Best Smart Multimedia Devices

You could control your media rooms within your smart home by controlling your TV, and associated speakers in your media rooms.

Amazon and Google sell devices that can control your TV, turn it on and off with an assistant, and deliver content from all of the major streaming services. They’re affordable and readily available in online stores.

Both Google and Amazon allow you to use your voice to control the media hardware as well as tell either Alexa or the Google Assistant which media you want to play on a specific screen.

Google’s Chromecast and Fire TV Stick are very powerful with their casting feature. You can cast media from your Android or an iPhone, which makes it easy to cast a media from phone to your TV and then pause and cast it to your bedroom TV.

Google Chromecast does not have a dedicated remote, but you can control all functions using your smartphone.

Amazon’s Fire TV stick has a dedicated remote with built-in Alexa support. You can use your voice and activate Alexa for streaming your favourite channels. Fire TV stick has two different variants – Fire TV Stick 4K and Fire TV Stick.

Pro Tip – Buy Fire TV Stick 4K only if you have a 4K TV or are planning to buy one in the near future.

Apple TV 4K, however, can not be controlled to turn on and off your TV using Siri. Apple TV 4K supports 4k and HDR. However, it has a dedicated remote which the Google Chromecast doesn’t have, and it also has a casting app called Airplay, where you can stream media from any Apple device with a screen to your TV.

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