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Best Streaming Gadgets of 2018

We are in the world where technology grows faster and the devices are getting smarter, at presents TVs offer a lot of features such as LCD, LED, OLED, 4K, UHD, HDR, etc. With these features, we should make sure that our streaming devices are compatible and also the service provided by the streamers. Some of the best streaming gadgets are Roku Streaming Stick, Nvidia Shield TV, Apple TV 4K, Google Chromecast, etc. So, let me put up some of the best streaming devices of 2018.

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Best Streaming Gadgets of 2018

 Roku Streaming Stick+Media Player

If you are a budget person then this device suits you well. This device streams all significant service in 4K and HDR. It is the best budget-friendly device designed in a way that it can be connected directly to the HDMI port of your TV or monitor. The key feature of this device is speedy dual-band Wi-Fi and easy to use remote control. This device is available for $68


It is the best Android TV box which supports 4K with Netflix, Voodoo, Ultraflix, YouTube etc, with HDR further it also poses a virtual assistance from Google through this searching for content, app, appliances are made easy with our voice. This device is designed with thoughtful of gamers. If you are a PC gamer, you can stream your games on TV instead of PC.  There are more options available in HD streaming such as HBO, CBS, Fox, and Vimeo. This device is available for $180.

 Apple TV 4K

There is a huge number people love apple devices and for those apple lovers this device is optimum and the best, Siri can be used for searching content or from iTunes Library. Apple TV 4k is the best for the buyer which not only supports UHD but also HDR 10 with Dolby vision content. This device streams all major services in 4K such as Amazon Prime, Netflix, voodoo, etc. The significant action from apple is there won’t be extra charges for buying or renting 4k movies. This device is available for $180-$200.

Google Chromecast

Google Chromecast is a simple and tiny streaming device which can be controlled from your Smartphone or tablet. This device does not have separate remote for content search so everything is done via apps. It is more powerful and compact which can stream 4K and HDR contents like Netflix, YouTube, etc. It has to be connected to the HDMI port of your TV and can be accessed via tablets and Smartphones. The integrated Google Assistant is used to control while watching live. This device is available for $69.

Amazon Fire TV

All major streaming services like Netflix, Voodoo, Amazon Prime video, etc, can be enjoyed in 4K and HDR with Amazon Fire TV. The voice button in the remote which is powered by Amazon Alexa allows you to search for content and also to control the smart home gadgets. When you pair your device with Amazon Echo you can control it completely with your voice. The key feature of this device is Dolby Atmos audio support. This device is available for $70-$120.

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Smart TV

The unique difference between a Smart TV and Standard TV is the access to the internet. A Smart TV allows us to connect to the internet where we can access a lot of things especially for social networking, video streaming or surfing online, some smart TV comes inbuilt Wi-Fi and the others are connected with either net. The whole range of online services can be accessed once the TV is connected to the internet.

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Movies in Smart TV

In a smart TV there will be a lot of inbuilt apps and also other apps will be available which we can download whenever we require that is just like our smartphones. The ability to access video on demand service is the most significant and popular feature of the smart TV. You can watch movies online on a smart TV through certain apps like Netflix or Amazon Prime by signing up with it by monthly subscription. Generally, more apps are created for smartphones but we are nearing the same as on smart TV. You can also watch movies online on a smart TV with its browser where you can search for your favorite website for movies. Smart TVs are also accessible to free services like YouTube, Vimeo, etc, where you can watch music videos, funny videos, movie trailers, and teasers, etc.

Pre-installed apps are most common and popular on most of the smart TVs. Apps like     BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport, Channel 4’s All 4, and Spotify – giving you instant access to some great online content, whether it’s TV, movies, sport, or music.

Some of the great apps to watch movies on smart TV are

Netflix is an American based online service provider with a subscription-based system which has a library of movies and TV programs online. You can install this app on your smart TV and enjoy movies by simply signing up and subscribing to it. Netflix has over 126 million total subscribers.

HBO Go, it is also one of the subscriptions based app which allows you to stream video on demand in your smart TV online. This streams old and the new movies, series, special events and even sports news. Since HBO have a long-term relationship with every one of the movie studios the probability of finding a good movie or a series in this app is more when compared to other application.

YouTube is one of the best apps in the world to watch videos and movies online and it is the must-have app for every smart TV in this world. In this you can watch your favorite video not only watching, you can also share or comment on the video whatever you watch. You can enjoy HD videos for free since nowadays most of the videos are in HD.

Hulu Plus, when it is compared with Netflix new shows aren’t available readily but this is fulfilled by the Hulu Plus app where it offers recent movies and series episodes.

Top Smartphone Apps to watch TV Series for free

With technological advancement, the world is brought under on device within our palm. Now a day watching TV series in your smartphone are made possible through mobile apps. These apps made each and every task easier on the mobile phone and the movies and TV series can be streamed. When we talk about entertainment, the smartphones are the best companions. You can watch easily watch movies and TV series on any made through smartphone easily. The Netflix, Crackle, Fox Now are some of the best smartphone apps to watch TV series for free of cost. Some of the best smartphone apps to watch TV series are listed below.

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Top Smartphone Apps to watch TV Series for free


What if all your favorite TV show is collected in one special app. Yes, I am telling you about Netflix. You will find everything you want to. Netflix concentrate more on safe watching experience with all family to watch TV shows for children by filtering some of the selected TV shows and movies. This Netflix is available for a monthly subscription of $9 per month but this app will be available for free on your smartphone stores but the significant feature of this app is there is no hidden charges or commercials in it. Netflix gets you a month for free using and an ability to create up to 5 different profiles within a single Netflix account. So all your family has an access to their world of entertainment. To make a search more convenient, you are given the choice of choosing a TV show from different categories and genres.


Favorite TV Shows like Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Joe Dirt 2, Sports Jeopardy!, SuperMansion is available with the crackle.  Dome TV series are available completely for free which include every episode and also there will a sign in required which is also free. It is not necessary to create an account, but doing it, you provide yourself with an opportunity to continue watching from the moment you left off. List of shows that you are planning to watch can also be created by adding it to your favorites. Barney Miller, Seinfeld, Good Times, I Dream of Jeannie and Married with Children and a lot of more wait for you in Crackle.

Fox now

Streaming of TV series can be done easily even though if you don’t have a cable or a satellite. This app is popular for watching humorous TV shows like Family Guy, The Office and that kind of things, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne and Meet the Browns etc. Fox now does not allow you to forget the shows as it keeps up the timings with notification and the full season is also available. Fox now is subscription based which supports more than 70 providers.


some of the popular TV shows such as Pawn Stars, Ice Road Trucker, Top Gear, Gangland, I Love the 1880s and Mountain Men are available in this History app. This app is also subscription based but it gives a free trail for 7 days. The cost for History app is about $5 per month.