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View Poll Results: What are your main streaming devices that you use for movies and TV?
Roku
48.15%
Apple TV
35.19%
Amazon Fire Sticks
24.07%
Amazon Fire TV Cube
3.70%
NVidia Shield
7.41%
Smart TV apps
22.22%
Tablet (iPad, Amazon Fire, Android)
20.37%
Smart Phones (Android, Appple etc.)
18.52%
Lap Top PC or Google Chromebook
5.56%
Gaming Console (PS5, XBox)
11.11%
Android TV Box
1.85%
A Mac Desktop computer
1.85%
A Windows Desktop computer
12.96%
Google Chromecast
7.41%
Other - Something not listed
5.56%
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2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

Old 01-19-24, 09:29 AM
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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

I've had a few different ones over the years including NVIDIA Shield, Android TV (built into my Sony TVs), Google Chromecast, etc. But now it's exclusively Apple TV 4K on my living room TV and in my home theater. The interface is clean, ad-free and straightforward and it plays all of my content seamlessly. I wanted to love the Shield, but I hated the need to use a custom launcher to avoid the ugly home screen ads on such an expensive device and I regularly had to adjust settings to get content from various services to play without weird frame-timing issues.

I do still have a Chromecast on a small 720p TV that we use in another room now and then and it's functional for that purpose.
Old 01-19-24, 11:01 PM
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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

Originally Posted by DJariya
Is that a new product from Apple?

I'm a little surprised there are 0 votes for an Android TV box. Guess no one here trusts those shady boxes from China. I got one for $70 on a trip to Malaysia in 2019 for access to some international channels from Asia. It's literally junk now.
I was reading somebody elses post and typed Apple whoops

I have a couple of those chinese streaming sticks around the house, they run so poorly that there was really no reason to actually use them
Old 01-20-24, 01:13 AM
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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

Fire cube
my tv
my blu-ray player
Old 01-20-24, 06:46 AM
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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

Originally Posted by OldBoy
my blu-ray player
I'm surprised anyone would pick that to run their apps. Do the apps even work still when they haven't been updated in years?
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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

Originally Posted by TheBang
I'm surprised anyone would pick that to run their apps. Do the apps even work still when they haven't been updated in years?
Yeah I always thought it was the worst option possible. I haven't tried in years since the streaming boxes hit but the updates have to be few and far between.
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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

My living room tv is a Sony Android tv but I never use the built in apps I have a Roku hooked up to it that we use. For my gameroom tv which is a TCL Roku tv I use the built in apps.
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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

We have 2 TVs and 2 Roku's - these cover virtually all of our streaming (family of 4).
Old 01-26-24, 11:21 AM
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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

AppleTVs for our main TVs since they just seem to be the fastest and we donít have any special needs.

Nvidia Shield for the theatre since the Apples donít play nicely with lossless audio. We also have a Shield in our camper since itís the easiest to just plug a hard drive of mkvs into. I just wish they would update the hardware as both Shields are getting really slow. I donít even start a movie without restarting the Shield these days; way too many times it starts buffering a few minutes in if it hasnít been restarted.
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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

Roku on two TVs and Xbox Series X in my game room.
As much as I'm into the Alexaverse, I didn't like the vibe of the Amazon stick, and Chromecast to me just seems stupid.
Our old Streaming Stick (5+ years old) started overheating so I got the new one around Black Friday.
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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

AppleTV 4k for me.
A fucking crime what they have done to the whole interface/removal of itunes, though.
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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

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A fucking crime what they have done to the whole interface/removal of itunes, though.
Agreed! I caught my main Apple TV before it updated but Apple has begun neutering it on the back end.
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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

I got a PS5 for Christmas and found it to be better than the Roku 4K that I had. Spotify started cutting the last six seconds off of each song on the Roku for some reason. Works fine on the PS5.
Old 02-01-24, 01:57 PM
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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

I've got two Roku Ultras, a Roku Stick, and a TCL Roku TV.

I'll occasionally watch something on my desktop PC. And, rarely, I'll watch a movie on my VR headset.

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