Have you been trying to decide what is the best streaming player for cord cutting? We decided to ask our readers what the best streaming player for cord cutting, and several hundred of you took the time to let us know what you thought was the best option for cord cutting.
According to our readers, Roku is the dominant winner as the best streaming player for cord cutting with 52% of the vote. It seems the readers like the affordable price and simple-to-use controls that make it very intuitive.
In second place was Amazon’s Fire TV at 18%. Many of our readers have suggested they enjoy the built-in Alexa voice controls and the suggested content.
In third was the Apple TV, with 14% of the vote. Once considerably more expensive than other high-end streaming players, the Apple TV has come down in price. Now readers say they love its powerful performance and how it works with all of their other Apple devices.
In fourth place is Google TV and Android TV devices. Recently Google has been phasing out Android TV to focus on its newly updated version of Google TV. Fans seem to enjoy the power they get for the price of many of these devices.
Here is how the top streaming players broke down according to our readers:
- Roku 52%
- Fire TV 18%
- Apple TV 14%
- Google TV & Android TV 8%
- Nivida Shield 6%
- Samsung Smart TV 1%
- Tivo 1%
*Note this poll was conducted on our Cord Cutting Tech Support Group, asking our readers what streaming player they thought was best for cord cutting.
When I first started covering cord cutting picking the right streaming player was a very big question. Not all services support all devices. Now though, most major streaming services are available on all major streaming players. So the question really has become one of personal preference and price.
So pick the streaming player you want for yourself and enjoy your favorite movies and television shows.