What’s the Best Media Streaming Device for You?

If you’re looking to join the ranks of “cord cutters” everywhere, in addition to fast and reliable internet from Endeavor Communications, you’ll need a streaming device to satisfy your entertainment needs. With so many options on the market, it can be overwhelming to find the one that’s perfect for you.

 

Here’s a short list of devices and their specs to help you choose which streaming device to add to your online shopping cart.

 

Best Living Room Picks

 

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

Size: 3.9 x 1.2 x 0.5 inches

Price: $49.99

Ports: HDMI output, micro USB for power only

Storage: 8 GB, plus cloud storage for digital Amazon content

Remote: Yes

 

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is the premier device cord cutters have been waiting for. Watch your favorite movies and shows and stream games on this media device that brings a 4K quality picture directly to your living room TV. Simply plug the HDMI cable into your TV, connect to your high-speed WiFi and settle in for a movie or gaming night.

 

Roku Premiere Plus

Size: 1.4 x 3.3 x 0.7 inches

Price: $49.99

Ports: power, HDMI 2.0a

Storage: N/A

Remote: Yes

 

This is the latest iteration of the line of Roku streamers that allows you to enjoy TV and movies in HD, 4K Ultra, or HDR for a truly immersive binge-watching experience. The unique “point anywhere” remote and voice activation capabilities make it easy to use for both kids and adults who are new to using streaming devices.

 

Best Media Room Picks

 

Fire TV Cube

Size: 3.4 x 3.4 x 3.0 inches

Price: $119.99

Ports: HDMI, power, micro USB, wired infrared support

Storage: 16 GB, plus cloud storage for digital Amazon content

Remote: Yes

 

With the ability to access your Alexa device, the Fire TV Cube gives you the power to control your entire media room setup with just your voice. Ask the cube to dim the lights, crank up the volume, or even switch the channel without having to leave the comfort of your couch.

 

NVIDIA Shield TV

Size: 3.8 x 6.26 x 1.02 inches

Price: $139–$299

Ports: Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI 2.0b with HDCP 2.2 and CEC support, two USB 3.0 (Type A)

Storage: 16 GB (expandable via USB)

Remote: Yes, plus optional gaming controller

 

If you need an Android TV set-top box, look no further than the NVIDIA Shield TV. Not only can you stream your favorite movies and TV shows, but the built-in Google Assistant also gives you hands-free options for controlling your device. The gamers in your family will appreciate the option to level up to the gaming edition of the Shield TV, which comes with all the media play essentials plus a controller that lets you play Android games.

 

Best Budget Picks

 

Roku Premiere

Size: 1.4 x 3.3 x 0.7 inches

Price: $39.99

Ports: Power, HDMI 2.0a

Storage: N/A

Remote: Yes

 

Those who don’t have money to drop on an expensive media streaming device will appreciate the Roku Premiere. Like the Premiere Plus, it lets you stream high-quality 4K content, but without the voice-control capabilities.

 

Google Chromecast

Size: 6.4 inches

Price: $35

Ports: HDMI and micro USB

Storage: N/A

Remote: No

 

One of the most affordable streaming options on the market, the Google Chromecast gives you access to thousands of apps that you can use to stream the content you love. You should know that this casting device doesn’t come with a remote, but you can easily control your TV with your Android device or iPhone instead; simply download the Google Home app.

 

Now that you know your options, it’s time to make a decision. Choose the best media streaming device for you, make sure you have Endeavor Communications’s lightning-fast internet, and take your TV-bingeing, movie-watching and gaming experience to the next level.

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