The innovative Chromecast might be the ultimate living-room accessory for your phone or tablet, but more traditional streaming devices deliver a better streaming experience.
We've limited the list to standalone streaming boxes, but be aware that lots of other home theater devices are competent streamers these days, from Blu-ray players to game consoles.
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.
Which has the most apps? Which has the coolest features? Which one is the best? The most popular streamers all have their merits, so we'll help you decide which box is right for you.
A slew of new video streaming devices from Apple, Amazon, Google and Roku are lined up to compete for your holiday dollar in 2015. Which one should you buy? It's a good idea to wait for it all to shake out before you decide.
This ingenious accessory is a must-have for anyone who owns a streaming media box such as Apple TV or Roku.
Apple's new streaming-video box offers a real app store including games, a new remote with a touchpad, Siri voice interaction including cross-app search, and a revamped interface.
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This tiny device lets any existing speaker stream music from your phone or tablet.
Apple just overhauled the Apple TV streaming video box; see how the new features compare to the competition.
Google's Chromecast streaming device betters the previous version with improved Wi-Fi and a funky design, but the best part is the impulse purchase price.
The Nvidia Shield is the most potent Android TV device yet, bringing 4K video, solid gaming and plenty of horsepower to the streaming platform. But it's still a niche product.