Is 2023 the year you jump into streaming TV? Or do you just need a cheap affordable 4K streaming player? We have a quick breakdown of some of the best but also most affordable streaming players available in 2023.
Why buy a 4K streaming player vs HD streaming player?
So why get a 4K streaming player instead of a slightly cheaper HD-only one? The quick answer is to make sure you don’t have to buy one again. Even if your TV is not a 4K TV now, most TVs now are at least a 4K if not 8K. By buying a 4K streaming player now, you will make sure you don’t need to buy a new one the next time you need to replace a TV.
The Cheapest 4K Streaming Player (That We Recommend) The Roku Express 4K+
The Roku Express 4K+ is only $10 more than the HD version plus it comes with an upgraded Voice remote that also controls your TV’s volume and power. Removing the need for a second remote always at hand. Plus, with a huge collection of streaming apps, Roku has almost everything.
Here is our full review of the Roku Express 4K+ on YouTube:
The Fire TV Stick 4K
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is a great streaming player, especially if you use Amazon’s Prime Video. Powerful, fast, and a great remote that lets you control your TV’s volume and power, plus great voice controls through Alexa.
The Chromecast With Google TV 4K
The new line of Chromecasts with Google TV built-in makes them far more user-friendly. Now you have a remote and a traditional user interface, plus the ability to stream your favorite shows without needing to cast them from your phone.
If you are heavy into the Google world and YouTube TV, for example, is a big part of your streaming experience.
There you go, our top 3 picks for the most affordable 4K streaming players on the market. These should help you get started in streaming or upgrade your experience to 4K.