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 LT is the best budget streaming-media device, easily topping the $35 Chromecast.
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.
With its ability to stream hundreds of audio and video channels (including Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, and Hulu Plus), the $60 Roku HD would be our top pick for those seeking an ultra-affordable Internet media box -- if not for the fact that it's nearly identical to the slightly cheaper Roku LT.
The Logitech Revue with Google TV is loaded with potentially game-changing functionality, but its high price, numerous caveats, and current assortment of bugs make it best-suited to early adopters--at least until promised firmware fixes become available.
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 innovative Chromecast might be the ultimate living-room accessory for your phone or tablet, but more traditional streaming devices deliver a better streaming experience.
The Roku 4 is the best way to get the most 4K video today, but isn't worth the extra money for most buyers.
The Nvidia Shield's 4K video and solid gaming chops will appeal to geeks, and software updates have made it more stable, but app shortfalls and a relatively high price limit its appeal.
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 a cool idea and an innovative way to somewhat ward against Smart TV obsolescence, the 2013 Evolution Kit is definitely a niche product.
The FMP-X10 is Sony's second-generation 4K media player, equipped with a 1TB hard drive, access to hundreds of 4K movies and Netflix's 4K streaming service. Previously proprietary, a software update makes it usable by multiple brands of compatible 4K TV.
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 new Roku Streaming Stick is the best value in streaming-video hardware, period.
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.
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.
With COVID-19 outbreaks, a reshuffled schedule and the looming possibility of cancellation, baseball's streaming service is a risky play in 2020.
For buyers who don't care about 4K or HDR streaming, the Roku Streaming Stick is the best player on the market.