Compare the latest streaming hardware
Having a streaming account is only the half the story. The device you use is arguably more important to deliver you the best experience.
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When Netflix launched in Australia, it did so with a massive head start over its local competitors. After years of growth and expansion in the US, the streaming giant already had partnerships with hardware manufacturers all over the world. So all it needed to do was flick a switch and Australian users would be able to watch on their streaming device of choice.
However, since then, the local players have been fighting hard to catch up. Game consoles now offer access to many of the leading streaming platforms in Australia, as do devices like the Apple TV and Fetch TV. Smart TV manufacturers have been working hard to get the local players on board as well, to try and offer another incentive to upgrade to a better flat panel.
But what's the best way to access streaming services these days? While the convenience of watching on your phone can never be understated, if you want 4K Netflix, is it better to get a Smart TV with integrated support, or a Chromecast Ultra dongle?
We'll be comparing all the best streaming hardware here, so you can always get the best possible access to the streaming entertainment you want to watch.
Apple TV 4K
Apple TV 4K beefs up Apple's streaming device with support for 4K resolutions and HDR lighting.
The 4th Generation Apple TV combines Siri control with streaming platforms and downloadable games for a compact streaming device.
Fetch TV Mini
The miniature Fetch TV box offers access to streaming services such as Netflix and digital sports offerings such as the EPL.
Streaming 4K content on your Ultra HD TV has become much simpler with the launch of the Chromecast Ultra.
Foxtel Now Box
The Foxtel Now Box makes it easy to watch Foxtel Now on the big screen, as well as other streaming apps, but stability issues are a big drawback.
Nvidia Shield TV
We've had to wait for the Nvidia Shield TV to formally launch in Australia, but the wait has well and truly been worth it.
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