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.
New remote with a built-in headphone jack.
Great new interface.
Over 750 channels are supported, including Netflix, Amazon Instant, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, Pandora, MLB.TV, Amazon Cloud Player, and Vudu.
Cross-platform search that scours several major TV and movie services to find content.
No YouTube Google Play support.
Gaming selection limited.
Isn't great streaming your personal digital media collection.
By T3 on December 04, 2013
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.60
By PCAdvisor on October 18, 2013
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 £10.70
By PC Advisor on October 18, 2013
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...70
By Expert Reviews on October 09, 2013
Fantastic selection of online services, excellent user interface and playback from USB drives make this a fantastic internet media...100
By 5FWD on October 07, 2013
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...100
By CNET UK on October 07, 2013
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...60
By Big Picture Big Sound on April 05, 2013
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...100
By Engadget on April 03, 2013
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.-
By PC Mag on March 15, 2013
The newer, faster Roku 3 adds an interface overhaul along with a nifty remote-mounted headphone jack for private listening. It's the best Roku box...80
By The Gadgeteer on March 14, 2013
In November 2011, Julie and I reviewed two models of the Roku 2 (see related posts for link). I’ve been using my Roku 2 in my living room since then, and I had an older Roku in my bedroom. The bedroom TV has no cable hookup, so I relied on my...-