As a diehard fan of my Roku ($99), I was unsure of what to expect from the Amazon Fire Stick. I have also tried Chromecast and Apple TV in the past, but I have always been pretty partial to the Roku experience: the ability to stream Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Showtime, and yes, Amazon, from my television.Plus, there's the bonus of not needing to purchase anything from my cable provider.
You may not have an 8K TV yet with a resolution of 7680 x 4320 (in fact, nobody has one as of this time), but if technology will be going that way soon, you should always be prepared for the eventuality of sharing videos from your mobile device or video players to that super TV.
Amazon may have been late to the streaming box game with the Fire TV , but the retail behemoth isn’t letting that initial tardiness hold it back, following up with an even more affordable way to bring on-demand content to your living room.
Are you planning to cut the cablevision cable in the coming year? Roku offers a variety of products for streaming video that will help you cut the cable without leaving yourself without entertainment. Right now, they are offering their Streaming Stick at a special price of $39.99 – a savings of $10 off the normal price of $49.99.
Despite being available for half a decade longer than Google's magical streaming stick, Apple TV has now been officially unseated from the second place position on a survey of streaming media customers by the diminutive Chromecast.
Chromecast is perhaps the most popular digital media player stick in the market today but it's got a lot of rivals. There's the Amazon Fire TV Stick and the Roku Streaming Stick as the closest. There's a newcomer in gadget town and it's call the Qualcomm 4K Streaming Adapter. However, it's still not a final product, just a prototype so we can still see a few significant changes in the future.
Amazon’s Fire TV Stick wants to keep pace with the competition, just like big-brother Fire TV. On both fronts, Amazon’s TV ambitions are to keep up with rivals like Roku or Chromecast. All three offer their own take on the plug-and-play TV dongle, and those who purchased an Amazon Fire TV Stick will soon have theirs in-hand and on-TV.
Before there was Android TV , before there was Chromecast , there was Roku . Now almost a household name for streaming set-top boxes, Roku has found itself besieged with formidable competitors, forcing it to catch up in some areas.
If you thoughtMHL's existing adapter speccould handle just about everything under the sun, you ain't seen nothin' yet. The MHL Consortium has taken the wraps off ofSuperMHL, a new connector format that's ready for hardware you can't even buy yet.
Apple TV and Amazon's Fire TV, by comparison, both cost $90, while the Roku Stick costs $50 and the Roku 3 costs $99.The main difference between the Chromecast and its competitors is that youa separate device to watch content and run apps, while other offerings from Amazon, Roku, and Apple don't.
JVC 's biggest 4K-resolution TV has been unveiled, and with it comes a big claim: the most precise color reproduction available. Whether that is true is yet to be see, as the television won't be launching until some time in January. When it does arrive, however, it'll do so with a price tag notably lower than other massive 85-inch models on the market at $7,999 USD.
I had given a lot of thought about how I wanted to protect and carry my iPhone 6 Plus before I even received it. I knew I wanted a case for it, but I didn’t want it to cover up the beautiful gold color that I had been pining for since I saw it on the iPhone 5s that I didn’t get.
If you're a visual artist or photo buff with $600-700 burning a hole in your pocket, life just threw you a new decision to make. Dell has announced that its 24-inch 2415Q and 27-inch 2715Q IPS 4K monitors arenow on salefor $600 and $700, respectively. For those sums you'll get 1.
I am the proud father of three, 3, 9, and 12. I recently upgraded from the Samsung Galaxy S3 to the Sony Xperia Z. Having so many kids warranted a change of pace. Let me tell you, it is mind blowing. I love Android, I love tech and I love my family. Not in that order though. I work hard, play even harder and take care of all that are around me when I can.In the competing markets of media streaming devices, it is all about content and ability.
Streaming video is a proven winner, and just about everyone is getting in on the cable-cutting. Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Android TV all vie for a place behind or next to your TV. All do about the same thing, too, in feeding you content via Netflix or a similar service.