Quite a lot of people enjoy streaming their favourite reality shows and other events; however, it is never easy to choose the best streaming gadgets. Don’t worry; this article is all you need to make the best choice of streaming gadgets in 2022.
Streaming gadgets from popular manufacturers such as Roku, Google, Apple, and Amazon can be used with your TVs by connecting the sticks or boxes to the TVs through the HDMI port.
With the streaming stick, you can catch on your number one shows from platforms like Netflix, HBO Max, Disney Plus and other channels on your TV.
Without further chatter, let’s delve into the details of the gadgets on our list.
Roku Express 4k Plus
This streaming gadget from Roku is an upgrade to the Roku Express 4k and comes with a superior remote to the basic IR which lacks voice control and TV control included in the former.
Express 4k Plus also includes a Micro-USB, HDMI cords, AAA batteries for the remote, and a wall adaptor for power in case you need it. Although many users would have hoped Roku upgraded the port of this device to the USB-C, the company decided to utilize the same port as the Express 4k.
Nevertheless, keeping your Roku gadget hooked into the wall rather than your TV for electricity can help save a few seconds of boot-up time.
Roku Express 4k+ costs about ₦40 000 in Nigeria and can be ordered from major online retailers within the country.
Chromecast For Google TV
Chromecast for Google TVs is more than just a streaming stick and a remote as this latest home entertainment device is one of the best streaming devices available on the market. The device comes with a simple UI design and gives users access to nearly every streaming platform and Google Assistant.
Considering the functionalities included in the Chromecast stick for Android TVs, it is certain that Google is a pioneer of one of the best streaming devices at the moment.
Chromecast stick for Android TV costs roughly the same price as the Roku Express Sticks and Amazon Fire TV Sticks. However, you must know that there are different versions of Chromecast sticks which put their price between a range of ₦6500 and ₦60 000 in Nigeria.
Roku Streaming Stick 4K With Roku Voice Remote
This 4K streaming stick is another senior model streaming device from Roky and costs a bit higher than the Express 4K+. However, the stick is worth every penny spent on getting it as it includes applications for the most significant web-based features, voice backing, and Dolby Vision.
It also comes with an improved remote control and a Bluetooth controller which make it a better option to the Express 4K+. You also get to enjoy features such as playback button, root button, streaming stage buttons, volume controls, power button, and a receiver button that can be utilized voiceover.
Nonetheless, the downside of the device is based on the fact that Roku does not include a HDMI extender in the pack, so, you will need to acquire a HDMI connector to use the stick effectively.
The price of the Roku Streaming Stick with Roku Voice Remote is ₦45 000 and is available on major online retailers and marketplaces such as Jumia, Konga, Jiji, and so on.
Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite (With Alexa Voice)
Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite was produced in 2020 and comes with both HDR support and 60fps playback which makes it a capable streaming device. The stick also supports Alexa Voice as well as features like Dolby Vision and USB-C.
It is quite unfortunate that many streamers underestimate Amazon when it comes to streaming sticks; majorly because of the low-cost products from Roku and other top manufacturers that provide similar specifications to the Fire TV sticks.
However, this Fire TV Lite stick should not be seen in the same way as its predecessors because it provides several improved features that cannot be found in the low-cost products from other manufacturers. The inclusion of the Alexa voice feature also eliminated the issue with the voice controls experienced when using other Fire TV sticks.
Nevertheless, there are still cons to the use of the Fire TV Lite although corners can be cut in these areas somehow.
The starting price of the Amazon Fire TV Lite with Alexa voice is ₦27 000 and can cost up to ₦49 000 on some retailing websites.
Apple TV 4K
Apple TV 4K is a another smooth streaming gadget that can play 4K videos in HDR and Dolby Vision, It supports high-outline rate HDR to make quick activity and sport shows look amazing and clear.
The patched-up Siri remote is a joy to use coupled with several little, however, helpful features such as multi-user support and the capacity to change your TV’s variety balance naturally.
There is no denying that the device is costly but, you must know this is not just your usual stream gadget for watching motion pictures and TV shows. It is rather a complete entertainment system.
The Apple TV 4K is fueled by the A12 Bionic processor (the same one that can be found in the iPad) and an upgrade to the A10X chip used in previous Apple TV sticks. This makes it to process faster than the latter and also gives additional capacity to play high-outline rate (60fps) HDR recordings easily.
It also include a wide range of other features such as the light sensor found in iPhones for verifying s Face ID and software that can be easily updated to meet up with the latest development from Apple without having to alter your TV’s settings manually.
The price of the Apple TV 4K in Nigeria depends on the storage capacity of the device you are getting with the 32GB starting from ₦100 000 while the 64GB can cost up to ₦200 000.
If you want to enjoy your favourite shows without disruption, then you have to get a top streaming device and we have listed some of the best ones you can get in 2022.
You have to consider a lot of factors before going for a particular one such as your type of TV, budget, and needs. Certainly, all the devices on our list are top-notch and should work well for your streaming needs.