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

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Western Digital WD TV Media Player
REVIEW

Western Digital WD TV Media Player ( 2014)

While not for everyone, the WD TV's adroit playback of video and music files makes it the perfect living room box for people with large digital media collections.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 14 November 2014
2.6 stars User rating out of 7 votes
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
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
Sky Now TV Box
REVIEW

Sky Now TV Box

A streaming TV box for £10 is astonishing value, although if you can afford an extra £40 you should pick up a Roku Streaming Stick instead.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on 27 May 2014
3.7 stars User rating out of 9 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
Sony STR-DN1040
REVIEW

Sony STR-DN1040

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on 15 June 2013
2.8 stars User rating out of 6 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

Typical price: £350.00