Play audio and video files in real-time and streaming modes.
Until it receives a major infusion of native apps and developer support, and better integrates non-Google services, the Nexus Player with Android TV offers no compelling upgrade over other streaming devices.
With solid basic features in the free version, you should definitely give Overcast a test drive, but check out the competition before paying the higher price.
While not for everyone, the WD TV's adroit playback of video and music files makes it the perfect living room box for people with large digital media collections.
With two new "Stagefright" vulnerabilities discovered, almost every Android device ever released is vulnerable to malicious hackers. Fixing the bug isn't simple.
LookAway Player's main feature works as advertised, but the muting features and limited YouTube browsing tools make it essentially a one-trick pony.
The FMP-X10 is Sony's second-generation 4K media player, equipped with a 1TB hard drive, access to hundreds of 4K movies and Netflix's 4K streaming service. Previously proprietary, a software update makes it usable by multiple brands of compatible 4K TV.
Streaming-device maker Roku bets again that putting on blinders to anything but streaming video will make the difference when it faces off with fresh rival products from Apple, Amazon and Google.
The e-commerce giant wants to "avoid customer confusion" by directing buyers to other video-streaming devices, including its own family of Fire TV gadgets.
LG is getting into the American laptop market with a series of slim ultrabooks.
The Marshmallow version of Android is being made available as an over-the-air update to a small number of devices.