Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, or Amazon Fire TV?

The Roku 3, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Fire TV are all well-known media streaming players in the market. Each device has certain features that may change your mind while choosing which one suits you the best.

If you’re like many others looking to watch their favorite TV shows on a budget, then these streaming players are definitely for you. None of these cost more than $100, and they give you the bang for your buck.

The Roku

If you're looking to spend a bit more money for channels and content, then the Roku 3 is for you.

The Roku 3 has won the respect of multiple consumers and reviewers alike. Holding a price tag of $79, this media-streaming player is home to over 1,700 apps. Content is not a problem in looking to buy a Roku, whether you purchase the Roku 1. the Roku 2, the Roku 3, or the Streaming Stick. Their immense library presents channels such as Netflix, Amazon Instant, Hulu Plus, HBO Go, Spotify, Pandora, NFL Now, VUdu, PBS, and Youtube.

If you’re searching for more than channels and updates, then you should know that the Roku 3 equips one of the fastest chips out of all the boxes. The responsiveness and speed of the Roku allow you to enjoy their advanced searching system. This allows you to search for a certain title using keywords across the abundance of channels they have.

The Google Chromecast

If you're on a budget but want to be up to date with your favorite shows, then the Chromecast may be your best option.

The Chromecast is being sold at $35 and is not your regular box. It is a small dongle that sits behind your TV. This media-streaming player works well with many channels such as HBO GO, Hulu Plus, Pandora, Google Music, and their library continues to grow.

At such a low price, this stickler is aimed to those who will not use their player regularly.

The Apple TV

The Apple TV is for the users who collect lots of music, TV shows, or movies on iTunes. It workswell with iTunes Match and other Apple features.

This device costs $69, and functions well with other Apple devices. For example, you are able to push photos, videos, and music from any app to your Apple TV.This feature allows the box to stream channels that it normally would not have. For example, you can stream Pandora, Vudu, Plex, or Slingplayer through your iPhone to your Apple TV.

The Apple TV is updating and improving their apps and library, They do offer high quality services, but do get mixed reviews about their lack of content.

The Amazon Fire TV

The Amazon Fire TV is for diverse users who use their media-streaming device for multiple purposes.

The consumer is able to choose from either the $39 stick or the $99 box. Both devices offer the same functions and features, and have almost sold out immediately. This device loads videos and movies almost instantly, after the company implemented the “ASAP” feature. However, this speedy processor only works with Amazon Instand and Prime videos.

The Amazon Fire TV works well with gamers and gaming enthusiasts. The Fire TV store is full of games that were designed for tablets and phones, providing the best gaming content.

All of these media players offer the best value for your money, and the price is unbeatable. Which streaming device suits your budget and lifestyle the most?

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Vince Wickmann
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