The Best Streaming And Media Players Available Today

Streaming media and content is a huge part of today’s entertainment industry. Almost anything you could want to watch online has a video streaming service, and they’ve become so important that even the music industry is adapting to the new format. If you know anything about the phenomenon, it’s probably either because you’re among those consuming the content or because someone else in your household is. There’s no need to get left behind. The best streaming devices and media streamers are ones that give you the most bang for your buck from whatever service you’re a part of.

What’s on my list: The best streaming media devices for all budgets

1. Roku Streaming Stick+ ($69.99)

Roku’s Streaming Stick+ is a true do-it-all device. It’s an excellent platform for streaming video from services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, YouTube and HBO NOW, as well as apps like Plex, Spotify and Pandora. Plus, it also comes with a remote control with a headphone jack for private listening in case you find yourself sharing your TV with others (or just need to keep it down).

2. Apple TV 4K ($179.00)

Apple tv sports 4K HDR 10 compatibility and is the only streaming media device on the market to support Dolby Vision. It’s also got Apple’s iTunes library of movies and TV shows. You can stream your own favorite services like Netflix, Amazon Video, Vudu, FandangoNOW and many others with no problems too.

3. Nvidia Shield TV ($149)

The Nvidia Shield TV was one of the first streaming devices to feature 4K resolution for compatible content (once you plug a UHD TV into it). It provides access to a wide range of streaming services, including Netflix, Amazon Video, Vudu and Google Play Movies & TV.

4. Western Digital TV ($119.00)

Western Digital’s WD TV is the cheapest media streamer on our list, but it still packs in a lot of features. The most notable is support for 4K resolution, which means you will be able to stream videos with 4K video quality if your TV can support it.

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