These days, most TVs are Wi-Fi enabled and integrate many streaming services and apps. But that’s not all that TVs offer. However, native apps are often not optimised for the best audio and visual streaming quality, especially when it comes to HDR content. Besides, many custom operating systems for TVs don’t support all apps. So if you want to enhance the streaming experience on any old TV with an HDMI port or on a smart TV that’s not very satisfactory, here are some streaming devices that can make dumb TVs smarter.
If you’ve got a TV that you don’t want to replace but want new features, the Fire TV Cube is what you use. It is a nifty gadget that can even replace your home set-top box if you only watch content on the web. It grants your old TV smart features and support for streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, YouTube, Zee5, Voot and more. The Fire TV Cube also enables voice commands on your TV. You can simply tell the Cube what you want to watch, and it will automatically be pulled up for you. Since it supports 4K ultra HD resolutions, you can use it with a compatible TV to enjoy all the OTT content in high-quality audio and video.
On a budget but still want to upgrade your TV to enable online features? This is the right pick for you. It is compact and will be hidden away from your eyes. It has built-in Alexa control, and if you’ve got a smart home setup, it will even dim the lights and set the mood for a movie you’re getting ready to watch. You can interact with Alexa in Hindi as well. The remote, along with the stick, is sleek and has a good set of features. You can use it as a microphone to search for content across Netflix, Prime Video, Prime Music, Discovery + and more. The interesting thing about this is that you can also cast content from your phone to the TV using the Fire TV Stick.
If you have an iPhone or are invested in Apple Ecosystem, it is time to add an Apple TV to the family. The Apple TV is a great smart streaming device that comes with support for 4K content and storage space up to 64GB so that you can even download shows for later viewing. The streaming devices HDR10 and Dolby Vision streaming at a high bit rate, resulting in premium quality. It grants you access to an array of streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon prime video, Hotstar, ALT Balaji, Zee5, iTunes and more. The best part is that it lets you download and store apps from the Apple App store, which can change the way you watch TV.
This is a streaming stick that is built with convenience and ease of use in mind. It is compact and easy to install and set up. For iPhone users, Roku adds AirPlay support at a very reasonable price. You get a range of attachments in the box, including a power cable and a remote with buttons for all the most used apps that you would want. The streaming stick supports content in 4K, and if you have a screen that can handle that, you’re going to have a good time watching online content via the stick.