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Hulu, Netflix apps: Better on set-top box or TV?

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Posted on December 15, 2021 at 08:50:07
glennw
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Hi everyone, just acquired a smart TV (LG C1) and am debating whether to install my Hulu, Netflix, HBO etc. apps on the Xfinity set-top box, or on the TV. Looks like both platforms support all the apps.

What has been your experience and what would you advise?

 

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RE: Hulu, Netflix apps: Better on set-top box or TV?, posted on December 17, 2021 at 16:59:55
budget fi
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Works about the same for me. Streaming from your Xfinity box would probably be one less remote to deal with.

 

RE: Hulu, Netflix apps: Better on set-top box or TV?, posted on December 19, 2021 at 05:09:51
Doublej
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Why not install the apps on both and see which platform you like better?

 

RE: Hulu, Netflix apps: Better on set-top box or TV?, posted on December 20, 2021 at 09:32:11
glennw
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Great point about the remote. And thanks for the info that you didn't notice much difference. In theory, there should be no loss of quality with either solution, but I was curious.

One other "plus" with using the Xfinity box for streaming is that I could leave the TV off the WiFi network, and just connect it for firmware updates.

 

I never connect a tv directly to the internet, posted on January 4, 2022 at 22:27:10
mbnx01
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I do not want updates installed without my permission.







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Netflix and Amazon stream in 4K on my Oled Smart TV., posted on March 24, 2022 at 21:32:54
oldmkvi
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My Satellite Box only gets Standard Hi Def.
The TV upsamples it to 4K.
So I think a Smart TV with the Streaming Apps is the way to go.

 

You can choose no Auto Updates, no problem. nt, posted on March 24, 2022 at 21:34:51
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Better on apple tv 4K and Amazon cube IMO. Nt, posted on April 28, 2022 at 15:19:30
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Nt

 

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