Whether you’re a dedicated cord-cutter or just want to give your dumb TV an IQ boost, streaming devices are a perfect living room accessory. Providing easy access to services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, they offer snappy interfaces and a wealth of video, music, and even gaming content.
But with so many options, how can you make sure you’re picking the right one? To help you figure that out, we’ve spent countless hours with the latest models from Apple, Roku, Amazon, Google, and even Nvidia—we’re talking everything from the budget-friendly Chromecast to the feature-laden Apple TV.
Read on to find out which is best for the average user, 4K early adopters, shoppers on a budget, and more.
Updated June 15, 2016
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