If you’re wondering which company makes the best streaming players for the least amount of money, you might not expect the answer to be Walmart. (Note: We’re awarding TechHive’s Editors’ Choice award to the Onn UHD only; the Onn FHD doesn’t quite reach that level.)
It’s true, though. Walmart’s $25 Onn FHD Streaming Stick and $30 UHD Streaming Device both undercut the cheapest comparable Roku and Fire TV streamers, yet the hardware doesn’t seem compromised despite the low price. Meanwhile, Google’s Android TV software provides a slick streaming menu, powerful voice search, and the ability to cast video from your phone.
These streamers won’t tick every box for everyone. They don’t support Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, or HDR10+, and I had trouble getting TV volume and power controls to work on the cheaper FHD Streaming Stick. But if that doesn’t happen to you, and your streaming needs aren’t overly demanding, Walmart’s devices are surprisingly hard to beat.