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Google Chromecast Reviewed on July 26, 2013 Check prices
Product overview
Google Chromecast
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 36 reviews

The Bottom Line: 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. Read review

Specs: TV streaming adapter, Content streaming, Web browsing, Wi-Fi

Roku 3 Reviewed on March 12, 2013 Check prices
Product overview
Roku 3
  • CNET Editor rating:
    Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
      Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 27 reviews

The Bottom Line: The Roku 3 is the best streaming-video box yet, with tons of content sources, lightning-fast performance, and an innovative remote with built-in headphone jack. Read review

Specs: Streaming player, Internet video playback, Internet radio playback, Internet gaming, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Enhanced remote control

Apple TV (2012) Reviewed on August 15, 2013 Check prices
Product overview
Apple TV (2012)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 29 reviews

The Bottom Line: While it's still a step behind the Roku 3, the Apple TV is an excellent streaming box, especially for those invested in the Apple ecosystem. Read review

Specs: Digital multimedia receiver, Content streaming, Internet video playback, Digital video playback, Digital audio playback, Digital photo playback, Remote control

Roku LT (2013) Reviewed on November 5, 2013 Check prices
Product overview
Roku LT (2013)

The Bottom Line: The Roku LT is the best budget streaming-media device, easily topping the $35 Chromecast. Read review

Specs: Streaming player, Content streaming, Wi-Fi

Roku Streaming Stick Reviewed on December 20, 2012 Check prices
Product overview
Roku Streaming Stick
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.5 stars out of 1 review

The Bottom Line: While the number of devices that support it will probably grow, the Roku Streaming Stick is still a niche item when compared with every other Roku device. Read review

Specs: Streaming adapter, Content streaming, MHL, Wi-Fi

WD TV Live (2011) Reviewed on October 6, 2011 Check prices
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WD TV Live (2011)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 34 reviews

The Bottom Line: The WD TV Live (2011) offers a solid combination of must-have streaming services and excellent USB and network file support, making it one of the best devices of its kind available for under $100. Read review

Specs: Digital multimedia receiver, Internet video playback, Digital video playback, Internet radio playback, Digital audio playback, Digital photo playback, Ethernet, Stereo, Dolby Digital output, DTS digital output, Remote control

Roku 1 Reviewed on March 10, 2014 Check prices
Product overview
Roku 1

The Bottom Line: The Roku 1 offers the same excellent experience that's found on other Roku boxes at a new low price, but there aren't many reasons to choose it over the new Streaming Stick or step-up Roku boxes. Read review

Specs: Streaming player, Content streaming, Wi-Fi, Standard remote control

Roku HD (2012) Reviewed on May 8, 2012 Check prices
Product overview
Roku HD (2012)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 15 reviews

The Bottom Line: With its ability to stream hundreds of audio and video channels (including Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, and Hulu Plus), the $60 Roku HD would be our top pick for those seeking an ultra-affordable Internet media box -- if not for the fact that it's nearly identical to the slightly cheaper Roku LT. Read review

Specs: Digital multimedia receiver, Internet video playback, Internet radio playback, Stereo, Remote control

Netgear NeoTV (NTV200) Reviewed on November 4, 2011 Check prices
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Netgear NeoTV (NTV200)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 2.5 stars out of 9 reviews

The Bottom Line: While it's a capable streamer the lack of any expandable memory and its limited connectivity really limit its universal appeal. It's also priced too high compared to the most recent Roku offerings. Read review

Specs: Digital multimedia receiver, Internet video playback, Digital video playback, Stereo, Remote control

Roku 2 Reviewed on October 25, 2013 Check prices
Product overview
Roku 2

The Bottom Line: The Roku 2 offers tons of content sources and an innovative remote with built-in headphone jack for just $80, but the Roku 3 is still our favorite pick. Read review

Specs: Streaming player, Content streaming, Wi-Fi, Enhanced remote control

Roku 2 XD Reviewed on November 23, 2012 Check prices
Product overview
Roku 2 XD
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 2.5 stars out of 10 reviews

The Bottom Line: The Roku 2 XD delivers 1080p on-demand Internet video, but it lacks a few of the extras found on the step-up Roku 2 XS model. Read review

Specs: Digital multimedia receiver, Internet video playback, Internet radio playback, Stereo, Remote control

Sony NSZ-GS7 Reviewed on June 25, 2012 Check prices
Product overview
Sony NSZ-GS7
  • CNET Editor rating:
    2.5 stars Average
      Overall score: 5.3 (2.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 3 reviews

The Bottom Line: The Sony NSZ-GS7 has sleek hardware and an innovative remote, but it's hampered by the still too-limited and frustrating Google TV software. Read review

Specs: Media player, Content streaming, Web browsing, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Stereo, Dolby Digital output, Touch-pad / QWERTY keyboard remote

Boxee TV Reviewed on October 16, 2012 Check prices
Product overview
Boxee TV
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 1.0 stars out of 1 review

The Bottom Line: Boxee TV is a radical take on an over-the-air DVR that uploads, stores, and retrieves your recordings from the cloud, with no storage limits. Read review

Specs: Digital multimedia receiver, Content streaming, DVR, Ethernet

Netgear GTV100 NeoTV Prime w/ Google TV Reviewed on January 7, 2013 Check prices
Product overview
Netgear GTV100 NeoTV Prime w/ Google TV

The Bottom Line: Netgear's latest in its NeoTV player line now also offers Google Play, full Web access, live TV, and a lot more Read review

Specs: Streaming player, Internet radio playback, Internet video playback, Web browsing, Live TV, Ethernet, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Touch-pad / QWERTY keyboard remote

Logitech Revue (Google TV) Reviewed on October 27, 2010 Check prices
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Logitech Revue (Google TV)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.7 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 42 reviews

The Bottom Line: The Logitech Revue with Google TV is loaded with potentially game-changing functionality, but its high price, numerous caveats, and current assortment of bugs make it best-suited to early adopters--at least until promised firmware fixes become available. Read review

Specs: Digital multimedia receiver, WEB browsing, Internet video playback, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g, Stereo, Dolby Digital output, Remote control

Samsung GX-SM530CF

Specs: Streaming player, Content streaming

Vizio Co-Star LT Reviewed on October 16, 2013 Check prices
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Vizio Co-Star LT

The Bottom Line: Vizio's new Vizio Co-Star LT smart-TV box has an HDMI input for integrating cable and onboard apps. Read review

Specs: Streaming player, Content streaming, Wi-Fi, Standard remote control

D-Link Boxee Box Reviewed on November 19, 2010 Check prices
Product overview
D-Link Boxee Box
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.3 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 2.5 stars out of 11 reviews

The Bottom Line: The Boxee Box by D-Link has some innovative design choices and a promising user interface, but mainstream content is mostly missing in action until future firmware updates are available. Read review

Specs: Digital multimedia receiver, Digital video playback, Digital audio playback, Digital photo playback, BitTorrent P2P client, IEEE 802.11n, Stereo, Dolby Digital output, DTS digital output, Remote control

Sony SMP-N100 Reviewed on December 3, 2010 Check prices
Product overview
Sony SMP-N100
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 13 reviews

The Bottom Line: Sony's SMP-N100 streaming-video box isn't the easiest to use, but it offers an unparalleled feature set at its price. Read review

Specs: Digital multimedia receiver, Internet video playback, Digital video playback, Digital audio playback, Digital photo playback, Stereo, Dolby Digital output, DTS digital output, Remote control

Phorus PR1 Receiver Reviewed on November 4, 2013 Check prices
Product overview
Phorus PR1 Receiver
  • CNET Editor rating:
    2.5 stars Average
      Overall score: 5.8 (2.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews

The Bottom Line: While the Play-Fi standard offers plenty of potential, the Phorus PR1 is currently too limited in its scope and performance to warrant buying over a Sonos. Read review

Specs: Streaming adapter, Content streaming, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi

Roku 2 HD Reviewed on May 4, 2012 Check prices
Product overview
Roku 2 HD
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 6 reviews

The Bottom Line: The Roku 2 HD is a discontinued 2011 media streaming box, but there are newer Roku models that you should consider instead. Read review

Specs: Digital multimedia receiver, Internet video playback, Internet radio playback, Stereo, Remote control

Panasonic DMP-MS10 Reviewed on January 7, 2013 Check prices
Product overview
Panasonic DMP-MS10

The Bottom Line: Panasonic introduced two new streaming-video boxes at CES 2013, with the high-end model supporting the full Viera Connect suite of streaming-media services. Read review

Specs: Streaming player, Internet radio playback, Internet video playback, Wi-Fi, Miracast, DLNA

NetGear EVA2000 Digital Entertainer Live Reviewed on October 8, 2009 Check prices
Product overview
NetGear EVA2000 Digital Entertainer Live
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.5 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 2.5 stars out of 2 reviews

The Bottom Line: The Netgear Digital Entertainer Live is an easy-to-use networked digital media streamer in a small package. Read review

Specs: Digital multimedia receiver, Digital video playback, Internet radio playback, Digital audio playback, Digital photo playback, VuNow video service access, Stereo, Remote control

Linksys DMA2200 Reviewed on December 8, 2008 Check prices
Product overview
Linksys DMA2200
  • CNET Editor rating:
    2.5 stars Average
      Overall score: 5.7 (2.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 2 reviews

The Bottom Line: A bargain price and built-in DVD player distinguishes the Linksys DMA2200 from rival Windows Media Center Extenders, but we found the performance to be inconsistent. Read review

Specs: DVD player / digital multimedia receiver, DVD player, Digital video playback, Internet radio playback, Digital audio playback, Digital photo playback, Stereo, Dolby Digital output, DTS digital output, Remote control

Chumby One Reviewed on December 2, 2009 Check prices
Product overview
Chumby One
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 4 reviews

The Bottom Line: It's hard to say if the Chumby One works better as an alarm clock, a photo frame, a news reader, or as an Internet radio, but for around $100, it's a great value in any incarnation. Read review

Specs: Digital multimedia receiver, Digital audio playback, Digital photo playback, Digital video playback, Internet radio playback

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