Here Are the Top 5 Coolest Cord Cutting Devices from CES 2017

CES is over now, but it was a tremendous year for cord cutters. There is a long list of new products coming to market in 2017 that will make cord cutting easier than ever.

To help you avoid sifting through so many new devices, here are my top five devices.

Fire TV Edition TVs

Amazon’s smart TV with a built-in Fire TV is on its way. The new Fire TV Edition TVs will be available later this year. I got to play with them at CES, and the performance seemed consistent with the second generation Fire Stick. They will offer 4K TVs not 4K HDR TVs.

The best new feature is the over-the-air TV integration into the Fire TV Edition TVs. By plugging an antenna into the new TVs you can bring OTA content right to your Fire TV home screen. Recommendations for channels such as ABC and Fox will show up next to recommendations for shows from Netflix and Hulu.

Why is this important for cord cutters?

In the past the only smart TVs I recommended for cord cutters were the Roku smart TVs. Now the new line of Fire TV Edition TVs from Amazon are a real competitor to the Roku TVs.

Want to learn more about the Fire TV Edition TVs? Click here for our full breakdown.

Tablo DVRs & Software

Tablo has long been a leading DVR company for cord cutters. Now it is branching out from just a standard DVR. Soon you will be able to buy a USB tuner from Tablo, a Stick Streamer, and a cloud DVR.

Why is this important for cord cutters?

DVRs are an important part of any cord cutter’s setup. The new line of DVRs and software opens up more options for cord cutters.

If you want to learn more about the Tablo offerings, click here.

Roku TVs

Roku announced a long list of new Roku TVs and partners to make them. TCL announced 25 new Roku TVs including a new high-end line. The biggest news were the new HDR Roku TVs that will start under $500. Later this year Roku TVs will have a sharp new look and HDR support.

Want to learn more about the new Roku TVs, click here.

Why is this big for cord cutters?

The new line of Roku TVs makes a cord cutting TV look great in your living room. It is also the first smart TV with built-in HDR that I would recommend for cord cutters.

You can learn more about the new Roku TVs HERE.

Mohu AirWave

Often your TV is not in the best location for your antenna. It can also be difficult to connect one antenna to multiple TVs. Now with the Mohu AirWave antenna you can put your antenna anywhere in the house and through Wi-Fi stream it to a wide range of streaming devices.

This allows you to easily network all of your TVs to your antenna and place your antenna in the best location.

Why is this big for cord cutters?

The Mohu AirWave makes setting up an antenna easy and quick for any cord cutter.

You can learn more about the AirWave HERE.

Nvidia Shield 2nd Generation

NVIDIA unveiled the new NVIDIA® SHIELD™ TV—an Android TV open-platform media streamer built on bleeding-edge visual computing technology that delivers unmatched streaming, gaming, and AI experiences.

“NVIDIA’s rich heritage in visual computing and deep learning has enabled us to create this revolutionary device,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, founder and chief executive officer of NVIDIA, who revealed SHIELD during his opening keynote address at CES.

You can learn more about the new Nvidia Shield HERE.

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