Xiaomi Mi Box S review: This isn’t doing Android TV justice

On paper, there’s a lot to like about the Xiaomi Mi Box S. This $60 streaming box offers 4K HDR video, Google Assistant voice controls, and built-in Chromecast support so you can launch videos from a phone. It even has a full-sized USB port for plugging in external hard drives or game controllers.But in actual use, the Mi Box S is a letdown, with low frame rates for live TV streaming, a feature-limited remote control, some vexing technical issues, and fewer apps than other streamers. Android TV diehards are still better off splurging on the Nvidia Shield TV, while most users in need of cheap 4K HDR streaming should go with either a Roku Premiere+ or Amazon’s Fire TV Stick 4K.To read this article in full, please click here …

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K review: This is the media streamer to beat

The Fire TV Stick 4K is the media streamer that Amazon should have released years ago.Cooler than a Roku and much cheaper than an Apple TV, the new $50 streaming dongle offers 4K HDR video in every conceivable format while outperforming Amazon’s more expensive Fire TV Cube ($120) and third-generation Fire TV ($70, now discontinued). It also corrects the stupidest mistake of previous Fire TV models by including TV volume and power controls on its remote control. Factor in powerful Alexa voice commands and you have a compelling 4K HDR streamer at any price, let alone the lowest price on the market.To read this article in full, please click here …

Roku Premiere and Roku Premiere+ 2018 review: Good deal, bad deal

Going into this review of the 2018 Roku Premiere and Roku Premiere+, I had a hypothesis: These new budget 4K HDR streamers would be fine for people whose routers are close to their televisions, but most buyers should opt for the Roku Streaming Stick+, which is slightly pricier but offers better Wi-Fi connectivity.Testing the hypothesis proved me wrong. For $50, the Roku Premiere+ is a fine value for streaming 4K HDR video from services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. And in practice, you might not notice or care that it’s a single-band (2.4GHz only) Wi-Fi client that’s restricted to using the aging 802.11n wireless standard. Spending $10 more on the Streaming Stick+ is only necessary if there are lots of people at home competing for your network’s bandwidth, or if your neighbors’ Wi-Fi networks are causing interference on yours (I’ll get deeper into this a bit later).To read this article in full, please click here …

Roku’s Premiere Plus impresses with 4K HDR streaming at a low price

The Roku Premiere and Premiere Plus are tiny streaming media boxes that send 4K HDR video and highlight free video content. https://www.techhive.com/video/91467/rokus-premiere-plus-impresses-with-4k-hdr-streaming-at-a-low-price#tk.rss_streamingmedia…


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