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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for wireless routers for streaming movies.

For a lot of us, the only thing better than streaming our favorite movies and TV shows is doing so without the hassle of wires. Wireless routers are a great way to get rid of those pesky cords, but there are so many options available that it can be difficult to know what's best. Here are five of our favorites.

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  1. Linksys - AX3000 Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Router - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "This is a very good router. It is better than any of the other routers I’ve purchased in the past.installation was very fast and easy....Powerful, Capable WiFi and Mesh Router...The Linksys Hydra 6 Mesh WiFi router is a powerful and easy to use wireless router that can be either a straight WiFi router or the hub of a mesh wireless system, and it features a 4-port wired router (with a separate uplink port). "

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    Linksys Hydra 6 with Intelligent Mesh delivers the speed of Wi-Fi 6. From next-level gaming to streaming your favorite content, get the fastest connection to everything you do.
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    "This is a very good router. It is better than any of the other routers I’ve purchased in the past.installation was very fast and easy....Powerful, Capable WiFi and Mesh Router...The Linksys Hydra 6 Mesh WiFi router is a powerful and easy to use wireless router that can be either a straight WiFi router or the hub of a mesh wireless system, and it features a 4-port wired router (with a separate uplink port). "

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    Linksys Hydra 6 with Intelligent Mesh delivers the speed of Wi-Fi 6. From next-level gaming to streaming your favorite content, get the fastest connection to everything you do.
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  2. ASUS - ZenWiFi Pro AXE11000 Tri-Band WiFi 6E Mesh Wi-Fi System (2-pack) - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Empower Your Wireless Smart Home...So, I decided to replace my wireless router. I researched the wireless routers available. ...My wireless cameras are connected to the routers but my controller for the cameras can't seem to find the ASUS Routers whereas the controller did find my ORBI Mesh Routers. "

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    ZenWiFi Pro AXE1100 Tri-Band WiFi 6E Mesh System (ET12 2PK) is the new paradigm for whole home mesh Wi-Fi, combining performance and beauty in a perfectly balanced package. Working with the ASUS Wi-Fi 6E ecosystem, it takes the productivity and entertainment capabilities of your whole-home network to the next level. Features include whole room coverage up to 6000 sq. ft. and 6+ rooms, dual 2.5G ports, 6GHz Band, AiMesh, with included lifetime internet security.
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    "Empower Your Wireless Smart Home...So, I decided to replace my wireless router. I researched the wireless routers available. ...My wireless cameras are connected to the routers but my controller for the cameras can't seem to find the ASUS Routers whereas the controller did find my ORBI Mesh Routers. "

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    ZenWiFi Pro AXE1100 Tri-Band WiFi 6E Mesh System (ET12 2PK) is the new paradigm for whole home mesh Wi-Fi, combining performance and beauty in a perfectly balanced package. Working with the ASUS Wi-Fi 6E ecosystem, it takes the productivity and entertainment capabilities of your whole-home network to the next level. Features include whole room coverage up to 6000 sq. ft. and 6+ rooms, dual 2.5G ports, 6GHz Band, AiMesh, with included lifetime internet security.
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  3. NETGEAR - Nighthawk AX5400 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Router - Black - Left_Zoom
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    "So far so good , first time trying a nighthawk router and i will say there is way more improvement noticed for gaming , streaming movies and working from home , would definitely recommend for anyone in search for a good router....The best router for the money...EXACTLY WHAT I NEEDED FOR STREAMING GAMES IT HELPED EVERYONE IN THE HOUSE"

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    Connect your electronic devices with this NETGEAR Nighthawk Wi-Fi 6 router. Combined speeds of up to 5.4 Gbps support fast Internet connectivity, while the six-stream dual-band Wi-Fi supports fluid streaming and online gameplay. This NETGEAR Nighthawk Wi-Fi 6 router includes a 1-year NETGEAR Armor all-in-one internet security subscription.
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    "So far so good , first time trying a nighthawk router and i will say there is way more improvement noticed for gaming , streaming movies and working from home , would definitely recommend for anyone in search for a good router....The best router for the money...EXACTLY WHAT I NEEDED FOR STREAMING GAMES IT HELPED EVERYONE IN THE HOUSE"

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    Connect your electronic devices with this NETGEAR Nighthawk Wi-Fi 6 router. Combined speeds of up to 5.4 Gbps support fast Internet connectivity, while the six-stream dual-band Wi-Fi supports fluid streaming and online gameplay. This NETGEAR Nighthawk Wi-Fi 6 router includes a 1-year NETGEAR Armor all-in-one internet security subscription.
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  4. TP-Link - BE15000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 7 Router - Black - Front_Zoom

    Model: Archer BE700 Pro
    SKU: 6578376
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    "Everything from 4K video chat, streaming, multiplayer, competitive, online gaming, and even video game streaming has been handled excellently by this router, I couldn't be happier....Typically, these WiFi 7 routers are on the pricey side. While the BE15000 may not be a "cheap" router, it provides access to the latest features without a steep asking price. "

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    Experience unparalleled speeds and uncompromising performance with the TP-Link [model] [band] Wi-Fi 7 Router. Built on the latest Wi-Fi technology, this powerhouse router delivers a future-proofed network, perfect for 4K/8K streaming, lag-free gaming, AR/VR entertainment and high-quality video calls. Harness the complete power of the 6GHz spectrum with Multi-Link Operation, ultra-wideband 320MHz channels and advanced 4K-QAM technology to achieve Wi-Fi speeds of up to 15Gbps, 3x faster than Wi-Fi 6E. Connect everything at warp speed with a 10G WAN/LAN internet port, four 2.5G LAN ports and a USB 3.0 port. With next-gen Wi-Fi 7 technology, robust features, and a future-proof design, the TP-Link BE700 Pro is redefining Wi-Fi routers for the modern era.
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    "Everything from 4K video chat, streaming, multiplayer, competitive, online gaming, and even video game streaming has been handled excellently by this router, I couldn't be happier....Typically, these WiFi 7 routers are on the pricey side. While the BE15000 may not be a "cheap" router, it provides access to the latest features without a steep asking price. "

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    Experience unparalleled speeds and uncompromising performance with the TP-Link [model] [band] Wi-Fi 7 Router. Built on the latest Wi-Fi technology, this powerhouse router delivers a future-proofed network, perfect for 4K/8K streaming, lag-free gaming, AR/VR entertainment and high-quality video calls. Harness the complete power of the 6GHz spectrum with Multi-Link Operation, ultra-wideband 320MHz channels and advanced 4K-QAM technology to achieve Wi-Fi speeds of up to 15Gbps, 3x faster than Wi-Fi 6E. Connect everything at warp speed with a 10G WAN/LAN internet port, four 2.5G LAN ports and a USB 3.0 port. With next-gen Wi-Fi 7 technology, robust features, and a future-proof design, the TP-Link BE700 Pro is redefining Wi-Fi routers for the modern era.
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  5. TP-Link - BE11000 Multi-Gig Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi 7 System (3-Pack) - White - Front_Zoom
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    "Best deal on WiFi 7 routers right now....Other brands that I own do not allow this. As with all routers these days, you can give a particular device high priority such as a TV for streaming so you have the best possible performance and connection. "

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    Supercharged by the latest Wi-Fi 7 technology, the Deco BE65 Pro mesh system takes the power and efficiency of your Wi-Fi network to new heights. It delivers combined speeds of up to 11 Gbps on three bands through 6 steams, thanks to Wi-Fi 7 features such as MLO, 320 MHz channel, and 4K-QAM.1,4 Two 5 Gig ports and one USB 2.0 port allow for maximum expandability.With built-in AI-Roaming technology, it creates the ideal Wi-Fi solution with its advanced algorithms and selflearning. Walk through your home and enjoy seamless streaming at the fastest possible speeds‡. TP-Link HomeShield keeps your home network safe with cutting-edge network and IoT protection.5
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    "Best deal on WiFi 7 routers right now....Other brands that I own do not allow this. As with all routers these days, you can give a particular device high priority such as a TV for streaming so you have the best possible performance and connection. "

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    Supercharged by the latest Wi-Fi 7 technology, the Deco BE65 Pro mesh system takes the power and efficiency of your Wi-Fi network to new heights. It delivers combined speeds of up to 11 Gbps on three bands through 6 steams, thanks to Wi-Fi 7 features such as MLO, 320 MHz channel, and 4K-QAM.1,4 Two 5 Gig ports and one USB 2.0 port allow for maximum expandability.With built-in AI-Roaming technology, it creates the ideal Wi-Fi solution with its advanced algorithms and selflearning. Walk through your home and enjoy seamless streaming at the fastest possible speeds‡. TP-Link HomeShield keeps your home network safe with cutting-edge network and IoT protection.5
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  6. STARLINK - Standard Kit AX Tri Band Wi-Fi System - White - Front_Zoom
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    "Great option for people with limited choices on internet providers. Works great for streaming, gaming and just surfing the web....It has been great for streaming and gaming."

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    Engineered by SpaceX, Starlink is designed to deliver high-speed, low-latency internet to the most rural and remote locations around the world. Starlink enables activities that historically have not been possible with satellite internet, including streaming, online gaming, video calls, and more. Your Starlink Kit is designed for self-install and arrives with everything you need to get online within minutes.
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    "Great option for people with limited choices on internet providers. Works great for streaming, gaming and just surfing the web....It has been great for streaming and gaming."

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    Engineered by SpaceX, Starlink is designed to deliver high-speed, low-latency internet to the most rural and remote locations around the world. Starlink enables activities that historically have not been possible with satellite internet, including streaming, online gaming, video calls, and more. Your Starlink Kit is designed for self-install and arrives with everything you need to get online within minutes.
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  7. eero - Max 7 BE20800 Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 7 Router - White - Front_Zoom
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    "I have suffered a lot when streaming, or surfing the Internet when I'm upstairs, mainly because my router is in the basement in the corner of the house. ...Overall the eero Max 7 mesh routers deliver great wireless coverage and fast throughput. "

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    Experience a whole new level of fast. eero Max 7 with the power of Wi-Fi 7 technology can provide more than twice the speed of Wi-Fi 6, so you can enjoy lower latency, greater capacity, and more efficiency on your network. Get ready to level up your game - eero Max 7 delivers ultra high performance gaming, ideal for applications that require high throughput and low latency.
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    "I have suffered a lot when streaming, or surfing the Internet when I'm upstairs, mainly because my router is in the basement in the corner of the house. ...Overall the eero Max 7 mesh routers deliver great wireless coverage and fast throughput. "

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    Experience a whole new level of fast. eero Max 7 with the power of Wi-Fi 7 technology can provide more than twice the speed of Wi-Fi 6, so you can enjoy lower latency, greater capacity, and more efficiency on your network. Get ready to level up your game - eero Max 7 delivers ultra high performance gaming, ideal for applications that require high throughput and low latency.
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  8. NETGEAR - Nighthawk BE19000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router - Black - Angle_Zoom
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    "Primary uses gaming & multi-room 4K movie streaming to Apple TV’s...I highly would recommend it to anyone looking for network speed improvement also great for work, gamers and for streaming."

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    Spearheading the Wi-Fi 7 revolution with cutting-edge technology and unimaginable power, the NETGEAR Nighthawk RS700 harnesses the power of Wi-Fi 7 to unleash speeds up to 19 Gbps. With 320MHz channels and multi-link operation, experience lower latency and dramatically enhanced Wi-Fi performance. Leveraging NETGEAR's over 25 years of Wi-Fi expertise, the RS700 features a sleek body with high-performance antennas and a significantly smaller footprint. A 10 Gigabit Ethernet port unlocks fast speeds of today and tomorrow. Experience the next-generation gaming, AR/VR, and 8K video - all streaming flawlessly in your home.
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    "Primary uses gaming & multi-room 4K movie streaming to Apple TV’s...I highly would recommend it to anyone looking for network speed improvement also great for work, gamers and for streaming."

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    Spearheading the Wi-Fi 7 revolution with cutting-edge technology and unimaginable power, the NETGEAR Nighthawk RS700 harnesses the power of Wi-Fi 7 to unleash speeds up to 19 Gbps. With 320MHz channels and multi-link operation, experience lower latency and dramatically enhanced Wi-Fi performance. Leveraging NETGEAR's over 25 years of Wi-Fi expertise, the RS700 features a sleek body with high-performance antennas and a significantly smaller footprint. A 10 Gigabit Ethernet port unlocks fast speeds of today and tomorrow. Experience the next-generation gaming, AR/VR, and 8K video - all streaming flawlessly in your home.
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  9. NETGEAR - Orbi 960 Series AXE11000 Quad-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 6E System (2-pack) - White - Angle_Zoom
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    "Best home router purchase...Play hi def & Atmos music & movies. Using two for 2,400 sq/ft house. Have fine coverage around, inside and basement...Easy setup and great wireless router"

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    Set up a wireless network at home with this NETGEAR Orbi 960 Series Wi-Fi 6E mesh system. The router connects your smart devices to the internet with speeds of up to 10 Gbps, while the satellite extends the network coverage to other rooms. This NETGEAR Orbi 960 Series Wi-Fi 6E mesh system boasts a 6GHz frequency band for ultra-fast wireless connectivity and NETGEAR Armor to secure your devices.
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    "Best home router purchase...Play hi def & Atmos music & movies. Using two for 2,400 sq/ft house. Have fine coverage around, inside and basement...Easy setup and great wireless router"

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    Set up a wireless network at home with this NETGEAR Orbi 960 Series Wi-Fi 6E mesh system. The router connects your smart devices to the internet with speeds of up to 10 Gbps, while the satellite extends the network coverage to other rooms. This NETGEAR Orbi 960 Series Wi-Fi 6E mesh system boasts a 6GHz frequency band for ultra-fast wireless connectivity and NETGEAR Armor to secure your devices.
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  10. ASUS - ROG Rapture GT-6 AX10000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router (2-Pack) - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "I was worried about less CPU clock and RAM versus the ASUS routers lineup, but it's performance is impressive so far. ...Router and mesh kept dropping connection on wired and wireless connections. "

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    Make sure your wireless connection reaches every room in your home with this ASUS ROG Rapture gaming router. Speeds of up to 10000 Mbps deliver interruption-free connectivity throughout intense games and binge-watching sessions. Built-in network security defends against potential breaches, and the 4X capacity makes this ASUS ROG Rapture gaming router ideal for households running multiple devices.
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    "I was worried about less CPU clock and RAM versus the ASUS routers lineup, but it's performance is impressive so far. ...Router and mesh kept dropping connection on wired and wireless connections. "

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    Make sure your wireless connection reaches every room in your home with this ASUS ROG Rapture gaming router. Speeds of up to 10000 Mbps deliver interruption-free connectivity throughout intense games and binge-watching sessions. Built-in network security defends against potential breaches, and the 4X capacity makes this ASUS ROG Rapture gaming router ideal for households running multiple devices.
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