The Best Streaming Devices To Buy In 2024

Best streaming stick: Roku Streaming Stick 4K

Roku boasts an extensive content library, offering over 500,000 movies and TV episodes for streaming. The platform's universal search function allows users to find shows across various platforms

Runner up: Chromecast with Google TV

The revamped Chromecast with Google TV introduces a dedicated remote control, a new menu interface, and Google Assistant features. Supporting 4K HDR and Dolby Vision.

Best budget streaming device: Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite

Amazon's Fire TV, priced at $30, offers extensive support for major streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, YouTube, and more.

Runner up budget: Roku Express

The Roku Express, featuring the same user interface as the Streaming Stick+, is contained in a compact set-top box. While lacking 4K or HDR support and a voice command button, it serves as a capable HD streaming device.

Best set-top box: Roku Ultra

The Roku Ultra offers all the features of the Streaming Stick and more. With a vast content selection, an intuitive user interface, and support for 4K HDR streaming, AirPlay2, and voice commands.

Best premium streaming device: Apple TV 4K

Capable of 4K HDR and Dolby Vision streaming, the Apple TV supports AirPlay 2 for seamless streaming from Mac and iOS devices. The "One Home Screen" feature synchronizes apps and layouts across multiple Apple TVs

Equipped to play 4K Blu-rays, the Xbox Series X supports popular streaming apps like Apple TV+ and Disney+. Its compatibility with Dolby Vision enhances the streaming experience

Best gaming console for streaming: Xbox Series X