Operating System Like all advanced electronics, TV boxes run using a dedicated operating system. The OS is much more than aesthetic appeal and a lineup of apps, however.
Email If you want to escape the cable company, you need a reliable streaming device.
Roku, Apple, Google, and Amazon hold the keys to media streaming, but figuring out which device and platform to go with is 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 your favorite TV shows or just kick back with some YouTube videos, these are the best TV streaming devices you can find.
Be sure to check out our guides to picking the best Roku , as well as the best TVs , best soundbars , and best smart speakers we've tested.
Updated for Fall Our picks haven't changed, but we've updated our guide to include the new compatibility between Amazon and Google apps and added some buying advice. Be sure to read our many buying guides for more recommendations. When you buy something using the retail links in our stories, we may earn a small affiliate commission.
Read more about how this works. Like other Roku products, the apps aren't always beautifully designed, but they are all here Netflix, Amazon, HBO, all of them , and the main interface lets you search for shows across all of your subscriptions at once. Roku connects to the most major streaming services.