The best TV for college students? Amazon Fire TV 32in drops to lowest-ever price

Heading to college and need a TV for your dorm room? This 32in Amazon Fire TV is a great hub with $70 off the list price!

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It's that time of year when many are heading to late season starts at college or university. So what's the best TV for college students to buy on the cheap to jazz up your dorm rooms? Amazon has a decent deal that's worth your attention.

There's a bargain $70 off Amazon's 32-inch 2 Series Fire TV, meaning you can stream live TV and from your favourite streaming services - whether Apple TV+, Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime or other services - without the need for extra wires or additional expensive boxes. 

This TV is actually at its lowest-ever price in this sale, with a full 35% cut from the list price. That's the best price I've ever seen it listed, as verified by the price-tracker site CamelCamelCamel, which tells me that Amazon's next-best price was at the tail-end of July this year.

Amazon Fire TV 2 Series: was $199.9 now $129.99 at

Amazon Fire TV 2 Series: was $199.9, now $129.99 at
The 32-inch version of the 2 Series Amazon Fire TV is a brand new 2023-launch model, so it brings up-to-date quality including high dynamic range (HDR) playback. However, do note it's a 720p 'HD Ready' model owed to its smaller size – the step-up 40in model is 1080p Full HD if you want more resolution and scale. 

I've highlighted the 32-inch model as the ideal pick given its low price overall. Plus it's not too massive – and colleague rooms aren't renowned for having stacks of space anyway. If you're looking for the best TV, however, be prepared to pay quite a lot more – especially when it comes to the best OLED TVs money can buy. 

One of the great things about Amazon's Fire TV series is that it brings together everything great about the platform in one place. There's access to live TV, video games, and music, and your favourite streaming subscriptions too. And if you do have kit to plug in then three HDMI ports will have you covered. 

It might be that you've got a Nintendo Switch and want to sometimes play it on a bigger screen – that's when this 32in model will come into great use. Or just for streaming those YouTube videos while you're doing some school work. At this price it's a great solution for many students looking for serious value. 

Mike Lowe
Tech Editor

Mike is the Tech Editor and AV Editor at He's been writing about consumer technology for 15 and, as a phones expert, has seen hundreds of handsets over the years – swathes of Android devices, a smattering of iPhones, and a batch of Windows Phone products (remember those?). But that's not all, as a tech aficionado his beat for T3 also covers tablets, laptops, gaming, home cinema, TVs, speakers and more – there's barely a stone unturned that he's not had a hand on. Previously the Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint for a 10 years, he's also provided work for publications such as Wired, The Guardian, Metro, and more. In addition to his tech knowledge, Mike is also a flights and travel expert, having travelled the globe extensively. You'll likely find him setting up a new mobile phone, critiquing the next MacBook, all while planning his next getaway... or cycling somewhere.