How To Choose a Streaming Device

If you have a new TV chances are you can download apps to it and you don’t even need to worry about all this streaming devices sh*t. If you can’t download apps to your TV or are limited in what apps you can download, then you’re going to need a device to help you stream all your favorite movies and shows.

You have a ton of options when it comes to devices you can use to stream, you just need to figure out which one will work best for you. Since we’re your isp and we don’t offer traditional cable, we know a lot about cutting the cord and have done all the research for you!

Let’s start with Apple TV; an Apple TV device is amazing if all your other devices are Apple products. It’s exactly what you’d expect from Apple, it’s user friendly, it syncs up with all your devices, gives you access to everything you’ve bought on iTunes, and it also starts out at $149. If that’s in your budget and you love Apple, you will love the Apple TV device!

The next big name device is a Fire TV stick. Fire TV sticks are a great option that give you easy access to anything you’ve bought on Prime including premium channel subscriptions. Fire TV sticks start out at $39.99; the only negative is they don’t have access to YouTube TV because Amazon owns the Fire stick and Google owns YouTube.

There are two more options for streaming devices: Roku and Chromecast. A Chromecast works best if you prefer to pull things up on your phone or laptop and mirror it to your TV screen, this gives you more flexibility but there’s no remote.

Roku devices are the most compatible streaming device. You can download any app to a Roku device also, the Roku Channel has tons of free rotating movies and shows. Roku is also the most affordable starting out at $29.99, and there are plenty of devices to choose from.

We at Snip recommend getting a Roku device if you are new to cord cutting and still aren’t sure what you need! We hope this post helped you choose which streaming device will work best for you.

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