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22 Best Deals at Walmart's Prime Day Rival Sale

Amazon Prime Day isn't just an opportunity for Amazon to flex its muscle. Its arch-competitors get in on the action too, and Walmart has jumped into the fray with its Walmart Plus Week sales event. We found plenty of great Walmart deals on many of our favorite televisions, soundbars, wireless speakers, and more.

Note: Deals have now been opened to all shoppers and not just Walmart Plus members, as they were until 11:59 am ET today. Walmart Plus isn't free to join. It typically costs $98 per year, but Walmart has a promotion right now that drops the price to $49 for your first year. It includes benefits like a bundled Paramount+ subscription, free delivery on orders over $35 (some products don't have an order minimum), and more.

Table of ContentsTV and Streaming DealsSoundbar and Audio DealsGoogle Smart Home DealsHome and Kitchen Deals

We test products year-round and handpicked these deals. Products that are sold out or no longer discounted as of publishing will be crossed out. We'll update this guide periodically throughout Prime Day.

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TV and Streaming Deals

Be sure to take a gander at our Best TVs and Best Streaming Devices guides. Our tips on How to Choose the Right TV might also be handy.

TCL Q6 55-Inch 4K QLED HDR TV for $398 ($50 off)WalmartAmazon

This TV is currently our top recommendation for most people. It supports every major high dynamic range (HDR) format and can handle up to 120 frames per second while gaming. The downside (and this might not really be a downside) is that TCL replaced its excellent built-in Roku interface for Google TV, which looks nice and has every app you could want but is a little more sluggish.

LG C2 65-Inch 4K UHD OLED TV for $1,497 ($182 off)WalmartAmazon

TVs with OLED panels have pixels that act as their own backlight. These pixels have the ability to turn themselves off, giving you perfect black levels—darker than a typical LED screen. WIRED associate reviews editor Parker Hall says the C2's 4K OLED display is “utterly gorgeous” and notes that it has some of the lowest input lag of any TV he's ever seen. If you're a gamer, that's good news for you—it'll handle gaming up to 120 Hz in 4K.

Chromecast With Google TV (4K) Streaming Dongle for $40 ($10 off)WalmartAmazon

The Chromecast With Google TV (8/10, WIRED Recommends) comes with a well-designed interface that lets you watch channels directly on your TV without having to cast it from another device. There's a remote control too. It has nearly every app you could want, and yes, you can still cast content from your phone or laptop if you prefer.

Roku 4K Streaming Stick for $34 ($16 off)WalmartAmazon ($35)

Roku is our favorite streaming service. The interface is quick and snappy, it's easy to use, and there are no obnoxious attempts to push particular channels on the viewer (cough, looking at you, Amazon). This is the slightly cheaper version of our favorite in our Best 4K Streaming Devices guide. It doesn't come with the hands-free voice control in its remote, but it's razor-quick and has a good range on its wireless remote.

Soundbar and Audio Deals

Read our Best Soundbars, Best Bluetooth Speakers, and Best Speakers guides for other recommendations.

Vizio M-Series 2.1 Soundbar for $148 ($31 off)WalmartAmazon

For a soundbar without an included subwoofer, the M-Series 2.1 has surprisingly robust bass. It's our go-to recommendation for a budget soundbar because it combines rich sound and sleek design at an affordable price. There's an HDMI ARC connection that lets your TV remote control the volume. You can even use its Bluetooth connection to stream music to it.

JBL Clip 4 Bluetooth Speaker for $54 ($26 off)Walmart

Small as a hockey puck, you can take the Clip 4 practically anywhere. Just use the carabiner clip to attach it to your day hiking pack, bicycle handlebars, or folding chair on your way to the beach. It's waterproof too, so you don't have to sweat about pool water, rain, or, well, sweat.

Roku Streambar Soundbar for $89 ($11 off)WalmartAmazon

Save space by bundling your streaming device right into your soundbar with the Roku Streambar. Not only does it include our favorite streaming service, through which you can stream practically any channel, but the audio quality is quite good for the price.

Platin Monaco 5.1 Surround Sound System for $799 ($100 off)WalmartAmazon

WiSA technology lets this handsome, compact 5-channel system from Platin Audio (8/10, WIRED Recommends) stream and sync audio from a puck placed near your TV. The five small speakers and compact, under-couch subwoofer are made of beautifully woven cones and sleek, modern cases. It's also incredibly simple to set up, needing only a power source for each speaker, plus an HDMI cable that plugs into the streaming puck.

Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus for $1,000 ($200 off)WalmartAmazon

This deal has ended at Walmart, but it's still going at Amazon. Sennheiser's first home soundbar, the Max, is also the best-sounding soundbar we've ever heard. The cheaper Plus on sale here has less bass and lacks the built-in voice assistant, but has the same 3D audio processing that enables it to fill up a room with rich, detailed sound in Dolby Atmos immersion.

Sony SRS-RA5000 Reality 360 Bluetooth Speaker for $398 ($202 off)WalmartAmazon

This Sony speaker's three up-firing drivers shoot sound all around your room rather than shooting audio straight at your ears, like most Bluetooth speakers. It also comes with Google Assistant and Alexa, plus Wi-Fi support, so you can shout your commands to it too. 

Google Smart Home Deals

Check out our Best Smart Displays, Best Indoor Security Cameras, and Best Video Doorbells guides for more.

Google Nest Doorbell (Battery) Video Doorbell for $120 ($60 off)WalmartAmazonWellbots

A big part of the reason why the Nest Doorbell came runner-up in our Best Video Doorbells guide was the price. For as long as this deal lasts, that won't be a problem. This version operates off batteries rather than being wired directly into your home's electrical system. You need to download the Google Home app, but if you want to retain 30 days of video history and smart alerts, you need to subscribe to Nest Aware, which costs $6 per month. Expect to get about a month of use between charges. The field of view isn't the widest, but it's wide enough, and its night vision offers solid video quality.

Google Nest Thermostat for $90 ($35 off)WalmartAmazon

Cut back on your cooling and heating bill with a thermostat that learns your patterns so that it can crank down the HVAC when you're away from home. You can also control it manually through the Google Home app. Like any smart thermostat, your home needs to have central heating and/or cooling for the Nest Thermostat to integrate.

Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen) Smart Display for $55 ($45 off)WalmartTarget

The 7-inch-screen Nest Hub (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is a solid option if you don't need (or don't want) the Nest Hub Max's built-in camera. You still get all the same functionality of Google Assistant, as well as sleep tracking that'll digest your sleep data (if you sleep close enough to it). It also supports gestures, so you can control many features (such as music playback) with simple hand movements. The 10-inch Nest Hub Max is also on sale for $190 ($40 off).

Google Nest Audio Smart Speaker for $78 ($21 off)Walmart

The Nest Audio (8/10, WIRED Recommends) may be a bit long in the tooth as far as smart devices go, but it still offers the excellent Google Assistant with a bold speaker that does a much better job at filling a room with rich, full bass than a typical Nest Hub or Nest Mini. Like all Google smart home devices, it integrates easily into a wide range of Google and non-Google smart devices that you can control through the Google Home app. Connect two and you can have a stereo setup.

Nest Cam (Indoor, Wired) Security Camera for $70 ($30 off)WalmartTargetAmazon

The Nest Cam's video quality is impressive, with HDR and 1080p resolution at 30 frames per second; as soon as it gets dark, the night vision kicks in. There’s also two-way audio, two-factor authentication, and accurate detection to alert you about people, animals, and vehicles. Through the Google Home app, you can control the cam's settings and view the video feed. Unless you pay $6 per month for a Nest Aware subscription, you're limited to three hours of history. Upgrading to Nest Aware gives you 30 days of event video history and familiar face alerts. It lacks a privacy shutter though.

Home and Kitchen Deals

You spend all that time in your home. You may as well freshen it up with deals on robovacs, kitchen tools, and more. Check out Best Gear for Tiny Kitchens, Best Chef's Knives, Best Air Purifiers, and Best Robot Vacuums for more ideas.

Lodge Enameled Cast Iron 6 QT Dutch Oven for $60 ($20 off)WalmartAmazon

The Dutch oven is one of the kitchen's most versatile cooking tools. With them you can bake bread, simmer stews on the stovetop, roast chicken, and cook up casseroles. European legacy brands cost an arm and a leg, but this American-made Lodge cooks as well as any of them. The non-stick, enameled surface makes clean-up a breeze, and since you don't have to immediately re-oil it after cleaning, like with a bare cast-iron piece of cookware, it takes less effort to maintain, too.

Lodge 12-Inch Cast Iron Skillet for $25 ($15 off)Walmart

Lodge pans are one of our Buy It For Life picks for a reason. Over time, they form a non-stick cooking surface without relying on Teflon, and cast iron retains heat extraordinarily well. Fry, sauté, even bake a pan of cornbread inside the oven. 

Prosumer's Choice Bamboo Stovetop Cover Cutting Board for $40 ($5 off)WalmartAmazon ($37)

Kitchen space is often tight. Once you've added the obligatory coffee maker, toaster oven, and microwave to your counters, small spaces are often left with little to work prep space. You can add room to set down utensils or mixing bowls with this bamboo workstation that you place over your stovetop burneres. One will cover half a typical stove. Get two for a continuous flat surface over all four burners.

Roborock Q5+ Robot Vacuum for $400 ($300 off)WalmartAmazon

The Roborock Q5+ (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is our favorite robot vacuum for several reasons. It's simple to use, the app is easy to navigate, and the vacuum itself is incredibly reliable. It can also map multiple room types and designate different floor types for those rooms. The biggest downside is the price tag, which means you'll want to grab one now.

Flexispot EN1 Standing Desk for $180 ($120 off)WalmartAmazon ($230)

This is our favorite budget standing desk and it has been working reliably for a few years now. The setup is a little complicated, but the desktop feels sturdy and elegant, despite being made of environmentally-friendly chipboard. You can save three height presets. 

Fujifilm Instax Mini Link 2 for $89 ($20 off)Walmart

We're big fans of Fujifilm's Instax line of cameras and printers. This is a good deal on one of our favorite printers. It offer good color rendition (for instant prints) and it's easy to print from your phone thanks the Instax Link app. The has plenty of fun layouts and premade templates was well.

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