Amazon Fire TV, Roku or Apple TV?

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  1. kellio
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    Any suggestions?

    The teenager has left for 2 months this summer so I'm going to cut the cord on cable.
    I very rarely turn on the TV and she typically watches shows she's recorded on the DVR in the family room from cable, or she uses Netflix and Amazon prime from her smart TV in her room.

    I'm currently leaning towards Amazon Fire, but I'm not sure why :)
     
  2. Zomby Woof

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    Apple TV doesn't have Amazon Prime video. I have a Roku 3. There are channels that if you have a friend/relative who has cable, you can piggy back off their subscription and get more to watch (FOX, ESPN come to mind). For live streaming news Roku has Sky News. Roku 3 can play movies off a USB drive that are in mov, mkv, or mp4 containers.
     
  3. Captain Oveur
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    I have Apple TV, partly because of the ecosystem, but primarily for MLB.TV without cable TV. I rarely use it for anything else.

    I also have Amazon Prime and Netflix pre-installed on my TV.
     
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    MLB.TV for me as well, though my Yankees aren't giving me much compelling to watch right now.

    And, we use it for kid's movies so we can have the flexibility of iPad or TV. Even take the AppleTV on vacation with us sometimes to have access to movies we've already purchase or for the occasional rental.
     
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    I advise people to go with the latest Roku and have never had anyone tell me that was a bad choice. If someone was 100% Apple I'd suggest they at least check out the Apple TV but to do some research and compare before purchase. I'd not consider an Amazon Fire TV or Google TV at this time.
     
  7. Pizzaman
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    I might consider Roku but our family is 100% Apple. Agree on Amazon.
     
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    I'll remember to type slower for you next time. :)
     
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    Please do. I can sometimes get caught up counting all 27 World Series Championships.
     
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