Which media streamer is right for you?

Since there are so many ways to stream TV shows and films to your telly, follow our graphic to help you choose which one is right for you…

29 Jan 2019

Watching TV at home is no longer limited by what you can pick up through your aerial or satellite dish. Streaming services such as BBC iPlayer, Netflix and Amazon Prime all provide thousands of incredible viewing choices. But what’s the best way to enjoy those shows from the comfort of your living room?

Media streamers are devices that shoot your selected film from your laptop or smart device app over to your high definition TV screen. This is called mirroring or ‘casting’.

We’ve highlighted our top three streaming technologies for you to take a closer look at…


Now TV Smart Box

Now TV Smart Box

Banish the boredom of neverending channel-hopping and find exactly what you want to watch in seconds with voice search. The 4K HD graphics make for an ultra-vibrant and exciting viewing session – plus, you get a one-month pass for Sky Cinema, Kids and Entertainment.

Try the NOW TV Smart Box



Google Chromecast

Google Chromecast works with Android and Windows devices. It uses the apps on your smartphone, tablet or laptop to stream thousands of shows and films to your TV.

Get the Google Chromecast

With an in-built Chromecast 4K Ultra you can stream all the same media to your TV, as well as a variety of games, to enjoy in 4K Ultra HD quality. Compatible with Android devices.

Upgrade to the Google Chromecast Ultra


Amazon 4K Fire TV stick with Alexa Voice Remote

Amazon Fire 4K TV Stick with Alexa Remote

If you already subscribe to Amazon Prime, you can plug the Fire stick into your TV’s HDMI port to access TV shows, movies, music and games from your Amazon account and other apps – all without touching a button. Simply tell Alexa what you want to watch.

Get the Amazon 4K Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote



View our full range of media streamers

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