Best 4k Streaming Devices 2018-2020

By Steven Carter

After the survey of the market,  I have picked some best media streaming boxes for TVs in 2020 so you do not need a smart Tv to stream movies and more.

Nowadays you do not need to buy a smart TV to access services such as Netflix, Amazon or BBC Player because I have chosen some best media players and streaming box devices you can buy that lets you watch all your favorite TV shows and films.

Best Media Streaming Boxes.

1. Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

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Due to 4K supports, the Amazon  Fire TV Stick 4K is the best option for all your streaming needs. The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is the third version of Amazons best streaming. It has almost the same features which include in Amazon Firestick second-gen, but it is much cheap than the second-gen.


The Interface of Amazon  Fire TV Stick 4K is completely user-friendly and responsive. The Fire TV Stick needs to be plugged into the mains as well as the HDMI port on your TV.  All the cables and adaptors you need will be available in the box. You can find all your recently accessed shows and apps on the home screen, or you can scroll up and across to find different content and apps. You can find all the setup information in the manual or on your TV. You can easily link your new account to existing social media accounts like Facebook etc. However, voice search does not work with all apps. You can use voice commands to turn your TV on, control your smart devices, and view live camera videos and much more. On Amazon, it is include in one of the most selling products.


  • Affordable
  • Supports 4K
  • Alexa.
  • Quick Wi-Fi streaming and menu navigation.


  • Google Play apps not include.
  • Ethernet adapter not included.

2.Roku Express



Roku Express is the best budget media streamer in the market. The Roku Express may not be the fastest streaming player on the market, however, it offers a universal search feature and a ton of free content. The basic disadvantage of Roku Express is the absence of 4K support but it is a really good player, in particular for users who still use an HDTV. 


I have divided Roku Express features/ performances into three things.

  • the Wi-Fi antenna
  • the processor t
  • the Roku platform

The Roku Express has a short wifi range and has lackluster bandwidth. It has Nvidia Shield Tegra X1 ARM-based processor which has a memory clock of 1600MHz. The Operating System of Roku is less power-hungry than Android TV and therefore it has a good connection. A worth point about Roku Express is that it can only handle streams of up to 1080p. If you want to stream your series in Ultra HD, you will have to step up to the Roku Premiere line of set-top boxes or any one of the 4K players. Roku also has a Featured Free section of the homepage that shows you what is available for free on the different platforms/services. The remote color is matte black, lightweight and has a small purple Roku tag. The Remote has the back, home, directional and playback buttons as well as Netflix, Hulu, Sling TV, and ESPN+ media buttons, etc. You can check more info on amazon.


  • Inexpensive
  • Rokus egalitarian platform
  • Built-in remote


  • Basic IR remote
  • Unfortunately, it can not stream 4K HDR content

3.Amazon Fire TV Stick (2019)

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Amazon Fire TV Stick is also included in one of the best streaming devices. It includes both the voice-powered features of Alexa and the best streaming features that make it the best streaming device. Unfortunately it does not have 4K features. To overcome this deficiency the Amazon has introduced Amazon fire Tv stick 4k which has been introduced before.  


Amazon Fire TV Stick is a speedy streaming device.  It has a user-friendly interface so it is also best for those who have not even used a streaming device before.  It can plug directly into an HDMI port in your TV so maybe a better choice for all of us who do not need a chain of black boxes beneath their TV. Its search functionality is fast and accurate. You can access Amazon and Netflix content from the home screen or search results. But for some apps, you need to launch the app first and then you can access its content.


  • Inexpensive
  • Best Voice features
  • Echo and Dot owners can control it
  • superb  app selection
  • Fast responses


  • Some TV USBs will power it so you need to use the adapter

4.Roku Premiere

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The Roku Premiere produces 4K HDR images at an affordable price, raising the bar for the competition and itself. While it has some niggling issues like the use of an IR remote without volume buttons, they do not take away from Roku’s rock-solid mid-range streaming device.


  • Affordable price
  • Compact form factor
  • Best quality
  • Built-in Chromecast 


  • Short HDMI cable
  • No volume adjuster on remote


5.Nvidia Shield TV (2019)



Number of Channels: 5,000

The design and look of Nvidia Shield TV are different than other streaming devices. It has thousands of apps which means you can see everything you wish. This TV has a black color remote.


The Shield TV is a powerful device, which has a 2-GB RAM and 8 GB storage. The Nvidia Shield TV loads and buffers 4K HDR content very fast. You can use the internet both using wifi or Ethernet cable. You can also enjoy Xbox, and Playstation like video games, etc on this Sheild TV. In Nvidia Sheild TV the game streamed at 1080p resolution with a frame rate of 30 fps. The only disadvantage I think is its expensive cost.


  • Outstanding game-streaming
  • UHD content
  • Many great apps
  • Awesome  design


  • Expensive
  • No volume adjuster on remote

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