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Google Chrome­cast 2 £30

De­cem­ber 2015 The sec­ond-gen Chrome­cast still ‘casts’ con­tent from a de­vice to a TV over wi-fi, but now with speed­ier op­er­a­tion and a per­for­mance boost. Res­o­lu­tion 1080p, 720p Stor­age No Ul­tra HD No

Now TV (2015) £15

Fe­bru­ary 2016 Now it out­puts 1080p and passes through 7.1 sur­round sound, NOW TV is a great way to open your doors to a plethora of Sky con­tent. Res­o­lu­tion 1080p, 720p Stor­age n/a Ul­tra HD No

Ama­zon Fire TV (2015) £80

Best stream­ing box, Awards 2015 An im­prove­ment on the first Fire TV. For the same money you get 4K stream­ing, greater speed and power, and ex­panded stor­age op­tions. Res­o­lu­tion Ul­tra HD, 1080p, 720p Stor­age 8GB Ul­tra HD Yes

Roku 3 £100

March 2015 Su­per-slick op­er­a­tional speeds and a plethora of con­tent make Roku’s lat­est en­try to its es­tab­lished stream­ing cat­a­logue the best we’ve seen. Res­o­lu­tion 1080p, 720p Stor­age opt. 2GB mi­crosd Ul­tra HD No

Plays­ta­tion 4 (500GB) £300

Fe­bru­ary 2014 With stacks of smart mu­sic and movie apps plus solid per­for­mance, Sony’s lat­est is a must-have for gamers and en­ter­tain­ment-seek­ers alike. Res­o­lu­tion 1080p, 720p Stor­age 500GB, 1TB Ul­tra HD No

Xbox One (500GB) £300

Jan­uary 2014 This hugely am­bi­tious con­sole isn’t with­out im­per­fec­tions, and it might need time to re­alise its po­ten­tial. For now it’s a very good games con­sole. Res­o­lu­tion 1080p, 1080i, 720p Stor­age 500GB, 1TB Ul­tra HD No

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