Updated January 10, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Routers For 4K Streaming

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This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in December of 2018. Cord cutting, 4K streaming, and gigabit Internet are finally here to stay, but to take full advantage of them, you'll need to have some highly capable and relatively modern equipment. Luckily, there are many advanced technologies that increase both bandwidth and range. From gaming-centric routers, to family-oriented mesh systems, the right access point will keep movie night free from buffering. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best routers for 4k streaming on Amazon.

10. Netgear Nighthawk Pro

8. Razer Sima

7. Zyxel Multy X

5. Eero Home

4. Netgear R6120

3. Google Wi-Fi

2. Netgear Orbi Ultra

1. Gryphon GRYG1H

Editor's Notes

January 06, 2019:

Now that ultra HD streaming is commonplace, and everybody from Grandma to the baby enjoys getting down with some Fortnite, routers have made a serious focus on multi-device connectivity. So much so, in fact, that the latest devices can pump out 4K bandwidth to as many as four or more devices simultaneously. Options like the Eero and Orbi are recently upgraded versions of wildly popular, "old" standards, and they do quite well in multi-PC households. The Gryphon is one of our favorite modern routers, as it's practically a business-class device masquerading as a simple home appliance. It's even been lauded by industry security professionals for its in-depth control and monitoring functions. Good, old Google rolled out a highly effective mesh system last year, as did TP-Link, one of the most ubiquitous access point manufacturers. Zyxel's isn't quite as well known, but some claim it works even better than the aforementioned sets. You can't forget Netgear, and their Nighthawk line truly embodies high performance, as well as ultra-high cost. Their R6120, on the other hand, is awfully hard to beat if you want to spend less than a hundred bucks. And the Razer is a good option if there's a full-time gamer in your house, because it uses advanced band-switching technology to find the least-trafficked spectrum, and operate on that one.

Christopher Thomas
Last updated on January 10, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.

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