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.
While it doesn't match the app selection or search capabilities of Roku, Amazon's Fire TV Stick's solid performance and mastery of Amazon content make it easily worth the $40 price.
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 LT is the best budget streaming-media device, easily topping the $35 Chromecast.
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.
It may have been released last year, but with more apps than any of the alternatives, the best search and the fastest, easiest-to-use interface, the Roku 3 still outdoes any other video streamer.
Roku is offering its entry-level streaming video products at a discount, with two free months of Rdio Unlimited thrown in for good measure.
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.
Amazon outlines its latest strategy for online video and introduces the new Fire TV.
Since most TVs are now "smart" TVs, what's the point of media streamers? Which is better: TV apps, or a dedicated streaming device?