I’m looking to get one of those streaming TV boxes, but I don’t know which one.
Price-wise they all seem to be in the same ballpark. Price isn’t really an issue here. My current computer set-up is all Apple, and I also have an iPhone. But I try not to reflexively buy Apple products without comparing with the competition (for example, my 27" and 24" monitors are Dells). My brother, who has a Windows desktop and laptop (but also an iPhone and iPad) has Apple TV and loves it, says he’s never had any issues with it.
Those of you familiar with both products (and I understand there are a number of different Roku products) can you run-down the reasons I might want a Roku instead of Apple TV? Or with my set-up, is Apple TV the clear choice? Or is there another product I should consider?
Well, I did end up ordering the Apple TV. Based on what I’ve read here and the various online sources I found, as well as my brother’s experience with the device, it seems it’s the right match for what I want. I was just wondering if there’s anything obvious I may be missing when comparing the two, but other than having Amazon Prime, there doesn’t seem to be any reason for me to prefer the Roku.
I would like to know about the “other” options, as well. I want to stream a few Hungarian news sites for my grandparents. They crouch around the teeny tiny desktop when there’s a huge TV behind them. Problem is they’re all real player or windows media or some other proprietary shells that Apple TV no likey.
I thought those mini android PCs might be an option, but I don’t think that would work either, somehow…
Duna TV, the few MTV channels (Magyar TV, that is), I forget off the top of my head what the other one is. They mostly watch the evening news, but they have on demand clips of a few movies and TV shows there, too.
No; I taught grandpa how to use the computer (no small feat, haha), and he’s got saved links to all the different source sites. I leave all the digging to him. If you have an aggregate site, though, I’d be greatly appreciative!
One option that USED to work (I can’t get it working now, since I forgot how) was to download safari for Windows, get the “click2plugin” extension, and have it push your streaming video to airplay. Curious if there’s a better/fuller extension for chrome or Firefox!