Best products from r/youtubetv

We found 36 comments on r/youtubetv discussing the most recommended products. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 35 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

4. Roku Streaming Stick+ | HD/4K/HDR Streaming Device with Long-range Wireless and Voice Remote with TV Controls (updated for 2019)

  • Wireless that goes the distance: Basement rec room? Backyard movie night? Bring ‘em on. The long-range wireless receiver gives you extended range and a stronger signal for smooth streaming even in rooms farther from your router
  • Brilliant picture quality: Experience your favorite shows with stunning detail and clarity—whether you’re streaming in HD, 4K, or HDR, you’ll enjoy picture quality that’s optimized for your TV with sharp resolution and vivid color
  • Tons of power, tons of fun: Snappy and responsive, you’ll stream your favorites with ease—from movies and series on Apple TV, Prime Video, and Netflix, to cable alternatives like Sling, enjoy the most talked-about TV across thousands of channels
  • No more juggling remotes: Power up your TV, adjust the volume, mute, and control your streaming all with one remote—use your voice to quickly search across channels, turn captions on, and more in a touch
  • Setup is a cinch: Plug it in, connect to the internet, and start streaming—it’s that simple
  • Private listening on mobile: Use the free Roku mobile app to pump up the volume on your shows without disturbing the house
  • Endless entertainment: Stream what you love, including free TV, live news, sports, and more. It’s easy to stream what you love and cut back on cable bills with access to 500,000+ movies and TV episodes across thousands of free and paid channels
  • Automatic software updates: Get the most up to date software including all the latest features and available channels without even thinking about it
  • Works with popular voice assistants: Enjoy easy voice control with Siri, Alexa, or Hey Google
  • Share it with Apple AirPlay: Effortlessly share videos, photos, music, and more from your Apple devices to your TV
Roku Streaming Stick+ | HD/4K/HDR Streaming Device with Long-range Wireless and Voice Remote with TV Controls (updated for 2019)
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5. Optoma GT1080Darbee Short Throw Projector for Gaming, Movies and Sports, 3000 Lumens, Low Input Lag of 16ms, 3D, Darbee Technology for Sharper Image

  • DARBEE VISION IMAGE PROCESSOR: The GT1080Darbee's proprietary DarbeeVision image-enhancement technology enables greater detail in textures and reflective surfaces providing an unsurpassed gaming experience
  • SHORT THROW LENS: Experience a large 120" image projected from 4 feet away; short throw projectors allow placement closer to the screen making it ideal for more smaller spaces and easier installation
  • ENHANCED GAMING MODE: Enjoy lightning fast response times of 16ms. Power Consumption-262W Max Bright, 215W Max ECO mode. Power Supply-AC input 100-240V, 50-60Hz, auto-switching
  • VERSATILE PROJECTOR: The GT1080Darbee is ideal in a variety of environments including family rooms, theater rooms and game rooms, as well as outdoor spaces such as backyards, camping, tailgating and more
  • INCREDIBLE PICTURE QUALITY: Enjoy bright, razor-sharp images with 3, 000 lumens, 28, 000: 1 contrast ratio, and Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080)
  • FULL 3D: The GT1080Darbee displays true 3D content from almost any 3D source, including 3D Blu-ray Disc players, 3D broadcasting, and the latest-generation game consoles. Support for 144Hz rapid-refresh rate provides ultra-smooth flicker-free images; 3D glasses required
  • FLEXIBLE CONNECTIVITY: Connect to gaming consoles, media players and other HDMI devices such as Google Chromecast, Fire Stick and Apple TV; inputs include dual HDMI (1. 4a 3D support) MHL
  • EASY IMAGE SET-UP: Vertical keystone correction +/- 40 degrees allows the GT1080Darbee to be off-center without having to elevate it to project the image onto the screen, resulting in an easy, more flexible image set-up
  • LONG LAMP LIFE: Enjoy up to 8, 000 hours of lamp life enabling an average of 4 hours of viewing time every day 10 plus years
Optoma GT1080Darbee Short Throw Projector for Gaming, Movies and Sports, 3000 Lumens, Low Input Lag of 16ms, 3D, Darbee Technology for Sharper Image
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u/somanydonuts · 2 pointsr/youtubetv

Buy your own. I recently upgraded my modem to this on Xfinity:

I also upgraded to a mesh router from TP-Link. Mesh routers are great for large homes or if you have your main router in a spot where it doesn't reach the rest of the house. I'm a big fan of TP-Link routers, in general.

You'll save a ton of money over the course of 2 years. Worthwhile investment.

Also, I have a Roku on each TV in the house. Premiere+, Ultra, and Stick. I have found the Stick to be very good for my needs. The Premiere+ and Ultra were on sale when I got them and are great but, honestly, if you are just using it for YouTube TV, the Stick it the best bang for the buck.

Good luck!

u/deviltrombone · 1 pointr/youtubetv

I used to do the small window thing, but I gave up when YTTV started hanging with windows below a certain too-large size. I ended up getting a uPerfect (random Chinese company) 10.1" 2560x1600 monitor off Amazon, and I got lucky, because it's matte, has accurate color, can be auto-calibrated with Calman, and behaves like a monitor WRT power saving. I run it as 1280x800, and it works great. Paired it with this Suptek desktop monitor stand, which works great and is able to support the monitor extended 6" in front of its base.

I'd link to the monitor, but it's no longer available. These things are hit and miss. The 7" displays are terrible, as bad as an Amazon tablet, and another 10.1" monitor was glossy, which I didn't want.

The monitor cost about $110 at the time. If it didn't work out, I was going to buy one of the new Samsung IPS 10.1" tablets for this purpose; they have good color, while Amazon tablets all suck and cannot be improved with apps like Screen Balance. I've already got a Samsung Tab S4 (OLED) which I love, but I couldn't afford to dedicate it to this task, and I really don't need OLED blacks for this application anyway.

To conclude, this separate monitor setup is so much better than watching in a small window, it isn't even funny.

u/Oneprouddaddy · 1 pointr/youtubetv

I came from tivo roamio now have all the popular streamers plus my old Tivo (has lifetime) with OTA. I use three of these remotes.

Inteset 4-in-1 Universal Backlit IR Learning Remote for use with Apple TV, Xbox One, Roku, Media Center/Kodi, Nvidia Shield, most Streamers and other A/V Devices

Made my favorite steamers the Apple TV and shield work great and wifey approved and was easy to program (some built in ).

They work with rokus too.

u/thejawa · 3 pointsr/youtubetv

The best way to do it is to get a travel router. Chromecast doesn't have an authentication page to get you past hotel WiFi logins where you have to sign in every day. You'll likely never get the Chromecast onto the WiFi. The next hurdle is to get past HDMI input locked TVs, which there's a few tricks on the internet but the most recent hotel I was at I couldn't get around it.

Either way, a travel router is a more secure way to browse the internet while at a hotel. It was a great decision in my book and has allowed me to use my Chromecast at numerous places.

The one I got: TP-Link N300 Wireless Portable Nano Travel Router - WiFi Bridge/Range Extender/Access Point/Client Modes, Mobile in Pocket(TL-WR802N)

u/justathoughtfromme · 7 pointsr/youtubetv

Go with a Roku Streaming Stick+. That way, regardless of what smart TV you buy in the future, you'll have a good external device you can use to stream. Smart apps tend to age poorly, but Rokus tend to have a bit longer life and get supported better.

u/rextraverse · 4 pointsr/youtubetv

Travel a lot as well. Best purchase I made for this purpose was a travel router. I use the TP-Link N300 because it has the plug built into the unit.

Go into the router firmware, connect to the hotel Wi-Fi network, use any device with a web browser connected to the router to go through the browser-based authentication, all devices are good to go.

Currently have a Roku Stick as my primary travel device, but it also works with a Chromecast without issue. And, while it may be obvious that this would work there as well, all the equipment in this setup works equally well in both the US and Europe.

u/bigyo54 · 1 pointr/youtubetv

I have had a great experience using YTTV on Apple TV. However, using the Apple TV remote with it is very difficult. Therefore, I recommend getting this remote instead and programming it to operate your setup. It really made everything easier to use.

u/dh4645 · 2 pointsr/youtubetv

My 50 inch samsung has it & a bunch of other apps. Got it for $406 last black Friday. I'll find the link.

Wow, expensive now.

Samsung Electronics UN50MU6300 50-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2017 Model)

u/talkincat · 1 pointr/youtubetv

The remote works fine, but it only has a few buttons, so it makes using the device a bit of a challenge. There is an Android TV Remote app which works fine.

I use this remote which works well:

It's expensive, but you can often find it on sale for $60-$80.

u/onewaypockets · 1 pointr/youtubetv

I would get a Roku Ultra and a small breakout box. I've used this one several times and it works always perfectly.

u/tonynelson33 · 1 pointr/youtubetv

Ill try to post one tomorrow if I remember. You can switch pretty fast...only annoying thing if youre familar with youtube tv is that when you hover over it the bottom selection stuff will come up and you have to move your mouse to the side to get it to just show the video. When you have 4 windows on the screen you just have to be precise with the mouse lol (especially if you want to unmute/mute a certain one). You get the hang of it though.

This is the projector I got...I do a lot of gaming and needed a short throw since my ceiling is kinda low and I didnt want to hang one anyone. Its great and isnt very expensive. Im sure in a few years Ill get a 4k one when 4k is the standard everything streams in but thats not the case right now by any means so this is perfectly fine.

u/rkaptainkr · 1 pointr/youtubetv

I had the same problem. On one of my televisions I was able to plug my Roku stick into a powered USB. When the TV shuts off, so does the Roku. My other, older TV doesn't have the powered USB. I bought this power strip that has a option to turn off certain devices if the master outlet isn't drawing power. Works great.

u/YYqs0C6oFH · 1 pointr/youtubetv

Roku Ultra 2016 edition (4640 model) has an optical audio port, but newer editions removed it. And it supports the YTTV app, so maybe that's a possibility if you can find places that still stock it.

u/Ploddit · 1 pointr/youtubetv

Cables? Unless the ones you have specifically say they support 18Gbps, they probably don't.

u/NeoHyper64 · 1 pointr/youtubetv

You could also use a powerline adapter... works like ethernet, in most cases.


I'm not a huge fan of mesh, personally, especially if the model being considered doesn't have a dedicated return channel. I'm using one now (Amplifi HD Gamer's Edition) and am upgrading to a TP-Link AX6000... the latter is getting much better distance and speed, even with just a single router vs. the mesh points.

u/rrainwater · 1 pointr/youtubetv

You can download it from the web if it’s supported on that device: