Media Streamers

Yamaha RX-V479
REVIEW

Yamaha RX-V479

The Yamaha RX-V479 delivers superb sound quality and a long list of must-have features, making it our favorite receiver in this price range.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on November 5, 2015
TiVo Bolt
REVIEW

TiVo Bolt

The TiVo Bolt makes a strong claim to the throne as king of DVRs and streaming media, but those pesky TiVo service fees keep it short of perfection.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 30, 2015
Roku 4
REVIEW

Roku 4

The Roku 4 is the best way to get the most 4K video today, but isn't worth the extra money for most buyers.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 24, 2015
2 stars User rating out of 6 votes
Amazon Fire TV
REVIEW

Amazon Fire TV ( 2015)

The Fire TV is a formidable streamer with 4K capability and oodles of features, but it tries too hard to serve up Amazon's own TV shows and movies.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 21, 2015
Google Chromecast 2015
REVIEW

Google Chromecast 2015 ( Lemonade)

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 3, 2015

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Denon AVR-S910W
REVIEW

Denon AVR-S910W

The Denon AVR S910W comes fully loaded with up-to-the-second features, and delivers highly transparent sound.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on September 20, 2015
Slingbox M2
EDITORS' TAKE

Slingbox M2

The Slingbox M2 looks identical to its predecessor, but a higher hardware price includes the option to use ad-supported free mobile apps instead of the $15 paid versions.

Marantz NR1605
REVIEW

Marantz NR1605

The slim, compact Marantz NR1605 provides excellent sound quality and thoroughly up-to-date features, making it one of our favorites for the price.

4 stars Editors' rating on January 28, 2015
Google Nexus Player
REVIEW

Google Nexus Player

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.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 3, 2014
1 star User rating out of 3 votes

MSRP: $99.00

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Razer Android TV
EDITORS' TAKE

Razer Android TV

At Google I/O, the first hardware to run Google's new Android TV software was announced, including a gaming-centric "micro console" from Razer.

Pricing not available