Roku - Streaming Stick - Black

Voice Compatible
Take your favorite digital media on business trips and vacations with the Roku Streaming Stick. Its USB format offers a plug-and-play interface for a seamless setup, and it comes with a voice remote for controlling the player and finding your favorite shows hands-free. The Roku Streaming Stick provides access to 500,000+ movies and TV shows for hours of endless entertainment.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Getting started guide
  • IR remote control
  • Important product information flyer
  • Power adapter
  • Roku Streaming Stick
  • Two AAA batteries
  • USB cable

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1083 out of 1129)

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Features


Smart Enabled

Get access to a world of instant entertainment with this product. Just connect to the Internet and stream movies, listen to music, and access a wide variety of other content.

  • Netflix
  • Hulu
  • Amazon Video

A huge selection of entertainment

Explore 500,000+ movies and TV episodes across thousands of free or paid channels, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, HBO NOW and more.

Up to 1080p HD picture quality

Get the visual rush of 1920 x 1080 HD streaming.

Stick design

You can move it around your house or take it to a friend's. You can even hide it behind your TV.

Use your mobile device as a fully functional remote control

Free mobile app for iOS® or Android™. Send video, music, and photos to your TV.

High-speed wireless connectivity

Built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi connects to the Internet through your wireless home network (wireless router is required and sold separately).

Compatible with most TVs

Easily connect and place it on or next to your TV.

Web-based services and content require high-speed Internet service. Some services may require a subscription.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 1126 reviews

97%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't Buy This Horrible Device

    Posted
    Kevinoo1

    I have a disable brother in a nursing home I bought this for from Best Buy. Although he has an Amazon Firestick on TV, he wanted to keep You Tube, which Google owns, but is canceling operation for on the Firestick because they say Amazon won't sell its products. Well as you can see from going to Amazon it is a pure out-and-out lie. Regardless, I bought a Roku from Best Buy so that my brother would be able to have You Tube. Well, if your contemplating about buying this Horrible Device, know that the TV unit generates a different activation codes on the hour and that you have to establish a Roku account to plug it in. And if you don't have a computer hooked up to the Internet right next to the TV, IT WILL NEVER ACTIVATE. This is the most insane method I have ever seen. The activation codes should be sent by the TV to Roku or Roku should send it via email so you can plug it into the TV since the device serial number is located on the side of the box. I think I am going to have to bring my laptop down to try and get this Horrible Device to work. It may not because it seems it doesn't want to generate new codes. By the way there are several codes you have to enter on your laptop, ipad or phone - this makes setup a complete nightmare and took several days to try and figure out. But it doesn't stop there. Their support is run by people who can't understand any coherent English. The support from what I can determine is all scripted and absolutely useless. Now the channels. I bought this for the exact purpose of having access to YouTube for my disable brother, with YouTube being listed as "Top Free". Don't you believe it!!! First of all it lacks all the videos you could find on your computer (which are currently on the Amazon Firestick), but also now charges for the ones that were absolutely free. And you can't even get 1/8 of the videos that were on which are currently on the Amazon Firestick and your computer. Talk about RIP-OFF!!! You get 14 basic channels which all are pay-for-view which includes movies and TV shows that date back 50 to 60 years ago. DO YORSELF A GREAT BIG FAVOR AND GO WITH AMAZON FIRESTICK WITH AMAZON PRIME ($100 per YEAR). You will be far more satisfied and keep more of your money!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Remote is junk.

    Posted
    IamThePuzzleMan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    So I gave this 1 star because I expect all aspects of my devices to work when I buy them. I actually bought 2 of these, both in February. Within 2 months the remotes of both failed. The living room remote was using batteries every 3 days. The bedroom remote just quit responding with the stick. The bedroom remote still controlled my TV's volume but not the stick itself. After contacting Roku they did respond quickly, and I was sent new remotes for both units. Strangely, The new living room remote drained 2 sets of NEW batteries in the first week, and the bedroom remote still would not control the stick. I asked if there could be a problem with the stick sending bad signals to the remote causing a battery drain, or a bad receiver in the stick itself causing it to not properly respond. I was told, BY A ROKU REP, it could not be the sticks and it had to be a remote problem. I just find it hard to believe that I would receive 2 new remotes with identical problems. I spoke with friends who owned Roku sticks, and was told to "just throw the remotes away." Theirs failed as well. I was also told that one of their remotes melted on the inside. After my experience, reading forums, and hearing other's experiences I can firmly say that Roku makes a junk remote. There are a couple of pluses to these Roku sticks. (1)They have an app that you can download on any smart device and use your phone, tablet, etc. as a remote as long as you have WIFI. (2)It responds MUCH faster than a Fire stick. As long as you don't mind 1 of the 2 major components, that you are paying for, failing then this might be a good fit for you. For me, I expect my purchase to work.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Bummed

    Posted
    JSAC81
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    First let me premise my review by starting off by saying that this little stick is actually pretty decent. I’ve used ROKU on smart tv and have enjoyed the experience. This little stick is very capable and works good. My reason for knocking off a couple stars are 2 fold. First off I bought this primarily for use with my slingbox (not slingtv). I install the slingplayer app so I can connect to my slingbox and low and behold slingplayer from my phone doesn’t communicate with this roku. After some digging on the Internet I found out the latest OS update by Roku broke the casting feature. Mind you this isn’t readily available information on the internet so I had to do some digging around to find this out. After some back and forth with roku support they have basically said the issue is with sling and it’s out of their hands so I have to contact sling. I contact sling and their response was they were aware of the issue and said Roku needs to patch their OS. Bottom line is this - neither have words of optimism to offer. This thing as it sits now doesn’t work with slingplayer for slingbox so don’t buy this expecting to use it for this! I’m disappointed to say the least and irritated that both companies can only point fingers but offer nothing for a solution. The customer service was less than stellar too. Slow to respond and lacks any offer a solution. As I stated earlier this is a good device so if you’re not dealing with a slingbox then this will definitely make you happy. I’m not returning mine as I’ll make use of it in other ways, But I can’t give it the rating I think it deserves due to poor customer service and failure to produce working results for a product it claims to works support. I know it works with older products and did with this one as per testimonials on the internet. When a fix is coming is the big question!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    From kitchen to vacations! Works well!

    Posted
    Radio
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Our kitchen television had a roku 2, but as the least-used TV in the house , it was thought we could upgrade to the "stick" from Roku, then easily "grab n go" with it on vacations. It's fast, just as easy to use as any other, and it even found the (infrared) remote frequencies automatically for on/off and volume on our 22" Vizio set. Impressive! On the "other" side of the review, we did have to hit the (very small) "reset" button once for the wifi to take. When new out of the box, the Roku 3800 stick would find our wifi, go through credentials entry, then only connect to wifi, not to our network...and it sat...and it sat.... So, a bit of googling later, one reset was performed and it's run flawlessly since. We're powering this Roku stick from the TV's USB power which is not always-on, but so far, it boots so quickly we have roku all-channel access about the time the Vizio clears it's log and selects last input-used. No delay worth mentioning. Not all TV's may have the power to run it, and we may switch it to the provided USB adapter to see if there's any improvement in any part of the performance, but ...it doesn't need to improve. Hopefully the "hotel login" function will work well when we take it traveling. BTW we did order the HDMI extension from ROKU via the instructions, and it was here in less than a week. GREAT little streaming stick...simplified our remote control needs, too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Roku Channel has hundreds of free movies

    Posted
    modalsystem

    I have used Roku for years,including several different models.The best new thing of note is Roku has recently released The Roku Channel,which has hundreds of free movies.It is ad supported.Roku has just about every app you can imagine (YouTube/Pandora/Netflix/Amazon/Hulu/HBO Now) plus tons of more apps in many different categories.Here are some points to consider when deciding on which model of Roku to buy: 1)If you need to connect by WiFi in a room far away from your WiFi router,I would recommend the Roku Streaming Stick PLUS or Roku Ultra. 2)If you have a 4K TV,I would recommend the Roku Ultra or Roku Streaming Stick PLUS. 3)To search for content using your voice,go with either the Streaming Stick,Streaming Stick PLUS or Ultra. 4)If you want a wired ethernet connection,go with the Roku Ultra. 5)If you want to connect to an old TV with RCA/Composite audio/video jacks,you will need the Express PLUS 6)The Express models have a remote where it has to be pointed at the device,unlike the other Roku models. 7)If you are only going to buy one Roku device,I would recommend the Roku Ultra.The Ultra has many unique features that the other Roku models don't such as: -Gaming buttons to play video games -Remote finder to find a lost remote control -Ethernet port for a wired connection -Micro SD card slot -USB Port -Night listening mode (this lowers the volume of loud,explosive sounds and raises the volume of soft sounds like whispers.Very useful!) -Headphone jack on the remote for listening without disturbing others

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very nice product

    Posted
    Hs3940
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    After I got the "no YouTube in 2018" warning on Fire TV Stick I needed to replace it. So far I like Roku much better. It works as expected and the volume/power buttons for the television are a great addition. I only have three complaints which are very minor. One really isn't Roku's fault. First, there is no sleep mode on the device. It will only go to a screensaver. Not a major issue for me as I power it via USB on the TV so it loses power when the TV is off. I have an older smart TV so this boots about as quick as my TV. Second, Roku made me give a credit card when I created my account. This irritated me as I was primarily planning to use free services along with Amazon and Netflix. I was subsequently able to remove the card from the account, but it still irritated me I had to put it in in the first place. Third, this really isn't Roku's fault, but there is no way to force the streaming resolution to be at a lower resolution if you are trying to limit bandwidth usage. Netflix allows this to be done in the general account settings. Fire TV Stick allows it for Amazon content on the device. That same option isn't available in the Roku "app". Amazon claimed this is a common request and something they are considering adding.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An excellent investment

    Posted
    Robert
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Let me begin by saying that we have not had cable for about 10 years, but neither of us missed it. I bought a TV some 6 months ago for my son to watch a few shows on streaming services. This Roku has been a godsend. It's great to be able to have all of the services in one place and with one interface. The Stick form factor is fantastic for us. We move the TV behind the couch after each video (it's only a 24" TV), so hooking up a bunch of stuff each time would be a pain. For our purposes, this has worked exceptionally well. One last thing - the remote with the ability to power up and down the TV and change the volume has been fabulous. That means we have only needed one remote for everything. That's important, because the Roku Stick remote only works on WiFi. If you need a universal remote, you'll need one that can do WiFi, which isn't cheap. Since we only have the TV with the Stick, this has been perfect, but if that's not your setup, you may want to consider a Roku that works via IR as well. The boxes can do that, from what I understand.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A different way to watch TV

    Posted
    Bar24
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    My cable company decided to go "all digital" as they say or scramble the signal as I say. After looking at the different devices, I decided to try Roku to stream my cable service to my TV instead of getting another cable box at $8.00 per month. It works fine and I can watch the same stations because I am streaming my cable service instead of using their box. The picture quality is similar but it takes a short period of time to download the programming and start watching the shows. This is not instant viewing like the cable box. However, the Roku does give me other viewing options that I do not get from the cable company. Also, it allows me to download several network apps and I can watch live or old network programming as if I were watching them on my phone or tablet.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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