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Updated: Aug 19, 2017 22:35
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#1
alaScore 100

Sky Q

Sky's top-of-the-range service is here and T3.com has now had time with it in one of our own homes.

9 expert reviews

#2
alaScore 99

Amazon Fire TV Stick

If you want 4K support and a slightly better selection of streaming media services, the Roku Premiere+ is our Editors' Choice for 4K media streamers—but it's more than twice the price of the Fire TV Stick.

55 expert reviews | 15657 user reviews

#3
alaScore 99

Amazon Fire TV 4K (2nd Gen) 2015

Apple has yet to add 4K streaming to its Apple TV, but there other solid options for 4K streaming. The Roku Premiere+ is a very capable media streamer on Roku's platform and features a handy headphone jack built into the remote. The Nvidia Shield...

33 expert reviews | 656 user reviews

#4
alaScore 98

Google Chromecast 2 (2nd gen, 2015)

In the end, the new design features are a step up, but not enough to make us trade in our old Chromecast — especially considering all of our favorite new features work just fine on the old version. But for those who still haven’t checked out a...

45 expert reviews | 1165 user reviews

#5
alaScore 98

Google Chromecast Audio (2015)

Google's Chromecast Audio is the cheapest, easiest way to stream wireless sound to every room in the house.

46 expert reviews | 519 user reviews

#6
alaScore 98

Google Chromecast Ultra

Google's original $35 Chromecast is so useful and so cheap that it was almost a no-brainer. At double the price, I can't quite say the same about the Chromecast Ultra. It works as promised, but the dearth of 4K content makes me hesitant to recommend...

21 expert reviews | 152 user reviews

#7
alaScore 97

PROBOX2 EX

If you’re looking for a streaming device to stream local and online content, you should definitely pick up a PROBOX2 Air Android TV Box. Priced right and easy to use, this was another easy addition to our Top Picks of 2016.

4 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#8
alaScore 97

Apple TV (4th Gen, 2015)

My old TV had just two HDMI ports, so I had to be selective about what I left plugged in. Even now, with more inputs to fill, I still limit myself to two set-top boxes. The new Apple TV has replaced its predecessor in one of those ports, but it hasn’t...

16 expert reviews | 1365 user reviews

#9
alaScore 97

Google Chromecast (1st gen, 2013)

The Chromecast Audio takes everything that makes the Chromecast handy, strips away video, and makes it possible to connect nearly any speaker to your Wi-Fi network for wireless music streaming. Most speaker systems today integrate Bluetooth or some...

133 expert reviews | 26390 user reviews

#10
alaScore 96

Synology DiskStation DS415play

Synology's four-bay DiskStation DS415play NAS is an excellent storage solution for home or small businesses

19 expert reviews | 88 user reviews

#11
alaScore 96

Roku 3

Filed in Featured >Home >Reviews . Tags: roku, set top box and streaming.

37 expert reviews | 44623 user reviews

#12
alaScore 96

Roku Streaming Stick, HDMI (3500)

The $50 Roku Streaming Stick is a no-brainer, must-own device for the serious streamer.

27 expert reviews | 29208 user reviews

#14
alaScore 96

Now TV

You can also get your broadband internet and phone calls from NOW TV, with a choice of standard or fibre broadband. Again, there's no monthly contract.

4 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#15
alaScore 95

Apple TV (3rd Gen, 2012/2013)

Released in March, Apple's third-generation puck ($100) retains the form factor of its predecessor while adding 1080p playback. The real draw remains the same, though:...

41 expert reviews | 29003 user reviews

#16
alaScore 95

Google Nexus Player

The Nexus Player is a great, if imperfect, introductory showcase for Android TV. It doesn't have an Ethernet port and suffers from a few bugs, but Android TV's simple interface, intelligent voice search and Google Cast abilities more than make up for it.

38 expert reviews | 455 user reviews

#17
alaScore 95

Roku 4

With or without a 4K TV, Roku’s priciest streaming box is a minor improvement over its cheaper models.

6 expert reviews | 9 user reviews

#18
alaScore 94

Roku 2 (2720) 2013

If you want a simple way to watch Netflix, Hulu Plus, and other online services on your HDTV, the Roku 2 is the most affordable and functional one out there. It's $20 less than the Roku 3, and the few things you lose stepping down to the Roku 2 are...

2 expert reviews | 3555 user reviews

#19
alaScore 94

SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive

If you've ever wished you could just leave your USB key on your desk or in your pocket and still access the files on it wirelessly, SanDisk's new media drives are sort of what you're looking for. Unfortunately for power users, these wireless media...

13 expert reviews | 80 user reviews

#20
alaScore 94

Western Digital WD TV

For a company whose primary business is manufacturing hard drives, Western Digital sure knows a lot about digital media and how to stream it over a network. Each succeeding generation of the company's WD TV Live product has led the market in terms of...

67 expert reviews | 442 user reviews

#21
alaScore 94

Sky Now TV box

The NOW TV Box is a great little device, offering a simple, mostly cost-effective way of getting Sky content into your home without you having to sign a pact with the devil.

12 expert reviews | 22 user reviews

#22
alaScore 93

Naim Audio ND5 XS Network Player

Its ability to cope with 24-bit/192kHz streams future-proofs it for some considerable time and allows the lovers of hi-res to pursue their studio-master fix. The n-Stream app adds all the convenience to the package for which one could ask. In an...

8 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

#23
alaScore 93

Pipo X7

Let's get a few facts down: the PiPO X7 has a very capable SoC, the case feels extremely solid and the internals seem to be great for the price. I can't recommend it enough for anyone who just wants to browse the web, do some word processing or watch a...

2 expert reviews

#24
alaScore 93

Naim SuperUniti

Provided you can afford speakers able to make the most of it, the SuperUniti is the best all-in-one streamer system to date

10 expert reviews

#25
alaScore 93

Roku LT (2700)

The Roku LT is the best budget streaming-media device, easily topping the $35 Chromecast.

8 expert reviews | 649 user reviews

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