Media Streamers

Roku 2
REVIEW

Roku 2 ( 2015)

A nearly perfect mix of speed, features, price and ecosystem make the Roku 2 our favorite streaming device yet.

5 stars Editors' rating on 17 April 2015
1 star User rating out of 2 votes

Pricing not available

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 3 November 2014
1 star User rating out of 1 vote

Pricing not available

Amazon Fire TV
REVIEW

Amazon Fire TV

A great media streamer that will suit you perfectly if you buy everything from Amazon. If not, Roku makes better value boxes.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 4 April 2014
2.9 stars User rating out of 4 votes
Roku Streaming Stick
REVIEW

Roku Streaming Stick ( 2014)

Unless you have very little to spend, this is one of the best streaming devices you can buy in the UK today.

4 stars Editors' rating on 28 March 2014
2.5 stars User rating out of 4 votes
Google Chromecast
REVIEW

Google Chromecast

Technically, the Chromecast is a wonder to behold. If all you want is a cheap way to get iPlayer and Netflix, it's a good choice, but it needs more content before it becomes a must-buy for most.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 26 July 2013
3.1 stars User rating out of 42 votes
Roku 3 Streaming Media Player
REVIEW

Roku 3 Streaming Media Player

The Roku 3 is quick and easy to use for accessing online video services but it's pricey. It's also disappointing that it lacks support for key movie and catch up TV services including 4oD and Lovefilm.

3 stars Editors' rating on 12 March 2013
3.4 stars User rating out of 41 votes
Popcorn Hour C-300
REVIEW

Popcorn Hour C-300

The Popcorn Hour C-300 has excellent video file format support and allows you to browse through your video files by poster art. But its line-up of smart apps is relatively poor, it has buggy software and it costs way too much.

3 stars Editors' rating on 11 July 2012
0 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Sony NSZ-GS7 Internet Media Player with Google TV
REVIEW

Sony NSZ-GS7 Internet Media Player with Google TV

The Sony NSZ-GS7 Internet Media Player with Google TV brings the world of Android apps to your TV, including web browsing while still watching live TV, but the software is buggy and frustrating.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on 25 June 2012
4.8 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Crystal Acoustics MediaMatchBox
REVIEW

Crystal Acoustics MediaMatchBox

Crystal Acoustics' MediaMatchBox media player can deal with pretty much any format you throw it at. It's ideal if you want to add file playback capabilities to a TV or take your downloads on the road.

4 stars Editors' rating on 20 September 2011
3 stars User rating out of 1 vote

Typical price: £55.00

Toshiba StorE TV+
REVIEW

Toshiba StorE TV+

The Toshiba StorE TV+ is a competent multimedia streamer with an ill-judged interface that few would want to live with. Despite broad file-format support and a capacious hard drive, it's frustrating to use.

3 stars Editors' rating on 15 August 2011
3 stars User rating out of 1 vote