If you can swing the price and want the best streamer available today, get the Apple TV 4K.
The Nvidia Shield's 4K video and solid gaming chops will appeal to geeks, and software updates have made it more stable, but app shortfalls and a relatively high price limit its appeal.
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.
It's inexpensive, simple to set up and perfect for already-crowded lounge rooms, but what's really on offer with the Telstra TV?
The smaller cousin of the 2200 is surprisingly more interesting than you'd expect, although it's still somewhat eclipsed by the streaming capabilities of other units.
The HomeMusic tries to make home music streaming simple, and it does this -- but at the rather severe cost of home wireless security.
Linksys's WVC54G offers solid video performance for IP-based video.
The latest version of Google's tiny streamer, dubbed Chromecast Ultra, can deliver 4K resolution streams from Netflix and others, complete with high dynamic range, for an affordable price.
The Dvico TViX HD N1 is the sourest and weakest cup of "digital media coffee" we've ever tasted.
The DSM-320RD is a simple media streamer that's definitely a touch dated, but worthwhile if your needs are only very modest -- or if you need a spare DVD player.
The LaCie LaCinema Premier is a relatively quick and easy-to-use media streamer and external drive that won't burn holes in your coin pocket.
Mohu's new streaming box just launched its Kickstarter campaign and aims to bring all your cable-cutting content sources into a single, simple channel grid.
Simple to use, excellent range and sounds great, but the Creative Xdock and Xmod Wireless combo is a little expensive for the features it offers.
The 110D is a media streamer short on frills. It works, but don't expect fancy interfaces or a high quality remote control.
The Meridian Sooloos is a modular music server with an easy-to-use interface and one of the best Random modes we've seen. The downside? It's expensive.
The O!Play might have a silly name, but this is one seriously good media streaming solution, as long as you don't need Windows streaming.
The excellent Western Digital WD TV Live brings much needed Ethernet support and with it YouTube and Flickr browsing. It's the best streamer around.
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.