I currently watch Netflix and Amazon Prime and formally WWE Network on my PS3. I have thought about getting rid of Netflix and getting Disney+. I was doing a little research and found out that Disney is not supported on the PS 3. My TV is not a “SMART TV”. I told you all this to ask is the Roku the best option for the price range? Is this an item I put on my wireless network then download the apps or programs for the service I want? I am sure there are other questions I should be asking but thats all I can think of at this time.
I have a Roku and love it. To answer your question: Roku has a channel/App Store you select the apps you want and either activate them or enter password depending on the app. Also yes you connect it to your WiFi
I like my FireTV a lot cause it gives you a pretty user friendly interface + if you’re ever interested in NJPW there is a dedicated app.
I would say I prefer my Chromecast the most though - allows me to easily put the Cafe Hangout on tv while I work and most apps are compatible with Chromecast - it lacks the remote and UI though which I would say is the biggest drawback.
Is the Chromcast run from your computer? I want something easy to use in case wife ever wants to use it. And to be honest if the cable box does something strange she calls me to fix it. Even if all she really needs to do is reset the box.
I’m not THAT old, but I never really watched much TV.
I bought an amazon smart tv last year and find it works perfectly, and I believe buying the “fire stick” on its own gives you the same options. We have NJWorld, Fite TV, and Netflix and they’re all flawless.
The Chromecast is ran through anything compatible but mostly my phone or the computer. If you have the Chromecast plugged into your TV and connected to your wireless network then every device connected to that network has the capacity to stream to the tv via a Cast icon that will appear on compatible applications.
It sounds more complex than it is but I would say - while I love it and it fits my needs … if you’re worried about ease of use I would probably get something that has a remote option like the FireTV or Roku.
I’ve been using a Roku for years (recently upgraded to a newer model that has been running much smoother) and I just got a Fire Stick earlier this year since it has a dedicated app for New Japan World. Both Roku and Amazon Fire offer products in similar price ranges but will do exactly what you’d need them to do. Connect it to a TV using HDMI, plug it into a power source, and connect it through WiFi to find what you need. They also use minimal power.