There are far too many “streaming media” sticks and boxes out there, ever-changing, to keep up with a concise list. Add that to all of the products and services that free or subscription based and it’s more of a research project that it’s worth.
The top 2 devices that get shouted out the most often are the Amazon Fire Stick and the Roku. They are similar but different. The best option for YOU may be one or the other; however, maybe the best option for YOU is both?
Both are streaming media devices that use home wifi and an available HDMI port on the television. They are both pretty much in the same price range. They both give you some of the same apps… and some different ones, the reason that YOU may want one, the other or both.
The Fire Stick recently pulled YouTube from its lineup of apps; however, YouTube is still available on the Roku. Is that important to YOU?
The Roku features over 1,000 private channels that are not accessible on the Fire Stick. Many are specialty channels that can be added. You can use your favorite search engine for the results to “Roku Private Channels List” if you are interested in them.
When it comes to finding a streaming device it is important to consider what you want to watch through it and if those channels and streams are available. That same concept is true for all of the products and services out there.
You can ask ten different people for the “best” option on anything and get eleven different answers. There are no “right” or “wrong” choices once you know what you want and where to obtain it.
If these devices will help you cut $20, $50 or over $100 a month from your current entertainment budget, month after month, perhaps having BOTH is the wisest choice?
What’s on TV tonight? Well, what do you WANT on TV tonight???