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Prime Day TV deals 2022 - when the deals will start and what to expect this year

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The upcoming Prime Day TV deals will be here before we know it. June is just around the corner, and that means the discounts and offers from the retail behemoth will be coming in waves almost immediately after. If you're looking for the next big opportunity to save big on a new screen - be it premium or budget - then this time of year should absolutely be your target and focal point now. And even more so should you be hunting for a deal on one of the best gaming TVs, or one of the best TVs for PS5 or Xbox Series X.

Whatever you're looking for - or even if you're having a cursory browse for TVs - we do now know that Amazon Prime Day 2022 will span the two days of July 12 and 13 this year. That's only, like, four weeks away at the time of writing! 

This is a Tuesday and a Wednesday - which has taken us by surprise a bit as we had grown used to it being on a Monday and Tuesday, but anyway - and will certainly be a great 48--hour period that's not to be missed for deals and discounts. And the even better news is that now it spreads beyond Amazon itself - even more retailers get involved trying to outdo each other, spurred on by Amazon's price-cutting endeavors. They all want your footfall, web traffic, and money, and what that means is that we the shoppers ultimately win.

The benefit of thinking about it now, well in advance, is that you can save, and get prepared for the price cuts that will come across all categories of TV, and also look at past deals and sales to get your eye in early for what might happen. For example, it looks like we're already seeing some trends: the LG C1 (an absolute beauty from LG's 2021 OLED range) has broken ground and gone to a new lowest ever price already in May - perhaps this sets the scene for new lows and record discounts...

On this very page, we'll be looking at what discounts to expect, how to get them, and taking a look at some of the best of last year's deals. Of course, as and when the news comes in, we'll be updating this guide too so bookmark it to be only a couple of clicks away!

Early Prime Day TV deals available now - US

As is customary, the deals have started to trickle in already. Here's a flavour of the early US Prime Day TV deals we've seen crop up already - both 'regular' and Prime exclusive ones

Insginia F30 4K TV | 50-inch | $400 $239.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $160 - If ever a budget TV and its price represented a cheap 4K TV deal, this is it. The Insignia F30 won't win any prizes for its performance or gaming prowess, but if you're looking for a cheap screen, the value here is hard to beat.

Insignia F30 4K TV | 75-inch | $850 $599.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $250 - But if you want to go even larger and maximise every dollar of your budget, then the biggest saving today can be had on the wall-filling 75-incher variant. Again, hard to beat on value and it looks to be a lowest ever price from what we can tell too.

Toshiba M550 4K TV | 55-inch | $799.99 $349.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $450 - This deal is excellent because in and of itself it represents a discount of over half on a solid TV!  But as a Prime Exclusive discount that runs for the next 20 days, it gives us an insight into the kind of deals that the big day/s will bring... We don't think this one will go any lower as it's locked in for that time period - but it could go out of stock!

Early Prime Day TV deals available now - UK

But it's not just happening in the US! The UK are starting to get some early Prime Day TV deal action, and here's a few that we've pulled out.

Sony Bravia X80J 4K TV | 50-inch | £569 £499 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £70 - This is a small-ish discount but one that takes a quality Sony 4K TV below the magic 500-quid mark and smashes its lowest ever price record in the process. This might not be from the super mega lineup of premium TVs that Sony offers, but the X80J is a wonderful television and at this price is dangerously close to impulse purchase worthy for a 2nd or 3rd home TV.

Hisense AE7000 4K TV | 43-inch | £569 £499 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £70 - If you need something slightly smaller and are on a budget, then Hisense panels like this can offer the solution. It's also a good example of those slightly older models being ones that offer terrific bang for buck value too. Not the lowest this TV has been, for sure, but one to keep an eye on too...

TCL 43P610K 4K TV | 43-inch | £569 £499 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £70 - And if you're really looking to pick up a bargain on an entry-to-mid-level 4K TV this year then this TCL is also a great example of that. This is a steal at 250 quid and gets you a whole lot of reliable, solid 4K television for your money. This is also dangerously close to its lowest ever price so offers good value now and is simultaneously one to keep an eye on.

Amazon Prime Day TV deals - FAQs

When will Amazon Prime Day TV deals start?

Always the most important question, but not necessarily the easiest to answer - but now we can! The Amazon Prime Day TV deals will kick in and go over July 12 and 13 this year. These are the big days, so get them in the calendar right now if you're on the hunt for a cheap new screen this summer. This comes straight from the horse's mouth too as it was confirmed officially on June 16th in an official Amazon press release. No more guessing is necessary.

We weren't too far wrong with our educated punts of  July 18 and 19, or perhaps July 25 and 26 but it being on Tuesday and Wednesday is certainly a curveball - but equally, it sort of doesn't matter as it will still represent a deal-filled 48-hour period!

Do I need to be a Prime member to access Prime Day TV deals?

More so than ever, the answer to this question is 'yes, but also no'. And that's because while the vast majority of Amazon Prime Day TV deals will be locked behind that Prime membership gate, there will be some that are available to all shoppers.

You'll also find that you can great bargain in Prime Day TV deals by, weirdly, not necessarily shopping at Amazon. A lot of retailers will price match so Best Buy could be a real go-er if you see a discount on something you like on Amazon, for example. It's very much worth keeping an eye on all the other major retailers in June and July as a result of this.

However, while this is welcome, we still recommend considering a Prime membership as this will undoubtedly get you access to the most deals, and the best discounts. Plus you'll get all the extra benefits like the TV, and free delivery, and whatnot too. It's always worth a go if you can get a free trial too - just remember to cancel it before the fees kick in.

Get a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime (opens in new tab)
The only way to play the game is to play by the rules and subscribe to Amazon Prime. This will ensure you'll have access to the best deals and deepest discounts, but you'll also bag the extra benefits like video and music streaming, free delivery, and Prime gaming. And even if you're not interested in Prime, it's worth signing up for the big sales event itself and then canceling it. You can just go for a free trial and cancel it before the  $14.99/£7.99 per month cost kicks in.

What will Amazon Prime Day TV deals look like in 2022?

We always find that looking back at the previous year's deals is a good starting point of figuring out what might happen this year.

The most exciting discounts to be found were, naturally, on the latest and greatest of 2021: LG's C1 and G1 OLED TVs, Samsung's NeoQLED range, and even Sony TVs got price cuts. We expect this to be the same again this year and with all of the big manufacturers making some blinding TVs for release in 2022, there could be a great opportunity to upgrade this summer.

Away from those premium models, Prime Day TV deals always come good for mid-range and budget models too. The Fire TVs from Toshiba you can get on Amazon often crash to ridiculous prices, and the likes of Hisense models and JVC televisions are worth looking at too if you're looking for a low-cost deal.

You can see more on the exact kind of deals that occurred in 2021 below - we expect to see the same pattern and level of deals, and definitely on those newer modes too. However, always remember those 'slightly older' models - these can offer even better value for money during sales!

What happened in last year's Prime Day TV deals?

As has been the case for the last couple of years particularly, it was not just Amazon who had the best TV deals, but all the big players came out to, well, play: Walmart, Best Buy, Newegg, B&H Photo. You think of the big retailer and they were all doing their own spin on the Amazon Prime Day TV deals.

Last year's best Amazon Prime Day TV deals - US

LG OLED 55-inch C1PUB 4K TV | $1,799 $1,496 at Amazon
Save $300: We'll give it to you straight, this is still by no means cheap, but it's the best price that you'll find on a 2021 LG OLED flagship this side of Prime Day. Boasting some truly impressive tech specs - all manner of 4K processing power combined with the OLED panel - rest assured it's a stunning display for movies and gaming alike. The latter benefits best with HDMI 2.1 support coupled with Nvidia's adaptive G-SYNC so the games look and feel their best.

Toshiba 43-inch Fire HD TV | $199 at Amazon
And if you're really looking to get a bargain for an extra TV, then this 43-inch Toshiba HD Fire TV is excellent value. It's not 4K and only has a 50Hz refresh rate so it's not ideal for gaming but it's very solid as a bedroom TV with lots of decent streaming options.

Toshiba 43-inch Fire 4K TV | $350 $240 at Amazon
This is one of the perennially popular deals that come around most Prime Day seasons: a quality, reliable-but-not-flashy Toshiba Fire TV that's great for everyday use or for a bedroom screen. With more than a hundred dollars off right now, that's great value for a budget 4K TV.

Insignia 43-inch 4K TV | $320 $219.99 at Amazon
Save $100: It may be a bit of a budget option, but for those wanting an accessible entry-point into 4K content, it would be difficult to find one much cheaper than this. As expected, it comes with all manner of smart features baked into the software, so it's ready to stream Netflix, Prime Video, and Disney+ in Ultra HD out of the box.

Vizio 75-inch Quantum 4K TV | $1,700 $1,479 at Amazon
Save $220: Until what feels like very recently, it was a struggle to find a plus-size 4K display with HDMI 2.1 support for under $2,000. That's where Vizio slots in nicely, with its 75-inch behemoth of a TV, sporting all the essential features for gaming, streaming, and movie watching. It's still a purchase that's likely to wound your wallet for a little while, but with its array of smart functions included, it would be a challenge to find better for the money.

Samsung 55-inch QN90A NeoQLED 4K TV | $1,798 $1,497 at Amazon
The newest range in Samsung's excellent premium QLED TVs is an early benchmark setter for 4K TVs of 2021. Offering colors and contrasts like no other, these are going to be strong contenders for people upgrading or jumping in at the deep end this year. And already with smart discounts! Nice.

Samsung 55-inch QN85A NeoQLED 4K TV | $1,600 $1,299 at Best Buy
And one step 'lower' on the NeoQLED ladder can get you this bad boy instead, if you need something a bit leaner, budget-wise. Still offering all the greatness of Samsung's 2021 offerings, this is a quality set, and a neat discount on a new model.

Hisense 55-inch ULED 4K TV | $950 $899 at Amazon
Finding the perfect TV for the new consoles can be a challenge, though Hisense has certainly tried to make a decent go of it with its 'ULED' powered display. The most notable features are, of course, the 120Hz refresh rate, which many of us would argue is essential for modern gaming, and adaptive HDR doesn't hurt either.

Sony 65-inch X80J LED 4K TV | $1,000 $898 at Amazon
A revered name in all things television for many years, the newest flagship from Sony shows no signs of bucking the trend. It's packed with all kinds of in-house propriety software to reduce motion blur and make the colors pop for a great viewing experience.

Samsung 65-inch QLED Q80A 4K TV | $1,700 $1,398 at Amazon
The company hasn't forgotten about smart features, or gamers, with this newest flagship model for 2021. Particular mention goes to what the company is calling its 'Ultrawide GameView and Game Bar'; essentially an easy way to change aspect ratios and tweak the settings perfectly on a game-by-game basis for easy optimization.

Sony 55-inch 4K LED TV (75X800H) | $798 at Amazon
A premium 55-incher from Sony. This will cost a bit more but the quality from Sony's rich history in creating some of the best TVs comes to the fore with this panel.

Hisense 75-inch H65 Series 4K TV | $800 $699 at Best Buy
A bargain for 75-inches of solid 4K TV. This will fill a wall and not break the bank for the size of the screen you're getting. While it often pays to look at the more 'premium' brands at this size, Hisense has made a great niche for itself by offering good quality TVs for value-busting prices so this is worth a look if you want to stretch your budget.

Sony 77-inch A80J 4K TV | $4,000 $3,498 at Amazon
Yep, this is a big investment, but it'll also get you a massive screen and from one of the best, most premium options going right now. Perfect for teaming that new PS5 with - if you've been lucky to get one - and one that will certainly last you a long while.

What TVs are on sale on Prime Day?

The easy answer to this is: All Kinds of TV! Basically, this is true, while sounding hyperbolic. If you need a TV this summer, the Prime Day TV deals are the best place to shop. We will see everything across the 'quality' and price spectrum receive discounts so if you're after a premium panel for your PS5 or a budget 4K TV for a spare room, there'll be a discount for you.

Is Prime Day free?

The short answer is 'yes, with an if', and the long answer is 'no, with a but'. Broadly speaking you can have access to some of the best of Prime Day without having to pay a penny for an account, a subscription, or any fees. However, if you want access to the best that Prime Day has to offer - including the best Prime Day TV deals - then paying for a Prime subscription (or going for a free trial could end up getting your access to the best deals and saving you even more money.

What month has the best deals on TVs?

Well, outside of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales period that crosses over from late November into early December, the month of July traditionally has the best TV deals due to the inclusion of the Prime Day TV deals. These are definitely the mid-year highlight when it comes to sales and offers, and so give July (or June) the mantle of being the next-best month for TV deals.

Don't forget the likes of the best QLED TVs, the best OLED TVs, and the best 120 Hz 4K TVs will also be discounted this summer if you're looking for a specialist TV.

If you're after something even more gaming-focused screen, then check out the best gaming monitors going, as well as our takes on the best monitor for PS5 and the best monitor for Xbox Series X.

I'm the Commissioning Editor for Hardware at GamesRadar+ and have been here since late 2018. I'm also a writer on games and have had work published over the last five years or so at the likes of Eurogamer, RPS, PCGN, and more. Day to day, I take care of a whole host of gaming tech reviews, buying guides, and news and deals content that pops up across GamesRadar+. I'm also a qualified landscape and garden designer, so I do that in my spare time. I'm also an expert on the virtual landscapes and environments of games and love to write about them too, including in an upcoming book on the topic!