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List of Best Media Streaming Devices with Specs for 2019

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A Media Streamer or Streaming Media device gives you a free hand to connect your smart TV to the Internet. In this way, you can browse Live Streaming and watch movies, TV shows, Sports in your preferred quality. Using such devices, you can watch content directly from the Internet. You listen and watch content that is not available directly on your computer but you get it from the web such as YouTube videos, BBC, Music etc. A Media streamer downloads the file on your PC. After the download completes, you get free access to it. 

With the help of such smart devices, you don’t need to subscribe to famous applications like Amazon, BBC iPlayer, Netflix etc. Looking at the importance of these applications, there are plenty of Media Streaming devices available. For your ease, we have listed a few of the best players and boxes that you might be interested to buy and watch unlimited videos in HD and 4K quality. 

Below is the list of Top 10 Media Streamers of 2019. Read the specs and select the best one based on your needs and requirements.

Roku Premiere (2018)

If you are looking for an inexpensive and fast streamer device with the supports of HDR10 then try out Roku Premiere 2018 version. The price of this device is only 40$ and at this low price, it also supports 4K content.

Roku Premiere (2018) – Features and Specs

Lowest Price 29.99$
Top Features Budget-minded cinephiles
Internal Storage 00
4K Video Options Yes
HDR HDR10
Online Content Services Roku Channel Store
Web Browser No
Smartphone/Tablet Control Yes
Voice Control Search

Google Chromecast (2018)

Google Chromecast is not too inexpensive. It falls under the budget of most of the people. It is Responsive and supports lots of useful apps. The drawback of this Chromecast device is that it only supports a resolution to 1080P and not beyond it.

Google Chromecast (2018) – Features and Specs

Lowest Price 35.00$
Top Features Budget-minded Android users
Internal Storage 00
4K Video Options No
HDR No
Online Content Services Google Cast
Web Browser No
Smartphone/Tablet Control Yes
Voice Control Google Assistant

Roku Ultra (2017)

Roku Ultra comes with many popular services and supports multiple streaming apps from the app store. It has a Wired network connection with a headphone jack. It does not support Dolby vision and the voice search is also limited.

Roku Ultra (2017) – Features and Specs

Lowest Price 84.95$
Top Features Privacy-minded movie lovers
Internal Storage 00
4K Video Options YES
HDR HDR10
Online Content Services Roku Channel Store
Web Browser No
Smartphone/Tablet Control Yes
Voice Control Search

Nvidia Shield TV (2017)

Apart from live streaming from the Internet, Nvidia Shield TV (2017) also supports many popular games. Nvidia TV supports 4K and HDR media. It comes with Google Assistant and Hands-free support. The price is comparatively high and also requires a high-speed internet connection. If your connection is slow then not recommended.

Nvidia Shield TV (2017) – Features and Specs

Lowest Price 168.00$
Top Features Hands-free Google fans
Internal Storage 16GB
4K Video Options YES
HDR Dolby Vision, HDR10
Online Content Services Android TV
Web Browser No
Smartphone/Tablet Control Yes
Voice Control Google Assistant

Google Chromecast Ultra

If you look at its features then you can say that it is not that much expensive. It has an Ethernet port for bufferless 4K streaming. The drawback of Google Chromecast Ultra is it runs only on a smartphone, tablet, or PC. But it is a better option for 4K streaming.

Google Chromecast Ultra – Features and Specs

Lowest Price 69.00$
Top Features Android users
Internal Storage 00
4K Video Options YES
HDR Dolby Vision, HDR10
Online Content Services Google Cast
Web Browser Yes
Smartphone/Tablet Control Yes
Voice Control None

Roku Premiere+

Roku Premiere+ is an inexpensive media streamer device with fast and proven performance. The voice remote is improved and works well. It also supports HDR10. But the drawback associated with this streamer is that its voice features only limited to search and nothing beyond this. Overall, it is an affordable device if your search is for inexpensive media streamers.

Roku Premiere+ – Features and Specs

Lowest Price 49.99$
Top Features Budget-minded cinephiles
Internal Storage 00
4K Video Options YES
HDR HDR 10
Online Content Services Roku Channel Store
Web Browser No
Smartphone/Tablet Control Yes
Voice Control Search

Apple TV 4K

The Media Streamer Apple TV supports both 4K and HDR for HDR10 and Dolby Vision. Wireless Lan comes with performance. It has Siri for voice commands. The drawback of this streamer is that some of the apps are not updated for 4K streaming and it is also expensive as compared to other streamers.

Apple TV 4K – Features and Specs

Lowest Price 199.00$
Top Features Apple fans
Internal Storage 32GB
4K Video Options YES
HDR Dolby Vision, HDR10
Online Content Services tvOS
Web Browser No
Smartphone/Tablet Control Yes
Voice Control Apple Siri

Amazon Fire TV Cube

The Amazon Fire TV Cube gives you the best possible features for your home entertainment needs. You can find multiple features in a single streamer device. It gives you Hands-free voice control with Alexa and many services and connected apps, Voice Over TV Audio. Works well on home theater and smart devices. The drawback of Amazon Fire TV cube is that it does not support Google Play apps and there is no Dolby Vision capability.

Amazon Fire TV Cube – Features and Specs

Lowest Price 79.99$
Top Features Hands-free Amazon fans
Internal Storage 16GB
4K Video Options YES
HDR HDR 10
Online Content Services Amazon Fire TV App Store
Web Browser Yes
Smartphone/Tablet Control Yes
Voice Control Amazon Alexa

Amazon Fire TV Stick

It comes with affordable price. Even in its low pricing option, it supports 4K video quality with HDR10 and Dolby Vision. The menu navigation is quite amazing. Furthermore, you can also find Amazon Alexa. The price of this streamer device is around 50$. There is no Ethernet adapter included. Google Play content is also not supported.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K – Features and Specs

Lowest Price 39.99$
Top Features 4K HDR cord-cutters
Internal Storage 00
4K Video Options YES
HDR Dolby Vision, HDR10
Online Content Services Amazon Fire TV App Store
Web Browser Yes
Smartphone/Tablet Control Yes
Voice Control Amazon Alexa

Amazon Fire TV Stick With Alexa Voice Remote

It comes with advanced voice remote control and the price is under your budget. It has an improved Voice search and comes with fast performance. But the negative thing about this is that few of the must-have services are missing.

Amazon Fire TV Stick With Alexa Voice Remote – Features and Specs

Lowest Price Not Confirmed
Top Features Budget-minded Amazon fans
Internal Storage 6GB
4K Video Options No
HDR HDR10
Online Content Services Amazon Video, Amazon Music, Amazon Fire TV App Store
Web Browser No
Smartphone/Tablet Control Yes
Voice Control Amazon Alexa

Final Words

Finding the best media streamer device is like you have done 90% of your task. The rest 10% is how and in which way you control it. We have tried our best to resolve the issues you face while searching for a better device.

These 10 Best Media Streaming Devices for 2019 with features and pros & cons will be enough to extract the best one. Please give us your feedback in the form of comments.