Updated January 12, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

The 10 Best 4K Streaming Devices

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This wiki has been updated 2 times since it was first published in December of 2018. If you want to join the legions of cord cutters abandoning their expensive cable services in favor of more flexible entertainment options, you're going to want one of the 4K streaming devices from our list. They can easily run your favorite media apps, like Netflix, Hulu, and Prime Video, and some can even interface with your home automation systems, making them easier to setup and use than ever. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best 4k streaming device on Amazon.

10. Ouku Xiaomi Mi Box

9. Amdisi Mecool Android TV Box

8. Zoomtak TV Box

7. Wisewo Smart Mini

6. Amazon Fire TV Cube

5. Roku Stick Plus

4. Apple TV

3. Nvidia Shield Media HDR

2. Amazon Fire Stick

1. Roku Ultra

Editor's Notes

January 08, 2019:

The heavy hitters in this category come from brands we expected to see, with Roku, Amazon, and Apple among the top ranks. NVIDIA's Shield system remains rather viable as well, while a few of the more suspicious KODI boxes stand out from within a sea of comparable brand-X options. Despite having better specs in some cases, these tend to have issues with their open source software bugging out on people.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on January 12, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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