ICYMI June 2021: Cord Cutters News Tests the New Apple TV 4K, onn. FHD Streaming Stick and More




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Collage of June videos

It was a busy month for Cord Cutters News video, and we have the clips to prove it. In case you missed it, we highlighted some of the topics we focused on during the month of June, 2021. It was a month of new hardware at the extreme ends of the pricing spectrum — from the Apple TV 4K to Walmart’s onn. FHD Streaming Stick. And we also explored the reasons for (and against) investing in a high-end streaming device.

If you want to catch up on our recent topical deep dives, you’ve come to the right post.

Apple TV 4K (Second Gen.) Review: A Much Better Remote, But What Else?

After a long wait, and a string of rumors, we finally got our hands on the newest Apple streaming device: the second-generation Apple TV 4K. At a price well above most streaming devices on the market, we wanted to see if the new streamer could offer impressive performance and features. Oh, and it’s packing a brand-new remote control — something Apple TV users have been clamoring for, so we wanted to see if the new input device could improve the streaming experience.

Hardware and Features
Setup and Performance
Performance Benchmarks
Wrapping It All Up…

Why You Should (and Shouldn’t) Buy a High End Streaming Device

We also spent some time exploring the world of high-end streaming devices and what they can offer in a world full of more affordable options. Options like the Apple TV 4K and Nvidia Shield TV Pro certainly offer more than enough horsepower for streaming duties, but what else can they offer? This could be a useful video if you’re on the fence about a pricey streaming device.

Why You Should Buy A High-End Streaming Device
What Is A High-End Streaming Device, Anyway?
The Best Performance
Future Proofing
The Latest Features
Going Above And Beyond Streaming
Why You Shouldn’t Buy A High-End Streaming Device
Higher Prices
Feature Overkill
Wrapping It All Up…

onn. FHD Streaming Stick Review: How Much Can $24.88 Get You?

And if high-end streaming devices are out of the question, there are also several budget options on the market. One of the newest entries in this space comes from Walmart. The company’s onn. FHD Streaming Stick rings in at $24.88 — an impressive price for a 1080p streamer. But with a price so low, questions naturally arise. Like: What corners were cut? What’s the performance like? Is it worth it to spend a few more dollars on another device? Check out our video review to see how Walmart’s budget streamer fared.

Hardware and Features
Setup and Performance
Performance Benchmarks
Wrapping It All Up…

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