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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Sherwood R-904N NetBoxx Review

  • Excellent 7.1 surround sound
  • Wired and wireless networking
  • Entertainment from around the world
  • Support for second listening area
  • Front panel has many blinding blue LEDs
  • No love for Mac & Linux
  • $40 fee to stream video via PlayOn
  • Horrible image quality for Netflix, Hulu and other…
  • Possible quality control issues
  • No support for Pandora
Our Score 7

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

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

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

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

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

Apple TV Review (2012) Review

  • Dead-simple user interface and setup
  • Attractive, unobtrusive design
  • AirPlay makes screen mirroring a snap
  • Remote lacks QWERTY keyboard, needs line of sight
  • Lacks major streaming services like Hulu Plus…
  • Sometimes sluggish browsing
  • Requires iTunes for network sharing
Our Score 6.5

Boxee Box Review

  • Near-perfect remote
  • Unique design
  • Sleek, intuitive interface
  • SD card reader and dual USB ports
  • Wide variety of online content
  • Plays almost any file
  • Design doesn’t fit standard home theater…
  • Mousing often required for Web content
  • Frequent crashes, glitches
  • No video outputs for older TVs
  • Still missing Amazon VOD, Hulu Plus
Our Score 7