The Apple TV is one of the most popular streaming devices for Apple users, but it’s not the only option. Here are the best Apple TV alternatives that you can buy in 2018 to stream live TV, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, rent movies and more.
One of the best parts about buying an Apple TV alternative is that you can save a lot of money. These options start at $35 and go up to $179, allowing you to upgrade all the TVs in your home to streaming capabilities for less than the cost of one Apple TV.
You will give up on the Apple integration for your iTunes movie purchases, AirPlay and not all of these options support voice control — but you still get the key features that you need from a great streaming device.
- Amazon Fire TV Stick – $39.99
- Roku Streaming Stick – $49.99
- Google ChromeCast 2nd Gen – $35
- Roku Ultra – $99.99
- Nvidia Shield TV – $179
- Apple TV 4K – $179
We also suggest checking out the newest Apple TV 4K if you are looking at buying an Apple TV this year. It’s not much more expensive than the older model, and it includes 4K and HDR support.