Best Streaming Devices for 2019
What are the best streaming devices of 2019? Each one of these devices is the cream of the crop when it comes to their price range. Whether you want the best of the best, or just an affordable streaming stick, there is something here you here!
Nvidia Shield TV Gaming ($239)
Nvidia is widely known as the best maker of serious computer GPUs. But with the Shield TV, they’ve taken their knowledge of powerful architecture and made it into the most powerful streaming device to date.
It’s not the most popular streaming device, since it is a tad expensive, but you pay for what you get here--that’s for certain!
Capable of 4K output, gaming, and even game streaming, the Nvidia Shield TV is whatever you want it to be and more. It’s incredibly fluid when controlling the interface and lag free thanks to specs that go above and beyond what is considered the “norm” for a streaming device. Take advantage of practically any app within Google Play, and stream to your heart's content.
Xiaomi Mi Box 4K ($65)
While not a big name like Roku or Amazon in the west, Xiaomi is well known in the east and in the tech circles as an affordable alternative solution to a techie’s needs. And the Xiaomi Mi Box 4K is no different. It’s the most affordable way to watch 4K content with a media streaming device. It’s affordable, but no slouch when it comes to power since it has a quad-core processor, and capability up to 18 Gbps speeds. Install any app you want since this bad boy supports Android TV as its native operating system.
Roku Express HD Media Player ($49)
If you want an affordable but powerful media streaming device, then look no further. The Roku Express HD has full 1080p HD video quality which means you’ll be able to complete your setup with 500,000+ movies and Tv shows available from a variety of different apps like Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu and more.
The Roku Express HD is well known for its usability and simplicity. The tiled menu, and the easy to use controller, make navigating and getting into content fast and simple. Not only that, but the small footprint, easy plug and play installation, and compatible apps on your phone, make sharing and streaming media easy for even tech noobs!
Amazon Fire TV Stick (Gen 2) ($39)
The Amazon Fire TV Stick is one of the simplest ways to get access to your favorite TV shows and movies. It’s host to the Amazon ecosystem, which means you can install apps, play games, and of course--watch content. Install Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, watch Prime video, and more.
Simply plug the stick into an HDMI port, and use the voice-controlled controller to pick what you want to watch. While Amazon was a bit late to the streaming party, behind some other competitors like Roku--it’s made up for it by making its devices very portable, easy to install, and very easy on the wallet without losing any features.