Whether you want to escape the cable company or to abandon the terrible interface that’s built into your smart TV, a reliable streaming device is a wonderful thing.
Roku, Apple, Google, and Amazon all make options that might be right for you, but figuring out which platform to go with can be a pain. To help, we’ve gathered the best 4K HDR-ready TV streaming devices together for a battle royale—all streaming boxes, sticks, and cubes. Whether you’re hoping to stream the latest Star Wars movie or your favorite YouTuber, we’ve separated each of our favorites by what they’re best at.
Updated for May 2020: We’ve updated this guide for 2020, changing pricing and buying info. We also added the Roku Smart Soundbar, cut the Nvidia Shield, and added a section comparing the four major streaming platforms.