|Product||Google Chromecast||Apple TV (2012)||Roku LT (2013)|
|Price||$31.99 to $44.95||$92.99 to $280.06||$49.99 to $64.99|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||4 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||3 stars||3.5 stars||0 stars|
|Release date||July 24, 2013||March 16, 2012||November 18, 2013|
|Bottom line|| |
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.
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.
The Roku LT is the best budget streaming-media device, easily topping the $35 Chromecast.
|Product type|| |
TV streaming adapter
Digital multimedia receiver
|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 6 stores||Prices from 6 stores||Prices from 3 stores|