Streaming Media Player Reviews For 2018

Gadget Review offers the latest media player news, comparisons, reviews and pricing on the best streaming media players for 2016. Read expert streaming media player reviews of the top players from Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Slingbox, Roku, and the Roku Streaming Stick. Find out what channels are available for streaming media players, and which streaming media player offers the best value.

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AirTv Mini 4K Streaming Stick Review

AirTv Mini 4K Streaming Stick Review

If you still haven't cut the cord and abandoned cable TV, what are you waiting for? You have plenty of options to find the best streaming media players or boxes to consider for 2019 and the AirTv Mini is another great way to get the content you want.
Roku Streamlines Products into Three TV Accessories

Roku Streamlines Products into Three TV Accessories

Thinking about a Roku? The new product lines are now much easier to compare!
Amazon Announces New Fire TV Box

Amazon Announces New Fire TV Box

Check out the new Fire TV with 4k support, Alexa support, and much more.
Apple Discontinues 3rd-Gen Apple TV: Is it Preparation?

Apple Discontinues 3rd-Gen Apple TV: Is it Preparation?

It's time for the 3rd gen Apple TV to go - which means your support is probably limited, too. Are you ready?
Roku SE Unveiled, Specs, Price And Release Date

Roku SE Unveiled, Specs, Price And Release Date

The battle for the cheapest streaming box is official: today Roku announced the Roku SE.  Price for the purple tags box will be $50 when it goes on sale.  Or will it?  In an attempt to drum up publicity, it will actually sell for the price of $25 – half…
Roku 4 Offers 4K, New Menus, Private Listening, and More

Roku 4 Offers 4K, New Menus, Private Listening, and More

Hot on the heels of announcements about the new Apple TV, the shiny TiVo Bolt, Fire TV, and the updated Chromecast, Roku has thrown its hat into the ring with the Roku 4. Like the other new entrants, the Roku 4 works hard to bring some new features to the…
NVidia Shield Android TV is the Box for Google Lovers

NVidia Shield Android TV is the Box for Google Lovers

“This is how you play TV,” NVidia claims with its finally-released Shield Android TV. It’s a set top box. It’s a game console. It’s an Apple TV for people who love Android. With this Shield, you get video output up to 4K, surround sound support, and access to a whole…
Sling TV Comes With A Free Fire Stick To Try It Out

Sling TV Comes With A Free Fire Stick To Try It Out

Sling TV is a fairly fascinating service, that essentially boils down cable TV streaming over your devices. But, of course, not everybody has the tools to stream it. So, Dish, wanting more customers for its service, has decided to front anybody who signs up a free device to stream it.…
6 of the Best Netflix Streaming Boxes

6 of the Best Netflix Streaming Boxes

Wondering how to stream Netflix if your TV doesn’t support a Netflix app? The answer is a streaming box, a valuable addition to your entertainment shelf designed to support the most popular streaming options and channels. So if you are looking for a Netflix box for TV, check out the…
Does the Nexus Player Deserve a Spot in Your Living Room?

Does the Nexus Player Deserve a Spot in Your Living Room?

What streaming device is in your living room?  Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, or Roku?  Or perhaps you have a “smart TV”, which after all the smoked cleared a few years ago turned out to be more dumb than smart. Largely because of their speed, or I should say lack there of. Now,…
Amazon Fire TV Stick Costs $39, Aims to Compete with the Chromecast and Roku TV

Amazon Fire TV Stick Costs $39, Aims to Compete with the Chromecast and Roku TV

The Chromecast rocked.  Noticed my use of past tense?  Why?  My Chromecast is barely useable now.  Perhaps it’s only fair to say that my home’s WiFi may be responsible.  However, no other wireless products in my home struggle like the Chromecast.  That in mind, videos are slow to load and…
Matchstick Wants To Be An Open Source Chromecast

Matchstick Wants To Be An Open Source Chromecast

The Chromecast is an incredibly popular little widget. It essentially takes the annoying parts out of streaming your media to your TV by allowing you to pair pretty much anything to your TV. Well, anything that Google approves of, which is something of a sticking point for some. So Matchstick…
Deals: Amazon Fire TV Gets its First Real Discount

Deals: Amazon Fire TV Gets its First Real Discount

Tired of the same old Roku, Apple TV, and Chromecast? Today the new Amazon Fire TV received its first significant price drop direct from the manufacturer. At $84, it’s a dollar cheaper than the usual Apple TV sale price – and the Apple TV doesn’t let you use voice commands…
Amazon Fire TV Review: Fast But Missing Some Spark

Amazon Fire TV Review: Fast But Missing Some Spark

At this point Amazon’s FireTV needs no introduction. It’s a small black box that connects to your TV by way of HDMI, and much like Apple’s TV, perhaps the device’s biggest competitor, it allows you to access a variety of streaming content that includes the likes of Netflix, Hulu and…
Ematic MediaBeam Streaming Media Player Review

Ematic MediaBeam Streaming Media Player Review

A lot has been made of Chromecast, Google’s combination of a “Smart TV” dongle and linkage with a smartphone or computer. But the first out of the gate isn’t always the winner, so don’t count the MediaBeam out because it doesn’t have as big a “name.” Or ignored,  as this…

Learn More About Streaming Media Players

Streaming media players offer an alternative to traditional television, providing access to live television and on-demand content wherever the streaming media player is set up. A streaming media player requires a consistent internet connection, where content is streamed through downloadable app channels or services such as Watch ESPN, CBS News, and Netflix. Streaming media players allow cord-cutters to subscribe to only certain channels, rather than extensive channel lineups traditionally offered by cable and satellite TV service.

Some streaming media players rely on TV service. But other streaming media players like Apple TV and Roku allow you to access content without having a connected TV service. At Gadget Review, you’ll be able to read up on the latest streaming media players, and get expert buying advice from our editors.

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