The Channel Master Stream+ is the first Android TV streamer to incorporate a twin-tuner OTA recorder and lets users stream in 4K HDR.
For buyers who don't care about 4K or HDR streaming, the Roku Streaming Stick is the best player on the market.
If you want to stream video to an old TV, your best (and pretty much only) option is the Roku Express Plus.
Quick, simple and less expensive than the competition, the Roku Express is the perfect basic streamer.
With its simple design and focus on features you'll actually use, Roku's affordable 4K HDR streamer is one you should get.
Although Roku's 4K stick is slightly better overall, the Fire TV wins with Alexa devotees who own 4K HDR TVs.
If you can swing the price and want the best streamer available today, get the Apple TV 4K.
The PBS Kids Plug and Play isn't a toy car with a remote control. It's a streamer that plugs into your TV's HDMI port to serve up educational shows and games.
The price includes 50-odd live TV channels and full access to Hulu's vast on-demand library, but to skip commercials you'll have to pay extra.
The company's first livestreaming appliance can gather video wirelessly from multiple phones and cameras while you multicam switch, edit and stream.
YouTube TV is now available, streaming live TV channels like Fox and ESPN to select cities for a price lower than cable. Now it just needs more channels, cities and devices.
Caavo promises to seamlessly combine all of your home entertainment devices, streaming watch lists and more with a simple remote or voice commands. It's a tall order.
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.
The 2017 Nvidia Shield is better than ever, and the addition of Amazon finally makes it a viable high-end alternative to Roku.
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.
Dish's first streaming box offers supports an optional USB antenna for receiving live TV over the air and consolidates the whole Sling experience.
For 4K HDR TV owners fed up of using built-in smart TV apps, the Roku Premiere+ is my top pick.
The fast, affordable new Fire TV stick is great for fans of Amazon who'll use its voice capabilities, and an excellent value, but it's still not as good as Roku.