Streaming Media Player Reviews
The dominance of disc-based media is coming to an end. With the rise of excellent streaming media services like Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, and Netflix, it’s easier than ever to ditch the discs and embrace streaming content stored in the cloud. Check out this list of our top-rated streaming media players.
Features to Consider When Choosing a Streaming Media Player:
- Available streaming content (what apps does it include?)
- Mobile/tablet device compatibility
- Full HD 1080p vs. HD 720p streaming playback
- Web browser capability
- Storage and recording options
If you're in the market for a streaming media player, look no further. These streaming media players have been consistently rated by Amazon customers as being the best in the business.
Looking for additional information? Check out our Streaming Media Player Buying Guide.
So far, I love it!
I have been a Tivo user since their first box. Before buying the Roamio Pro I was using three Premier Elite boxes and one Tivo Stream in my home... Read the full review
I have upgraded my aging PC with Ceton Tuner that I have been using as a DVR to the Tivo Roamio Pro. Read the full review
I own both the new Apple TV (1080P/2012) model and the Roku2 XS. I found myself doing a side by side comparison of the two products and here are my findings... Read the full review
//Sept 5 2013 Update
I have replaced my TiVo XL4 Premiere box with a new Roamio Box and this "solves" the issue of having to dedicate a single tuner to Mini use. Read the full review
Take the plunge, make the investment and own your own gear! The Tivo interface is the best in the business, and in just 25 short months I will own it outright with lifetime... Read the full review
I have been a Tivo customer since 2001, and have owned three different Tivo boxes.
The Roamio knocks the socks off of all of them. Read the full review
Upgraded from Windows Media Center, which never quite worked right and family struggled with. Got the Roamio Plus and a Mini, now kids and wife are thrilled! Read the full review
I'm so glad I waited for the Tivo Roamio. It really improves my antenna only, no cable TV. (I use a Leaf antenna available from Amazon. Read the full review
The Roku 1 is a compact, nicely designed media streamer. It may not have some of the bells and whistles that its bigger siblings, the Roku 2 and 3, have but what it does it does... Read the full review
For anyone new to the Roku world, I would recommend the Roku 3 over any other previous models mainly on it being so much faster to operate. Read the full review
Great for at home on your own wifi but was hoping to be able to use it on free wifi when away. Because there is no web browser you are unable to login to use free wifi at a hotel... Read the full review
This little box is the size of two packs of playing cards and it hooks into your TV either via the HDMI port (on HD TV's) or it can be connected to older TV's by the three-plug... Read the full review
I'm absolutely in LOVE with my Roku player! It's so much nicer to watch Netflix & HBO Go on my large screen tv as opposed to on my little laptop screen. Read the full review
I've had a Roku 3 hooked up to my living room TV for a while now so I thought I'd do a comparison between the two devices. Read the full review
I've been following this product since it was first promised earlier this year. I read all the gotchas, problems, etc, and thought I would be able to use that knowledge to help... Read the full review
Just got this in today. Packaged well, as described, brand new. I have a HTPC in living room, two kids with PC's in their rooms and a PC in my room. Read the full review