Best Streaming Media Player

Streaming Media Players have been around for years and with so many choices its tough to choose the best bang for your buck.  All the streaming media players below all have access to the same apps most people want such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video and much more!

This list of best streaming media players will be broken into 3 different categories:

BEST OVERALL STREAMING MEDIA PLAYER

NVIDIA SHIELD

Pros

  • 4K EVERYTHING: Movies, TV Shows, Video Games
  • Easy to install apps like KODI, IPTV (SETVNOW, GEARS TV)
  • GAMING: 1080P on-demand cloud gaming, Stream Games from PC to NVIDIA Shield
  • Live TV Apps: Sling TV, Playstation Vue and free over the air HD TV 
  • Unlimited Storage – you can plug in any USB External Harddrive or thumb drive for basically unlimited storage 
  • Google Assistant built-in
  • Media remote and gaming controller included
  • voice search

Cons

  • Price: NVIDIA SHIELD starts off at $179.99 (but it’s the most powerful and versatile streaming media player and that comes with a cost)

BEST CHEAPEST 4K STREAMING MEDIA PLAYER

Roku Ultra

Pros

  • 4K HDR Movies and TV Shows
  • Speedy Performance
  • Voice remote with TV Power and volume
  • Headphone jack in remote for private listening and lost-remote finder
  • USB and microSD Ports: Use the USB port for local playback or microSD for extra channel storage.
  • Private Channels: the ability to add channels/apps outside the app store

Cons

  • No KODI support
  • Doesn’t run Android so you can’t install apps like IPTV

BEST BUDGET STREAMING MEDIA PLAYER 

FireTV Stick 

Pros

Cons

  • Not the fastest streaming media player but also not as slow as a turtle
  • 1080P video is the max resolution
  • no ethernet port
  • the user interface is clunky

in conclusion whichever streaming media player you choose

you will end up watching whatever you want from the comfort of your couch or favorite chair!

 

 

 

 

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