While Google's ultraportable media-streaming device is pretty much plug and play, there are a few tips and tricks that can make casting more magical.
Amazon's $40 third-generation Fire TV Stick is nearly identical to its predecessor, just a bit faster and equipped with a new remote, which is enough to preserve its status as the best media streamer for 1080p TVs.
If you have a recent iPhone, you can automatically tune your screen's image. It isn't as good as professional calibration, though, or simply using the right picture mode.
Who needs cable? We pit the highest-rated streaming boxes and sticks against one another to find out which one is your best bet for watching shows, movies, and more on your television.
The $30 Fire TV Stick Lite is the most affordable way to add streaming media and Amazon's Alexa voice assistant to your 1080p TV.
If you're willing to shell out the cash for it, the second-generation Siri Remote can improve the browsing experience on your exsiting Apple TV or Apple TV 4K.
The second-generation Apple TV 4K is overpriced, but it remains an excellent media streamer, especially if you use the company's other products and services.
The second-generation Amazon Fire TV Cube improves on the the media streaming capabilities and hands-free Alexa controls from the first version with faster performance and expanded HDR support.
With 4K HDR, Amazon Alexa, and very peppy performance, the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is the best media streamer you can buy for under $50.
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The Roku Express 4K+ makes it easy to access and stream 4K HDR content on your TV and is the company's most affordable 4K model.
The main YouTube app remains available on Roku, so Google just added YouTube TV to it. Roku calls the move 'the clear conduct of an unchecked monopolist.'
In a blog post about the YouTube TV fight, Google mentions that a Roku deal to carry the free YouTube app expires in December. Current tensions between the two parties may make renegotiations tough.
The Roku Express 4K+, Roku Express 4K, Roku Ultra (2020), and Chromecast with Google TV all get HDR10+.
The accelerometer and gyroscope were removed as part of the redesign.
The latest Apple TV 4K is faster, comes with a new and improved remote, and can use your iPhone to optimize your TV's color balance. But is it worth another $179 if you already own the old Apple TV 4K? We help you decide.
The A12 Bionic chip is not Apple's newest system-on-a-chip, but it's a significant step up from the A10X processor on the previous Apple TV 4K.
If you already have a Roku TV or another Roku device, you can use the Voice Remote Pro to add hands-free voice control and other useful features.
The new Roku OS adds features like Instant Resume and expands Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support to more Roku devices. The $40 Roku Express 4K+ supports 4K in HDR10 and HDR10+.
The next-generation of Apple TV hardware looks set to include a HDMI 2.1 port and support for 120Hz TVs.