Meanwhile, you've probably been flooded with enough Baby Yoda memes to survive a lifetime. But if you do not have the new Disney Plus streaming service on your TV, you're probably wondering where it all comes from. Just in time for Christmas, we're here to guide you to the best ways to enjoy all the streaming fun when you're not glued to your mobile devices.
The streaming companies have made it very easy to consume your favorite shows on a smartphone or tablet, but let's be honest, would you really like to display all your favorite shows on a screen the size of your palm? We did not think so. So, if you're ready to look like a grown-up premium television, that is, on a big-screen TV, here are just a few of the best deals on equipment that can pave the way for TV streaming pleasure.
By far the Roku Ultra you can buy now for $ 78.05 is our preferred streaming device. The device works with Amazon Alexa and also provides a kind of platform-independent gateway for most (currently) competing streaming services.
Buy Now: Roku Ultra – $ 78.05 at Amazon
The device supports HD, 4K and HDR TVs, and provides access to services such as Hulu, Google Play, Amazon Prime Video and Disney Plus, YouTube, Netflix, HBO, Showtime and, of course, the Roku channel.
If you are unfamiliar with the Roku Channel, its main advantage is that it offers free (albeit ad-supported) movies, sports, and news.
The package includes an elegant and compact remote control with buttons for Netflix, Hulu and Sling TV. The same remote also includes a microphone that lets you issue voice-based search commands for your favorite TV shows and movies.
To save, you can use the supplied microSD reader or USB port to access external media via ] Roku Media Player App.
In addition, the device is lightweight (8 ounces) and about the size of a New York bagel (4.9 x 4.9 x 0.8 inches). It comes with headphones that you can connect directly to the remote if you do not want to disturb your friend or a family member sleeping next to you.
The system even has a remote sensing button that allows you to locate your TV's wand when you move it. The Roku Ultra is simple, powerful, quick to set up and easy to attach.
* Note: If you do not need more equipment than required, you can also buy one of the many televisions with built-in Roku, such as the Sharp 50-inch LED 1080p Smart HDTV, which is now available for $ 300 or the TCL 65S513 65-inch Class 4K UHD LED LCD, which is available now for $ 899.99. For example, with the mobile Roku app, you can perform voice search, enter queries, use wired or wireless headphones, and more.
2. Amazon Fire Cube
The Amazon Fire Cube which is now available for $ 89.99, is still a dark horse on streaming devices – many people seem unaware that it exists. However, this is the perfect complement to Amazon's ever-higher-quality original TV and movie offerings.
Buy Now: Amazon Fire Cube – $ 89.99 at Amazon
Like the Roku Ultra has Also, the Amazon Fire Cube has a microphone in its remote control that lets you access the features of the Amazon Alexa voice commands on its native platform. In fact, the far-field microphone can even understand your commands, while the background noise of the TV disrupts actors' dialogues and movie explosions.
Even though the Amazon Fire Cube may not be as well-known as its competitors, its design helps it stand out. The matt black device resembles a tiny Star Trek Borg cube, and its dimensions are easy to mount anywhere.
The device has 16 GB of storage space and on the back there is a micro USB port and a standard HDMI port. If you want to establish a wired Ethernet connection instead of Wi-Fi, you can use the supplied Ethernet to Micro USB adapter.
With the Amazon device you can access Disney Plus, YouTube (a surprisingly robust option to watch TV), Apple TV Plus, Sling TV, Starz, Epix, HBO, Showtime and other networks ,
If you're an inveterate Amazon user (Translation: If you're looking for the Prime logo on almost every purchase and you've never owned a streaming device before, this may be the best solution for your needs, here you can
* Note: Like the Roku Ultra, TVs with built-in Fire TV capabilities are also available, such as Toshiba's 4K Ultra 50-inch HD Smart LED HDR TV for 279.99 and the Insignia 50-inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart LED TV, which is now available for $ 279.99, or you can use the Amazon Fire TV app for mobile devices on your smartphone as a remote control and using Echo and / or Alexa to control the TV via voice.
3rd Apple TV
Not only was Apple content to sell iPhones, tablets, and computers, Apple came across the Apple TV a few years ago to the TV game and now that Apple TV + is With the original streaming content service brought to market, you can be sure that the tech giant will use even more ideas for its TV efforts. The latest version of Apple's streaming media device is the Apple TV 4K, which you can now purchase for $ 199 with a 64GB storage capacity (storage capacity of 32GB is available for $ 179).
Buy Now: Apple TV 4K 64GB – $ 199 at Amazon
Like the Name says 4K TVs are supported, but it's designed to support HDR (High Dynamic Range) TVs. You may have noticed that Apple TV 4K is the most expensive device in this drop-down list. What do you get for this premium price?
In addition to the above-mentioned HDR feature, the device's A10X Fusion chip (3.9 x 3.9 x 1.4 in size) supports crystal-clear video and gives you access to the familiar virtual assistant known as Siri, which you can control via the micropable remote control included in the 15 ounce square package via voice control. (We preferred the old, super slim, silver remote, but the new one works fine.)
Speaking of remote control Unlike There are no brand buttons on the remote for the competitors. Instead, Apple sticks to its aesthetics of simplicity with just five buttons on the remote. Overall, the Apple TV 4K is the simplest and most powerful streaming media device in the world today – which explains the premium price.
But if you're an Apple fan, you really pay the most dollars for Apple's polish and brand guarantee you are used to. If you're ready to triple your Apple addiction, you can buy the Apple TV 4K right here. However, if you only want the Apple TV + subscription service from Apple, you can use the Apple TV app on a variety of Smart TV devices.
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