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6 best media streaming devices to help ditch your cable bill

Boston Herald

This is all standard fare for streaming boxes, but where the Fire TV ups its game is with its Alexa Voice Remote, which not only lets you search for content via voice control, but also brings Amazon's Alexa assistant technology into your living room. Running Android 7.0, the device also has access to the Google Play store for more apps, music, movies and television downloads. Second, other programming heavyweights aren't playing by Apple's rules, which means Netflix and others aren't participating in the TV app, there is no Amazon Video app whatsoever, and Xfinity isn't taking part in Apple TV's Single Sign-on feature, a great system that lets cable subscribers log into the box just once to access all sorts of streaming content. Eschewing TiVo's standard monthly subscription fees for a $399 price tag, the Roamio OTA can play live network television, record broadcasts of your favorite shows, and stream from popular services like Netflix, Amazon Video, and Hulu.