Best Streaming Media Players

Our experts hand-picked these streaming devices in 2017 from personal experience & in-depth research. Enjoy!
Best Streaming Device
Priciest, but best quality
    • Manufacturer Specifications:
    • Fully loaded. Top rated: Voice, headphone & games
    • 2,500+ streaming channels
    • Advanced up-scaling from 720p to 4K Ultra HD
  • Editor's Review: "I own a Roku box, and I am extremely pleased with it's durability and performance. It's interface is so smooth that my 4-year-old can easily navigate through the menus."  Full Review »
 Better Streaming Device
Solid product
    • Manufacturer Specifications:
    • Better Wi-Fi support. 2 GB of memory, 8 GB of storage (box). 1 GB of memory, 8 GB of storage (stick).
    • All-new Amazon Fire TV now supports 4K Ultra HD for true-to-life picture quality.
    • Watch high-definition 1080p picture quality.
  • Editor's Review: "Better than I thought it would be. If you're looking at this to be your default streaming media player, it's pretty darn close."
 Budget Streaming Device
Cool features, entry-level device
    • Manufacturer Specifications:
    • Built-in WiFi from the leader in home networking
    • NeoTV remote control app for iOS and Android devices
    • HD 1080p Compatible
  • Editor's Review: "This product has the needed features at a decent price. It is perfect for older TV's that aren't internet ready... all you need is a TV with HDMI input and you are good to go."

Complement your antenna with Streaming Services

If you have an internet connection at home, you can gain access to an extremely affordable and complementary streaming services such as Netflix or Hulu. This allows you to get most of the great shows, documentaries and movies that you would get from getting Premium cable services that are worth them times as much as these streaming services.

With Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu you get to watch what you want and you watch it when you want it. You would also have access to a large number of HD channels with your antenna and this makes the perfect combo that is going to provide all the entertainment you need for a much lower cost. This is the reason why such a large number of people are getting rid of their cable and taking advantage of these options. These devices will also allow you to watch any Live TV channel that is available on any of the various "live streaming" services out there.

Watching Sports Online

If you also plan on replacing your cable sports package with one or more of the streaming packages offered by the NBA, NHL or MLB, then you will also need to consider upgrading to ExpressVPN to also skirt around any potential blackout issues for your home team.

Removing Blackout Restrictions

 
While we strive to provide the best information above, it is still important that you do your own product research before making a purchase.