Top 9 Best media streaming devices review :
Now a days, most of the smart tv has the functionality to stream movies and videos from different popular websites like NetFlix, Youtube etc. But still, the quality of these applications are not good as compared to other dedicated Streaming media players. These gadgets can stream movies and other video contents. Moreover, they are space - efficient and compatible with most of the TV.
We have picked out the top 9 best media streaming devices to purchase in 2018 . But before going through the list, one thing you should keep in mind that always pick the one that is compatible with your TV. If your TV supports 4K resolution, buy a streaming device that can produce 4K output.
Let’s take a look into the list of best media streaming devices :
|9||NETGEAR NeoTV Streaming Player (NTV300)|
|8||NETGEAR NeoTV Max Streaming Player (NTV300SL)|
|7||Roku Streaming Stick (3600R)|
|6||Fire TV Stick Streaming Media Player|
|5||Roku Premiere - HD and 4K UHD|
|4||NVIDIA SHIELD TV Streaming Media Player|
|3||Amlogic S905X Streaming media player|
|2||Roku Ultra : HD and 4K UHD|
|1||Fire TV Streaming Media Player|
9. NETGEAR NeoTV Streaming Player (NTV300) :
NeoTV Streaming Player can deliver 1080p HD streaming and 5.1 dolby digital plus with its high speed wifi system. Turn your TV to a smart tv and stream thousands of movies, videos and songs with NTV300. Stream movies and TV shows from popular sites like Netflix, Hulu plus , Vudu etc. Watch youtube videos , listen to your favourite music on pandora or even listen musics from napster on your TV . One ethernet port is also available, if you don’t want to use the wifi to connect. NeoTV has an application for android and ios devices to convert your smartphone into a remote control. Using this app, you can easily find and play your favourite movies and share channels on facebook.
- Play 1080p HD and 5.1 dolby digital plus
- Built in wifi and wired ethernet port
- ios/Android app to use mobile phone as remote control
8. NETGEAR NeoTV Max Streaming Player (NTV300SL) :
NeoTV NTV300SL is same as the previous media player NTV300 with some more include features. Same as NTV300, you will be able to access thousands of movies, songs , fm radio stations , tv serials from different sites like netflix, hulu plus, vudu ,youtube etc. The benifit of NTV300SL over NTV300 is that you can wirelessly display your laptop screen on TV using Intel WiDi , 300 Mbps wifi , play any file from USB and DLNA server, QWERTY remote control, expandable memory and VUDU 3D support.
- Wirelessly display laptop screen on TV
- 300 Mbps wifi, QWERTY remote control , VUDU 3D support
- USB and DLNA server playing support,expandable memory
7. Roku Streaming Stick (3600R) with quadcore processor :
Powered by a quad-core processor, Roku streaming stick can provide you 450000+ movies and TV episodes across 4500+ paid and free channels at 720p to 1080p resolution. Compatible with almost all HDTV, take this pen-drive sized streaming device with you ,connect it with a TV + internet connection and stream your favourite show anywhere you want. No need to bring the remote, using Roku mobile app, you can turn your mobile phone or tablet to a remote control . Using Roku mobile app, you can enjoy private listening via headphones.
- 720p - 1080p resolution
- Portable and compatible with most of the TV
- Remote control and mobile app to use phone as remote
6. Fire TV Stick Streaming Media Player with Alexa Voice Remote :
With support for Alexa, Fire TV stick has become more smarter than ever. Launch and control contents with voice commands : Play any TV series, play music, find movie show time or order a pizza without typing anything. As compared to the first generation fire TV stick, it is quad core, Dual band wifi connectivity (MIMO),Bluetooth 4.1 and internal storage of 8GB with 1 GB RAM. It can stream videos 720p and 1080p upto 60fps.Supports over 15000 apps and games, Fire TV stick is one of the best portable streaming device currently available.
- quad-core processor ,Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi
- Alexa support, control everything using voice command
- Alexa voice remote and fire TV remote app available for Fire, Android and ios
5. Roku Premiere - HD and 4K UHD Streaming Media Player :
Roku Premiere is powered by a quad-core processor and it can deliver 4K ultra HD videos. Using Roku, you will be able to access 450000+ movies and TV episodes across 4500+ paid and free channels including Netflix,Amazon Video,Hulu,VUDU,Sling TV and PBS kids.Easy to use : Not all channels are 4K quality , use its 4K spotlight channel to quickly find 4K channels , use unbiased search to find out where your show is cheapest or free.One remote is included with this package or you can install Roku app on your phone and use different features like voice search, private listening etc.
- Quad-core processor, 4K Ultra HD Streaming
- Easy to use
- Roku app with private listening and voice search
4. NVIDIA SHIELD TV Streaming Media Player :
Watch movies , TV shows and play games in 4K HDR mode using NVIDIA SHIELD. It also has google voice search enabled that works on more than 100 applications. Thousands of apps are available including Netflix, Amazon video, Youtube, HBO, Playstation Vue, Kodi or music apps like pandora, spotify etc. This package includes one remote and one redesigned SHIELD controller with voice search, rumble feedback and private listening . The main advantage of this streaming media player is that you can play Android games or cast your PC game library using NVIDIA Gamestream.
- Thousands of apps are available to stream Movies,music and Videos
- Google Voice search enabled
- Play android games or use Gamestream to cast PC games
3. Amlogic S905X Streaming media player :
This Streaming device is powered by Android 6.0 operating system. As it is using android, you will be able to access playstore and download different apps. Some apps are preinstalled like Youtube , Netflix etc . but most of the apps required to install which is not a big deal. You can even connect one mouse and keyboard to this Streaming media player and use other social networking apps like facebook,skype,internet browsing ,playing games etc.This quad core device has 1GB of DDR3 RAM and 8GB of ROM . If you are looking for a budget Streaming media player,Amlogic S905X will meet all of your needs.
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow Operating system
- Lots of apps available, one keyboard and mouse can be connect
- Quad core processor with 1GB DDR3 RAM
2. Roku Ultra : HD and 4K UHD Streaming Media Player :
Roku Ultra is the top version of Roku Streaming media player series. It comes with a quad core processor , a 802.11ac dual-band wireless hardware and capable of streaming 4K HD videos at 60 fps with HDR mode.Stream 450000+ movies , TV episodes and musics across 4500+ free and paid channels. No need to look on different applications where your favourite show has the lowest price, use Roku’s unbiased search and search through a wide selection of paid or free channels simultaneously. Its remote has voice search feature : just tell your show name and get the result immediately. Using Roku mobile app, you can convert your mobile phone into a remote control. Other features includes remote finder, gaming button, private listening etc.
- Stream 4K HD Videos at 60 fps + HDR mode
- quad core processor, 802.11ac dual-band MIMO
- Ethernet and microSD port, remote finder,gaming buttons, USB port , Roku app for android/ios smartphones
1. Fire TV Streaming Media Player :
Amazon fire Tv allows you to stream over 300000 movies and TV shows in 4K ultra HD, 1080p and 720p mode. It comes with one Alexa enabled device that allows you to do universal search across multiple channels with voice control. Just say “Find comedies” and it will show your results from different apps. Not only finding a show, you can also do lot of other things like fast forward, play music , order a pizza , shop for snacks etc. using only voice control.The advantage of fire TV over fire TV stick is that it has 2 GB of RAM , high performance game play , 4K Ultra HD streaming, ethernet and expandable storage support. The processor is quad-core : same as fire TV stick. If you have 4K compatible high definition TV, Fire TV is our top choice as a Streaming media player.
- Watch in 1080p and 720p mode
- Alexa universal search
- 2 GB RAM, game play, 4K Ultra HD streaming,ethernet , expandable storage