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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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

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

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

Roku 4 Streaming Media Player Review

  • Best-in-class operating system
  • Best-in-class content search
  • Extremely handy mobile app
  • Optical Digital Audio on-board
  • 4K Ultra HD support with HDCP 2.2
  • No HDR support
  • Some apps feel dated
Our Score 9

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

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

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

Amazon Fire TV Stick Review

  • Super-fast navigation
  • Intuitive home-screen layout
  • Instant access to Amazon content
  • Wide selection of apps and games
  • No Ethernet connection
  • Search limited to Amazon content
  • Gaming accessories cost as much as the stick
Our Score 8