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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 6673 reviews

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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good product

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    I own and older version of the Roku but after reading the Xfinity website I found I could replace my Xfinity box with a newer version of the Roku stick. The Roku does take the place of the secondary box, it is not as easy with the Roku remote since the Roku remote has no numbers and the setup for Xfinity is slightly different but it serves its purpose and I don't pay extra monthly fees for the small cable box from Xfinity. I do on the other hand receive all the Roku channels so it is a win for me. As I think about it... I did buy the cheapest version of a Roku for $29 and unlike my first one the remote is line of sight which means that the remote has to be pointed right at the Roku device as opposed to my old one which hid behind the television connected to the HDMI port. So the Box they give you is now taped to the bottom of my television so I can point my remote at it. Maybe this cuts down on cost for the least expensive version but it's not a big deal for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    My second one

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    Love the ROKU devices. I own a few and this one is my second favorite, The first is my TCL ROKU TV. They are easy to set-up and easy to use. This one can get a little to warm so I have mine set-up on a metal heat sink. The memory seems to be limited to about 300 channels depending on how much data the channel needs to function, but other then that I love this one. I also can control it and my TV with a ROKU App on my Cell Phone. This one is much better then the HDMI Stick ROKU because if the remote control goes bad on the HDMI Stick it will no longer function, That is why I bought this second one ( My HDMI Stick won't work any more ).

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    good 2 go

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    Posted . Owned for 10 months when reviewed.

    this is good Roku u can stream ur own paid shows like Netflix and Hulu or Disney for the family N kids an loads of free ones out there there are ways around not paying lots of money to cable just get internet N be free of high bills i love it its cheap N it will work for u 2 :)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Just what I was looking for,

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    I wanted something for the TV in my bedroom and this is just what I needed. I can access Sling, Netflix, Hulu, etc. and was able to attach it to the top of my mounted TV with the included Velcro strips so that I don’t have cords showing. Very pleased!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Easiest streaming product ever

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    Great product easy to set up and wonderful streaming product, also it’s perfect for TVs that are mounted on the wall very sleek appearance and it’s very easy to use I love this product

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product. Saves me 10 per month

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    This puts tv in my room rather than Comcast extra box

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Our puppies did it

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Our two new Scottie puppies thought our old roku was a chew toy was unusable so went back to buy a new one the employees laughed as we did so bought a new one and keep it well above where they can reach it

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product!

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    We purchased our Roku stick to use so we could “cut the cable”. The roku stick is super easy to setup and very easy to use! We have really enjoyed our Roku!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    works great

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    works great, as expected! I have several with no issues at all...great product. You can see it in the pic. below the TV dead center.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product for the price

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    1. Buy it. 2. Plug it in - It works! 3. Super-simple User Interface and Remote 3, Enjoy tons of video and music content for free. 4. No add'l fees required.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

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    Amazing device to watch what you want. Not to expensive and easy to use, also love that you can do bascially everything on your phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great

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    I love my Roku. It is a money saver. Don’t have to pay for another cable box

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the Roku

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    I like the Roku it's easy to use and less buffering when I use it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    work as advertised

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    A good product for what is designed. It worked perfectly.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Roku leader of streaming

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    Would buy again!! Roku players are definitely the best thing for streaming you can get.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Addition to the Roku lineup

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    I have never owned a Roku streaming box before now, but I have had plenty of experience with the Roku 2 and 3 prior to purchase. I was buying this for use on my bedroom TV, which I don't watch all that often. I limited my budget based on this use case which brought me to 2 options. The Express or the Stick (it was on sale at the time, so same price). My TV is older and doesn't doesn't have USB ports to power the Stick, and its HDMI ports were on the side. This would make the Stick protrude well beyond the edge of the TV, and it would require wall power just like the Express. For these reasons I ruled out the Stick and went with the Express. The Express is a very small device - no bigger than a roll of quarters. It comes with double sided tape so you can mount it anywhere - I stuck mine to the bottom edge of the TV. I hooked it up using the provided HDMI cable and wall charger. Setup was pretty easy - you need to have a computer nearby to login and activate the Express before you can use it. I was able to add my HULU, HBOnow, and Sling accounts from the web browser on my computer. I could also pick a few of the free streaming channels I like through the browser, and it would automatically add it to the Express. However, I had to add my Nettflix account directly on the device - not an option through the browser. This was a more time consuming way to add accounts, and I'm not sure why Netflix was singled out. The interface on the device is pretty straightforward. Newcomers will not be overwhelmed, and its pretty intuitive. I was used to it coming from the 2 and 3, so there was no learning curve. The remote is just OK. It does what I need it to, so I guess that is good enough. Picture quality is solid. I'm watching at 1080P without it buffering/lagging/pixelating. I was worried about my router having enough signal in my bedroom to keep up, but it hasn't been an issue. For an MSRP of $30, this is a nice little streamer.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Roku Express Works for Me

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    Did my research and opted for Roku on both my Insignia TVs I bought last year from Best Buy. Cable Vision is dying and I needed to make the change. However there were many shows that were a "must have" to make me happy. Roku combined with Hulu "live" gives me all ever wanted. Roku was a one time purchase fee and the Hulu is monthly at $39.99, no contract and I can jump off or on at any time. My Internet speed of 6mb is sufficient to work these systems thru my Uverse WiFi. I am a fan and could not be happier. Cable TV is no longer needed to get great reception and programming. I am excited for my future television viewing with my Insignia TVs, my Roku devices and my Hulu service. I should have changed over long ago. But not knowing enough to make a decision to do that was the only thing holding me back. I asked all around about Roku and got nothing but "thumbs up" responses. Check for yourself, ask around, investigate and see for yourself. My second Roku box was purchased online from Roku and is the Ultra version. It has an on/off button on remote, volume controls and other perks that I really like. So any investment into a Roku is a good one.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    EXCELLENT INEXPENSIVE STREAMING PLAYER!

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    I decided to buy this Roku player for turning my TV into a smart TV. Mainly I wanted to try and receive cable tv channels from internet-cable services.(OTT). Now a days, most of all TV channels are digital and require a cable box to receive cable channels. In order to avoid having a cable box with extra equipment fees, the trick is, as long as you have a good internet connection, a compatible streaming player or TV, a digital TV antenna, and sign up for any OTT TV service, you can get Cable TV for a low cost without a cable box! It's technically the new standard for basic cable now and this Roku player does great for this purpose! I have a cable-outlet hooked straight to my TV from a TV Antenna for free local channels and have this Roku for my cable channels! This Roku player gave me a 30 day free trial for Cable TV with Sling and I instantly got hooked! It's definitely worth paying for! Only $25 a month! Just know that the free trial is only for NEW SLING TV customers. I also bought this for watching youtube and other videos without having to connect a laptop to my TV. Since, I didn't care for the remote that came with this player, especially without TV volume and mute controls, I've been using my universal TV remote with it since day one instead.(Mostly any streaming player compatible universal TV remote will work.) So I have one remote for the TV and Roku controls and have all the important functions for both. Also since the player does overheat, I bought a little desk fan to keep the Roku cool and haven't had any overheating issues since then. I also limit up to no more than 8 apps on my homepage to keep it running smoothly, it's enough for me. So if you've got a good internet connection and willing to do these extra steps, it's a great streaming player for the low price! Just keep in mind that you have to provide credit or debit card info for a Roku account in order to activate any Roku device including Roku TV's. Also if someone charges you $69 for activation, it's most likely a scam because it's not necessary. (I skipped this and still works fine.) Over all, great device for the price!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good Overall. Just One Flaw.

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    Overall, I like the Roku Streaming Media Player, and I prefer it to the Amazon Fire Stick which I have also tried. The Roku delivers better quality, I do not see the annoying "stuttering effect" that I frequently experienced with the Amazon Fire stick. I also prefer Roku's user interface as it is simple and straightforward. I would give this product the full five stars if not for the occasional problems I have with the Roku remote control. Sometimes the remote looses its connection with the Roku streaming stick, and I tried the reset button inside the remote's battery compartment but that usually fails to correct this issue. I found through a process of trail and error that the best thing to do in this case is to just reset the Roku stick by unplugging its A/C adapter and then plugging it back in. Then the remote works again. I would not consider this issue a deal breaker though, as it only occurs occasionally, and when it does occur it is easy to fix.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible value for the money

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    My wife and I had gone out of town for a getaway. We often like to hole up in a hotel and binge some television or movies we've fallen behind on and usually use any of our phone, computers, or tablets to do so. Well on this trip I forgot to bring nay adapters or cables to do so, so we headed to the local Best Buy to pick up an HDMI, which couldn't be had for less than $25. On our way out of the store we stumble on this handy little device and being a fan of streaming devices, at $30, I decided we'd give it a try. It now has a permanent home in my technology bag when I travel (which it quite a bit). The setup and use each day in hotels is relatively painless, even with login screens and terms of service pages. I've yet to experience any hardware issues out of the device. Once, the subtitles somehow found themselves an entire scene ahead of the movie, but a quick back out of the show and jump back in set everything right. The remote isn't quite as intuitive as I'd like and sometimes the 'up' button doesn't register as well as the others, but overall I've been very pleased with this streaming stick and have recommended it to several people.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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