Tech specs: Remote: Roku Remote | Voice commands: No | Lost remote finder: No | Bluetooth streaming: No | Compatibility: Apple AirPlay, Apple Home, Amazon Alexa, Google Home
If you prefer a more simple Roku model or are on a budget, the Roku Express gets our pick for the best cheap Roku player. You still receive HD streaming with apps for all of your favorite channels, including Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, HBO Max, and Sling.
You also get access to exclusive originals and live TV channels directly from The Roku Channel. Voice assistants are supported, including Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple Home, but you can also just use the free Roku mobile app to work as a second remote and enjoy private listening with headphones. It is also easy to set up and use, thanks to a simple high-speed HDMI cable.