The Best tablet for Streaming and Watching Movies

The Best tablet for streaming will allow you to watch your favorite programs without having to buy an expensive monitor or TV.

Whether you like creating your own live streams or joining, watching and chatting on other peoples live streams, tablets will be perfect devices to help with this.

You will have a wide range of choices from Chromebooks, Android, Windows and iPad OS tablets to choose from.

Additional accessories like keyboards, stylus pens and stands will help improve your overall user experience when streaming.

Which is the Best tablet For Streaming?

  1. Apple iPad Pro M2 – Best overall tablet for streaming
  2. Samsung Galaxy S8 Ultra – Best Android tablet for streaming
  3. Lenovo Tab P12 Pro – Best Budget tablet for streaming
  4. Amazon Fire Max 11Best for Kids
  5. Samsung Tab S7 FE – cheap tablet for streaming

Apple iPad Pro M2 – Best overall tablet for streaming

The latest Apple iPad Pro is by far one of the best tablets made so far in terms of power and performance.

The powerful M2 processor , and 8 to 16 GB of RAM are capable of running faster than many high end laptops without lags.

You have 2 size variations that is the large 12.9 inch and the 11 inch option both which come with a fast and reliable iPadOS 16 processor.

The 11 inch screen comes with 2388 x 1668 pixels LCD resolution that is crisp and clear. The larger 12.9 inch screen is even better in resolution with 2732 x 2048 pixels and unique Liquid Retina technology unique to the iPad Pro.

If you are looking for a tablet that will easily replace your laptop, then this is it. You however have to take a step and combine the 13 inch iPad Pro to the Apple Magic Keyboard to get a perfect 13 inch laptop.

When combined, the touch pad is perfectly positioned and the ergonomic keyboard raised slightly for comfortable typing.

For the smaller 11 inch iPad, you will have to use the same size Magic keyboard which might not fit so well.

8 GB and 16 GB RAM alternatives provide a wide range to choose from depending on how you intend to use it. You will have a choice to use the new 5G connectivity plus 128 GB to 2TB option storage space to save your files.

From our earlier iPad reviews, it is evident pen compatibility is a key point of concern. However, both of these tablets will work with the 2nd generation Apple Pencil 2 without issues.


  • Powerful Processor and RAM
  • Great Display
  • Large Storage space


  • Expensive
  • Both Pencil and Magic Keyboard come separately

Samsung Galaxy S8 Ultra – Best Android tablet for streaming

If you prefer an Android device instead, few can match up to the iPad Pro. In recent years however, one Android tablet has come to be the closest Android iPad alternative.

From the Samsung S8 series, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Ultra is the Best Android tablet with a keyboard. Although it is cheaper than the iPad Pro, this tablet is also considered a premium level tablet and will not come cheap.

When it comes to performance, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Ultra is the  best Android tablet you can buy and is the only one that can serve as a capable iPad alternative.

First the screen is larger than the iPad at 14.6 inches in size but is lower in resolution at 1848 x 2960 Pixels. It is however still good enough for photo editing.

8 to 16 GB RAM and a Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1processor make it possible to easily run photo editing software. For storage and software installation, you will have a variety to choose from with the largest being 512 GB.

This large but slim tablet is definitely worth the price and you will enjoy using it for multiple tasks. You will be able to use it outside the office without having to reconnect to your power source for up to 14 hours.

Lenovo Tab P12 Pro – Best Budget

  • Size: 12.9 inches
  • Screen resolution; 2560*1600 pixels
  • Screen technology; AMOLED Screen
  • Stylus; Lenovo Precision Pen 3
  • Pen pressure sensitivity; 4096
  • Internal storage; 128GB, 256GB
  • RAM; 6GB,8GB
  • Operating system; Android

If you are a beginner with Cricut Design Space, we recommend the Lenovo Tab P12 Pro. 

The Lenovo Tab P12 Pro is another fairly priced Android Tablet. Although it is not as good as the Samsung Galaxy S8 Ultra, you will still get a good 12.9 inches as large as the iPad Pro.

The resolution is better than the S8 Ultra with 2560*1600 pixels resolution which is perfect.

For most drawing tablets 8192 pen pressure sensitivity is ideal. Processing power is also good enough for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 Octa-core delivering a fast 3.2 GHz.

Combined with a 6 GB resolution, the tablet will not lag even if you multi-task it. You will not only be able to run Cricut but even more powerful software such as Photoshop and Illustrator.


  • Large Screen and Resolution
  • Powerful RAM and processor
  • Standalone Tablet
  • Good for Beginners


  • Pen is not the best

What are The Best Tablets for Streaming?

  1. Apple iPad Pro M2 – Best iPad with Keyboard
  2. Samsung Galaxy S8 Ultra – Best Android tablets with a keyboard
  3. Lenovo Tab P12 Pro – Best Samsung tablet alternative with a Keyboard
  4. Microsoft Surface Pro 9 – Best Windows tablet with a keyboard
  5. Samsung Tab S7 FEBest Samsung tablet with a Keyboard
  6. RCA Viking Pro – 2-in-1 Tablet best budget
  7. Apple iPad Air – Best iPad Pro alternative with Keyboard
  8. Amazon Fire Max 11 – cheap tablet for streaming media

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the best tablet for streaming?

    Apple iPad Pro M2 – Best iPad
    Samsung Galaxy S8 Ultra – Best Android tablet
    Microsoft Surface Pro 9 – Best Windows tablet with keyboard