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.
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 Express delivers everything good about Roku for a rock-bottom price, but it's worth spending a bit extra on a faster streamer.
The latest version of Google's tiny streamer, dubbed Chromecast Ultra, can deliver 4K resolution streams from Netflix and others, complete with high dynamic range, for an affordable price.
The inexpensive Fire TV Stick remains a great value for heavy users of Amazon TV shows and movies, but most other new devices work better for Netflix and the rest.
The Google-powered TV box undercuts Roku's 4K price, matches that of Chromecast Ultra, and includes extras like HDR and a voice remote.
The new Roku Streaming Stick is the best value in streaming-video hardware, period.
Yamaha has announced its first 2016 receiver, the RX-V381, which offers four HDMI inputs with 4K support and Bluetooth streaming.
Pioneer has announced that its 2016 Elite receivers will include next-generation surround technologies Dolby Atmos and DTS:X in addition to Google Cast.
Onkyo has announced its 2016 range of receivers, which include features such as Dolby Atmos, Google Cast and the company's first multiroom system.
Roku's latest video streamer is basically just the Roku 1 with a different name, but you can buy it for less than the Chromecast.
The TiVo Bolt makes a strong claim to the throne as king of DVRs and streaming media, but those pesky TiVo service fees keep it short of perfection.
Apple TV's awesome remote and voice control make it one of the best entertainment devices, especially for anyone who already owns plenty of Apple gadgets.