The Roku 4 is the best way to get the most 4K video today, but isn't worth the extra money for most buyers.
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.
Roku's latest video streamer is basically just the Roku 1 with a different name, but you can buy it for less than the Chromecast.
Thanks to its wide range of content offerings--including Netflix, Amazon, Hulu Plus, and Pandora--the Roku XDS is the best all-around streaming media box you can get for less than $100.
The new Roku Streaming Stick is the best value in streaming-video hardware, period.
The Roku 2 is an excellent streamer, but unless you need an Ethernet port you should get the cheaper Streaming Stick instead.
The Roku 1 offers the same excellent experience that's found on other Roku boxes at a new low price, but there aren't many reasons to choose it over the new Streaming Stick or step-up Roku boxes.
Voice search makes the Roku 3 the best video streamer in its price class, but it's no longer as good a value as the Streaming Stick.
The Roku 2 offers tons of content sources and an innovative remote with built-in headphone jack for less, but the Roku 3 is still our favorite pick.
The Roku 3 is the best streaming-video box yet, with tons of content sources, lightning-fast performance, and an innovative remote with built-in headphone jack.
The best smart-TV suite combined with extremely aggressive pricing makes the TCL Roku TV a phenomenal value despite its so-so picture quality.