Which streaming device is the best for you?  A lot of factors play into that decision, for some the answer may be obvious.  Apple or Amazon faithfuls may not even need to research any other options, but for our Geeksters who want to know what’s out there and what is truly the best fit we have compiled some information to make it easier to decide.  Read on below and see what will fit your needs best.

Apple TV

Apple TV can keep you up to date with all your favorite television shows, movies, sports, and news.  You will never miss out on anything and to top it all off, you have access to all your own photos, videos, and music.  Everything you need in one easy to access place.  You can watch your favorites on Netflix, Hulu, HBO GO, Watch ABC, PBS Kids, Watch Disney Channel, MLB.TV Premium, NHL Game Center, ABC News, and many many more.  They’ve recently added many new channels and will be adding more.  The device itself is small and easy to set up, plug Apple TV into the wall and connect to your TV with an HDMI cable.  That’s it, you’re set to go!

AirPlay gives you access to all the content on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.  See all your favorites on a big screen and get the full experience!  Want to share photos of your recent vacation with family or friends?  You can mirror the screen on your Mac or iOS device and show everyone all your fabulous photos.  The dual screen capability allows you to bring your games to full life and lets you really experience the game as if it were real life.  Apple TV is just $99, get it now and experience all the amazing features it has to offer!


Roku has really made a name for itself in the TV streaming realm.  With Roku, you can easily stream all your favorite television shows, catch all the latest in sports and news, enjoy your favorite music, and have movie marathons whenever you want.  You will have access to over 1,000 channels to fulfill your watching needs and not that’s not even including the subscription services like Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, and more.  Roku is ready to go straight from the box; no hidden fees just plug in and go.  No matter which Roku player you choose to go with, you are able to take advantage of hundreds of Free channels to enjoy.  Some channels partners do require a paid subscription, but you decide what you want to watch and sign up if you want.  The user interface is incredibly easy to use and navigate so no matter what you’re in the mood for, Roku will get you there quickly and enjoying it in no time.  Roku offers different levels of the streaming system, so you get exactly what you want and nothing more.  From, their Streaming Stick for just $49.99 to the Roku 3 for $99.99, there is bound to be an option for everyone.  You can go here to see how all their devices differ and which would be best for you.



Chromecast from Google may be small in size but don’t let that fool you.  All you get with it is pretty impressive.  You can plug it into your TV and use really any device with it, Android phone or tablet, iPhone, iPad, Mac or Windows laptop, or your Chromebook.  You can access all your favorite channels such as WatchESPN, WATCH ABC, Red Bull TV, PBS Kids, and many many more; click here for a complete list of apps you can enjoy.  Use Chromecast for more than just watching your favorite shows, you can mirror what you see on your laptop, phone, or tablet.  Makes sharing photos and music with everyone so much easier!  Chromecast is easy to setup and use, and for just $35 you will want one for every TV in your house!

Amazon Fire TV

If you are an avid Amazon shopper and love having their Prime service which allows you to watch tons of videos, then the Amazon Fire TV is definitely something you will love.  Connect to TV for a full viewing experience; you can access your Prime Instant Video account, Netflix, Hulu Plus, photos, and even rent video games at low costs.  The possibilities are endless with Amazon Fire TV, you will never be bored or tired of watching the same old shows again.  Amazon makes searching for your favorites as easy as simply saying the title.  That’s right, Amazon offers voice search to make it even easier to find what you’re looking for.  The easy to use interface and fast speed allow you to get to watching as soon as possible.  Amazon Prime keeps a never ending library of the latest and hottest movies and television shows all ready and waiting for you to select and watch.  Enjoy your photos and share all the laughs and memories with your loved ones.  Amazon knows that security and safety for your children is important; Amazon FreeTime allows you to have peace of mind when your kids are watching because you can set time limits and content controls as well as secure purchase settings so there are no accidental costs.  If you love playing new games, then you’ll love that with Amazon Fire TV you’ll be able to access some of the hottest titles.  The Amazon Fire Game Controller is sold separately.  To top it all off, stream all your favorite tunes with Amazon Fire TV and keep the party going!  The device itself is small in size, but don’t let that fool you, it is lightning fast and will really impress you with its power.  Amazon Fire TV is available for $99; try it out and see if it makes you into an Amazon lover for life!



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