With its simple design and focus on features you'll actually use, Roku's affordable 4K HDR streamer is one you should get.
The new Roku Streaming Stick is the best value in streaming-video hardware, period.
The Elgato EyeTV Netstream DTT allows computers and other devices to access TV channels that otherwise wouldn't be easily available on them. It's also terrific for people using Windows Media Center PCs with home-cinema systems. Apart from the price, we can't really find anything to complain about. It's a top-notch device
The WD TV Live Hub is a definite step up from the previous models, with on-board storage and a fantastic interface, but it is not yet the ultimate media player.
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.
A streaming TV box for £10 is astonishing value, although if you can afford an extra £40 you should pick up a Roku Streaming Stick instead.
The Boxee Box is a premium-priced proposition best suited for those who want an easy out-of-the-box Boxee experience.
You couldn't ask for a much simpler audio/Internet radio streamer than the Logitech Squeezebox, although you do pay a premium for that convenience.
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.
Popcorn Hour media players never fail to win our respect. Comprehensive media playback, a comparatively simple user interface and well-built hardware make them easy to love. The A-210 doesn't move the game on much, but it's accomplished at what it does and we'd spend our own money on one in a heartbeat.
We love the Western Digital WD TV Live Hub. Its 1TB hard drive is a stroke of genius and it plays video beautifully. Switching from one source to another is confusing, but this device is still well worth your money.
The HDX 1000 is a great machine and well worth your hard-earned money. The 1000 doesn't offer a massive amount of functionality over the Popcorn Hour A-110 though, plus you lose the valuable DTS decoder -- at least, for the time being. But which device you go for is really a matter of personal preference. We found the 1000's multi-format card reader handy, and prefer its design to that of the A-110
The A-110 is a decent improvement over the original A-100, with a few useful features that will be attractive to some. The price increase is quite significant, but if you must have HDMI 1.3, DTS decode and SATA support, you'll think it worthwhile
This is the best media streamer we've reviewed. Videos in 1080p look crisp and detailed. It's flexible and supports virtually every codec commonly found online. You don't need a computer science degree to operate it and it won't break the bank
If you can swing the price and want the best streamer available today, get the Apple TV 4K.
For 4K HDR TV owners fed up of using built-in smart TV apps, the Roku Premiere+ is my top pick.
The Roku 3 is the best streaming-video box yet, with tons of content sources, lightning-fast performance, and an innovative remote with built-in headphone jack.
The Roku LT is the best budget streaming-media device, easily topping the $35 Chromecast.