Streaming Devices are quickly becoming the number one alternative to watch movies, videos and listening music, and now is an excellent time to buy one. Here I round up 10 of the best media streaming devices available on the market today. The streaming devices below are listed by price from cheapest to most expensive, all different price range to help you find a device for your particular budget. My recommendation will change over time as new products come to the market.
Priced From $33USD
The Roku Express with it’s $29.00 price tag is a great alternative for a first time buyer of a Media Streaming Device. Its has all the major apps like Netflix, Hulu, Sling TV and thousand more. Streamers at this price tag will stream slow from time to time and the Roku Express is no exception especially with Netflix. If you don’t mind that occasional slow streaming speed you can’t go wrong with the Express, it delivers every great about the Roku ecosystem for a cheap price.
The Roku Express+
PriceD From $36USD
The Roku Express+ is for TVs with composite cable ( Red, White & Yellow), it has all the same features as the Roku Express listed above. But Express+ was built specifically for older model TV’s that don’t have HDMI connection but instead has AV connection ( Red, White & Yellow). This is great option at an affordable price with access to Roku’s best in class platform. This is a great choice for those who want to start streaming movies, music and videos on an older model TV.
The Amazon Fire TV Stick With Alexa Voice Remote
Priced From $39USD
This refurbished version of the Amazon Fire TV Stick With Alexa Voice Remote has improved with better WiFi capabilities and now adds the ability to connect a set off Bluetooth wireless headphones to listen your music and videos from your Fire TV. If you’re an Amazon lover you’ll love the new Alexa voice capability now included on the newer Fire Sticks remote. It’s one of the least expensive streaming devices to stream thousands of videos from Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, HBO and so much more. If your big fan of Amazon and want a good streaming device with voice capabilities this refurbished Fire Stick with Alexa is excellent value.
Roku Streaming Stick
Priced From $47USD
The Roku Streaming Stick is one of the best and least expensive streaming devices you can buy today. Its extremely fast with a great ecosystem that offers streaming for Hulu, HBO, Netflix, Amazon and many more online services. You also have the ability to listen audio with your phones headphone jack. The Roku Streaming Stick offers more than its competitors in this similar price range. You can’t go wrong with this device.
ROKU STREAMING STICK +
Priced From $64USD
The Roku Streaming Stick + is the upgraded 4K version of the above Roku Streaming Stick. Even though its more expensive than some of the others, its mixtures of features and capability makes it one of the best streaming devices on the market. It has an advanced wireless receiver that will improve wireless reception. The Streaming Stick+ is one of the least expensive streamer that delivers the highest quality 4K and high dynamic range videos from Netflix, Amazon, VUDU and more.
Amazon Fire TV
Priced From $69USD
The new Amazon Fire TV is the upgraded version of the above Amazon Fire Stick. The Fire TV supports vivid 4K Ultra HD up to 60 fps, HDR, and Dolby Atmos audio quality. So your able to stream thousands of high quality videos from Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, HBO and so much more. They will appear in the best available quality provided you have a compatible HDR TV. Just like the Fire Stick you can use the includes remote to connect to Alexa or you can even connect your Fire TV to your Echo and control it hands-free with Alexa commands.
The Roku Premiere+ is a tad more pricier than its cheaper Roku siblings the Roku Premiere for the simple fact the Premiere Plus gives you access to more 4K HDR TV shows, better search and more apps. You also get a remote and Amazon Video app. So if you’re a 4K HDR TV owner who wants better than just Smart TV apps the Roku Premiere is for you.
Priced From $111USD
Priced at over $120.00 this is more expensive than the Roku Premiere+ for a good reason it can access even more shows and movies in 4K. It has the most features of any Roku Streaming device making it the ultimate Roku device thus far on the market today. The Roku Ultra is for those 4K TV’s owners that want more.
Apple TV 4K
If you’re already invested in the Apple ecosystem of games, music, TV shows or own a iPhone or iPad, this updated Apple TV 4K is what you need. The Apple 4K TV looks exactly the same of the older no 4k version, but theres one big difference. This newer version is capable streaming the highest video qualities available. Your able to stream 4K from most TV apps like FXNOW, Netflix and thousands more and with one of the best remote controls on the market with voice command, just ask and Siri delivers. The Apple TV delivers the most polished video experience in its price range making it one of the best entertainment devices for Apple owners. In order to get the best high quality videos your TV has to be 4K or HDR compatible. Remember that unlike its competitors the Apple TV has no dedicated apps beyond iTunes so Amazon is not compatible..
Priced From $199USD
The Nvidia Shield is powerful all in one entertainment system with the ability to play games, stream videos and music making it a geeks dream machine. With a game controller and remote control included, plus excellent 4K HDR streaming capability and access to every most have apps like Amazon Video with 4K. The Nvidia Shield is for that those who want and all in one gaming and streaming powerhouse.
If you have any questions about these or any other streaming devices on the market please leave a comment below I would love to hear from you.