When people ask me what streaming device to buy, my initial reaction is always to say, “just get a Roku.” But after using the fantastic (and cheap!) Fire TV Stick for the last few days, I think my recommendation might just change. At $40, the new Fire TV Stick is a terrific streaming device that almost rivals the Roku…
I suspect the Germans have a word for taking something great and then stripping it of everything remotely joyful until it's a cold hollow shell not fit for existence. Now I do too! Well, two words, I guess: Vudu Spark.
So you want to stream stuff to your TV. These days you have plenty of options, but which of them is best? After Roku announced its upcoming $50 HDMI-ready streaming stick and Amazon trotted out its new $100 Fire TV streaming box, we put this chart together to show you how it stacks up to the competition.