Combining your Android handset with your home theater, the HomeSync media hub lets your stream and play games on your TV.
The WD TV Play is the best alternative to Roku and Apple TV for viewers looking to access their personal media collection.
The Asus Qube runs the newest version of Google TV and features a custom, Asus-designed user interface.
Netgear's latest in its NeoTV player line now also offers Google Play, full Web access, live TV, and a lot more
Panasonic introduced two new streaming-video boxes at CES 2013, with the high-end model supporting the full Viera Connect suite of streaming-media services.
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.
Boxee TV is a radical take on an over-the-air DVR that uploads, stores, and retrieves your recordings from the cloud, with no storage limits.
The Vizio Co-Star is an affordable way of getting the Google TV experience, but the software remains underwhelming and hampered by restrictions.
Sony's two new receivers, in partnership with Control4, are the first consumer receivers to feature built-in home automation functionality.
The Nexus Q's striking, orblike hardware can't outweigh the extreme limitations of this Android-only, Google-only media streamer.
The Sony NSZ-GS7 has sleek hardware and an innovative remote, but it's hampered by the still too-limited and frustrating Google TV software.
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.
Sony's SMP-N200 streaming-media box packs a lot of functionality, but it's hampered by a subpar user interface.
The WD TV Live (2011) offers a solid combination of must-have streaming services and excellent USB and network file support, making it one of the best devices of its kind available for under $100.
While we recommend the Uebo M400 to the DIY streaming and content guru, the M400 is certainly not for novices. It's also desperately in need of some sort of QWERTY input remote.
While it sounds like a great device on paper, the Bigstream suffers from numerous performance issues that ultimately make for a below average experience.
Thanks to its wide range of content offerings--including Netflix, Amazon, Hulu Plus, and Pandora--the Roku XDS is the best all-around streaming media box you can get for less than $100.
Sony's SMP-N100 streaming-video box isn't the easiest to use, but it offers an unparalleled feature set at its price.