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What’s the Best Video Streaming Device for You?

If you’re looking to join the ranks of “cord cutters” everywhere, in addition to fast and reliable internet from ITS Fiber, you’ll need a media streaming device to satisfy your entertainment needs if you don’t have a “SmartTV” that already has a built-in streaming platform. With so many options on the market, it can be overwhelming to find the one that’s perfect for you.

Here’s a short list of devices to help you choose which streaming device to purchase.


Best Living Room Picks

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

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Size: 3.9 x 1.2 x 0.5 inches
Price: $49.99*
Ports: HDMI output, micro USB for power only
Storage: 8 GB, plus cloud storage for digital Amazon content
Remote: Yes

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is the premier device cord cutters have been waiting for. Watch your favorite movies and shows and stream games on this media device that brings a 4K quality picture directly to your living room TV. Simply plug the HDMI cable into your TV, connect to your high-speed WiFi and settle in for a movie or gaming night.

 

Roku Ultra

Roku Ultra

Size: 3.3 x 3.3 x 0.7 inches
Price: $125.99**
Ports: power, HDMI 2.0a
Storage: N/A
Remote: Yes

This is the latest version of the line of Roku streamers that allows you to enjoy TV and movies in HD, 4K Ultra, or HDR for a truly immersive binge-watching experience. The unique “point anywhere” remote and voice activation capabilities make it easy to use for both kids and adults who are new to using streaming devices.

 

AirTV Streaming Player

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Size: 5 x 5 x 2.75 inches
Price: $162**
Ports: power, HDMI 2.0a, USB 2.0 Ports, Ethernet port
Storage: N/A
Remote: Yes
(includes adapter for antenna)

This device is fully integrated with SlingTV streaming platform and also works with Netflix, YouTube, Google Play and other streaming services. You can stream videos via Wi-Fi or have a direct internet connection to the device. You can also watch local channels using the HD OTA Adapter connected to an indoor HD Antenna. (Antenna sold separately.)

* Approximate price from online or retailer. Not sold by ITS. ** Price if purchased from ITS Fiber.


Best Living Room Picks

Roku Premiere

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Size: 1.4 x 3.3 x 0.7 inches
Price: $39.99*
Ports: Power, HDMI 2.0a
Storage: N/A
Remote: Yes

Those who don’t have money to drop on an expensive media streaming device will appreciate the Roku Premiere. Like the Premiere Plus, it lets you stream high-quality 4K content, but without the voice-control capabilities.

 

Google Chromecast

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Size: 6.4 inches
Price: $35**
Ports: HDMI and micro USB
Storage: N/A
Remote: No

One of the most affordable streaming options on the market, the Google Chromecast gives you access to thousands of apps that you can use to stream the content you love. You should know that this casting device doesn’t come with a remote, but you can easily control your TV with your Android device or iPhone instead; simply download the Google Home app.

* Approximate price from online or retailer. Not sold by ITS. ** Price if purchased from ITS Fiber.


Now that you understand some options, you can choose the best media streaming device for you. Make sure you have ITS Fiber’s lightning-fast internet, and take your TV-bingeing, movie-watching and gaming experience to the next level.

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