Editors' Choice

We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here's the best of the best in media streamers.

Roku 4 review

The first piece of new hardware from Roku in over two years, the Roku 4 catapults the platform to the forefront of 4K Ultra HD streaming with class-leading features and performance. See Full Review »

Our Score 9
User Score 0
Our Score 9
User Score 0
Our Score 9
User Score 6

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SlimPort Nano-Console Review

  • Mirrors screen with low latency
  • Bluetooth remote
  • Very limited compatibility
  • Aesthetically ugly
  • Remote is fiddly
  • Drops picture frequently
Our Score 4
User Score 0

Roku 4 Streaming Media Player Review

  • Best-in-class operating system
  • Best-in-class content search
  • Extremely handy mobile app
  • Optical Digital Audio on-board
  • 4K Ultra HD support with HDCP 2.2
  • No HDR support
  • Some apps feel dated
Our Score 9
User Score 0

Google Chromecast Audio Review

  • Highly stable streaming
  • Sounds better than Bluetooth
  • Brilliantly simple setup
  • Extremely affordable
  • Won’t stream iTunes or Apple Music from iOS…
  • Third-party app required to stream audio from a…
  • Multiroom functionality not yet available
  • Included audio cable is relatively useless
Our Score 7
User Score 0

Google Chromecast (2015) Review

  • New design fits any port
  • Slightly faster load speeds
  • New app is a huge improvement
  • Cross-platform search at this price is impressive
  • Search could use a bit of work
  • Still can't control playback from main app
  • What's On could stand some more personalization
Our Score 8
User Score 0

Amazon Fire TV (2015) Review

  • Fast, powerful hardware
  • Huge selection of top-quality apps
  • 4K Ultra HD capable
  • Advanced voice-assisted search
  • Fun games
  • Won’t work with all 4K Ultra HD TVs
  • Heavily favors Prime subscribers
Our Score 8
User Score 0

TiVo Bolt Unified Entertainment System Review

  • Best-in-class user interface
  • Best content search on the market
  • SkipMode is a game changer
  • Refreshing design
  • No Amazon 4K UHD streaming at launch
  • QuickMode takes getting used to
  • Lean on apps
Our Score 9
User Score 0

Red Rhino Entertainment Rhino Box Review

  • Good design and solid build
  • Plenty of ports to work with
  • 4K-enabled
  • Kodi runs smoothly
  • Games run without issue
  • Kodi customization somewhat limited
  • Tricky navigation for Android apps
  • Magic Wand sold separately
  • Expensive
Our Score 7
User Score 0

Amazon Fire TV Stick Review

  • Super-fast navigation
  • Intuitive home-screen layout
  • Instant access to Amazon content
  • Wide selection of apps and games
  • No Ethernet connection
  • Search limited to Amazon content
  • Gaming accessories cost as much as the stick
Our Score 8
User Score 0