As 2016 comes to an end we are looking back at some of its best devices and services. This year we asked our readers to help pick the winners in several of the Cordie categories including Best Live TV Subscription Streaming Service and Best New Streaming Device.
Over the next few days we will be announcing the winners from our readers survey starting with Best Subscription Streaming Service and Best New Streaming Device.
Best Subscription Streaming Service Winner
For the Best Subscription Streaming Service category we asked our readers to vote on what subscription service they loved most. Our readers voted for many popular streaming services such as Amazon Prime, Hulu, and HBO NOW.
The Winner Is: Netflix
Netflix won by an overwhelming 57% followed in a distant second by Hulu with just 18% and Amazon Prime with just 16.7%. CBS All Access and HBO Now tied at 2.5%. All other services combined added up to just 2.5%.
Maybe it is no shock that Netflix is still the most popular streaming service with cord cutters even after a slightly rocky PR year. A price increase on older subscribers and constant stories of an ever-shrinking catalog did not scare away cord cutters from Netflix.
Best New Streaming Device
2016 was full of new streaming devices including the Mi Box, five new Roku players, and a new Fire TV Stick. This year we asked our readers to vote for what specific new device was the best device of 2016.
The Winner Is: The 2016 Roku Streaming Stick
The 2016 Roku Streaming Stick not only beat out the Fire TV Stick but also all other versions of the Roku. The 2016 Roku Stick received 33% of the vote compared to 22% for the Fire TV Stick and 15% for the Roku Ultra.
Overall Roku dominated the poll taking in 67.5% of all votes.
2017 should be an interesting year as we already know of several new subscription streaming services, such as BritBox, a new streaming service from the BBC. We also expect several new streaming players to hit the market in 2017.
Check back tomorrow for more Cordie Award Winners.
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