The Xbox One Media Remote is a must-have accessory that makes it much easier to accept a gaming console as the hub of your living room.
The cheaper, no-Kinect version of the Xbox One gives buyers a better deal by eliminating the one part of the console they probably didn't want to begin with -- but the PS4 remains a compelling alternative.
Its high price and imperfect voice control and TV integration keep the Xbox One short of must-have territory, but the inclusion of Titanfall for free (for new purchases) helps Microsoft's console hold the line against Sony's compelling PS4.
Roku's Streaming Stick offers tons of apps, a real remote, and a compact design for just $50, making it the best streaming stick and an outstanding value.
Microsoft reveals the Xbox One's new controller. One of the new features is developer-programmable trigger buttons.
Roku's lower-cost streamers get a sleeker look and a few key hardware upgrades.
The Xbox One's TV integration can feel magical when it works and completely frustrating when it doesn't, which is all too often.
Mohu's new streaming box just launched its Kickstarter campaign and aims to bring all your cable-cutting content sources into a single, simple channel grid.
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Google's $35 Chromecast stick is a cheap and easy way to add streaming video and music to your TV, but it still isn't as fully featured as similarly priced Roku boxes.
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.