There’s a portion of the population that would seriously consider cutting the cable and just rely on streaming services for entertainment. Streaming video from sources such as Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime, Watch ESPN and PBS Kids is becoming increasingly popular and we now have more devices to get those shows and movies onto the TV.
Of course, the major players in the streaming services industry are Roku, Amazon, Apple and Google. If you’re undecided on which one offers the best product for you, hopefully this article will help.
If you’re looking for a 4K streamer
4K is set to become a big thing, and the revolution has just begun. And if you want to get 4K video, your best bet is to get the Roku 4. The device delivers 4K video and promises to deliver the best quality video streams that are available now. Not only that, the Roku 4 also has more 4K-capable apps compared to other devices which means that 4K TV shows and movies are easier to find. However, it may not be the best choice as 4K content is still scarce. Plus, there are still other Roku versions available.
If you’re looking to spend less than $50
Google’s Chromecast is definitely your answer if you want to spend less than $50. The good thing about this streamer is that if you can watch something on your phone, tablet or computer, there’s a good chance Chromecast can broadcast it on your TV. Now this all sounds good, but is there something bad about it?
Well, the only thing that seems bad about it is it doesn’t have a separate remote. This means that you have to use your phone, tablet or computer in order to use it.
If you’re really invested in iTunes
Everything you’ve bought on iTunes can be played on the big screen using Apple TV. This is something which Roku cannot do. Also, if you want additional features such as better voice search and recognition, then you can get the new Apple TV (around $150).
If you’re looking for something cost effective with an actual remote
Amazon’s Fire TV stick costs around $40 and of course offers the TV shows and movies of Amazon. But if you want the one with the remote, you have to shell out $50 (this version also has voice control).
When deciding which one to choose – Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku 4 or Fire TV – take into consideration what you want, the price and the features it offers. By doing all of these, you can pick which streaming service is the right for you.
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