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Costs
Price ($) Expand to view more details.

Recommended retail price.

$49
$279
$99
$99
$99
$192
Annual running cost ($) Expand to view more details.

Calculated at 30c per kW/h, 14 hours in standby and 10 hours in use per day.

Recommended products
Recommended Expand to view more details.

CHOICE recommends streaming devices with an overall score of 70% or more.

Test results
CHOICE Expert Rating (%) Expand to view more details.

Overall score includes: Ease of use score (50%); Remote control score (40%) and standby energy score (10%).

Ease of use score (%) Expand to view more details.

We look for how easy it is to set up the device and how intuitive the on-screen display and menu system is to carry out various tasks.

Remote control score (%) Expand to view more details.

We look for buttons big enough to press without touching the adjacent ones, and clear labels, ideally with different shapes to quickly associate with different tasks. Devices that do not come with a remote as standard are noted but not penalised in the overall score. However the lack of a remote may have implications to the ease of use score. A recommended smartphone app is used in place of the remote.

Standby power consumption score (%) Expand to view more details.

Standby energy score is made with the unit in standby mode. Models that measure greater than 2W score 0%, 1 and 1.9W score 40%, 0.5 and 0.9W score 80%, and less than 0.5W score 100%.

Active power consumption (W) Expand to view more details.

Power consumption in watts while in use. This is measured while streaming HD content on Netflix. Power consumption may vary very slightly depending on the service and video resolution.

Standby power consumption (W) Expand to view more details.

Power consumption in watts in standby mode.

Comments
Good points
Bad points
Features
4K capable Expand to view more details.

Can the device stream 4K (aka UHD) content. Note, access to 4K content may require a premium subscription on some streaming services.

No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HDR Expand to view more details.

Can the device stream high dynamic range (HDR) content. Note, access to HDR content may require a premium subscription on some streaming services.

Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Netflix Expand to view more details.

Does the device support Netflix? Note, some devices may not support all app features such as 4K and surround sound.

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Stan Expand to view more details.

Does the device support Stan? Note, some devices may not support all app features such as 4K and surround sound.

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Amazon Prime Video Expand to view more details.

Does the device support Amazon Prime Video? This covers the subscription-based Prime Video service and the rent/buy Prime Video Store. Note, some devices may not support all app features such as 4K and surround sound.

Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Disney+ Expand to view more details.

Does the device support Disney+? Note, some devices may not support all app features such as 4K and surround sound.

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Binge Expand to view more details.

Does the device support Binge? Note, some devices may not support all app features such as 4K and surround sound.

No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Foxtel Now Expand to view more details.

Does the device support Foxtel Now? Note, some devices may not support all app features such as 4K and surround sound.

No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Kayo Sports Expand to view more details.

Does the device support Kayo Sports? Note, some devices may not support all app features such as 4K and surround sound.

No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Apple TV+ Expand to view more details.

Does the device support Apple TV+? Note, some devices may not support all app features such as 4K and surround sound.

Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
10 All Access Expand to view more details.

Does the device support 10 All Access? Note, some devices may not support all app features such as 4K and surround sound.

No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
9Now Expand to view more details.

Nine network's free catch-up and streaming app. Does the device support 9Now?

Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
ABC iView Expand to view more details.

ABC network's free catch-up and streaming app. Does the device support ABC iView?

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
7plus Expand to view more details.

Seven network's free catch-up and streaming app. Does the device support 7plus?

Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
SBS on demand Expand to view more details.

The SBS network's free catch-up and streaming app (including Viceland). Does the device support SBS On Demand?

Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
10 play Expand to view more details.

Network Ten's free catch-up and streaming app. Does the device support 10 play?

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Google Play Movies and TV Expand to view more details.

Does the device support the Google Play Movies and TV rent/buy service? Note, some devices may not support all app features such as 4K and surround sound.

No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bigpond Movies Expand to view more details.

Does the device support the Bigpond Movies rent/buy service? Note, some devices may not support all app features such as 4K and surround sound. You need a Telstra ID to access the movies on offer.

No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Apple TV Expand to view more details.

Does the device support the Apple TV rent/buy service? This is essentially iTunes under a new name. Note, some devices may not support all app features such as 4K and surround sound.

No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Plex Expand to view more details.

Does the device support Plex. Plex lets you stream media from a local device such as a NAS and their free streaming service. Support for local media streaming varies across devices. Note, some devices may not support all app features such as 4K and surround sound.

Yes
Yes
not tested
Yes
Yes
Yes
Chromecast
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Apple AirPlay Expand to view more details.

Apple AirPlay lets you wirelessly stream content between supported devices, using a proprietary Apple protocol.

No
Yes
No
No
No
No
USB in Expand to view more details.

USB in allows you to connect movies stored on a USB device to the streaming device connected to your TV and watch the movie on your TV.

No
No
Yes
not applicable
No
Yes
DLNA Expand to view more details.

The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) enabled devices can communicate with each other to share content across your home network. A common use is streaming video from a DLNA enabled laptop to DLNA supported streaming devices.

Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Wi-Fi direct Expand to view more details.

Lets devices directly connect to one another without having to join the local wireless network. This means you can connect your device to the TV to show movies stored on it without a confusing setup procedure.

Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
Miracast Expand to view more details.

Mirrors the screen of the device (e.g. phone or laptop) connected to the streaming device, to display it on your TV.

No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Home search screen Expand to view more details.

Just like a TV guide, the home search screen is a good place to start when looking for a show or movie you want to watch.

Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Netflix remote button Expand to view more details.

A dedicated button for Netflix makes it easy to access the service.

No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Stan remote button Expand to view more details.

A dedicated button for Stan makes it easy to access the service.

No
No
No
Yes
No
No
YouTube remote button Expand to view more details.

A dedicated button for YouTube makes it easy to access the service.

No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Specifications
Internal storage (GB)
8
64
4.9
not applicable
4.4
0.5
Ethernet port
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Memory card reader
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Toslink Expand to view more details.

Also known as optical audio.

No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Bluetooth version
Yes
5
4.1
not applicable
Yes
not applicable
Dimensions (mm, H x W x D)
86 x 30 x 13
99 x 99 x 35
106 x 106 x 74
58 x 58 x 14
162 x 61 x 13
165 x 165 x 24
Country of origin
China
China
Vietnam
China
Thailand
China
Contact
amazon.com.au
apple.com.au
foxtel.com.au
google.com.au
google.com.au
telstra.com