eBay loves: Sleek design and extra-terrestrial looks will fit in perfectly with your other home entertainment equipment.
Watch out for: If you want real gaming power the price starts to rise quickly, so be careful when customising.
Dell crams the flexibility of a gaming PC into a case around the size of a games console. As well as playing your PC games, this box can access any streaming video on the Internet, so you can stick it under any screen in or out of the house.
eBay loves: It’s already in millions of homes – how many owners don’t realise what else a games console can do?
Watch out for: Keep an eye on the app line-ups for the new generation, as they’ll soon be even better.
The new PS4 and Xbox One are a little sparse in terms of early streaming apps, so you’re safer going for the established media credentials of the PS3. It has apps for BBC iPlayer, ITV Player and 4oD, along with Netflix and LoveFilm, and it can stream video files from any other compatible device in the house.
eBay loves: It has a big and beautiful screen, yet this tablet weighs so little – it’s the perfect travelling TV.
Watch out for: You pay a premium for that Apple style and quality, and similar Android tablets are cheaper.
Whether it’s catching up on Sky Go or watching live TV on BBC iPlayer, the iPad has an app for it. The iPad Air has a fantastic HD screen, and you can get one with built-in 4G if you like to watch on the move.
eBay loves: The latest Android update – called KitKat – is smarter and faster, and includes a revamped Google Now service.
Watch out for: We were hoping for a higher-resolution screen on the S5, but we’ll just have to settle for Full HD.
The latest update to the finest Android handset is due in April, with a top-quality 5.1-inch Full HD screen. It will support 4G, so you can stream the games in all their glory while you’re out and about.
eBay loves: It’s tiny, so take it with you and plug it into any TV in range of a Wi-Fi connection.
Watch out for: Don’t forget to unplug it again afterwards!
Finally, what if you’re at your TV but want to stream a game from the Internet? The brilliant Roku Streaming Stick plugs right into your TV’s HDMI port and brings over 450 UK channels right to your screen.