Spotify is the winner in our house when it comes to music streaming. We use Firestick and Netflix for TV streaming. I like Netflix for the kids because of the parental controls. Netflix will also allow you to download programs onto your device for road trips or anytime you don't have access to Wi-Fi.
Amazon Fire TV is amazing, I have been an active user for many years now! Netflix is also great, sometimes the content isn't always the best - by that I mean there is only a handful of shows I actually watch. HULU is great for those who previously watched cable(or still do!) They offer next day or two days later after originally aired.
I welcome and appreciate all these comments. Trying to figure out which one to delete and which one to add. I just feel I'm paying too much for too many streaming channels, we have Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, and Disney, Audible, Kindle, Amazon Prime, OMG. We have a smart TV, formerly had a Roku but we had to subscribe to the channels and the website streaming is really slow. Does the new Roku include all the channels? I may check out both Amazon Fire and new Roku.
OMG, I thought I could eliminate some of my multiple streaming services. We have smart TVs, Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, and Disney. I love Apple and integrated service it provides between devices. Apple TV may be the next addition.
We use a fire stick for our streaming. We also have a smart tv with Roku we find it very slow so we always switch over to our fire stick. We also had an Apple TV when they first came out but It was limited for apps not sure now. Services we probably have too many but we watch them all, Netflix, Amazon prime that also comes with Amazon music, Disney +, HBOmax, Sling ( mama has to have her hallmark dad his CNN) We probably should cut down but with being home so much this passed year we like having new thing to watch.
Very helpful thread! We have a Samsung Roku tv currently which my partner wants to upgrade.
We used to have a non-smart TV which we use the Roku stick for. That was amazing. Then we upgraded to the TV with the Roku included and that has provided us with all the channels, pretty much. Except that you have to pay for certain channels.
We have used a Roku for many years now. It has all the possible channels we may want to subscribe to. The streaming channels we use are Amazon (they have many free shows and movies with Prime plus a very large catalogue of shows and movies for rent), Disney+ (we got it for just a couple of things and were going to cancel it, but then ended up sharing it with our grandkids who live in different households -so essentially we keep paying for it to keep them happy:)), Paramount+ (used to be CBS All Access - we like the crime shows) and Netflix (we start and stop Netflix all the time depending on what we want to see). We also start and stop other streaming services depending on what we want to see. We started Hulu just to see Nomadland, then we cancelled it.
We use an Apple TV as the streaming device (love everything about it except the remote). Apple just today announce a new version (with a new remote).
For services, we pay for Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Disney+ and YouTube Premium (and I guess Amazon Prime Video). We also start and stop several others depending if there's a show we want to watch. I find subscribing through Apple makes this extremely easy and all the subscriptions are in one place.
For music we have the Spotify Family Plan which I needed to get to keep One Direction from showing up in my recommendations 😄.
We have the Roku Streaming Stick. I originally got it for college because there wasn't cable. My mom also got rid of her cable and I got her one for her TV. It's pretty easy to use and it's nice that you can use the app as a remote when you can't find the remote. We currently have Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Youtube Premium, and recently Disney Plus. If i had to get rid of one it would maybe be Netflix, just because I don't really like their original shows as much. I'm curious to get HBO Max because I want to watch the Nanny. But I don't think I need any more streaming platforms!