Roku 2 ( 2015)
A nearly perfect mix of speed, features, price and ecosystem make the Roku 2 our favorite streaming device yet.
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The Marantz SR5009 looks and feels more upscale than the competition's receivers, and follows through with stellar sound quality.
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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.
The Sony STR-DN1040 is a truly first-class AV receiver, boasting tons of wireless technology and a pretty user interface, at a premium price.
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.
Typical price: £350.00
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.
Typical price: £200.00
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.
Typical price: £55.00
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.
Typical price: £110.00
The Xtreamer iXtreamer isn't the most stylish media streamer we've ever seen, but the integrated iPod, iPhone and iPad dock is pretty cool. We also found the device easy to use, and had no major concerns about video quality.
Typical price: £160.00
Popcorn Hour A-210
Popcorn Hour media players never fail to win our respect. Comprehensive media playback, a comparatively simple user interface and well-built hardware make them easy to love. The A-210 doesn't move the game on much, but it's accomplished at what it does and we'd spend our own money on one in a heartbeat.
Typical price: £125.00