The 2019 Roku Ultra (2019) is a very good 4K streaming box that puts convenience at the fore, but lack of Dolby Vision and a high price compared to other Rokus hold it back.
Amazon's cheap Alexa-powered stick is better than ever with a TV-control remote, but Roku's simple menus make it a better choice.
With its household name, slick hardware design and affordable pricing structures the TiVo Bolt OTA offers one of the best alternatives to the still-fledgling world of streaming TV services.
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.
The newest version of Google Chromecast is basically identical to the old one and falls short of the budget competition from Amazon and Roku.
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.
For $99 with a $2 monthly fee, the new Caavo promises to make home entertainment easier than ever.
The Amazon Fire TV Cube's well-designed voice controls make it a superb alternative to a standard universal remote, especially for simpler systems.
This $150 antenna DVR with Android TV feels like a beta product.
The Caavo does a great job simplifying the complexity of home theater, but this pricey system is fatally flawed by lack of HDR support.
For buyers who don't care about 4K or HDR streaming, the Roku Streaming Stick is the best player on the market.
If you want to stream video to an old TV, your best (and pretty much only) option is the Roku Express Plus.
Quick, simple and less expensive than the competition, the Roku Express is the perfect basic streamer.
With its simple design and focus on features you'll actually use, Roku's affordable 4K HDR streamer is one you should get.
Although Roku's 4K stick is slightly better overall, the Fire TV wins with Alexa devotees who own 4K HDR TVs.
If you can swing the price and want the best streamer available today, get the Apple TV 4K.
The PBS Kids Plug and Play isn't a toy car with a remote control. It's a streamer that plugs into your TV's HDMI port to serve up educational shows and games.
The price includes 50-odd live TV channels and full access to Hulu's vast on-demand library, but to skip commercials you'll have to pay extra.