With its simple design and focus on features you'll actually use, Roku's most affordable 4K HDR streamer is one you should get.
If you can swing the price and want the best streamer available today, get the Apple TV 4K.
Roku's latest flagship box makes a few small tweaks but remains tough to justify the cost over the Streaming Stick Plus.
NBC's new streaming service has tons to watch, but many missing features. The option to watch lots of content for free makes up for a lot, though.
Hulu with Live TV is a capable premium cord-cutting service that's well-suited to existing Hulu fans.
The Amazon Fire TV Stick is an inexpensive streamer with a bunch of cool features, but you should probably buy something else.
The Roku Streambar offers a no-brainer upgrade for people who want to improve the sound and streaming capabilities of their TVs on the cheap.
Apple TV Plus has made strides in the last year and will continue to improve in the future, perhaps as soon as October when Apple is expected to hold another event. But until it adds a catalog of familiar shows or a buzzy original (Foundation in 2021, perhaps?) it will remain a secondary streaming choice at best for most people.
HBO's new streaming service has tons to watch, but it suffers from fewer features and a higher price than Netflix and Disney Plus.
The Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite delivers voice-powered streaming for the lowest price yet.
It flogs Amazon content too much to beat Roku, but for Alexa fans or 4K HDR TV owners who insist on Dolby Vision, the Fire TV 4K Stick is a great value.
The AirTV 2 is a nifty local TV streamer that is especially useful to Sling TV subscribers, but the lack of live TV pause limits its appeal.
The Nvidia Shield TV combines powerful streaming and gaming features, but for most users it's not worth the high price.
The Roku Express 2019 is an excellent streamer. It's easy to use and offers the cheapest access to Roku's superb operating system.
If you own a 4K TV and an AV receiver or sound bar that doesn't pass 4K HDR signals, the Roku Ultra is a great 4K streaming choice.
For 4K HDR TV owners fed up of using built-in smart TV apps, the Roku Premiere+ is my top pick.
Although I prefer slightly more-expensive devices with better features, the Roku Premiere is still an appealing way to add more 4K apps to TVs that lack HDR.
While it's a step behind the Roku and less cutting-edge than the 2015 Apple box, the older Apple TV remains an excellent streaming box, especially for those invested in Apple hardware and the iTunes ecosystem.