Chart: 14 set-top media streamers compared (update)

Key features, specs and online programming options for 14 Internet TV streaming devices, from Apple TV to WD TV Live

The chart accompanies our story Cut the cord: 14 set-top media streamers. Click through to that article for more details about each device.

This page was updated on Jan. 14, 2013 to include the Netgear NeoTV Prime with Google TV, launched at International CES 2013.

Internet TV streamers: Features and specs

  Apple TV D-Link Boxee TV / Boxee Box Netgear NeoTV / NeoTV Pro / NeoTV Max / NeoTV Prime with Google TV

Roku LT / HD /

2 XD / 2 XS
Sony Internet Player with Google TV Vizio Co-Star WD TV Live
Price $99 $99 / $180 $50 / $60 / $70 / $130 $49 / $59 / $79 / $99 $150 $100 $99
Dimensions (W x D x H) 3.9 x 3.9 x 0.9 in. BTV: 6.7 x 3.8 x 1.6 in. BB: 4.7 x 4.7 x 4.7 in.

NeoTV / Pro / Max: 3.6 x 3.6 x 1 in.

Prime: 4.7 x 4.1 x 1.5 in.
3.9 x 3.9 x 1 in.

8 x 5.1 x 1.3 in.

4.2 x 4.2 x 1.6 in. 4.9 x 3.9 x 1.2 in.
Maximum resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080

LT / HD: 1280 x 720

2 XD / 2 XS:

1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
802.11n Wi-Fi Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ethernet port Yes Yes Yes

LT / HD / 2 XD: No

2 XS: Yes
Yes Yes Yes
Connections to TV HDMI HDMI

All: HDMI

Pro / Max: composite
HDMI, composite HDMI HDMI HDMI, composite
Other connections AirPlay, SPDIF optical audio BB: Audio jack, SPDIF optical audio

Pro / Max: WiDi, audio jack

Prime: HDMI-in
None HDMI-in, SPDIF optical audio HDMI-in SPDIF optical audio
Internal storage None None

NeoTV / Pro / Max: None

Prime: 4 GB
None 8 GB None None
SD card slot None

BTV: None

BB: SD

NeoTV / Pro / Prime: None

Max: microSD

LT / HD: None

2 XD / 2 XS: microSD
None None None
USB ports 0 2

NeoTV / Pro: 0

Max / Prime: 1

LT / HD: 0

2 XD / 2 XS: 2
2 1 2
Cloud storage No

BTV: Yes

BB: No
No No No No No
Remote has keyboard No

BTV: No

BB: Yes

NeoTV / Pro: No

Max / Prime: Yes
No Yes Yes No
Remote control mobile app iOS iOS Android, iOS Android, iOS Android, iOS Android, iOS Android, iOS
Live TV integration No

BTV: Yes

BB: With add-on TV tuner

NeoTV / Pro / Max: No

Prime: Yes
No Yes Yes With add-on TV tuner
Can record shows No

BTV: Yes*

BB: No
No No No No With add-on TV tuner
Web browser No

BTV: No

BB: Yes

NeoTV / Pro / Max: No

Prime: Yes
No Yes Yes No
Games Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Programming sources iTunes, Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr, MLB.tv, NBA.com, NHL GameCenter, WSJ Live Netflix, Vudu, YouTube, Vimeo, MLB.tv, WSJ Live, Pandora, AccuWeather

NeoTV / Pro / Max: Netflix, Hulu Plus, Vudu, Pandora, Cinema Now, YouTube, Rhapsody, Facebook and dozens more

Prime: Google Play Store, Google TV including Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Crackle, HBO Go, Pandora and dozens more
Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, Crackle, HBO Go, Vudu, Pandora, Weather Underground, WSJ Live, MLB.tv, Vimeo, Picasa, Flickr and hundreds more Google Play Store, Sony Entertainment Network, Google TV including Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Crackle, HBO Go, Pandora and dozens more Google Play Store, OnLive cloud gaming, Google TV including Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Crackle, HBO Go, Pandora and dozens more Netflix, Hulu Plus, Facebook, Pandora, Spotify, YouTube, Vudu, MLB.tv, Flixster,Vimeo, Picasa and dozens more
Warranty 1 year 1 year 1 year 90 days 1 year 90 days 1 year

* With Boxee's No Limits DVR service, available only in select cities

Sources: Set-top box manufacturers
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