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.
If you can swing the price and want the best streamer available today, get the Apple TV 4K.
Hulu with Live TV is a capable premium cord-cutting service that's well-suited to existing Hulu fans.
With its simple design and focus on features you'll actually use, Roku's most affordable 4K HDR streamer is one you should get.
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.
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.
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 Roku Express 2019 is an excellent streamer. It's easy to use and offers the cheapest access to Roku's superb operating system.
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 newest version of Google Chromecast is basically identical to the old one and falls short of the budget competition from Amazon and Roku.
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.
Amazon's cheap Alexa-powered stick is better than ever with a TV-control remote, but Roku's simple menus make it a better choice.
The Nvidia Shield TV combines powerful streaming and gaming features, but for most users it's not worth the high price.
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.
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.
Roku's affordable 4K HDR streamer is a superb buy, but it's worth another $10 to get the superior Wi-Fi of the Streaming Stick Plus.
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.
For buyers who don't care about 4K or HDR streaming, the Roku Streaming Stick is the best player on the market.