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.
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 Home Cinema Choice on March 04, 2014
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...88
By Know Your Mobile on January 13, 2014
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...90
By GadgetSpeak on December 10, 2013
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...68
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 TechRadar on November 27, 2013
Ratings in depth The latest update of the Roku media player, hitherto known as the Roku 3, features a number of welcome refinements over the cheaper Roku 2 and entry-level 720p Roku LT. It offers wired and wireless connectivity and a much faster...70
By Pocket-lint on November 02, 2013
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...80
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