Already own one of those fancy LED screen TV? We have this phenomenal complimentary product to offer: media streamer. Supporting a variety of television services like DirecTV Now, Playstation Vue, Amazon, Roku, TiVo and Sling TV, they are on top of people’s wishlists due to their versatility and affordability. There is no longer the need for paid cable subscription, now you can have your favorite shows delivered to your home via Internet at no cost. All you need is a media streaming device.
Among a plethora of notable names on the market, these 5 ones are our finest picks based on customers’ reviews and information provided by producers. They are from Amazon, Roku (2), TiVo and NVIDIA. If you are a big fan of screen entertainment, then you should totally purchase one of these, which runs for a long time and absolutely does not cost an arm and a leg.
1. Certified Refurbished Amazon Fire TV with Alexa Voice Remote
Every form of entertainment you would ever need comes right in this box of Amazon Fire TV, which consists of a media streamer, control remote, power adapter and 2 AAA batteries. This teeny tiny box is the source for your biggest entertainment adventures, providing stunning videos with no buffering whatsoever. Amazon Fire TV supports 4K Ultra HD, which ensures the sharpest and truest picture quality. With 1080p resolution, this gadget streams the most on-trend shows on Amazon Video, Netflix, Hulu and more; but surely not just movies. You can play music, check sport scores and outside temperature – which are as update as they get, i.e. approximately 3,000 channels, apps, and games including access to over 250,000 TV episodes and movies on Netflix, Amazon Video, HBO GO, ESPN, CNN, HGTV and so on. This piece is really super simple to set up and use, with impressive memory features of 2 GB of memory, 8 GB of storage and expandable storage of up to 128 GB. Especially, it features Alexa – a cloud-based voice service – your perfect virtual assistant for weather check and music playing.
2. Roku Premiere+ Streaming Media Player
This beautifully designed and lightweight model works wonder with HD and 4K Ultra HD TVs. Premiere+ features impressively fast quad-core processor, 802.11ac dual-band wireless and resolution of 1080p HD, which together give out the realest and sharpest images. This latest media streaming device from Roku is the ultimate entertainment machine, offering limitless source of movies and TV episodes (up to half a million). Colors are projected in the most incredible and authentic shades and ranges, especially white is brighter and black is darker. Roku has everything entertaining that you could ever wish for namely blockbusters, broadcast TV, TV shows, live sports, news and music, etc. This sold-out item streams seamlessly from various channels like Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu, VUDU, Sling TV, and PBS KIDS. Installation is a breeze, while searching for channel is super simple and unbiased. It also comes with a private-listening remote, but you probably do not have to use it at all when any smartphone or tablet can be turned into a makeshift but fully functional remote with just a couple of steps.
3. TiVo Roamio OTA 1 TB DVR
This pricey media streaming device is brought to you by TiVo, which has the best qualities (though it does not work with cable or satellite TV). Instead, OTA 1 TB DVR offers excellent compatibility with HDTV Antennas with the ability of recording 4 shows at the same time, plus limitless control of pausing and rewinding programs. TiVo does not require monthly service, which is absolutely good news; plus, it allows searching and streaming content simultaneously. With 2 versions of 500GB and 1000GB, this wonderful media streamer is definitely worth the purchase with these two exceptional features of SkipMode (commercials skipping) and QuickMode (30% faster buffering).
4. Roku Streaming Stick (3600R)
Here is another outstanding media streaming device from Roku, but this one is way more compact and lightweight. The 3600R streaming stick of Roku is one of the most popular models in the 2016 global market. This real bargain has a robust quad-core processor and lightning-fast dual-band wireless of 802.11 b/g/n, guaranteeing seamless access to the reservoirs of entertainment like Amazon, VUDU, Netflix, Hulu, Google Play, and more (>3000 channels). Multimedia is just a reach away with this portable and palm-fit stick, so you can watch your favorite series anytime, anywhere. 3600R also has the familiar features like other Roku’s, which are voice search, private listening via iOS and Android apps, unbiased searching for the cheapest channels. Operation runs on 3 Watt power, and 720p HD can be upgraded to 1080p Full HD in no time.
5. NVIDIA SHIELD TV Streaming Media Player
SHIELD has everything you have ever wished for: movies, TV shows and games. Engineered with 4K HDR, users have access to thousands of silver-screen materials with theater-like quality on Netflix, Amazon Video, YouTube, HBO, Showtime, Pandora, Spotify, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, Kodi and the list goes on. With GeForce NOW, AAA PC games can be streamed with the sharpest picture quality; plus, SHIELD has the best exclusive Android games. Outstandingly, this item of NVIDIA features the unique Google’s voice search – which enable easy and quick searching withins seconds. SHIELD TV includes the remote and redesigned SHIELD controller with voice search, rumble feedback, and private listening.