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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%
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18.52%
Lap Top PC or Google Chromebook
5.56%
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11.11%
Android TV Box
1.85%
A Mac Desktop computer
1.85%
A Windows Desktop computer
12.96%
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7.41%
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5.56%
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2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

Old 01-12-24, 05:55 PM
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2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

I did a thread like this several years ago. But, it's a new year and I assume some of you have probably upgraded or changed devices in the years that have gone by.

I just bought a new 2022 Roku Ultra to replace a glitchy Roku soundbar that I had been using for the past year.

I also have an Apple TV 4K since I partially use their ecosystem for movies. I use an HDMI switch to go back and forth.

Also, I have a Amazon Fire 4K stick that I use for hotel rooms when I travel and lastly a iPad Air 2022 for when I am on a plane.


I think the best overall one that is easiest to use for watching stuff on my TV is a Roku. It has the easiest and most user-friendly menus.



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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

Apple TV 4K here. Easiest to use for me by far. I hate Roku with a passion.
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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

LG Smart TV in the living room and Xfinity Flex box in the bedroom.
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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

Fire Sticks, PC, and Android box. However, the Android box is supplied by our cable provider, and it sucks. It's a cloud based PVR with which I've been very unimpressed.
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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

Fire Cube 2 in living room

Fire Cube 1 in home office

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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

I'm the only one with an NVidia Shield? The Kodi addons for streaming services (not pirated stuff!) are the only things keeping me subscribed to them, so I can avoid their annoying interfaces and actually watch everything uninterrupted. SmartTube is great on the Shield also (YouTube with no ads and you can view user comments onscreen.)

Apple TV is a distant second, use that mainly just for Apple Music and Airplay for stuff Kodi doesn't support. Hardly use my Roku anymore ever since they dumped private channels, it is still the best device for Movies Anywhere and Vudu though.
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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

Originally Posted by Alan Smithee
I'm the only one with an NVidia Shield? The Kodi addons for streaming services (not pirated stuff!) are the only things keeping me subscribed to them, so I can avoid their annoying interfaces and actually watch everything uninterrupted. SmartTube is great on the Shield also (YouTube with no ads and you can view user comments onscreen.)
I have the Shield too and think it’s great. For most people, who just want to access their streaming services, it’s probably overkill. But for those that want to do something more advanced it’s a boss of a device.

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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

Nvidia Shield on the main TV, and ever since installing a different launcher*, which you can do without jailbreaking or anything too concerning, it has been even better than before.
No more ads or bullshit recommendations on my home screen, so it seems to work and load faster, too.

I just wish they'd release an updated version of the device... since it's been 5 years, but it'd probably end up costing $250 or more.

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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

Sony android TV. I migrated out of PlayStations because they didn’t support 4k in certain apps/services.
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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

I use Roku and Apple TV. I have 2 old cable boxes. I could upgrade to better cable boxes with all of the apps built in but I think the PQ is far inferior through the cable boxes on those compared to a dedicated streaming device. And the boxes work fine for what I need, so less I have to deal with FIOS, the better.

I'll use my phone sometimes and download eps for shows when on travel.
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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

Wait, how come Roku doesn't have both the stick and cube option? (which is their LT ultra, I think).
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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

A little of everything.

AppleTV in the living room
Roku in the bedroom and one kids room
Smart tv in other kids room and the game room.
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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

Primarily my Vizio smart tv. Have a PS5 as well but mostly use it for discs.
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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

Roku, mostly.

And my Smart TV for Ok.ru
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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

Roku on my main TV, Apple Fire TV on my bedroom ones
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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

Originally Posted by RichC2
Roku on my main TV, Apple Fire TV on my bedroom ones
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.
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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

I'm frankly a little surprised at how much vote share Apple TV has. Everything I've read says Apple TV boxes only have about 5% device marketshare
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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

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Fire Sticks, PC, and Android box. However, the Android box is supplied by our cable provider, and it sucks. It's a cloud based PVR with which I've been very unimpressed.
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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 thought I had voted, but apparently not.
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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

I use an Xbox for most of my streaming. Upstairs we have 2 Chromecasts with GoogleTV. Which I do not love. Both of them have issues, but I really don't like Roku. Haven't tried a Firestick.
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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

Rokus on the living room and basement rec room's TVs.

Don't have TVs in the bedrooms.
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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

Roku in living room; Apple TV in basement. No TVs in the bedrooms.
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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

Apple TV and Nvidia Shield for me, at least on the main two tvs. My gaming TV is a roku TV but I rarely use it for content.
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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

I have only used Rokus I have a stick and a two Ultra LTs. My Aunt has a fire stick and I helped her set it up. I didn't really care for the setup process or the interface. I am interested in getting an Apple TV someday, but I really like the simplicity of the Roku interface.
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Re: 2024 - What are your streaming device for movies and television?

Nobody likes the Fire cube here but me? I like it for its versatility, i just bust out my 30 ft HDMI cable when I want to bring the action from my living room into the bedroom since the Hotspot in my room isn't so hot.

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