What are the best streaming devices?

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    #1Amazon 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

    Olivia Powell
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "I love the Amazon Fire TV 4K Ultra HD. It is so much more advanced than the original. I can sit on my couch and let Alexa do all the work. "
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    #2Google 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

    Stephanie Peters
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "Google Chromecast can help transform your phone, tablet, or PC into a remote. It allows you to control your tv and any show you are watching right from your phone which makes show viewing easily accessible."
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    #3Roku 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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    Janet Simpson
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "I got the Roku for my TV to use in addition to the Apple TV. I think it works well for my Smart TV because it has some different channels that the AppleTV doesn't have and the TV didn't come with."
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    #4Apple 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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    Jeffrey Cook
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "Apple products in general are overpriced and restrictive. These streaming devises I haven't found a use for since I don't watch TV."
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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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    Angela Fuller
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "Without a doubt the best streaming device out there. I was looking for a set-top box to stream files I have in my computer to my tv, and the Roku works flawlessly. Even better it can stream in full 4k resolution, which a lot of other streaming devices can't handle yet. You will need a specific app to stream to computer to tv but otherwise, for the price this is a great device."
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    #6Amazon 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)

    Philip Wells
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "I love my Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote. It's incredibly easy to use and lets me stream all of my favorite shows. And in particular, the voice search does a great job and makes my life even easier. "
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    #7TiVo 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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    Andrea Sandoval
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "I love using this bolt to stream my stuff. Its super fast and stores a lot too!"
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    #8Roku 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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    Joyce Flores
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "It is one of the best streaming player that enable to cut out cable bills and save money. It is easy to navigate menu, initial setup instructions. It is also a great space saver and not having much wires. "
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    #9NVIDIA 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)

    Diana Burke
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "A friend recommended the Nvidia shield media player as a replacement for the roku. I use this thing everyday and it's only getting better. It seems to be becoming a central hub for everything. I don't have smart things on it yet but it's great with Google Assistant. I run many things on this. You can run emulators, Kodi, Netflix, and everything else. I like the game stream option it has too! I can play just about every game I have on steam and on blizzard on my loving room as long as my computer is on"
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    #10Roku 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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    Frank Beck
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "I wanted to get my brother a killer present for his birthday. I know his streaming device is getting old so I wanted to find him the best streaming device I could find to give him as a present. After some investigating I found the Roku 4 Media Player and was extremely impressed. The device comes with access to more than 2500 streaming channels and has all the amazing features of a new age streaming device. My brother is going to lose his mind when he opens his birthday present."
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    #11Matricom G-BOX Q3

    Matricom G-BOX Q3

    The G-Box Q3 by Matricom is an Android media streaming device. Beyond streaming movies and TV shows from dedicated apps, users can download games and other apps from the Play Store thanks to its 16GB of internal storage.

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    Mercedes Sandoval
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "The Matricom G-Box Q3 is a disaster. Why would anyone recommend this piece of garbage. It buffers constantly and is not even compatible with Netflix or Hulu. Roku is the leader in streaming devices and that's what you should be looking at."
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    #12EASYTONE Android TV Box

    EASYTONE Android TV Box
    The Android TV Box from EASYTONE is a media player powered by Android 7.1. The Android TV Box allows TVs to function as a smart TV with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities, access to the Play Store and 4K HD video streaming.
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    Nicole Payne
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "The Android TV Box from EASYTONE is the est streaming device to watch your favorite programs and shows. The Android TV Box from EASYTONE can operate as a smart TV and also has bluetooth capabilities. "
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    #13Hongyu Q-Box

    Hongyu Q-Box

    The QBox TV Box is a media streaming device that runs on Android 5.1 It supports 4K Ultra HD and 3D outputs for the ultimate home theater experience. The dual band Wi-Fi and quad-core processor ensure seamless streaming.

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    Brandon Powell
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "QBox devices don't have the clearest documentation and often come with kind of odd versions of familiar streaming software that are difficult to set up completely. They also seem to have a tendency to stop working fairly quickly. I'm not too familiar with this company, but it appears that they don't have a lot of market share for a good reason. I'd have to recommend a different steaming device for most purposes, unfortunately."
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    #14Roku Streaming Stick

    Roku Streaming Stick

    Roku Streaming Stick is an HD streaming media player with dual-band wireless connection and a quad-core processor. It allows access to many streaming services like Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Hulu, Google Play and more.

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    Harini Chattopadhyay
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "I have to disagree with this result. Roku is okay, and it does do some streaming, but not nearly as well as some other devices like Fire TV (for example). It's just a "meh" sort of product that will get the job done, but not amaze anyone."
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    #15DOLAMEE Android TV Box

    DOLAMEE Android TV Box
    With the Android TV Box from DOLAMEE, users can download apps from Google Play—not just for streaming but for internet browsing and gaming as well. It can seamlessly stream 4K video, thanks to its penta-core GPU.
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    Alan Marshall
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "This is a nice option if you are looking for way to easily stream videos and more. It has a relatively easy connection and setup. You can download apps like Youtube and many more more for Android. It gives off a solid sound as well."
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    #16SkyStream Two

    SkyStream Two
    The SkyStream Two streaming media player runs on Android 7.1.2. Streaming apps for videos and audio can be downloaded from the Play Store. The media player can stream 4K videos without a hitch, thanks to its octa-core processor.
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    Brittany Curtis
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "This is good for the price. With so many streaming players out there, this is a good option, but I like the higher end ones better. "
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    #17Baile WiFi Display Dongle

    Baile WiFi Display Dongle

    Baile WiFi Display Dongle is a plug-and-play device that enables you to mirror your phone's screen to a monitor or projector. No app and driver required. This supports iPhone and Android devices, as well as Miracast, DLNA, and Airplay.

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    Laura Peters
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "This device was easier to use than other ones like it. I'm happy I got this one."
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    #18Vooran Wireless Display Dongle

    Vooran Wireless Display Dongle
    Vooran Wireless Display Dongle is capable of mirror function of any media from smartphones (iPhone or Android), tablets or laptops onto a projector or TV screen. This is also compatible with iOs, Windows, and Mac OS.


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    Anna Henry
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "The Vooran Wireless Display Dongle sounds like a really neat device in theory. It is supposed to display what I am watching on my phone onto a larger, more viewer friendly screen. Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to make it work. Hopefully I will figure it out one of these days, because this sounds like it would be very useful."
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    #19Roku 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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    Vincent Reid
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "I was looking at different streaming boxes. I wanted an Nvidia Shield but could not afford one. I went with the Roku Streaming Stick Plus. It has lots of apps and works decently for the price. I am happy to have a smart TV now. It has met my expectations so far."
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    #20Victony Wireless Display Dongle

    Victony Wireless Display Dongle
    Victony Wireless Display Dongle allows you to cordlessly display 1080p streaming videos, games, photos, etc. from your smartphone (must be Android 5.0+ and iOs 6.0+) or tablets to an HDTV, monitor or projector.


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    Kathleen Young
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "The Victony Wireless Display Dongle streams some of the best quality in a player that Ive found. The set up is easy and it seems to be long lasting."
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    #21Elegiant Wireless Dongle

    Elegiant Wireless Dongle
    Elegiant Wireless Dongle is a WiFi display dongle that serves as a screen-mirroring adapter. It can display up to 1080p or full HD display. This supports smartphones with Miracast (Android) or Airplay (iOs) functions.


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    Tammy Wallace
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "Nice to have."
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    #22Diwuer Wireless Display Dongle

    Diwuer Wireless Display Dongle

    Diwuer Wireless Display Dongle displays contents from a smartphone (iPhone or Android), tablet or laptop to your HDTV screen via WiFi connection. No extra apps or cables needed. Package includes wireless HDMI Miracast Adapter.

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    Marilyn Daniels
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "I am really enjoying the Diwuer Wireless Display Dongle. I love being able to stream onto my tv from my phone! It was a reasonable price for easy connection!"
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    #23GooBang Doo STK14051857

    GooBang Doo STK14051857
    The GooBang Doo X-III TV box runs on Android 7.1 and comes with a mini keyboard with an operating distance of 20 meters. It supports HDR and 4K Ultra HD, with Airplay capabilities to mirror smartphone and tablet screens to the TV.
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    Ryan Matthews
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "I love this thing! It has completely changed the way I watch tv. Our smart tv had the most obnoxious user interface where you had to type in any searches with the number bad. It gave me nightmare flashbacks to flip phone texts in the 90's. The kids use it to play their smartphone games on the big screen too. "
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    #24Livestream Broadcaster Mini Camera

    Livestream Broadcaster Mini Camera

    Livestream Broadcaster Mini Camera is a WiFi camera with live streaming capabilities which can be set up for iOs and Android via Livestream app. It also features micro-HDMI inputs supports, and streams video without a computer.

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    Diana Fowler
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This product seems to be a horrendous solution to the topic. Consumer reviews all read that the product is defective, has limited streaming sources and will not function most of the time in general. It is not cost effective, or even worthy of it's nearly $400 price tag. All in all it is mentioned to be a horrible product and waste of money."

Summary

Best What are the best streaming devices
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Amazon Fire TVElectronics 22 Paid
2Google ChromecastElectronics 19 Paid
3Roku UltraElectronics 18 Paid
4Apple TV 4K Electronics 17 Paid
5Roku PremiereElectronics 15 Paid
6Amazon Fire TV StickElectronics 14 Paid
7TiVo R84950Electronics 14 Paid
8Roku ExpressElectronics 13 Paid
9NVIDIA SHIELD TVElectronics 11 Paid
10Roku 4Electronics 9 Paid
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