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Best Four Media Streaming Players of 2017

Published on 12 September 17
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Are you still vexed to choose which smart TV for enjoying digital content more convenient? Why not choose a stunning media streaming player to take the place of smart TV? With time goes by, smart TV is not really very smart, since media streamers are developed to stream tons of various movies, TV shows, and music video to HD TV from online streaming services, such as Netflix, Huhu, Amazon, iTunes or local network for playback. If you already have a smart TV but it is out-dated and can’t meet your particular requirements, you will buy a new one to instead of the old? However, you should know that smart TV receives limited updates, technology will not stagnate. So it’s time to get a dedicated media-steaming device undergoing lots of software upgrades. If you are the newbie in this field, and don’t know which streaming box to choose, in this article, we will list the top four best media streaming players of 2017 to help you to make the right decision.
No 1. Roku ($39.99-$89.99)

With the excellent and responsible user interface, Roku streaming player is one of the best media streamers, which is worthy for paying extra money. One of the most prominent characteristic of Roku is the largest selection of streaming content compared to other media streamers, which is available for streaming popular movies, music, TV episodes, and countless online content to your TV with a faster speed. Up to now, Roku provides different models with a wider range of prices and features. The Roku Streaming Stick and Roku Premiere+ stand out from these models currently available. For the Roku Streaming Stick, it has a special function, the private listening code, which enables you to watch your content without disturbing others. As for the Roku Prwmiwew+, it supports UHD with high dynamic range and vibrant HDR color.


No 2. Apple TV ($149)
If you are looking for a good media streamer to stream iTunes content that you purchased, Apple TV must be the best choice for you to enjoy your iTunes media files on a big screen, since it has the absolute advantage of being the only device that supports iTunes. Besides, it also makes it possible to stream digital media files in Apple's iOS devices to TV, depending on AirPlay support. In the latest version of Apple TV, it has the powerful voice search, namely Siri, which allows you to communicate with it and gives you timely introduction whenever you need help. But one thing you should keep in mind is that it costs more, but offers less flexibility than the cheaper Roku.
No 3. Google Chromecast ($35-$69)

Different from other media players, Google Chromecast is no remote control and no on-screen interfaces. In order to cast your favorite digital content and apps on your mobile devices to your TV, the first thing you need to do is to plug it into your TV’s DEMI port, and then you can control it through your mobile devices. With the 2.83-inch tiny size and the lowest price of $35 only, you are permitted to use Chromecast to access your media files from YouTube, Hulu, Netflix, the Google Play Store and other online channels with ease. By the way, if you possess the 4K TV, you should turn into Google Chromecast Ultra instead, which can stream up to 4K Ultra HD and HDR picture quality with the lighting speed.


No 4. Amazon Fire TV

With its powerful internals and a improved user interface, Amazon Fire TV supports you steam over 15,000 apps, games, and online services including 300,000 movies and TV shows to your HDTV in 4K Ultra HD, 1080p or 720p from Netflix, Amazon Video, YouTube, HDO NOW, Hulu and more. With an Alexa built-in for integrated voice search, you can quickly find the wanted digital content through more than 140 channels, or discover something interesting in seconds. But if you want to watch iTunes movies and TV shows on Fire TV, you should find out an AirPlay app, which can be installed on Amazon Fire TV in advance.

In Conclusion
If you are one of the fans of Apple ecosystem, Apple TV is the best choice for you stream digital content from iPhone, iPod, or Mac with AirPlay support, since Apple TV is the only place to stream iTunes movies and TV shows for watching. But if you want to get more digital content, you can select Roku media player. In order to stream Amazon videos to your HD TV, Amazon Fire TV as a part of Amazon is the best streamer to meet your requirements. For the people who are on a tight budget, Google Chromecast has the lowest price but also provides various digital files.


Are you still vexed to choose which smart TV for enjoying digital content more convenient? Why not choose a stunning media streaming player to take the place of smart TV? With time goes by, smart TV is not really very smart, since media streamers are developed to stream tons of various movies, TV shows, and music video to HD TV from online streaming services, such as Netflix, Huhu, Amazon, iTunes or local network for playback. If you already have a smart TV but it is out-dated and can’t meet your particular requirements, you will buy a new one to instead of the old? However, you should know that smart TV receives limited updates, technology will not stagnate. So it’s time to get a dedicated media-steaming device undergoing lots of software upgrades. If you are the newbie in this field, and don’t know which streaming box to choose, in this article, we will list the top four best media streaming players of 2017 to help you to make the right decision.

No 1. Roku ($39.99-$89.99)

With the excellent and responsible user interface, Roku streaming player is one of the best media streamers, which is worthy for paying extra money. One of the most prominent characteristic of Roku is the largest selection of streaming content compared to other media streamers, which is available for streaming popular movies, music, TV episodes, and countless online content to your TV with a faster speed. Up to now, Roku provides different models with a wider range of prices and features. The Roku Streaming Stick and Roku Premiere+ stand out from these models currently available. For the Roku Streaming Stick, it has a special function, the private listening code, which enables you to watch your content without disturbing others. As for the Roku Prwmiwew+, it supports UHD with high dynamic range and vibrant HDR color.

No 2. Apple TV ($149)

If you are looking for a good media streamer to stream iTunes content that you purchased, Apple TV must be the best choice for you to enjoy your iTunes media files on a big screen, since it has the absolute advantage of being the only device that supports iTunes. Besides, it also makes it possible to stream digital media files in Apple's iOS devices to TV, depending on AirPlay support. In the latest version of Apple TV, it has the powerful voice search, namely Siri, which allows you to communicate with it and gives you timely introduction whenever you need help. But one thing you should keep in mind is that it costs more, but offers less flexibility than the cheaper Roku.

No 3. Google Chromecast ($35-$69)

Different from other media players, Google Chromecast is no remote control and no on-screen interfaces. In order to cast your favorite digital content and apps on your mobile devices to your TV, the first thing you need to do is to plug it into your TV’s DEMI port, and then you can control it through your mobile devices. With the 2.83-inch tiny size and the lowest price of $35 only, you are permitted to use Chromecast to access your media files from YouTube, Hulu, Netflix, the Google Play Store and other online channels with ease. By the way, if you possess the 4K TV, you should turn into Google Chromecast Ultra instead, which can stream up to 4K Ultra HD and HDR picture quality with the lighting speed.

No 4. Amazon Fire TV

With its powerful internals and a improved user interface, Amazon Fire TV supports you steam over 15,000 apps, games, and online services including 300,000 movies and TV shows to your HDTV in 4K Ultra HD, 1080p or 720p from Netflix, Amazon Video, YouTube, HDO NOW, Hulu and more. With an Alexa built-in for integrated voice search, you can quickly find the wanted digital content through more than 140 channels, or discover something interesting in seconds. But if you want to watch iTunes movies and TV shows on Fire TV, you should find out an AirPlay app, which can be installed on Amazon Fire TV in advance.

In Conclusion

If you are one of the fans of Apple ecosystem, Apple TV is the best choice for you stream digital content from iPhone, iPod, or Mac with AirPlay support, since Apple TV is the only place to stream iTunes movies and TV shows for watching. But if you want to get more digital content, you can select Roku media player. In order to stream Amazon videos to your HD TV, Amazon Fire TV as a part of Amazon is the best streamer to meet your requirements. For the people who are on a tight budget, Google Chromecast has the lowest price but also provides various digital files.

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