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 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

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
User Score 0

Kaleidescape Cinema One Review

  • Phenomenal user interface manages movie and music…
  • 4TB storage holds 100 Blu-ray/600 DVD/6500 CDs
  • Download store offers true Blu-ray quality…
  • Near instantaneous access to movies and iconic…
  • Rock solid reliability and performance
  • Expensive
  • No RAID protection for storage
  • Ripped Blu-rays require disc-in-tray of use of…
  • Doesn’t support 3D titles
Our Score 8.5
User Score 0

WD TV Play Review

  • Very small
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Dedicated buttons for popular video services
  • Dull, washed-out video
  • Doesn’t support USB keyboards
  • Directory listings don’t display file types or…
Our Score 6
User Score 3

HP Wireless Audio Review

  • Good bass
  • Excellent form factor and high-quality packaging
  • Multiple output options
  • Mediocre sound overall
  • Real-world range less than advertised
  • Setup requires software installation
  • USB transmitter only; no mobile device option
  • No RCA or other interconnects included
Our Score 6
User Score 0

Olive 06HD Review

  • Supreme audio performance
  • Passively cooled (no fans whatsoever)
  • Beautiful design
  • Can’t be used as a native USB audio device for a…
  • No digital inputs
  • Limited to wireless network speeds of 54Mb/s
Our Score 9
User Score 6

Nuforce Air DAC Wireless System Review

  • Easy to set up and use
  • Sound quality as good as wired connection and…
  • No Wi-Fi or network setup required
  • Excellent bass and tonal balance
  • Can be used with up to four transmitters/receivers…
  • Can drop signal if placed near other wireless…
  • No RCA or other interconnects included
Our Score 8
User Score 0

Roku 2 XS Review

  • Brain-dead simple to set up
  • Broad range of apps and services
  • First Roku streamer to support games
  • No DLNA support, so you can't stream content you…
  • Supports a very limited collection of audio and…
  • Can't mount disc images
Our Score 8
User Score 7