Cutting the Cord Series: Survival Guide Part IV
As we wrap up our Cutting the Cord Series: Survival Guide we offer up the final piece of the puzzle and that is your streaming device.
Previously we mentioned you most likely have some device in your house already even if it’s a computer that you can stream programming with. You may have a PlayStation or other device as well but there will come a time you’ll want to look at something more practical to hook up to that huge flat panel TV at home. I started with the Roku which recently hit the 5 million mark for devices sold.
The Roku is affordable, easy to hook up, and simple to use. I added Hulu and Amazon Prime right away and have used it for a couple of months now and give it high marks. Unless you have a ton of iTunes programming already purchased I’d suggest starting with the Roku.
Not long ago I added the Apple TV and found it equally easy to set up and use. It was very convenient for viewing movies I’d already purchased from iTunes and streaming from Apple devices like my iPhone and iPad was very cool. Currently you can’t get Amazon on Apple TV so it gets dinged for that but for Netflix and Hulu its great.
So for your last tool in the survival guide I’d highly suggest getting the Roku unless you have a vast library already from iTunes and are fully Apple integrated. The Roku has so many more channels and options to add for your first device you can’t go wrong.