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Updated: Dec 9, 2018 21:13
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#1
alaScore 100

Roku Streaming Stick Plus

The Roku Streaming Stick+ is the most sensible streaming TV device available this year. At $70, it delivers 4K HDR video with up to Dolby Atmos Audio, all through a user interface designed to appeal to a wide range of users, from tech novices to tech...

16 expert reviews | 17 user reviews

#2
alaScore 99

Apple TV 4K (5th Gen, 2017)

The Apple TV 4K does everything you'd expect it to do -- what's surprising is how Apple is undercutting the competition in 4K pricing. In a world where people are buying fewer films, and the current best physical media format might not be sticking...

43 expert reviews | 548 user reviews

#3
alaScore 98

Amazon Fire TV Stick (2nd gen. with Alexa, 2017)

Bottom Line: Amazon's Fire TV Stick is faster and less expensive than ever, and comes with an Alexa-enabled voice remote out of the box, making it the best budget-friendly media streamer you can buy.

18 expert reviews | 1025 user reviews

#4
alaScore 98

Amazon Fire TV Recast

This gadget is a big part of Amazon’s streaming future

3 expert reviews

#5
alaScore 97

Roku Express (2017)

Pound for pound, dollar for dollar, there’s no better streamer than the Roku Express. Despite a few minor technical deficiencies, the Express holds significant value by virtue of the excellent Roku ecosystem.

19 expert reviews | 32 user reviews

#6
alaScore 97

Caavo Control Center

Caavo's new device is available now both online and at Best Buy, although there's a caveat: you'll need a subscription to use it. While the immediate price is much lower than before, you'll have to pay $2 per month to keep the functionality going....

12 expert reviews

#7
alaScore 96

Sky Q

When Sky rolled out the Sky+ HD box at its last major hardware launch, most of us were still using dumb phones with physical keypads. The PS3 hadn't launched – and, more importantly, Netflix was still mailing out DVDs.

11 expert reviews

#8
alaScore 96

Nvidia Shield Android TV

It’s obvious we have some serious misgivings about the controller, but in general, we enjoyed our time with the Shield TV quite a bit. As a set-top streamer, the Shield TV will provide you with 4K HDR content and all the popular apps you could want....

40 expert reviews | 421 user reviews

#9
alaScore 96

Roku Premiere+

For 4K HDR TV owners fed up of using built-in smart TV apps, the Roku Premiere+ is my top pick.

2 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#10
alaScore 95

Amazon Fire TV 4K (2nd gen. 2015)

If you’re at all invested in the Amazon Prime universe, the Fire TV is a no-brainer. And if you already own a Fire TV and are considering the upgrade, we only recommend pulling the trigger if you have a 4K UHD TV or intend to purchase one soon....

36 expert reviews | 3160 user reviews

#11
alaScore 95

Roku Express+

If you want to stream video to an old TV, your best (and pretty much only) option is the Roku Express Plus.

4 expert reviews

#12
alaScore 94

Synology DS415play

Next month, Synology will ship the new DS415play designed to handle full-HD media streaming with built-in media transcoding capability.

21 expert reviews | 117 user reviews

#13
alaScore 94

Roku Ultra

If you own a 4K TV and an AV receiver or sound bar that doesn't pass 4K HDR signals, the Roku Ultra is a great 4K streaming choice.

6 expert reviews

#14
alaScore 93

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 92

PROBOX2 EX

The Probox2 EX Android based Media Player is armed with Quadcore processing, 2GB of RAM, and everything but the kitchen sink. But the user experience was as lacking as the multi-channel audio support.

5 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#16
alaScore 92

SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive

The SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive makes up for its slow USB speed by offering an excellent feature set and an SD card slot that will make most casual mobile users happy, especially photographers.

15 expert reviews | 67 user reviews

#17
alaScore 92

Sky Now TV box

The Now TV box is primarily a way to get more people hooked on Sky's on demand movie service. But as it also gets you access to iPlayer, 5 Demand and a bunch of (less essential) streaming services for £10, it's one of the tech bargains of the year.

12 expert reviews | 22 user reviews

#18
alaScore 92

Boxee Box by D-Link

It's a little strange that the Boxee Box by D-Link feels like a late entrant in this year's crowded smart TV market -- the core Boxee software has been

71 expert reviews | 272 user reviews

#19
alaScore 91

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

#20
alaScore 91

Apple TV (1st Gen, 2007)

In a day where everyone (including us) expects their gadgets to do everything, Apple again bucks the trend and releases a product that does a few things, but tries to do them very well. From day one the Apple TV wasn't expected to be the right for ...

125 expert reviews | 970 user reviews

#21
alaScore 90

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

#22
alaScore 90

NZXT Doko

This is one of the quickest and easiest ways to access the full power of your PC from your living TV. It can literally do anything your PC can. However, its low framerate and high response time means it isn’t the best option for video playback or gaming.

5 expert reviews

#23
alaScore 90

Belkin G1V1000 @TV PLUS

Video Quality, Mobile Apps, and Conclusions After the firmware update, the Belkin @TV Plus reconnected to my wireless network. Video quality was good, but not great, overall. The Belkin @TV Plus smoothly adapted to whatever bandwidth was available and...

10 expert reviews | 67 user reviews

#24
alaScore 89

Amazon Fire TV nätverksmusikspelare

The fire stick is amazing, the amount of different features and things to download is just amazing! I'll never be lost for something to watch again

1160 user reviews

#25
alaScore 89

Naim UnitiQute

The Naim UnitiQute is a damn expensive piece of audio streaming gear, but it sounds so very sweet.

12 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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