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+ review

With 4K, HDR, TV power and volume controls, plus a best-in-class search system and user interface … what’s not to love? Our Roku Streaming Stick+ review puts the streamer through its paces and shows it coming out on… See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Amazon Fire TV review (3rd Generation) Review

  • Compact and portable
  • Powerful
  • Affordable
  • Works with Alexa
  • Supports HDR
  • Dongle may strain HDMI ports
  • No Ethernet jack
  • No Dolby Vision
Our Score 8

Apple TV 4K Review

  • Extremely intuitive interface
  • Siri search/control is vastly improved
  • Powerful graphics and processing
  • Beautiful 4K HDR picture
  • Slightly dim SDR content in some cases
  • Converts 24p film content to 60Hz
  • Expensive compared to competition
Our Score 6

Roku Streaming Stick+ Review

  • 4K HDR video support
  • Best user interface
  • Remote controls TV power and volume
  • Snappy navigation and app loading
  • Best-in-class search
  • Limited voice commands
  • May need an HDMI adapter to fit some TVs
Our Score 9

Roku Express Review

  • Easy to set up and use
  • Excellent companion/smartphone app
  • Roku OS rocks
  • Comprehensive search function
  • Huge channel library
  • No Ethernet port; restricted to Wi-Fi
  • Some input lag
  • No 4K/HDR support
Our Score 8

Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter v2 Review

  • Wirelessly mirrors Windows and Android screens
  • Easy to connect
  • Surprisingly great range
  • Lag makes even basic gaming impossible
  • Doesn’t work with Apple devices
Our Score 6

Google Chromecast Audio Review

  • Highly stable streaming
  • Sounds better than Bluetooth
  • Brilliantly simple setup
  • Extremely affordable
  • Multiroom audio support
  • Won’t stream iTunes or Apple Music from iOS…
  • Third-party app required to stream audio from a…
  • Included audio cable is relatively useless
Our Score 8

Roku Streaming Stick (2016) Review

  • Lightning quick
  • Wireless audio through smart phones
  • All the apps
  • Doesn’t favor any one streaming service
  • Best search around
  • No 4K support
  • No HDMI extension
Our Score 9

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