Looking for a way to pass the time while sitting at home during quarantine. How about getting through all of those Tv shows and movies you’ve been meaning to? To help you achieve this goal we have “objectively” ranked the best streaming devices on the market today. The criteria taken into account during the ranking process were; streaming quality, features, channel access, price, user testimony, and promotional deals.


Best Overall Streaming Device

Chromecast with Google TV

Price: $49.99

Pros

  • Chromecast with Google TV streams at 4K HDR.
  • Remote comes with built in google voice assistant and google search.
  • All the apps you would want from a streaming device and more.
  • Can be integrated into your smart home system and Nest security system.
  • Cast from Android or IOS devices.
  • Promises Google Stadia integration in the first half of 2021 for streaming games.

Cons

  • Does not support apple Tv+.
  • Currently missing some obvious google apps such as Gmail and Google photos.

Best Streaming Device Runner Up

Roku (Roku Premiere, RokuĀ® Streaming StickĀ®+, Roku Ultra)

Price: $39.99, $49.99, $99.99

Pros

  • All versions stream at 4k.
  • Cheapest option for 4k streaming.
  • Easy to navigate menu.
  • Privet listening with a headphone jack on the remote.
  • Remote finder for those who tend to misplace theirs.
  • Only device that can be paired with Siri, Alexa, and Google voice.

Cons

  • The Streaming Stick+ is the only one of the 3 that does not have to be plugged into a power outlet.
  • Does not support IOS casting to the Tv (Android supported with 3rd party apps).

Best Streaming Device for Tv Control/ Cheapest Streaming Option

Amazon Fire Stick (Fire TV Stick Lite, Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube)

Price: $17.99, $29.99, $39.99, $99.99

Pros

  • All versions minus the stick lite are capable of controlling your tv allowing you to use a single remote for everything.
  • Has the most affordable option for a streaming device.
  • Fire Tv Cube has the base hands free Tv experience.
  • 9.4/10 rating from over 500,000 user reviews!

Cons

  • Bottom 2 models lack 4K capabilities.
  • Home menu appears cluttered due to the mix of apps and recommended shows and movies.

Best High Performance Streaming Device

Apple Tv HD and Apple Tv 4k

Price: $149.99, $179.00 (32gb)/199.00(64gb)

Pros

  • Highest amount of storage out of all the streaming devices.
  • The highest amount of RAM and a powerful CPU allow for decent gaming on the device.
  • Touch screen remote.
  • Easy to use interface.
  • Syncs well with other Apple devices.
  • Comes with a free year of Apple Tv+ with the purchase of the device.

Cons

  • Expensive (especially for the HD model that lacks 4k capabilities).
  • The power is overkill for someone who only uses the device for streaming.

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