The Apple TV is an excellent streaming video box, especially for Apple fans who will use AirPlay and the upcoming iTunes Match service, but it's missing a few key apps like Hulu Plus and Pandora.
Sony's SMP-N200 streaming-media box packs a lot of functionality, but it's hampered by a subpar user interface.
While a cool idea and an innovative way to somewhat ward against Smart TV obsolescence, the 2013 Evolution Kit is definitely a niche product.
The Roku LT is the best budget streaming-media device, easily topping the $35 Chromecast.
The Roku 2 offers tons of content sources and an innovative remote with built-in headphone jack for less, but the Roku 3 is still our favorite 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.
Roku's Streaming Stick offers tons of apps, a real remote, and a compact design for just $50, making it the best streaming stick and an outstanding value.
The Roku 1 offers the same excellent experience that's found on other Roku boxes at a new low price, but there aren't many reasons to choose it over the new Streaming Stick or step-up Roku boxes.
For 4K HDR TV owners fed up of using built-in smart TV apps, the Roku Premiere+ is my top pick.
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 new Roku Streaming Stick is the best value in streaming-video hardware, period.
While the number of devices that support it will probably grow, the Roku Streaming Stick is still a niche item when compared with every other Roku device.
Voice search makes the Roku 3 the best video streamer in its price class, but it's no longer as good a value as the Streaming Stick.
The Express delivers everything good about Roku for a rock-bottom price, but it's worth spending a bit extra on a faster streamer.
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.
Apple TV is a gorgeous gateway to Apple's world of movies and TV, but the absence of major apps at launch hampers its appeal in the UK.
The Vizio Co-Star is an affordable way of getting the Google TV experience, but the software remains underwhelming and hampered by restrictions.
After a false start, Razer's Android TV device is adding new games and a long-awaited couch-friendly keyboard and mouse.