News, comparisons and advice to help you make sense of streaming.
So many Roku choices. Let's narrow them down.
The Google Store deal saves you $44, which is like getting the new Chromecast for $6.
The first ultrabudget streamer with a voice remote talks circles around Roku.
Whether you're looking at a soundbar or an AV surround sound system, we'll help you decide what works for your living space and budget.
Amazon's 2020 streamer is a fine device, but we recommend spending less for Fire TV Lite or a bit more for a Roku.
The Nvidia Shield TV combines powerful streaming and gaming features, but for most users it's not worth the high price.
The Apple TV 4K remains the best streamer you can buy and earns CNET's Editors' Choice award.
The affordable D-Link DIR-867 has lots of high-end features as well as above-average Wi-Fi speed and coverage.
|Streaming is the present and the future of TV. Netflix started the streaming revolution in 2007 and remains the leader today but numerous other services have become household names too: Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Disney Plus and more. Meanwhile devices from Roku to Fire TV to smart TVs to your phone and tablet offer those apps and hundreds more, delivering millions of hours of video and a level of choice that traditional cable can't begin to match.|
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So sit back, relax, fire up an app and enjoy the golden age of TV. You won't miss a thing.