Yesterday on MacBreak weekly, the guys were talking about a review that put the ATV on top. I assume it was the same survey. Even they conceded that the appeal of the ATV was 1) iTunes and 2) Potential. One of the guests expressed disappointment in the ATV until he installed Plex. The blogger was almost comical in his interpretation of reality...
They all offer the most popular services, like Netflix, HBO, and Hulu, and work without much of a hassle.
But not Prime, Sling TV, or Kodi.
Buying the device is a bet that...Apple TV will only get better as developers build more apps for it.
Happy people do not buy products based on promises of eventual goodness.
Coming in a very close second is the Amazon Fire TV, which has the best interface and streaming quality of all these devices. It’s also the ideal way to take advantage of Amazon Prime’s increasingly great video selection, which you can’t get from Apple. If all you care about is watching TV shows and movies, the Fire TV is your best bet.
I wonder what the blogger does with his ATV which is not movies or tv.
The Roku 4, meanwhile, is worth considering if you’re already accustomed to its software, want to support a smaller company, or subscribe to television service from Time Warner Cable, which has a superb Roku app that will let you enjoy live TV without a cable box. (Amazon and Apple may offer something like this in the future.)
Talking about d@mning with faint praise. I think the TWC thing goes at the top of the paragraph.
And the Chromecast is a good option if you want to bring your shows on the road or need to save money. It’s not as full-featured as its larger competitors, but works very well and fits in your pocket. I only wish it had a workaround for connecting to hotel Wi-Fi systems, like the similarly sized Amazon Fire TV Stick and Roku Streaming Stick.
Great to take on the road unless you are in a hotel? If this guy had a clue, he would know that Amazon's stick has captive portal functionality and also fits in the pocket.
I’m not much of a gamer, but I like the idea of expanding the definition of television to include games and more.
This is what he does with his ATV which is not movies and tv shows! I am pretty sure the definition of television was expanded to include games and more in the 70s. FTV lists 1219 games this morning among 4207 apps and games.
Finally, we’re figuring it out.