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Editors' Take

Roku 4

Ever lose your remote in the couch cushions? Ever wish you could stream 4K Netflix without having to use your TV's built-in app? Roku's new high-end player, the $129 Roku 4, brings these new extras to its best-in-class streaming ecosystem.

By October 6, 2015

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Best media streamers of 2015

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.


Sideclick soups up your media streamer's remote (hands-on)

This ingenious accessory is a must-have for anyone who owns a streaming media box such as Apple TV or Roku.

By August 12, 2015


Roku vs. Apple TV vs. Chromecast vs. Amazon Fire TV

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.

By June 2, 2015


Google Chromecast (2015)

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.

By October 3, 2015

3.5 stars Editors' rating October 3, 2015

Don't cross the streams: Why you should wait before buying a video streamer

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.

By September 29, 2015


Chromecast Audio turns speakers into Wi-Fi streamers

This tiny device lets any existing speaker stream music from your phone or tablet.

By September 29, 2015


Battle for the box: Comparing the new Apple TV to existing streamers

Apple just overhauled the Apple TV streaming video box; see how the new features compare to the competition.

By September 9, 2015


Nvidia Shield Android TV: A high-end, gamer-friendly 4K streamer

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.

By May 28, 2015

Editors' Take

Apple TV (2015)

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.

By September 9, 2015

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Turn your streamer remote into a universal remote

Kickstarter project Sideclick adds a clip-on TV controller to your Apple TV, Fire TV or Roku remote.

By April 27, 2015