TV & Home Cinema

The Best Media Streaming Devices of 2017

Media Streaming

Get access to an extensive library of on-demand films, TV shows and music with the best media streaming devices of 2017

Update 21st February 2017: Now includes the all-new Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote. Available to pre-order now

There are a number of media streaming devices that allow you to access on-demand content from services such as BBC iPlayer, NOW TV, Netflix, Amazon Prime and many others.

While there are also plenty of Smart TVs and games consoles that allow you to do the same thing, dedicated streaming devices often offer a more satisfactory experience in terms of available content, user experience, regular updates and even picture quality.

We’ve assessed the highest rated media streaming devices for 2017, from the Google Chromecast to the NVIDIA Shield TV. They all offer access to the latest and greatest music and video streaming services, though there are differences in price, resolution and available content which we’ll explore below.

For those who’ve recently purchased a 4K TV and wish to experience the best true-to-life picture quality, a few of the devices on our list support UHD (Ultra High Definition) streaming.

  • NOW TV
    NOW TV
  • Roku 3
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Apple TV
    Apple TV
  • NVIDIA Shield TV

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