GeForce Now streams lots of games with beautiful graphics and solid frame rates for an affordable monthly fee, but it has room to improve.
The redesigned Chromecast offers improved performance and makes it easier to find movies, shows and audio to stream.
The Slingbox M2 can stream whatever you see on your TV, but it doesn’t improve much on the previous generation.
The LG 65UF9500 delivers a sharp 4K picture with good color and smart webOS software in an attractive design.
Although the Chromecast is almost foolproof in both setup and functionality, what it does is limited compared to the competition.
The leader of the streaming player pack, the Roku 3 offers the most content choices, a comprehensive search feature and a remote that enables private listening.
Channels' effort to combine over-the-air and online TV is still a work in progress, but it has a lot of entertainment potential.
The Tablo requires considerable effort and equipment to enable HDTV recording. Cord cutters should look elsewhere.
The Google Nexus Player performs well and delivers a good combination of content and games, but it needs more apps.
The PlayStation isn't exactly broken, but it is compromised, semi-functional and in dire need of more content.
Microsoft's Wireless Display Adapter makes it easy to stream video from your mobile device to the big screen and delivers excellent video quality.
SlingBox M1 beams live and DVR'd cable or satellite TV over the Net to computers and mobile devices, with good quality and no monthly fees.
Running Android 4.2 and XBMC media software, the Midnight MX2 promises to outperform set-top boxes such as Roku, but falls short of its potential.
Dish TV's Hopper with Sling is the most complete whole-home DVR available, with the ability to skip ads and view TV anywhere.
This set-top box may be the best choice for heavy iTunes and Apple product users, but it has less content than competitors and a dated design.
Amazon's Fire TV is an innovative and powerful entertainment device, but there's plenty of room for improvement.
Roku took its content-rich, easy-to-use set-top box and shrank both the dimensions and the price. What's not to like?
Beats Music brings finely curated playlists and deep personalization to the world of music streaming, complete with a sleek interface and millions of songs.