If you're looking to quit cable, Hulu's Live TV extra offers a smooth transition and tons of familiar TV, but it's not the best value.
Roku's latest flagship box makes a few small tweaks but remains tough to justify the cost over the Streaming Stick Plus.
NBC's new streaming service has tons to watch, but many missing features. The option to watch lots of content for free makes up for a lot, though.
Apple TV Plus has made strides since its launch and will continue to improve in the future. But until it adds a catalog of familiar shows or more buzzy originals (Foundation in 2021, perhaps?) it will remain a secondary streaming choice at best for most people.
HBO Max streaming service has tons to watch, but it suffers from a lack of strong original content and a higher price than Netflix and Disney Plus.
The Roku Streambar offers a no-brainer upgrade for people who want to improve the sound and streaming capabilities of their TVs on the cheap.
It flogs Amazon content too much to beat Roku, but for Alexa fans or 4K HDR TV owners who insist on Dolby Vision, the Fire TV 4K Stick is a great value.
The Nvidia Shield TV combines powerful streaming and gaming features, but for most users it's not worth the high price.
Hulu is one of the top movie and TV streaming services available, thanks to how quickly it airs shows as well its growing slate of originals.
The Amazon Fire TV Stick is an inexpensive streamer with a bunch of cool features, but you should probably buy something else.
For 4K HDR TV owners fed up of using built-in smart TV apps, the Roku Premiere+ is my top pick.
The Roku Express 2019 is an excellent streamer. It's easy to use and offers the cheapest access to Roku's superb operating system.
You'll need to investigate the severity of blackout restrictions for your team's games, but MLB.TV is a well-designed, feature-packed way to stream out-of-market games live during the baseball season.
The AirTV 2 is a nifty local TV streamer that is especially useful to Sling TV subscribers, but the lack of live TV pause limits its appeal.
If you own a 4K TV and an AV receiver or sound bar that doesn't pass 4K HDR signals, the Roku Ultra is a great 4K streaming choice.
Google's $35 Chromecast stick is a cheap and easy way to add streaming video and music to your TV, but it still isn't as fully featured as similarly priced Roku boxes.
While it's a step behind the Roku and less cutting-edge than the 2015 Apple box, the older Apple TV remains an excellent streaming box, especially for those invested in Apple hardware and the iTunes ecosystem.
The newest version of Google Chromecast is basically identical to the old one and falls short of the budget competition from Amazon and Roku.