A pick of best gadgets for video-streaming apps

A look at convenient streaming solution for movie buffs, thanks to some cool gadgets


Smart TVs allow instant access to apps such as Netflix, YouTube, etc, and connect to the Internet through Wi-Fi.
Smart TVs allow instant access to apps such as Netflix, YouTube, etc, and connect to the Internet through Wi-Fi.

Apple TV

The Apple TV (Rs.13,500) is a convenient streaming solution for movie buffs—plug this to your TV via an HDMI cable, and you will be all set to access apps and games. Apart from popular streaming services, you will also be able to access apps such as the Plex media server, Vimeo and Flickr.

You will also be able to access apps such as the Plex media server, Vimeo and Flickr.
You will also be able to access apps such as the Plex media server, Vimeo and Flickr.

Smart TVs

Till some time ago, smart TVs were considered expensive. Now you have these connected televisions starting for as little as Rs.30,000. These TVs allow instant access to apps such as Netflix, YouTube, etc, and connect to the Internet through Wi-Fi. Our pick would be smart TVs made either by Sony (based on Android TV) or LG (WebOS) because the user experience is far superior when compared to rivals.

Even the affordable smartphones can easily run streaming apps such as Netflix, Hotstar, Hooq and Spuul.
Even the affordable smartphones can easily run streaming apps such as Netflix, Hotstar, Hooq and Spuul.

Smartphones

We have reached a stage where even the affordable smartphones can easily run streaming apps such as Netflix, Hotstar, Hooq and Spuul. What matters is the screen size, and if you intend to use the phone to watch a lot of your favourite movies and TV shows, we would recommend at least a 5.2 inches (the Asus Zenfone 3, for example) display size—the ideal would be at least 5.5 inches (the OnePlus 3 and iPhone 7 Plus, for example).

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