If you're looking to quit cable, Hulu's Live TV extra offers a smooth transition and tons of familiar TV, but it's not the best value.
Roku's latest flagship box makes a few small tweaks but remains tough to justify the cost over the Streaming Stick Plus.
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.
Hulu is one of the top movie and TV streaming services available, thanks to how quickly it airs shows as well its growing slate of originals.
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 Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite delivers voice-powered streaming for the lowest price yet.
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.
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 Roku Express 2019 is an excellent streamer. It's easy to use and offers the cheapest access to Roku's superb operating system.
The $50 TiVo Stream 4K is an affordable option with some kinks that still need straightening out.
For 4K HDR TV owners fed up of using built-in smart TV apps, the Roku Premiere+ is my top pick.
Google's $35 Chromecast stick is a cheap and easy way to add streaming video and music to your TV, but it still isn't as fully featured as similarly priced Roku boxes.
Although Roku's 4K stick is slightly better overall, the Fire TV wins with Alexa devotees who own 4K HDR TVs.
The newest version of Google Chromecast is basically identical to the old one and falls short of the budget competition from Amazon and Roku.
With its affordable price, analog video capability and access to Roku's best-in-class platform, the Express+ is a no-brainer buy for people who want to bring streaming video to an older TV.
The 2019 Roku Ultra (2019) is a very good 4K streaming box that puts convenience at the fore, but lack of Dolby Vision and a high price compared to other Rokus hold it back.