• Roku 3
80
Based on 22 scores, 28 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    9
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    5
  • Bad:
    3

The Roku 3 has solidified the company's position as one of the most popular set top boxes. The Roku 3 features a faster processor than its predecessor, dual-band Wi-Fi support, as well as a revamped user interface that should make discovering content from its 750 partner channels a lot easier. As far a ports are concerned you get Ethernet, HDMI with up to 1080p support, a microSD slot and USB with support for H.264 MKV video files.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PCMag on 80

The Roku 3 adds an interface overhaul along with a nifty remote-mounted headphone jack for private listening, but the Roku 2 is a better buy.

By Know Your Mobile on 90

If you're a PC user, the Roku 3 is the best set top streaming box you can buy. However, if you're a Mac user, I would still say you should opt for the Apple TV over the Roku 3. The Apple TV is too tightly integrated into the OS X and iOS ecosystem to...

By Home Cinema Choice on 88

Last year we reviewed the Roku LT, a cute streamer with Wi-Fi hookup, slick interface and neat handset. It offers loads of on-demand content, arranged into a grid of channels that can be added to or removed from as you choose. Among them are BBC iPlayer,...

By GadgetSpeak on 72

The thing that enticed me to look at Roku 3 was its ability to stream sound so that you can have no sound from your TV and still hear sound through the ROKU 3 unit to headphones or earbuds, ideal for those who don’t want to disturb...

By GadgetSpeak on 68

On a recent visit to a UK preview of an American Consumer Electronics Show, I was introduced to a product designed to stream content from various sources. This product is Roku...

By T3 on 60

On the debit side, it's horribly limited as a media player and undeniably expensive, especially considering the giveaway price of the Roku-made Now TV box. That said, there's no denying that the Roku 3 is the smartest Roku media streamer yet. It gets a qualified thumbs up.

By techradar.com/au/ on 70

Overall, we rate this latest iteration as the best Roku yet made. But that $100/£100 price tag seems punishingly expensive given the lackadaisical attitude to file playback and lack of UK specific catch-up content. Remember, you can buy Sky's similar...

By Pocket-lint on 80

The Roku 3 is a decent TV set-top box that will offer plenty to most people looking to "cut the cable" as Americans would say. While there are some annoyances with the interface layout and a lot of dross in the app store - do you really want...

By micromart.co.uk on 60

Previously, I reviewed the Roku LT (£49.99), a tiny box that gives you access to streamed video content. The new Roku 3 is at the other end of the Roku range, costs twice as much for basically performing the same job somewhat more smartly. On first...

By PCAdvisor on 70

The Roku 3 has some handy features including a faster processor and headphone jack on the remote. However, the Roku 2 and Roku 1 provide better value for money and unless you have to have access to Netflix, the Sky Now TV Box offers the same big name services for under £10.

By PC Advisor on 70

Although the Roku 3 is now available in the UK, the firm has refreshed its entire line-up by introducing the Roku 1 and Roku 2. Therefore, we're not able to compare this new model to the older Roku 2 XS . The box itself is just as small and discrete as...

By Expert Reviews on 100

Fantastic selection of online services, excellent user interface and playback from USB drives make this a fantastic internet media...

By 5FWD on 100

Put simply, the Roku 3 is the finest media streamer on the market right now. It’s small, powerful, does almost everything, and its only real downside is its lack of AirPlay support. If you don’t live in a house filled with Macs and iPhones though, and...

By CNET UK on 60

The Roku 3 is quick and easy to use for accessing online video services but it's pricey. It's also disappointing that it lacks support for key movie and catch up TV services including 4oD and...

By Chip Chick on -

Roku can most definitely sub-in for your cable box, but it requires heavily on your needs. It's not a perfect replacement, but instead a potentially amazing alternative. My best piece of advice is to check out all the channels it offers before...

By businessspectator.com.au on -

Australians are often treated like second class citizens when it comes to online video, but with the Roku 3 and a little geo-dodging know-how you can issue yourself a virtual green card and enjoy US-only services. It involves bending the rules, but at...

By makeuseof.com on -

As more content becomes available online, the need for a traditional television subscription may not be enough anymore to justify the costs. Instead, if all the content you care about is available online, there's little reason to keep your TV service...

By Wired on 90

The Roku 3 is the official must-have device for cord-cutters. With a library of over 750 channels, an entirely new, simple user interface, and excellent hardware, the latest set-top box from Roku ($100) is the one thing you need if you're getting your...

By Big Picture Big Sound on 100

There are a lot of media streamers on the market. Without a doubt, every one of them has perks and provides a little something that your system didn't previously have. That said, it's hard to beat the options that are being offered under the tiny...

By Engadget on -

The Roku 3 keeps everything that's made the brand successful and ushers in some welcome improvements, all without boosting the price or ruining the simple setup.