“App selection should be one of the biggest factors in choosing a streaming media player, because all the fancy features in the world don’t mean much if you can’t actually watch what you want,” Jared Newman writes for PCWorld.
“The good news is that there’s decent app parity among the major streaming media devices, including Apple TV ($69 to $199), Amazon’s Fire TV ($99, or $39 for the Fire TV Stick), Roku ($50 to $130, depending on the model), Chromecast ($35), and Android TV devices such as the Nexus Player ($100) and Nvidia Shield Android TV ($200),” Newman writes. “If you’re just looking to watch Netflix or Hulu Plus, pretty much every device on the market will have you covered.”
“I focused mainly on apps that offer full TV episodes and movies, either for free or with a standalone subscription, but it’s not a complete list,” Newman writes. “Roku, for instance, has lots of niche apps for oldies, cult classics, and international programming, which I didn’t get into. And because this is my cord-cutting column, I left off most apps that require a cable login (with a couple of popular exceptions).”
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MacDailyNews Take: This article is focused on TV and music apps, not all apps. If it were, Apple TV already has no competition and that dominance will only grow rapidly with time.