Nvidia Shield TV
The Nvidia Shield TV is a 4K HDR streaming media player that you can also use as a gaming device if you opt for a controller. Even if you don't need gaming it is an amazing Apple TV 4K alternative and it's the one that is most tempting to me as I comparison shop.
You can watch Netflix and Amazon Video in 4K HDR and you get access to YouTUbe, VUDU, the Google Play Store for movies and TV as well as apps like Sling TV and Playstation Vue. It supports ChromeCast 4K and includes the Google Assistant.
On top of the movies and music, you can also use this as a gaming system. There are console quality games available on the Shield TV, and you can also Cast games from your PC or play games in the cloud.
It is also a Smart Home hub that can control many different lights, thermostats, devices and set up routines. If you opt for the controller version you get a headphone jack you can use to listen without bothering anyone else at home.
This option offers Gigabit ethernet as well as two USB 3.0 ports for expansion.
$179 at Amazon - $149 on Sale
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