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Gone are the days when you have to sit and wait for your favorite show to appear on television or record a movie that you want to rewatch.

The digital age has come and streaming devices are the "in" thing now. This technology makes a wide range of media content, such as films, TV series or even music, easily accessible.

With a TV at home and internet connection, you’re all set for a movie marathon weekend with friends or if you just want to binge-watch your favorite series alone with a bowl of popcorn in hand.

But as there are various streaming devices to choose from, it can get confusing as brands continue to release devices that provide the best quality to ensure that you enjoy a home viewing experience with a cinema-like feel.

If still undecided about which streaming device best suits your taste and budget, then here are the best 4k streaming devices in the market.

1. Roku Express 4K+ 2021

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Roku Express 4K+ 2021 is a crowd-favorite because of its easy-to-use features and budget-friendly price. It’s one of the cheapest streaming devices that offers an outstanding 4K HD resolution. Everything you need to set up the device is already included such as a premium HDMI cable. Apple users who are looking for a cheaper alternative to the Apple TV can buy this, as it is compatible with the AirPlay.

2. Fire TV Stick 4K Max

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Fire TV Stick 4K Max is known for its speedy performance. No more long waits for applications to load on your TV. You can achieve the best cinematic experience with its 4K Ultra HD that supports Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos studio. It can also support up to six Wi-Fi devices. Controlling the device is made easy with its Alexa Voice Remote, which you can use your voice to search for your favorite content.

The device application does have frequent advertisements. If it’s not a big deal, then this might be the device to check out from your cart.

3. 2021 Apple TV 4K (32GB)

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Price: $169.99

2021 Apple TV 4K (32GB) does live up to expectations. The A12 Bionic chip boosts the quality of the graphics, video and audio for users to enjoy their game and application experience. It offers a 4K high frame rate HDR that also supports Dolby Vision. One of its best features is the new Siri Remote, that’s not only touch-enabled but has actual buttons that are much easier to use.

However, it is more expensive compared to a lot of cheaper alternatives in the market that offer the same or even more, features. If you're willing to splurge, then go for it.