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Old 11-16-2019, 09:50 AM   #1
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Default Whatís your streaming device preference?

Wife signed us up for Disney Plus and after I tried and searched and searched it looks like LG Tvís that arenít running WebOS 3.0 or newer wonít let you download it and our LG has 1.03 version. I tried updating it and if there was any any other way to update it I would. Butt fuck it, Iíll just grab a streaming device to plug into the tv and rock and roll. My question is are the more expensive ones worth it? At most I was looking at a Roku Ultra, mainly because itís new and I think wonít lag or be glitchy. What do yíall prefer to use?
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Old 11-16-2019, 11:05 AM   #2
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I have a Roku 3 and a Roku Ultra. They are both excellent streamers. You can also play games. However, I connect them via Ethernet cable, not Wifi. There is no lag. The Menu GUI is quick and responsive. What's cool about them is the remote is both WiFi Direct and IR. I have my Roku 3 mounted behind the Plasma TV in my living room. Makes for a clean look. And yes, you can get Disney+ on Roku. This channel menu is my Ultra in the small LCD 4K Tv in one of the bedrooms.

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Old 11-16-2019, 11:58 AM   #3
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How much does all that shit cost? It looks expensive and doesn't look like its worth cutting the cord?
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Old 11-16-2019, 12:42 PM   #4
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I use the Roku Ultra in the living room and the Roku Premiere+ in the bedroom. Both work great.
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Old 11-16-2019, 01:41 PM   #5
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We've been using Firesticks, and Plex, but we are also not a heavy viewing family. The occasional movie on the big screen, otherwise it's all the crap my kid finds on YouTube.

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Old 11-16-2019, 03:58 PM   #6
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I have an Apple TV in our bedroom that was a gift. I have a Firestick in my office. They are both fine.
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Old 11-16-2019, 09:20 PM   #7
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We use the Amazon Fire downstairs and the Roku3 upstairs in the bedroom. The wife likes the menu and channels on the Roku better so we recently purchased a Roku Ultra for upstairs that I haven't installed yet. Both are currently on wireless and work well most of the time. I'll eventually run a Cat6 cable everywhere throughout the house.
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Old 11-16-2019, 09:34 PM   #8
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I used a firestick forever, finally got a tv with roku native to it and I gotta say its 95% of what I need right out of the box.
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Old 11-17-2019, 09:04 AM   #9
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Old 11-17-2019, 02:03 PM   #10
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Old 11-17-2019, 03:36 PM   #11
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I personally have the Roku Streaming stick (not the plus version) and the Amazon Fire tv stick. I prefer the Roku but either would be fine. Also bought google chromecast and could never get it to work. Had to return it to target.
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Old 11-17-2019, 04:18 PM   #12
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I'm in the same boat with my LG TV. Was thinking of getting the Fire stick. Is there an advantage of Roku vs Fire?
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Old 11-17-2019, 07:33 PM   #13
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I've only used AppleTV and Roku devices....prefer Roku due to interface and its overall flexibility.
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Old 11-18-2019, 09:35 AM   #14
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Is there an advantage of Roku vs Fire?
If you read the thread, you'll find the answer to this question. People have expressed that they've had other devices, but end up having a preference to Roku for the reasons stated.
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Old 11-18-2019, 10:22 AM   #15
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4K fire sticks, less laggy than older models and you can side load sweet apkís
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Old 11-18-2019, 11:13 AM   #16
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I use my PS4 and one of the Roku's (not sure which one). The Roku is pretty easy to use and with certain cable providers you can actually use it as a cable box. I use it in a few rooms that I don't have a cable box in for Spectrum and am able to watch live tv with it.
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Old 11-18-2019, 01:06 PM   #18
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We use apple TV, but I honestly probably watch most things on my ipad unless its a movie or sports.
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Old 11-18-2019, 01:48 PM   #19
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We have a few smart TVs with Roku or other stuff built in, but we use a FireTV Cube in the den and a stick in the bedroom. Both work fine.

As for the cost question someone asked, my DTV promo ran out recently. My bill for unlimited internet and DTV with HD, DVR, 4 wireless receivers, etc. went from $110 to $196. I kept same internet and bundled with my cell service for $20 a month. I have YouTube TV for $50 per month now plus an OTA antenna if needed. Been a few weeks now and we are totally happy.
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Old 11-18-2019, 02:41 PM   #20
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I have an X Box One X I used to use until Spectrum sold me an Apple TV. I of course also have a chromecast, a couple of Roku boxes and a a couple TVs with Android's OS on them.

None of them are perfect but the Apple TV gets the closest for me. The Roku is cheap and has all the same services minus the Apple stuff of course but it won't automatically start the next show for any of the apps. The firestick and chromecast devices don't seem to stream as smoothly and I'm guessing it's due to a lack of buffering. That and you're using wifi, I'm sure you can do ethernet now but not on the devices I have.

Xbox's system works fine but it's an Xbox first and you have to navigate a few menus to get where you want to go. That and I'd imagine it's using a lot more power than the smaller devices because the hardware is absolute overkill for just streaming TV.

Now what the Apple TV does that sets them apart in my opinion is say you're watching a series on Netflix but they only have the first two seasons while AMC, FXX or whatever else has the rest of them on their platform. The Apple TV actually will either open that app and continue playing or they'll prompt you to install it if you don't already have it. If it's on multiple services they'll give you the option of which to use.

The Android TV, Firestick and Xbox will send you to their store and try to get you to buy it from them. Apple will also sell it to you if they have it but you get to at least see where it might be free from other sources.

The Android TVs were cool when new but they pretty much never keep up with OS updates will be obsolete in a couple of years. Kind of defeating the purpose of a smart TV in the first place. I really just want a dumb TV but with 4K and HDR and use the Apple box to run it but I don't think anyone offers that any more.
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