We’re currently living in a golden age of television, and much of that is in due part to the convenience and accessibility of television, which is at its highest point in history. With colder days fast approaching, you will want to plan ahead for all the shows you may be planning to watch.
While many smart TVs do maintain the ability to support streaming services, TV manufacturers are much better at making high quality displays than they are at making easy to use interfaces for streaming. Therefore, it is worth investing in at least one dedicated streaming device that is easy to set up and use. Here are several you may want to consider:
Roku Streaming Stick - At some point, Roku has since surpassed Google Chromecast to become the most popular of all streaming devices. It’s easy set up, easy to navigate, and has all the popular streaming platforms you’d want (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Disney+)
Google Chromecast - The original pioneer in streaming devices, Google’s latest Chromecast device is still just as popular and reliable as ever. It not only supports most streaming services, but is also compatible with phones that can act as remote touchscreens, and Google Assistant, which can control your smart home devices.
Amazon Fire TV Stick - Amazon’s own popular streaming stick is updated for 4K displays. Just like Google Chromecast, the Fire Stick is Alexa-enabled which allows it to serve as a virtual assistant. While it still features all the popular streaming services, the interface is heavily dominated by Amazon Prime Video content.
Apple TV - If you already own an iPhone and are subscribed to Apple TV Plus, it may be worth considering getting an Apple TV device. Not only does it feature all the popular streaming devices as well, but comes with a 1-year Apple TV subscription, and users can use their Apple devices as TV remotes.