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And how I wish that Roku's were $20. My Roku's are all Ultras, that's because we prefer to hard wire our internet, and those devices are $100, not $20.
Roku is able to grant your wish. In fact, Walmart was selling them for $15 on Black Friday. If you prefer a fancier one, that's fine too. After I bought my first laserdisc player, I liked it so much that I bought Pioneer's "Ultra" LD player for $2700. (Actually, that was their 2nd best model but it was close enough for me.)
So you can go fancy if you wish, but you could "get by" with a $500 LD player, and you can "get by" with a $20 streaming player. Whatever floats your boat.
Either way, these days you can get a lot of TV hardware for very little money.
I received the firestick yesterday. Got all the apps we used setup. I like that you can connect bluetooth headphones/buds to the firestick and the sound switches between the home theater system and the headphones seamlessly. It seems to use just a little more upload bandwidth. We have DSL internet and only have 1.5mb upload bandwidth. So far I like the firestick. Will be testing today with Netflix, Youtube TV, Amazon Prime, Disney+ and Vudu.
We prefer wired and I see that you can buy ethernet dongles for a few bucks plus the sticks are cheap. We had to buy the Roku Ultra in order to be able to watch wired so the Fire Stick is a much better option.
Vudu app on firestick does not allow you to buy/rent a movie like the app does on Roku. You have to go to the Vudu site on phone or computer to buy/rent. Not a deal breaker. Volume level is lower on the firestick than the Roku. Just have to increase volume. So far, firestick is performing good.
As we continue to deliver a better streaming experience for our customers, we are pleased to announce that effective today, we have agreed to a multi-year extension with Google for YouTube and YouTube TV. This agreement represents a positive development for our shared customers, making both YouTube and YouTube TV available for all streamers on the Roku platform.