UPDATED MAY 2018

Media Streamer Reviews

Want to find the best Media Streamer? We read the reviews so you don't have to.
Compare media streaming devices curated by our editor's to find the one best for you.


Apple TV 4K

  • 8.2/10

What's good  

  • Intuitive, fluid interface
  • Great integration with iOS and HomeKit products
  • 4K/UHD and HDR support
  • Plenty of storage
  • Can play apps and games as well as stream media
  • Clean design that will fit most entertainment systems

What's bad  

  • No optical audio
  • No USB
  • Remote easily lost due to size
  • No 4K YouTube support

What's good  

  • Price
  • New app makes content discovery easier than ever
  • Solid, fast Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Ease of use

What's bad  

  • Still no remote
  • No Amazon Prime Instant Video support

What's good  

  • Responsive, intuitive remote control
  • More than just media streaming--huge potential for apps and gaming
  • Siri voice controls
  • Simple operation
  • Polished interface
  • Powerful hardware

What's bad  

  • Price
  • Odd on-screen keyboard
  • Lack of gigabit ethernet
  • No 4K support
  • Lack of connection options (HDMI 1.4 only)
  • No external storage support


What's good  

  • Ethernet connectivity
  • Simple (but inconsistent) controls
  • Easy setup
  • Great price
  • Solid performance

What's bad  

  • No Amazon Video support
  • Requires a power outlet
  • No benefit for many 4K TVs
  • No benefit over Chromecast 2nd Gen for TVs at 1080p or lower

What's good  

  • Quick, seamless navigation
  • Barely any buffering issues
  • Alexa integration into remote

What's bad  

  • Requires power cord for use
  • Alexa search function not great for names


Roku Express (2017)

  • FROM: $116
  • 7.8/10

Roku Express+

  • FROM: $69
  • 8.0/10

What's good  

  • Small, light-weight design
  • HDR and 4K/60fps support
  • Decent price
  • Fast performance

What's bad  

  • Small content selection for 4K HDR
  • Some connectivity issues with older routers

No questions for the moment.