What streaming box should I buy?

Episode 1627 (1:33:38)

Darryl from Orange County, CA
Apple TV

Darryl has upgraded his home theater and wants to know what 4K streaming device to get: FireStick, Roku, or even AppleTV? Leo says you want to be sure that your streaming device is HDR compatible, that's more important than 4K. The advantage to going with the AppleTV is that Apple will upgrade all your purchased content to 4K for free. That's a huge benefit. What Leo doesn't like about the FireTV is that Amazon relentlessly advertises to buy stuff. The other option is ROKU. Leo's favorite streaming device is ROKU. It supports 4K HDR with Dolby Vision. 

What about streaming services? Leo says that cutting the cable is a good idea, but you will spend just as much, if not more than you did with a cable subscription. But the good news is, that you'll get the AppleTV+ service free for a year if you buy the AppleTV or other Apple products.