Many of the televisions that we buy today, integrate solutions to be able to enjoy different services in streaming such as Netflix, HBO or Movistar +. They are APPs-based solutions from their respective "Smart TV" that allow you to access these services comfortably from the living room. The problem comes when these Smart TVs don't bring the service we like. And we started looking for a possible solution:-Google Chromecast-Apple TV-Roku-Android TV-Fire TV Stick from Amazon-PC (for example, an Intel NUC) Personally, I have used some Roku and NUC equipment for years to enjoy Netflix and Kodi in my home. The first of them, the Roku, has several solutions both in stick HDMI format and in set top box. I have tried both types to be able to enjoy Netflix on a TV without native support for Netflix (thanks to Sony for its complete abandonment to its "smart TV" based on Opera). The Roku performs very well to play Netflix content, and has 4k-supported versions. The problem comes from the content (applications, apps, available in Spain), because it is a very widespread content player in the United States, but completely unknown in Spain. And that's where the problems with Roku start. Of course, if you have an Amazon Prime subscription, you'll probably be interested in a series or prime Video movie that comes with your Amazon Prime subscription. But as Roku does not have available in Spain (if in other countries) the application of Prime Video, you will not be able to access any of its contents. In fact, Roku's available applications in Spain are very few, and of the few that exist, are of very low quality. Except for Netflix, it's rare to find a real professional application in Spain. So we could say that Roku would be worth just to enjoy Netflix (yes, very nice and smooth with his remote). On the other hand, I have also used a small Intel NUC computer for years, transformed into a HTPC thanks to Kodi. It is a very good combination to be able to see content that you have available locally, or in network. In addition, the Kodi system (formerly called XBMC) has hundreds of add-ons to extend its functionality and allow the playback of content from other systems. And that's where the problem comes in. These add-ons are usually developed by third parties (maybe say geeks) that make available to the Community their contributions to access other content such as Netflix, Prime Video or Movistar +. The problem here lies in trust. Imagine using your Amazon credentials (with which you can shop on your website) to access Prime Video through an add-on that has developed a person you do not know. It is true that there are official pages of Kodi where developers talk about their progress and so forth. But in the end, you must trust that your software will do nothing wrong with your credentials. Nor that future upgrades of your add-ons do anything wrong with them (watch out for Automatic Updates). Therefore, the Intel NUC is very good to have a small computer, without noise, to be able to play downloaded content or add-ons that are not with payment subscriptions that can do us a lot of damage in the pocket. In addition, I have tried several times the solution of Google, the Chromecast, but at the time of truth, has always given me problems and headaches. When it has to work, it doesn't work. The phone does not connect, or depends on the application support so that it can play on the TV. In my opinion, the system is not as stable as it should be and depends on too many things. Also, having to have the mobile to send the content to the Chromecast seems a problem, because you must have a WIFI for use, and also, you will be consuming battery during playback. During this exciting journey in search of the content player, I also had the opportunity to use an Android TV for a while. The problem I find is that they are usually a bit slow, you can see a certain lag of response since the command is pressed until they react, and internally usually come built with very little amount of memory. In addition, it takes to boot like an old Android mobile, and sometimes the memory is corrupted if it has not turned off well. The good thing is that you can enjoy all the applications available in Play Store. But it is a rather unstable solution in my opinion. On the other hand, the Apple TV is a good device. It's sturdy, pretty, and has a great command. The problem I found in his day is that he lacked any application of any of the services I normally use. Nor does it have support to install Kodi without making the bridge pine, so you must stick to the applications that have Apple available. But for me it is decisive that you can not install Kodi because I really like the movie in original version with the option to add subtitles and to advance or delay during playback to synchronize correctly. And finally we get to the Fire TV Stick from Amazon. It is a "Pincho" HDMI with Android in their guts. It has a custom layer of Amazon where they offer you Prime Video content. But it allows to install a lot of applications in official form:

But also, without being a scholar, and thanks to it is not a skewer with Android, we can install Kodi without much work and connect to a NAS server to enjoy all your multimedia content on the TV lounge. The only service that today seems to resist is HBO. In short, the Fire TV Stick of Amazon allows to have in your room access to Netflix, Movistar +, Prime video of Amazon, Plex, Spotify, DS video (if you have a Synogoly NAS), Kodi and many other applications for only €39.99.