2016 is poised to be a year filled of bitter battles with Roku, Apple, Google, and Amazon all trying to earn your money and a place in your living room with a new line up of devices.
So we are going to take a look at why each of the top 4 streaming media players will be the winner for your living room in 2016.
First up, why Roku will be the winner in 2016.
Roku has a lot going for it as 2015 comes to a close. They have a strong history of making good products and also a strong following of loyal fans. However, there are 5 key points that will help it become the dominant streaming player of 2016.
1st: Roku hits them high and low.
Out of all the players, Roku hits buyers at all price points—from an inexpensive $25 player with basic but still wide ranging features to their high end $129.99 player that is among the fastest and most powerful players on the market today.
When you look at Apple TV the starting price is very high with not even a middle-of-the-road price point. This helps make Roku a tempting option for even Apple users who are unwilling to pay $150 for Apple’s inexpensive streaming player.
2nd: Roku offers the best 4K experience.
Of the top 4 streaming media players the Roku 4 offers the best 4K streaming experiences. The Fire TV 2 is the only other 4K player in this 4-player line up, and it only plays 4K at 30 frames per second. The Roku 4 plays 4K video at 60 frames per second.
This helps give the Roku 4 the best-looking 4K experience. So if you are looking for a 4K player, the Roku 4 is the best option of the top 4 set-top boxes on the market today. As 4K TV sales grow every month Roku’s great 4K streaming will help it stand out.
3rd: Roku has the best selection.
Love a ton of content? Want the most options when it comes to purchasing or viewing content? Look at the Roku line of players. Not only does Roku have the most streaming services that offer the most content of any of the top streaming players but Roku also has the most 4K as well as a long list of other mosts.
This growing content and service line up will increasingly make Roku an attractive player that should help it sell more players in 2016.
4th: Roku’s remote sells their players.
Whereas some players may have a more attractive remote, the Roku line of players have a killer feature that will sell more players: the quick buttons make Roku easy to use and the perfect player for non-technical people.
The fact that with a quick press of a button the Roku player will launch Netflix or Amazon makes Roku an attractive player to give to parents and family members who hate technology. This simple feature of quick buttons to launch popular apps, like Netflix, will help sell Roku players.
5th: Roku gives you more freedom than any other player.
Roku is the only player of the top 4 streaming boxes that allows you to have other stores to buy content from. There are a ton of different media stores to pick from including Google, Amazon, Vudu, and MGO. So of the other 3 set-top boxes on the market Roku will play content from 2 of them.
The simple fact that you can pick your own store may sound simple, but it gives you great freedom. No need to worry that Apple or Amazon may not have the content you want. If they do not have the content you want, you can just buy it from a different store.
In short Roku gives you the most content, price options, and freedom in addition to the best 4K experiences with the most 4K content.