Top 10 Best Streaming Devices 2019

0
40
streaming device
Source: esquire.com

With the aid of streaming device, you can now enjoy using the web in your TV even if you don’t own a smart TV. Thanks to technology advancement, there are lots of options out there to choose from to start your seamless streaming but before doing that, you may want to assess the features you may need. Our list reviewed the features, pros, and cons of the top brands available presently.

1. Amazon Fire TV Stick

If there is anything like easier to use, the first streaming device on our list will qualify. By simply plugging it into a HDTV port of your TV, you can start streaming live in minutes. It also comes with the Alexa innovative voice control ― you can just press the microphone button and order the device to play a music from your preferred online platform or get you a pizza online.

Features
Warranty: 90-day Limited Warranty
Ports: HDMI output, Micro USB for power only
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.1
Processor: Quad-core ARM 1.3 GHz
Storage: 8 GB internal
Picture quality: Up to 1080p
Price: $24.99

Pros
Alexa voice-activated
Browse online
Internal storage is okay
Good speed

Cons
Occasional lagging
Doesn’t support 4K content
Certain services may not be available outside the U.S

2. Google Chromecast Ultra

For android and Google lovers, this is your choice. The Google Chromecast Ultra works with Google Home so you can stream and control content using your voice. It automatically optimizes your content for the best picture quality possible. With your phone you can play, pause, and control the volume and more while you can still text or call without interrupting what’s playing.

Features
Warranty: 1 year limited warranty
Ports: HDMI, RJ-45 (Ethernet), Micro USB
Bluetooth: None
Processor: 512 gigabyte
Storage: No built-in storage
Picture quality: 4K or HDR capable
Price: $35

Pros
4K and HDR capabilities
Voice control when partnered with a Google Home device.

Cons
Lacks remote
Doesn’t support Amazon Video

3. NVIDIA Shield TV

This is another streaming device on our list with super-fast performance. Aside from its 16GB internal storage, it also allows connecting additional USB flash drives for storing most of your favorite movies. Its compatibility with Alexa voice makes it voice-controlled like most the other streaming device we have been reviewing so far.

Features
Warranty: 1 year
Ports: HDMI, USB 3.0
Bluetooth: Yes
Storage: 16 gigabytes
Picture quality: 4K HDR
Price: $149.00

Pros
Supports external storage
Perfect for PC games

Cons
Runs only Android TV
Quite expensive

4. Apple TV 4K

The Apple TV 4K displays a fantastic 4K HDR image quality and completes picture with immersive sound from Dolby Atmos. Users can enjoy great contents from Amazon Prime Video, HBO NOW, Hulu, and Netflix. Its compatibility with Siri allows for voice control and subscribe for live-channels like DirecTV Now and Sling TV with ease.

Features
Warranty: 1 year
Ports: HDMI
Bluetooth: Yes
Processor: A10X Fusion chip with 64-bit architecture
Storage: 32GB
Picture quality: 4K
Price: $179.00

Pros
Super-fast
Fantastic 4K streaming
Cons
Expensive as expected (Apple brand)

5. Roku Streaming Stick+

The Roku streaming stick+ is perfect to take along for vacation to play your favorite shows away from home. It features a voice control with buttons for TV power and volume. This advanced wireless receiver gives you a 4x range and a stronger signal for seamless streaming, even in rooms further from your router.
Features
Warranty: 1 Year
Ports: HDMI
Processor: Quad-core processor
Picture quality: 4K Ultra HD
Price: $49.00
Pros
Fast streaming
Good image quality
Cons
Not all available apps are polished or reliable

Other good streaming devices include:

6. Amazon Fire TV Cube

7. Roku Ultra

8. Google Chromecast 2018

9. Roku Premiere 2018

10. Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

LEAVE A REPLY