What are the best and fastest streaming media players?

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    #1Apple TV 4K

    Apple TV 4K
    Apple TV 4K is a TV box offered by Apple. It is capable of delivering Ultra HD High Dynamic Range (HDR10) picture quality and a Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 surround sound. The Apple TV 4K has an A10X Fusion chip and a lightning charging port.

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    Andy Wen
    Written on March 13, 2018
    "The apple TV is one of the first and still one of the best streaming boxes out there today. It used to be apple-centric but they opened up the app store to 3rd parties and it really took off. It's your only choice if you're in the apple ecosystem and one of the best choices even if you're not."
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    #2Roku Ultra

    Roku Ultra

    The Roku Ultra is a streaming player being offered by Roku. It is capable of streaming media content from HD up to 4K Ultra HD at 60 frames per second (FPS). Roku Ultra also features a quad-core processor.

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    Danielle Wallace
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "Roku Ultra Media Player makes searching easy with its remote voice search. This system gives incredible picture quality with HD and UHD TVs. Its colors are brilliant. It is fully loaded and also comes with headphones so as not to disturb a sleeping friend."
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    #3Amazon Fire TV

    Amazon Fire TV
    Amazon Fire TV is a streaming device which includes 4K Ultra HD and HDR support, as well as Alexa Voice Remote. It has a huge selection of TV and movies and can be your option to watch Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, and more. 
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    $69.99

    Craig Patel
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "Finally, I found a device that does 4k and does it well. Have been using this for months without any issues whatsoever. Super easy to set up and easier to use. Picture quality is amazing, as you'd expect from 4k. Definitely recommend."
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    #4TiVo R84950

    TiVo R84950

    The TiVo BOLT is a 500GB digital recorder and streaming media player compatible with UHD 4K resolutions. It allows you to record up to 4 shows at ones and store up to 75 hours of content in HD.

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    Kelly Chapman
    Written on March 23, 2018
    " Amazon Fire TV Stick With Alexa Voice Remote. MSRP: $39.99. Google Chromecast Audio"
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    #5Roku Premiere

    Roku Premiere

    Roku Premiere is a 4K UHD Streaming Media Player offered by Roku. It can access up to 450,000 movies and TV shows from the major streaming platforms. This Roku device also sports a quad-core processor.

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    Teresa Schneider
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "I really like this Roku because it has a lot of good features. It works with all TVs and it was really easy for me to use. I also like the Roku remote control. I thought the remote was easy to use with convenient buttons and a good size."
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    #6Google Chromecast

    Google Chromecast

    Google Chromecast is a device made by Google that can stream various media content to your television. This supports devices with Android versions not later than 4.1 or iOS 7.0 and up.

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    $35

    Brandon Wagner
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "I love Chromecast. I personally don't even have cable or watch TV that much. When I do want to watch a TV show, Chromecast is my device of choice. Setup and casting are super easy, and there are so many options for apps and games are even coming soon."
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    #7NVIDIA SHIELD TV

    NVIDIA SHIELD TV

    NVIDIA SHIELD TV is a home theatre entertainment that sports a 4K HDR picture quality. It's compatible with Dolby ATMOS and DTS-X surround sound systems. The device can access various media streaming sites like Netflix.

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    $139.99- Was $179.99 (22% off)

    Craig Jones
    Written on March 20, 2018
    " Nvidia Shield Media Player is a mong the fastest media players. this player features 4K HDR quality and compatibility with Dolby ATMOS and DTS-X surround sound systems. its a great player."
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    #8Amazon Fire TV Stick

    Amazon Fire TV Stick

    Amazon Fire TV Stick is a device which you can plug into your HDTV and start streaming in minutes. This includes the Alexa Voice Remote to find the best way to watch across more than 190 channels and apps. 

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    $24.99- Was $39.99 (38% off)

    Willie Walters
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "This product works based on WiFi which is very comfort to use"
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    #9Roku Streaming Stick Plus

    Roku Streaming Stick Plus

    The Roku Streaming Stick Plus streams 4K and HDR video from various streaming platforms, unlike the standard streaming stick from Roku that only streams in HD. This device is also voice-control enabled for volume and TV power control.

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    Martha Valdez
    Written on March 20, 2018
    "Streaming music and videos has become a major thing in recent years. The Roku device for me has provided the best experience with a bonus of a voice recording system."
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    #10Roku Express

    Roku Express

    The Roku Express is the 2017 model that allows users to stream HD content directly to their TV very easily thanks to its 5x more powerful processor. It gives direct access to +500,000 movies and TV episodes.

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    Lin Hao
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "I have been using Roku for years now. And I have to say that this model has really upped Roku's game. It is so much more faster than it was before. Before loading times were a little slow, but now it is quite fast. I am really happy with Roku's upgrade this time. You won't regret buying this one!"
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    #11Roku 4

    Roku 4
    Roku 4 is a 4K streaming media player which will give you access to more than 2,500 streaming channels such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and more in high quality. It includes a remote control and a headphone connection. 



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    Paul Young
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "Roku media player bring s a whole host of great features in a very easy to use app. It couldn't be smoother and easier to use. I love that you can save your favorites into easy to use lists and I love the different types of media that you can stream using it. It is nice and compact and stays out of the way. The connectivity has been compared to others in my experience."

Summary

Best What are the best and fastest streaming media players
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Apple TV 4K Electronics 19 Paid
2Roku UltraElectronics 16 Paid
3Amazon Fire TVElectronics 14 Paid
4TiVo R84950Electronics 13 Paid
5Roku PremiereElectronics 10 Paid
6Google ChromecastElectronics 10 Paid
7NVIDIA SHIELD TVElectronics 7 Paid
8Amazon Fire TV StickElectronics 6 Paid
9Roku Streaming Stick PlusElectronics 4 Paid
10Roku ExpressElectronics 2 Paid
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