With Black Friday coming up there are going to be loads of deals on Smart TV boxes out there but how do you know which box is the best for you?
Well, we can help you out with that as we have a breakdown of some of the best Smart TV boxes on the market in 2021.
Firstly… Why a Smart TV box and not a Smart tv?
The most obvious reason why Smart Boxes might be a better choice is the fact they are miles cheaper than buying a Smart TV even though they still include the majority of the same apps and perks that smart TVs do.
Also, the boxes are easily moved from one device to another meaning you could buy one box and move it across the different rooms in your house that you have TVs in.
Finally, the boxes (depending on which one you buy) can be personalised with photos and other features that some smart TVs don’t offer.
So here is 2021’s top-rated smart boxes:
Amazon Fire Stick
The Amazon Fire Stick is a small portable USB style Smart TV Box that you plug into the HDMI port on the back of your TV. It includes access to many apps with millions of TV shows and films to choose from and you can enjoy all your watching in 4K Ultra HD meaning the quality is crisp and clear.
Not only that but you can also access music, the news, and other apps.
While using the firestick you can connect your phone to control certain apps such as Spotify, or use it to personalize your home screen with slideshows of your own photos from your camera roll.
It’s easy to set up, simply plug it in, connect to the internet, log into your amazon prime account then you’re good to go.
The only thing that lets the Fire Stick down slightly is the fact that it only has 8GB of storage and once that is full there is no way of upgrading it to gain anymore.
Current Price prior to Black Friday deals: £39.99
The Roku is certainly not the best or most advanced Smart Box on the market at the moment, however, it’s highly recommended because of how easy it is to use and because it provides viewers with a refined, relaxed experience.
Roku includes many of the popular streaming apps like most boxes however it excels particularly in the sports area as it has better deals with sports providers than a lot of other Smart Box producers have meaning streaming sports on a Roku box is easier and better quality.
Roku has very little storage which does of course causes some issues for some people. It’s also very basic compared to a lot of others out there so it all depends whether you’re looking for reliable and easy or something slightly fancier.
Current Price prior to Black Friday deals: From £29.99
Nvidia Shield TV Pro
If you’re looking for something with more bells and whistles including being able to connect your PC to it to stream video games. Then this one might be the one for you.
This Smart Box uses an advanced GPU and potent wireless connection to connect your PC to it meaning you can stream games without having to use any hardwire connection.
It also comes with incredible hardware, huge amounts of storage, and all the apps/ features that all other Smart Boxes come with.
It is also completely compatible with Google Smart Hub meaning you can connect it together with all your other smart devices in your house.
The Nvidia really does have everything you can think of, it’s only slight hiccup is how much more expensive it is compared to a lot of other Smart Boxes on the market.
Current Price prior to Black Friday deals: £198
If you want any more information surrounding these devices or help to set them up, then give us a call, 0808 123 2820. We’re always happy to help!