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.

TiVo Bolt review

In a world where the digital content we want to watch is smeared across a jagged landscape, the TiVo Bolt does an outstanding job of putting everything you want to watch, and listen to, in one place. See Full Review »

Our Score 9
User Score 0
Our Score 9
User Score 6
Our Score 8.5
User Score 2

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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

Google Nexus Player by Asus Review

  • Competitive hardware under the hood
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi capable
  • Smooth gameplay
  • Zippy navigation
  • Cast capable
  • Limited app selection at launch
  • Limited connection options (no Ethernet!)
  • No universal search (Google Play results only)
Our Score 6
User Score 0

D-Link Wi-Fi Audio Extender Review

  • Quick and easy setup
  • Portable and flexible installation
  • Solid and consistent audio streaming performance
  • Wi-Fi range extension is hit or miss
  • Noticeable lag in executing actions while…
  • No Ethernet port for travel router purposes
  • Does not support Bluetooth
Our Score 7.5
User Score 0

Panasonic BDT360 Review

  • Top notch audio and video rendering
  • Feature packed
  • Easy navigation via remote hotkeys
  • Speedy load times
  • Attractive design
  • App selection is limited
  • Interface a tad convoluted
  • Miracast and Youtube app clunky
Our Score 8
User Score 0

Amazon Fire TV Review

  • Slick hardware look and feel
  • Voice recognition works well
  • Snappy, easily navigable user interface
  • Great remote
  • Gaming is better than expected
  • Voice search is not universal
  • Apps not pre-installed
  • App load times are no faster than competition
  • Game controller feels cheap
  • Drawn out setup process
Our Score 7
User Score 0