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Sideclick soups up your media streamer's remote (hands-on)

This ingenious accessory is a must-have for anyone who owns a streaming media box such as Apple TV or Roku.

By 13 August 2015

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Best media streamers of 2016

We've limited the list to standalone streamers, but be aware that lots of other home theater devices are competent streamers these days, from Blu-ray players to game consoles.


Smart TV or media streamer, what's the best?

Since most TVs are now "smart" TVs, what's the point of media streamers? Which is better, TV apps, or a dedicated streaming device.

By 30 July 2014


Amazon's $99 FireTV media streamer

Amazon takes on Apple TV, Roku, and Google Chromecast with a zippy media streamer that doubles as a game console

By 3 April 2014


Asus Qube media streamer with Google TV

At CES 2013, we take a First Look at the Asus' media streaming box.

By 8 January 2013


Google Nexus Q media streamer

The Nexus Q's striking, orblike hardware can't outweigh the extreme limitations of this Android-only, Google-only media streamer.

By 9 August 2012


Apple TV vs. Roku vs. Nexus Q: Media streamers compared

Google's Nexus Q is the newest kid on the streaming block. CNET puts it head-to-head with our favorite tried-and-true stalwarts, the Apple TV and the Roku.

By 30 June 2012


T-Box now a media streamer with My Media update

Telstra today announced a major update to the T-Box set-top box, expanding the current functionality of the unit to include media playback from external storage devices over Wi-Fi and USB.

By 21 February 2012


Six reasons receivers shouldn't be media streamers

This year's AV receivers are poor choices as media streamers because of their mediocre graphical user interfaces, sluggish navigation, high cost of replacement, infrequent updates, and complex remotes.

By 13 June 2011


Seagate to launch iPhone app for GoFlex TV media streamer

Seagate has updated its FreeAgent GoFlex TV streaming media product to include Pandora and will soon roll out an iPhone remote control app for the product.

By 6 January 2011


Please Explain: Media Streamer

Have you got some video or audio files stored on your computer that you'd like to play on your TV? You can do it if you have a media streamer. Craig Simms explains more.

By 15 October 2010