Christmas is right around the corner now, and we all know what that means; curling up on the sofa with your family and friends, tucking into delectable treats, and binge-watching a bunch of your favourite TV shows together. But unless you want to cram everyone into your home office, or force them to huddle around a very small tablet screen, you’re going to need a streaming device ready for the festive season – a piece of tech that will beam programmes and movies from your tablet/phone/PC to your living room television set.
Unsurprisingly, streaming devices have become rather popular in recent years, so here we’ve carefully selected a list of the best to help you make an informed decision on which to buy in time for Christmas.
The Roku Streaming Stick has been hailed as one the very best streaming devices available, by multiple gadget sites across the web, and it’s easy to see why. With 500 built-in apps and the ability to stream popular services like YouTube, iPlayer, Netflix and Spotify, the Roku Streaming Stick has an abundance of features to offer users. It’s available for a reasonable price in most places and also comes with its very own remote control.
The Google Chromecast is small and subtle, fitting into the HDMI port on the side/back of your television and doing its job from there. It’s also one of the more affordable streaming devices on the market, offering seamless and stutter-free quality (provided the internet connection in your home is an adequate one). The Chromecast is great for streaming from tablets and PC’s, but doesn’t come with a remote, so you’ll need to tap back into your main device if you want to change the channel.
If you consider yourself to be an Apple-centric person, the Apple TV is a pricey but worthwhile investment given its compatibility with iTunes, iCloud etc. Siri is present within the device for voice activation commands, and there’s crisp, clear streaming quality and an easy-to-use remote. Apple TV can connect to your television via HDMI, and your internet via Wi-Fi or Ethernet.
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