NBCUniversal and Amazon just announced that Peacock will launch on Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets in the U.S. starting on Thursday. The Peacock app will bring thousands of hours of on-demand movies and shows, as well as live news and sports programming, to Fire TV and Fire tablet customers nationwide. The announcement is part of a larger partnership between Amazon and NBCU, with more announcements coming soon.
In 2017, 38.9 million Americans will use a Roku at least once per month, up 19% over last year, making it the No. 1 connected-TV device brand in the U.S., according to a new study from research firm eMarketer. That puts Roku ahead of Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV in terms of total users, eMarketer says.
There are plenty of ways to get streaming video onto your big living-room screen. Internet-connected “smart” TVs and gaming consoles such as the Xbox or PlayStation can do the trick. But stand-alone devices tend to offer more features and more video services to choose from. Here’s a rundown of six of them.