Apple TV runs from a compact black box that plugs into your TV and a power outlet. At $99, it’s a bit pricier than Google’s Chromecast and it only works with Apple products.
How it works: Apple TV can stream directly from an iPhone, iPad, Wi-Fi-connected computer, or your iTunes library.
Supported Apps: Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus, HBO Go, Pandora, Spotify, Rdio
Mirroring: Yes, from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
Price: $99, plus the cost of an HDMI cable to hook up the box to your TV.
Where can you buy one: An Apple Store, BestBuy.com, Amazon.com
Compatibility: iOS and Mac OS X
Remote: Yes, though you can also control the system from your Apple devices.