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.
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.
Sonos Play:3 ( white)
While it doesn't sound quite as good as the larger Play:5, the Sonos Play:3 delivers a superior streaming-audio experience that you can control from any iOS device or Android smartphone.
Roku Streaming Stick ( 2014)
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.
Mass Fidelity The Core
Mass Fidelity's Bluetooth multiroom speaker The Core generates a wide stereo image from a small box, but expect to pay for the privilege.
TiVo Roamio OTA
TiVo has announced its first DVR targeted solely at cord-cutters: the $50 Roamio OTA. The bad news? You still have to pay the $15/month service fee, and there's no "lifetime" option.
Monster SoundStage S3
We get a first taste of the Monster SoundStage S3 wireless speaker system and it's packing some extra features that could edge competitors in this fast-growing category.
Sony's SMP-N100 streaming-video box isn't the easiest to use, but it offers an unparalleled feature set at its price.
WD TV Live Plus ( summer 2010)
If you don't already own an Xbox 360, PS3, or Blu-ray player and you're serious about networked streaming, the WD TV Live is one of your best choices for getting content to your TV.
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.