|Product||Apple TV (2012)||Google Chromecast||Roku LT (2013)|
|Price||$89.00 to $268.89||$34.99 to $44.99||$49.99|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||3 stars||0 stars|
|Release date||March 16, 2012||July 24, 2013||Info unavailable|
|Bottom line|| |
While it's still a step behind the Roku 3, the Apple TV is an excellent streaming box, especially for those invested in the Apple ecosystem.
Google's $35 Chromecast stick is a cheap and easy way to add streaming video and music to your TV, but it still isn't as fully featured as similarly priced Roku boxes.
The Roku LT is the best budget streaming-media device, easily topping the $35 Chromecast.
|Product type|| |
Digital multimedia receiver
TV streaming adapter
|Playback capabilities|| |
Internet video playback
Digital video playback
Digital audio playback
Digital photo playback
|Full specifications||Full specifications||Full specifications||Full specifications|
|Buying choices||Prices from 10 stores||Prices from 7 stores||Prices from 1 store|