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Media Streamers

Amazon Fire TV
REVIEW

Amazon Fire TV

The Fire TV streaming-media box is an impressive living room debut for Amazon, with standout features like voice search, gaming, and superfast video streaming, but it falls short of being an elite streamer -- at least for now.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on Apr. 3, 2014
2.5 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Roku Streaming Stick (2014)
REVIEW

Roku Streaming Stick ( 2014)

Roku's Streaming Stick offers tons of apps, a real remote, and a compact design for just $50, but the slow bootup times of some key apps keep it from being the ultimate streamer.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on Mar. 28, 2014
4.5 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Bose SoundTouch 20
REVIEW

Bose SoundTouch 20

The Bose SoundTouch 20 is a likeable streaming speaker with capable performance and great sound, but it needs to support more music services.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on Mar. 25, 2014
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Roku 1
REVIEW

Roku 1

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on Mar. 10, 2014
Samsung Shape M7
REVIEW

Samsung Shape M7

The Samsung Shape M7 is a versatile streaming speaker that sounds better than the Sonos Play:3 but lacks a rich ecosystem of products and supported services.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on Feb. 18, 2014
Roku LT (2013)
REVIEW

Roku LT ( 2013)

The Roku LT is the best budget streaming-media device, easily topping the $35 Chromecast.

4 stars Editors' rating on Nov. 5, 2013
Phorus PR1 Receiver
REVIEW

Phorus PR1 Receiver

While the Play-Fi standard offers plenty of potential, the Phorus PR1 is currently too limited in its scope and performance to warrant buying over a Sonos.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on Nov. 4, 2013
5 stars User rating out of 2 votes
PLAiR 2
REVIEW

PLAiR 2

Plair 2 is an interesting Chromecast alternative that offers access to the full suite of Android apps, but it's just not reliable enough to recommend.

2 stars Editors' rating on Nov. 1, 2013
Sonos Play:1 (black)
REVIEW

Sonos Play:1 ( black)

The Sonos Play:1 finally brings the company's wireless audio magic to the masses, in a fantastically designed compact speaker that's just $199.

4 stars Editors' rating on Oct. 14, 2013
4.3 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Apple TV (2012)
REVIEW

Apple TV ( 2012)

While it's still a step behind the Roku 3, the Apple TV is an excellent streaming box, especially for those invested in the Apple ecosystem.

4 stars Editors' rating on Aug. 14, 2013
3.6 stars User rating out of 38 votes