Poll: What’s your favorite TV streaming device?

October 15th, 2015

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More and more people are choosing to cut the cord to their cable providers. A Magid Advisors survey from September showed 3.7 percent of pay TV subscribers in the US saying they were extremely likely to cancel their pay TV service in the next 12 months, up from 2.9 percent in 2014, and just 1.9 percent in 2011. A separate survey from TiVo subsidiary Digitalsmiths had 8.2 percent of respondents ditching cable in 2014 with 45.2 percent saying they’ve reduced their subscriptions to pay for services like Netflix, Hulu, and Sling TV. Question is: what’s your preferred method of getting that hot, chewy content onto your TV now that all the new gear is about to ship?

Apple’s getting ready to put its revamped Apple TV on sale later this month. For $149 you get Siri, apps, and games, but no 4K video. The new $99.99 Amazon Fire TV will support 4K when stock is replenished in November, and includes Alexa voice commands thanks to a new remote control. Or maybe the $39.99 Fire TV stick ($49.99 with new voice remote) is more your speed? Then there’s the new $129.99 Roku 4 set-top box shipping next week, an update to The Verge favorite Roku 3. Rounding things out is Google’s followup to its hugely successful Chromecast which you can already buy for $35. That’s a lot of choice.

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