Which device do you use for streaming?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by wco81, Mar 10, 2021.

Which streaming device or ecosystem do you use?

  1. AppleTV

    31.0%
  2. Roku

    40.7%
  3. Tivo DVR

    13.3%
  4. Tivo Stream 4k

    13.3%
  5. Nvidia Shield/Shield Pro

    8.0%
  6. Fire TV devices

    24.8%
  7. Google ChromeCast or Google TV

    13.3%
  8. Smart TV

    26.5%
  9. Other

    4.4%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. wco81

    wco81 Active Member

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    Just curious which streaming ecosystem folks here are into.

    I think I have just about every major streaming device listed.
     
  2. morac

    morac Cat God TCF Club

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    My go to device is the Apple TV4K for everything except Hulu (as Hulu doesn’t do 5.1 audio on the ATV). My 2nd choice is the Fire TV 4K Stick.

    I also have a Roku Premiere+, gaming consoles and my Sony 4K HDR TV is an Android TV, but rarely use those for streaming.
     
  3. lparsons21

    lparsons21 Well-Known Member

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    My go to device is the AT&T TV Osprey, primarily because that is the streaming service I use and it works better with it.

    My secondary device is a FireTV Cube.
     
  4. NashGuy

    NashGuy Well-Known Member

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    I have an actual 5.1 speaker set up, with rear speakers mounted to the ceiling behind the seating area, and the other four speakers placed appropriately, with all of them calibrated. And I honestly don't know/notice/care when something is coming in with real Dolby Digital 5.1 audio versus stereo audio that my Yamaha receiver just turns into pseudo-5.1 audio via Dolby Pro-Logic II. I mean, I assume that real DD 5.1 is better, but eh, whatever. It all sounds good enough on my system. (I'm FAR more of a stickler on picture quality than I am audio quality.)
     
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  5. phox_mulder

    phox_mulder I get paid 2watch TV

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    I use my T3 Bolt for Netflix and Prime and PLEX.
    Use my LG Smart TV for Hulu, Peacock and if I ever feel the need HBO+ and Disney+ or any others.

    Hulu on the Bolt is problematic at best, can start watching something, but it always fails around the 3rd commercial break and refuses to play further.
     
  6. wco81

    wco81 Active Member

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    Another category, which I suspect isn't big here, would be watching shows directly on a phone or a tablet, not casting to a big screen but directly on the mobile device. Or even on a laptop.

    But among people under 25, maybe under 30, this is a thing.
     
  7. jaredmwright

    jaredmwright Member

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    Nvidia Shield Pro and TiVo 4K Android, 4K FireTV are my go to options, each is actually pretty darn good with Nvidia being the best.

    Sent from my SM-G986U using Tapatalk
     
  8. DVR_Dave

    DVR_Dave Well-Known Member

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    Where's the "I don't stream" or "None" option?
     
  9. tim_m

    tim_m Active Member

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    Roku tv here.
     
  10. Beryl

    Beryl Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Another ATV 4K user here. I have Rokus for the rare Xfinity streaming and smart TV apps — so rarely used that I didn’t select them in the poll.
     
  11. Aaron Malloy

    Aaron Malloy Active Member

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    My Sony Smart TV, which has the apps for Prime and AppleTV+. Those are the two I'm currently paying for.
     
  12. wco81

    wco81 Active Member

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    It would be interesting to see how many don't use any kind of streaming service in this day and age. Most households subscribe to 2 or 3.

    I suspect though that it would be a small number who don't stream anything these days.
     
  13. Aaron Malloy

    Aaron Malloy Active Member

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    I belong to a Twilight Zone Fan Facebook page. I asked a similar question about how people are watching the episodes. Surprisingly, most still watch it on OTA television (MeTV channel, etc). Tied for second was DVD/Blu-ray and Streaming.

    So you may see some on here that are watching either OTA, cable or satellite, and still not streaming anything.
     
  14. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    Mostly I use my wired Roku for streaming services like Vudu, Amazon Prime, Paramount +, etc., with my TiVo Stream as a backup. For YouTube it is this Win 10 computer which is attached to my TV as I tend to play YouTube stuff while doing other things.
     
  15. wco81

    wco81 Active Member

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    But it's not a question of method only.

    There's a lot of content only available on streaming. Some of the best shows and movies.
     
  16. mdavej

    mdavej Well-Known Member

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    That would be in a poll done a decade ago.
     
  17. mdavej

    mdavej Well-Known Member

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    Looks like 22% at the moment:
    SVOD streaming service share in U.S. | Statista
     
  18. ncted

    ncted A leaf on the wind

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    We mostly use 2019 NVIDIA Shield/Shield Pro. I have to use a Firestick 4K for watching with BT headphones that cause problems on the Shield and AppleTV 4K. All my Rokus are unplugged at this point after various compatibility issues with my Sony and Samsung TVs.
     
  19. wco81

    wco81 Active Member

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    So far leading in the polls are the lowest-priced devices, Roku and FireTV?

    Tivo Stream 4K well back in the pack in a Tivo forum.
     
  20. Jeeters

    Jeeters Registered Snoozer

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    In the living room, I just use the apps on my Samsung TV. It has everything. Only exception is that if I want to watch HBO Max's 4K movie content, I use a Chromecast since the Samsung's app hasn't been updated (yet?) to do 4K.

    In the bedroom, I have a Tivo Stream 4K attached to the TV which is pretty old and apps are pretty much a no-go on it.
     

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