A streaming media player makes it possible for you to cut the cord to
your cable provider without missing out on some of the programs and channels
that you've come to enjoy. There are a few pretty good streaming players out
there, such as (Est. $70), Apple TV 4K (Est. $180 and up) and Google Chromecast Ultra (Est. $70),
but none, experts say, delivers a better value and overall experience than the
Roku Streaming Stick +. It's feature packed and future proofed, and the Roku
platform is widely applauded for its ease of use and unbeatable line up of
Top 6 Streaming Stick Reviews
- Consumer Reports - Streaming media players & services, Editors of Consumer Reports, As of November 2017
This Consumer Reports review of streaming media players and services
does an excellent job of evaluating streaming options. Both 4K and HD streamers
are evaluated, and the discussion is deeper than we've seen in many other
Consumer Reports reviews. Players are rated and ranked, and Recommended models
and Best Buys are named.
- CNET - Best Media Streamers of 2017, Editors of CNET, Nov. 2, 2017
Here, CNET lists its picks for the best current media streaming devices.
Capsule reviews lead to long, detailed, and expert evaluations of each device.
Recommendations range from the best choice for most people, to the best choice
for those with advanced TVs, to the best choice for those with old TVs (without
- PCMag - The Best Media Streaming Devices of 2017, Will Greenwald, As of
Oct. 26, 2017
PCMag offers its take on the
top choices for media streaming. As with the case with CNET and Consumer
Reports, testing is hands on and competently done. Reviews on this page are
short, but links lead to long, and well detailed write ups.
- TechHive - Best media streaming device, Jared Newman, Oct. 27, 2017
This is another pretty good evaluation of media streamers. Jared Newman
tests new streamers as they are introduced and updates this list as the
landscape changes. A best 4K choice and best budget choice are named, as are
other devices to consider. Links lead to longer evaluations.
- Best Buy - Streaming Media Players, Contributors to Best Buy, As of November 2017
Best Buy carries most of the available media streaming devices. Users
leave reviews of those that they've purchased. Reviews aren't terribly long,
for the most part, but many are from verified buyers, and include a
recommendation on whether or not they would recommend their streaming player to
a friend. Some products only get a handful of reviews, others get dozens,
hundreds, and sometimes well over 1,000.
- Amazon - Streaming Media Players, Contributors to Amazon, As of November 2017
Normally, we'd rank Amazon much higher, however the site does not carry
some important streaming devices, such as Google Chromecast and Apple TV. Other
devices, though, including Amazon Fire TV and the various Roku streamers,
including the Roku Streaming Stick +, get tons of feedback. One plus, some
reviews are very detailed -- far more so than on other user review sites.