Want to update your old TV? Add a streaming device so that you don’t need to blow your next paycheck on investing in a new TV. As we know that new model smart TVs have captured the hearts of people, leaving owners of older TV models behind. Don’t worry! You can enjoy the features of smart TV the moment you plug a streaming device–this way you can make your older TV smarter than before.
Roku, Amazon, Apple, and Google hold the keys to media streaming, but thinking about which device is the best to purchase is a pain. Whether you want to record your favorite TV shows and play them at your convenience or just hoping to stream TV shows or YouTube videos, we’ve gathered the best 4K HDR aka UHD, streaming devices for you to consider.Let’s have a look below:
- Apple TV 4K Streaming Device
The absolute best streaming device with stunning visual experiences. It supports HDR 10, Dolby Vision, and UHD resolution content when paired with a compatible TV. Apple TV 4K streaming gadget received good review scores from Engadget and CNET.
What can you stream? You can stream 4K movies from all leading streaming services, including Amazon Prime and Netflix. A recent update shows support for enhanced Dolby ATMOS audio–the sound will fill your room for a realistic viewing experience.
The best part is, Apple won’t charge extra from its users for renting and buying 4K movies. Also, finding 4K content on the TV is super easy. Of course, the streaming gadget also gives you access to the best apps and games.
What we like
- 4K HDR with Dolby Atmos-all in one
- Complete cinematic experience
- Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
Want to upgrade real entertainment experience? With Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K you can now select from over 500,000 TV shows and movies from providers like STARZ, HBO, SHOWTIME, Hulu, Netflix, and Prime Video. Also, you can catch the live telecast of your favorite show, if you have subscriptions like Sling TV, Hulu, Playstation, and Vue.
With its new Fire TV streaming stick, users can access Facebook, YouTube, and millions of websites, as well as streaming of live radio stations such as Spotify and Amazon Music. For the ultimate audio and visual experience, the stick is compatible with HDR, HDR10+, 4K Ultra HD, and Dolby Vision.
The streaming stick’s features1.7 GHz powerful processor for fast loading time and its latest iteration features Amazon Alexa, to help you select new TV show, get new updates, monitoring the weather, and checking live camera feeds.
What We Like
- Great streaming quality
- 4K and HDR
- Few cords involved
- Fast performance
- Google Chromecast Ultra Streaming Player
The Chromecast Ultra, like its predecessors, plugs right into your TV’s HDMI port and supports more than 200,000 movies and TV shows, plus 30 million songs, sports, games, radio and more. It offers streaming in HDR and 4K Ultra HD with additional speed boosts so you get to see the better quality. The devices work with Android devices, iPad, iPhone, and laptops with hundreds of Cast-enabled apps. Rather impressively, the Chromecast Ultra streaming services received good review scores from TechRadar and PCMag.
What we like
- The best-designed and easiest streaming service around.
- Compatible with both Dolby Vision-and HDR10 enhanced content.
- Stream 4K content– from the likes of YouTube and Netflix
- Best for Smartphones
- Roku Premiere Streaming Player
The Roku Premiere is the ultra-affordable and best streaming device that will upgrade your old TV to a whole new viewing standard. This streaming device is easy to set up and use and can stream Full HD content from popular services, such as HBO Go, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and SlingTV, among others. Furthermore, the tiny gadget will light up any 4K HDTV–capable of showing you 4K and HDR content. The Premiere streaming player received an excellent review score from The Verge. Moreover, they praised the device for offering cheap services and for being easy to operate.
What we like
- It’s also compatible with Dolby ATMOS.
- Capable of streaming above 1,000 channels.
- Also has a 4K Spotlight channel to help you quickly find 4K movies and shows.
- Roku stick
Unlike Chromecast and Apple TV, the Roku stick has dual-band wireless and a powerful quad-core processor that provides 8x more processing power than its predecessor. Roku wants to give its customers the best streaming experience, and it does so with gusto.
There are a few downsides like a number of streaming apps are not up to date with its latest UX changes. However, thanks to its cross-service search and incredibly responsive interface, the Roku Stick is an easy to use and affordable streaming TV device that most of the people love to have.
What we like
- Powerful and portable
- Search across top channels-Intuitive navigation
- Voice remote
- 500, 000 Plus TV episodes and movies. Free mobile app for android or iOS
- Free Roku mobile app for voice search, private listening, and more.
- Amazon’s Fire TV Cube
This streaming device hopes to replace the TV remote entirely. With a combination of the Fire TV stick and Echo speaker, it will be your new entertainment hub that perfectly follows your voice command. You can also use the Alexa assistant to control your TV, soundbar cable box, or other audio equipment. To use the command, just say “Alexa, turn on the TV.” You can ask it to play your favorite music or TV shows, too. Moreover, you can control the volume of the TV through voice commands.
With Amazon’s Fire TV Cube, you can get instant access to all your most likely streaming services like HBO, Showtime, Prime Video, Netflix, and more. Enjoy more than 500, 00 TV episodes and movies- includes 4K Ultra HD-ready content. The device also gives you direct access to Facebook, YouTube, and other websites with two built-in web browsers.
What We Like
- Smart-home integration
- Hands-free usage
- Sharp picture quality
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