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Best Black Friday soundbar deals 2021 — big savings on LG, Samsung, Roku

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The best Black Friday soundbar deals have arrived among the suite of other Black Friday deals vying for your attention. 

But getting a sound bar during this sales period is one of the smartest purchases you can make. That's because we've seen deals on some of the top soundbar brands, like Samsung and LG. And even from outlier Roku. 

So if you want an easy way to add a great deal more audio punch to your TV, then check out our picks for the best Black Friday soundbar deals. 

Today's top Black Friday soundbar deals

The best Black Friday soundbar deals right now

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Roku Streambar: was $129 now $79 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Stream in vivid, sharp high-definition 4K and listen to four internal speakers that fill the room with clean, pure sound featuring Dolby Audio. Control both your television and volume with one remote.

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TCL Alto 6+: was $129 now $99 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The TCL Alto 6+ is a 2.1 soundbar system, which means it comes with a subwoofer as well as a soundbar to give your TV audio an extra bass boost. The sub connects wirelessly, which means you can place it wherever you want, and in our review (opens in new tab) we described it as "capable and easy to use." This Amazon deal takes $30 off the usual price.

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LG SLM3R 4.1 Soundbar: was $189 now $129 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
Most soundbars attempt to give you room-filling audio from a single bar, but the LG SLM3R pairs it with three wireless speakers to give you a full 4.1 system. With the soundbar acting as two front speakers, plus a subwoofer and two rear speakers, you really will feel like you're in the heart of the action, whatever you're watching. Bluetooth connectivity is a further bonus.

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Samsung HW-S50A: was $249 now $147 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This Samsung soundbar not only looks great, thanks to its premium fabric finish, but also sounds great on account of its 5 internal speakers and Dolby Atmos support. Not only does it have Bluetooth, but it's also packing a Music Mode so you can stream your favorite Spotify tunes to it. Amazon has currently knocked $102 off the usual price, bringing it to its lowest level.

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Polk Audio React: was $249 now $189 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
We're big fans of Polk Audio soundbars, and the React is no exception. It's small and offers good sound for the price, with our review (opens in new tab) singling our its surprisingly weighty bass. Built-in Alexa voice control is another bonus — and this Amazon deal equals the lowest price we've seen for it.

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Samsung HW-A650: was $399 now $209 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save a massive $190 on this 3.1 soundbar, which adds a wireless subwoofer for beefy bass. It's also Dolby 5.1 and DTS Virtual:X certified, giving you 3D surround sound that follows you around the room. While we've not tested this model, online reviews are overwhelmingly positive, praising its rich bass and power. 

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Yamaha Audio YAS-209BL: was $349 now $299 @Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Yamaha Audio YAS-209BL is our favorite soundbar right now, so any deal on it is worth taking note of. As we say in our review (opens in new tab), it delivers solid sound and offers a great user experience due to its Alexa integration. It's dropped to this price before, but never lower — so fingers crossed that we see further savings this Black Friday.

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LG - 3.1-Channel 420W soundbar: was $999 now $599 (opens in new tab)
If you want to go wire-free yet still get Dolby Atmos, then this LG soundbar is well worth a look. With a heft $400 cut off the price, it's looking like quite the Black Friday bargain. 

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Cleer Audio Crescent: was $699 now $599 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
OK, so the Cleer Crescent might cost more than some TVs, but if you want to not just upgrade your audio but also add a statement product to your living room, it will do the tricky nicely. With 8 front-facing, full-range drivers and 2 larger woofers, this 3D soundbar really can fill a room. Built-in Google Assistant is another nice touch and we awarded it 4 stars in our review (opens in new tab).

Black Friday soundbar deals — what to expect in 2021

We'll be keeping a close eye on Sonos for Black Friday soundbar deals, in the hope that the excellent Sonos Arc ($899) and Sonos Beam ($449) will see some discounts. These are two of the best soundbars you can buy, but they're not cheap — so any savings will be worth celebrating.

The Roku Streambar has already had a price drop but could go lower still, and we're also hoping the more expensive Streambar Pro will get a discount. Finally, we're also expecting to see some savings on many of the best cheap soundbars, including devices made by Vizio and TCL; you'll see some of those above already.

Formerly Editor in Chief (U.K.) on Tom’s Guide, Marc oversaw all gaming, streaming, audio, TV, entertainment, how-to and cameras coverage, and was also responsible for the site’s U.K.-focused output. He is now U.K. Editor in Chief on TechRadar. Marc previously edited the tech website Stuff and has tested and written about phones, tablets, wearables, streaming boxes, smart home devices, Bluetooth speakers, headphones, games, TVs, cameras and much more. He also spent years on a music magazine, where his duties mainly involved spoiling other people’s fun, and on a car magazine. An avid photographer, he likes nothing better than taking pictures of very small things (bugs, his daughters) or very big things (distant galaxies). When he gets time, he also enjoys gaming (console and mobile), cycling and attempting to watch as much sport as any human can. He's also fallen in love with Wordle over the past six months and is the author of our today's Wordle answer column, in which he supplies hints and strategy tips for the mega-popular word game. Given he's completed every single Wordle so far and only lost once, and analyzed every Wordle answer in search of patterns, he's well qualified to help you safeguard your streak.