These days, it seems like pretty much any piece of consumer electronics you can get your hands on will stream video from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and more. For home theater purposes, what streaming device do you favor? Are you happy with it?
The poll below lumps the most popular streaming devices into categories. Feel free to tell us in the Comments about which specific model(s) you have. I didn’t feel it necessary to list out every possible version of the Roku or Fire TV, though I recognize that some have different capabilities than others.
I favor Roku in my house. I have a Roku Stick in the home theater, a Roku 3 connected to the living room TV, and a Roku Express in the bedroom. My main criteria for choosing this was app support. While Netflix seems to be a universally available feature, it was also important to me to have both Amazon Prime Video and VUDU. That ruled out a Fire TV (because Amazon won’t support the Walmart-owned VUDU) or a Chromecast (ditto for Google refusing to service Amazon).
I’m still not equipped for 4k yet, and none of my streamers are 4k capable. I will probably need to address that when I eventually upgrade my projector.