If you can swing the price and want the best streamer available today, get the Apple TV 4K.
With its simple design and focus on features you'll actually use, Roku's most affordable 4K HDR streamer is one you should get.
HBO's new streaming service has tons to watch, but it suffers from fewer features and a higher price than Netflix and Disney Plus.
The 2019 Roku Ultra (2019) is a very good 4K streaming box that puts convenience at the fore, but lack of Dolby Vision and a high price compared to other Rokus hold it back.
The Roku Express 2019 is an excellent streamer. It's easy to use and offers the cheapest access to Roku's superb operating system.
Hulu with Live TV is a capable premium cord-cutting service that's well-suited to existing Hulu fans.
The newest version of Google Chromecast is basically identical to the old one and falls short of the budget competition from Amazon and Roku.
It flogs Amazon content too much to beat Roku, but for Alexa fans or 4K HDR TV owners who insist on Dolby Vision, the Fire TV 4K Stick is a great value.
Amazon's cheap Alexa-powered stick is better than ever with a TV-control remote, but Roku's simple menus make it a better choice.
With no original programming and a limited catalog the new service feels older than its rivals. But at least it's free!
While it's a step behind the Roku and less cutting-edge than the 2015 Apple box, the older Apple TV remains an excellent streaming box, especially for those invested in Apple hardware and the iTunes ecosystem.
The Nvidia Shield TV combines powerful streaming and gaming features, but for most users it's not worth the high price.
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.
Roku's affordable 4K HDR streamer is a superb buy, but it's worth another $10 to get the superior Wi-Fi of the Streaming Stick Plus.
Google's $35 Chromecast stick is a cheap and easy way to add streaming video and music to your TV, but it still isn't as fully featured as similarly priced Roku boxes.
Hulu is one of the top movie and TV streaming services available, thanks to how quickly it airs shows as well its growing slate of originals.
The Amazon Fire TV Cube's well-designed voice controls make it a superb alternative to a standard universal remote, especially for simpler systems.
For 4K HDR TV owners fed up of using built-in smart TV apps, the Roku Premiere+ is my top pick.