Who even needs cable today… seriously? We’ve tested SCORES of Streaming Devices In 2021 so you can watch stuff on 4K or HD TVs like an absolute champ! Here are our favourites.
We get it, you need a decent device to connect to your TV so you can stream your videos in peace. But there’s just one challenge, you’re not sure which one? No problemo… we’ve got you covered!
Just Cut the Cord Already…
There are SO many to watch online content on your TV now. Most of the times your television itself might have apps, a built-in Blu-ray player or a game system featuring streaming services. Nowadays most streamers allow you to set your TV up with any online streaming services you need under $100.
Let’s face the facts folks! Resolution is one of the biggest factors to consider when it comes to purchasing good streaming devices. All of the premium platforms we have listed for you below have options for ultra-high(4K) & HDR content.
Now, you might be thinking to yourself, “What about 8K?” Seriously guys for now we’d ask you not to focus on that too much. There are hardly any *K TVs out in the market yet. And, from what we’ve heard we won’t be getting any 8K streaming service for a while now.
Now that all that’s settled, what say we take a peek at the 3 Sickeningly Good Streaming Devices In 2021?
Ready or not… here we go!
Google Chromecast – Poised for Perfection
So, why did we pick the Chromecast? What so great about it?
There are multiple versions of Chromecast available but without a doubt, its 1080p offers the best value for money. At a convenient price point of around $35, you don’t need to pay a penny on subscription fees. However, you would be eligible for fees if you opt for any of the following:
- YouTube Premium
Or any others for that matter. The cool thing about this nifty product is that since it only act as a receiver you can take your streaming with you anywhere, literally.
Like quite a few other steaming devices you don’t need Android, or a specific TV model to enjoy Chromecast.
All you have to do is plug this amazing little device into an HDMI port, connect to your Wi-Fi and walla! You’re all set.
Do we really need to elaborate? This is something that NO other streaming service can offer. The integration of Chromecast with Google Assistant basically enables you to control Chromecast with your voice. You might find it difficult to get used to the first time around but once you are used to it there’ll be no shortage of possibilities and applications.
For most people it might be a deal-breaker to not have a remote. But why on earth would need a remote with Chromecast? You can essentially start streaming just through your voice alone or even through your smartphone anywhere in your house.
This is one of the key reasons why Chromecast is this good. It’s method of casting is so ridiculously simple.
Roku Streaming Stick Plus – Simply powerful. Superbly portable
Let’s have a look at Roku Streaming Stick Plus and the services it offers.
Placed at a comfy price point of $49.99, Roku Streaming Stick Plus offers the following benefits:
- Higher-end (802.11ac dual-band) wireless connectivity with greater range
- Voice remote with TV controls
- Full 1080p HD support
- Quad-core processor
Many of you right about now might be asking yourself, “Do I need a special TV?” The simple answer is NO.
Roku Streaming Stick Plus will work on any with a stable HDMI connection. However, features like HDR or 4K Ultra-HD might require you to connect to a feature that supports these features. This why it’s considered to be one of the best Streaming Devices in 2021.
We also recommend that you use a high-speed HDMI cable when you are connecting your Roku device to your TV.
This tiny device packs quite a punch! The remote has app specific buttons at the bottom making it super simple for your Netflix/Hulu binge watching sessions.
Menu: Simple, customizable, and user friendly
Roku’s main menu interface makes finding and selecting your app a breeze. The menu features large icons which can be easily read from a distance. The menu also makes it really easy to access the settings section, incase you need to resolve any issues.
Streaming quality: Is it as good as Cable?
In short of course yes. But we already knew that right?
Roku offers FREE HDMI cable extenders to any of their users if they face a buffering issue.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K – Amazonians Where Y’all At?
Welcome to the age of affordable 4K streaming!
The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K also has a comfortable price tag of approximately $49.99 to its name.
Although this media streamer doesn’t represent a sequel to the 1080p Fire TV Stick, but instead completely replaces the 4K-capable Amazon Fire TV.
Some features are of this gadget include:
- Supports 4K with HDR10 and Dolby Vision
- Can be integrated with Amazon Alexa
- Quick Wi-Fi streaming and menu navigation
Setting up the device is really simple. Al you have to do is plug it into your TV, plug in the power adaptor, follow the guidelines shown and connect to your Wi-Fi network and that’s it.
The best part is you don’t need to have a Amazon Prime account to use the Fire TV Stick 4K. Although if you have Amazon Prime it allows you unlimited access to Prime Music and Video streaming.
The bottom line is Amazon Fire TV Stick is puny but powerful.
Unlike Roku or Google Chromecast, Fire TV Stick isn’t neutral in its search functionality and program recommendations (both of which work speedily and smoothly). Amazon content will ALWAYS be at the front-and-centre.
Fire TV Stick’s navigation and browsing is a breeze, barely distinguishable from that of its larger Cube cousin.
#So, What You Are Watching?
Are you satisfied with our picks for the Best Streaming Devices In 2021 my gorgeous geeks? Look it’s your money and NOBODY but you get’s to decide how you’re going to spend it. So, whatever device you’re going to go for just make sure you do a thorough research.
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Stay calm and keep streaming!