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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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

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