Have you been wondering what streaming player you should get that will work best with YouTube TV? All of the major streaming players are great options, including Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and Google TV, but which one works best with YouTube TV?
The first thing you should ask yourself is, what are you looking for? Is voice control needed? What about the best for a live tab? Etc? So let’s take a look at some of the best options out there.
Best for Voice Control:
If you want a streaming player that will let you do things like ask it to play ESPN and have YouTube TV open directly to ESPN, you may want to get a Google TV player.
Here is how Google describes the voice command option on Google TV:
You can ask Google Assistant to play live content. On your Chromecast Voice Remote, press and hold the Google Assistant button and say “Play <channel>.” For example, you can say “Play ESPN.”
Best for built-in guide:
Here is how Google describes the live tab on the home screen for the Chromecast with Google TV:
On your Chromecast with Google TV home screen and in the “Live” tab, you’ll find recommendations for YouTube TV content. Select the content you’d like to watch. Note: The “Live” tab will only appear if you have an active YouTube TV subscription.
Best Over All Option?
At the end of the day, there is no wrong answer. They all give you access to the same channels. If you don’t care about having to open the app to see the guide or not having built-in voice controls to do things like open a channel, then you won’t go wrong with a Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Google TV.
Also, there is no need to buy a new device if you are happy with the one you have now.