Video Streaming has become a thing these days, pushing cable TV to the boundaries. Streaming has made individual entertainment a little less of a feat. The market is teeming with Video streaming platforms, each competing for the other making the choice more difficult. They can instantly convert your boring living room environment into an entertainment paradise.
From sticks to boxes and cubes I have listed down multiple streaming devices who have excelled in various fields when compared to the others available in the market. The top considerations being the best high-end streamer, best for gamers, best for Amazon fanatics, and the best for on-budget streamers. Let’s dive into the best offers by each streaming device and see which one fits your needs better. And if you can’t find a streamer that fits your needs perfectly, then let me assure you cox cable packages surely will.
Roku Streaming Stick+: Best Overall Streamer
This is the perfect choice for someone who wishes to stream 4K and HDR through an easily understandable interface. This one has the best price-to-feature ratio when compared to several other sticks available in the market. You can even enjoy Dolby Atmos quality Audio, and 4K HDR display via a device that will conveniently hide behind your TV. Owing to its latest 802.11ac MIMO dual-band wireless support, you can set it up anywhere within your home’s Wi-Fi range. All you need is a TV with an HDMI port, even better If it has an available USB port to power the stick conveniently.
The Best Premium Streamer: Apple 4K TV
This one with a $100+ price tag is a good choice for those who have an eye for such detail and can appreciate the features it comes with. Some star features include Dolby Vision HDR, Dolby Vision HDR compatibility, to-notch voice control features, an attractive remote, flexibility in upconversion and nothing less to be expected from Apple, a simple yet functional user interface. The Apple 4K TV is equally good even for someone who is not an “Apple Person”.
Best for Gamers: Nvidia Shield TV
A $150 price tag without game controllers is a hefty one, no doubt. But if you have been looking for a streamer that’s good for everything, Nvidia Shield it is. It comes equipped with a whole library of games both console level and Android ones, on top of 4K and HDR video quality media player. Moreover, it boasts having a Google Assistant with a complete built-in smart home control, integrated with HD HomeRun, a steam link, Plex server capability, NAS access, and whatnot.
Best Budget Streamer: Roku Express
Roku Express conveniently comes within the price of a Blu-ray movie disc. Imagine getting a complete media streamer within the price of a movie disc. It offers all the goodness of an average Roku platform with a remote, and HDMI cable and a sticker for easier installation on top of that. This one meets most of your streaming needs without costing you a limb.
Best for Google Assistant Users: Google Chromecast
Chromecast is one of the cheapest ways to stream videos on your TV. Unlike most streamers, it doesn’t come with remote control, instead, it uses a combination of Mobile phone and Voice control of a Google Assistant to call shows, control and search them via voice commands.
Most convenient Features: Roku Ultra
A $100 price tag makes it the most expensive Roku of them all. But if you are the one who won’t settle for anything less than everything then Roku Ultra is the one for you. The image quality and the operating system in Roku Ultra are more or less, the same as Roku Stick however, it comes with a remote finder for someone as forgetful as myself. Its controller also has two additional buttons that can be customized to our desired services. On top of this, Roku Ultra has a lot more to offer, to justify that $100 price point.