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 Streaming Stick (2016) review

Compact, nimble, and powerful, the new Roku Streaming stick is the Porsche Boxster of streaming media players. See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Sony Dash Review

  • Thousands of apps, thousands of features
  • Sharp, durable design
  • Integrated Wi-Fi
  • Responsive touch screen
  • Slow
  • Light leaks from the edge of the bezel
  • Poor screen sharpness
Our Score 7.5

Bose Wave SoundLink Music System Review

  • Good sound quality, flexible design
  • Insane price, USB sticks out, only provides volume…
Our Score 7.5

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
  • No out of home streaming at launch
Our Score 9

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

Nvidia Shield Android TV 16GB Review

  • 4K HDR streaming video
  • Good gaming capabilities
  • Has every app you may need
  • Simple, intuitive user interface
  • Attractive design
  • Disappointing controller
  • High network requirements
  • Only 16 GB storage
Our Score 7

TiVo Roamio Review

  • Beautiful, easy to use interface
  • Streams live and recorded media to mobile devices
  • Access to popular streaming apps and VOD
  • Universal search and recommendation
  • Cost of ownership may be high for some
  • Won’t access media stored on local network
Our Score 8.5

4SeTV Review

  • Shows 4 simultaneous streams
  • Supports multiple users, multiple devices
  • Solid streaming quality
  • Potential for more features with firmware upgrades
  • No DVR functionality
  • No Wi-Fi built-in
  • No access to other hardware sources
  • Depends entirely on what OTA coverage you have
  • Frustrating input lag
Our Score 5

Apple TV (2015) Review

  • Easy and fun to use
  • Fantastic remote control
  • Zippy operation
  • tvOS versions of apps are great
  • AirPlay mirroring
  • Does not support 4K
  • No optical digital audio port
  • Lacks some key apps
  • No expandable storage
Our Score 6