TVs are poised to break all sorts of price records. 

When will Black Friday TV deals begin in 2021

Black Friday falls on this Friday, November 26. Some of these deals will be very limited and have the potential to sell out fast. So be ready to make a purchase at a moment's notice. (We'll bring you the best deals throughout the season). 

Who has the best TV deals on Black Friday?

Vizio OLED TV

(Image credit: Vizio)

Who has the best Black Friday TV deals depends on the type of set you're interested in. In general, Best Buy has the best Black Friday TV deals, especially on our favorite brands like LG, Samsung and Sony. Meanwhile, we've seen excellent sales on more affordable brands like Hisense and Onn from Walmart. Amazon typically tries to price-match both Best Buy and Walmart, so be sure to run comparisons if you tend to favor one retailer over another. 

Remember, Black Friday TV deals are designed to generate excitement around sales, so don't let the hype from every retailer confuse you. The basics of buying a great TV on sale are the same as regular priced models: Know what features you should expect, what extras you may want, and read up on reviews to get a feel for what's good or bad about specific models.

Should I wait till Black Friday to buy a TV?

Black Friday TV deals are unmatched and practically every retailer is offering early sales. However, if you've been eyeing a premium QLED TV or an OLED TV, we'd recommend you wait till closer to Thanksgiving. You could save an extra $50 to $200 by waiting a few more days. That said, supply and labor shortages are causing shipping delays, so if you need something asap, we recommend shopping early.

What Black Friday TV deals can I get right now?

If possible, we recommend consumers do their Black Friday TV shopping early this year. That way you can avoid any supply shortages or shipping delays that may arise over the holiday season. Below are the best deals we recommend buying right now. 

Smart TVs: deals from $99 @ Best Buy
Insignia 55" 4K Fire TV:
was $379 now $299 @ Amazon
Vizio 55" 4K QLED TV:
was $799 now $529 @ Best Buy
Insignia 70" F30 4K Fire TV:
was $749 now $579 @ Best Buy
TCL 55" 4K Mini-LED QLED TV:
was $949 now $699 @ Amazon
LG 48" 4K OLED TV:
was $1,199 now $896 @ Amazon

Black Friday cheap TVs: Bargain hunters, beware

Watch the fine print on those deals. You may see some TVs selling for $100 or less, but they all have some pretty severe limitations. Small sizes are common, and 32 inches is pretty small compared to the 65-inch models we usually review. (Check out our guide to choosing the right TV size to find the best size for your home.) 

Most are lacking smart features or rely on off-brand software with limited app selection. But the biggest "gotcha" you'll see on Black Friday is low resolution — some don't even offer full HD, opting for 720p resolution. While you may see TVs listed for amazingly low prices — some for less than $100 — don't expect any of the smart functions or 4K panels we see in the best TVs.

The other thing to watch for are refurbished and open box units. These can be a source of enormous savings, but they come with wear and tear before you ever set it up, and warranty coverage may not be as robust as a new model will offer. Refurbs are a good way to save a buck during the rest of the year, but as we get into the holidays, the best deals are on new units.

Just remember the old saying about things that look too good to be true. Not all Black Friday cheap TVs are great deals, even when the prices are enticing. 

Louis Ramirez

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.