Roku Streaming Stick

  • Roku Streaming Stick
83
Based on 16 scores, 22 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    6
  • Good:
    7
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Offers to streamline your smart TV setup by eliminating power cords and the need for a separate remote.
  • The experience is akin to that of other Roku boxes and is one of the best streaming setups available.

Cons:

  • Completely functional with only two displays at present, and one of these (a 3M projector) already includes the Stick.
  • For the same $99, the fully-featured Apple TV is a better way to go if you're part of that ecosystem. Wh

Expert reviews and ratings

By CNET UK on 80

Unless you have very little to spend, this is one of the best streaming devices you can buy in the UK...

By Expert Reviews on 100

More content than the Chromecast and simple to use, but can be a bit...

By PCAdvisor on 90

You might have trouble connecting it to some TVs, but the Roku Streaming Stick is a superb little device. It brings a wealth of content to your living-room at a reasonable price with big name services from Netflix, BBC, Sky and plenty more. The Chromecast may be cheaper but it currently has fewer services available and lacks a proper remote and user interface.

By gizmag.com on

There are a burgeoning number of ways to receive content streamed from the internet to your living room TV, and no single provider is proving significantly dominant. One service that is certainly popular, though, is Roku. Here's our hands-on look at the...

By PC Advisor on 90

Google has shaken up the set-top box market with the Chromecast . Roku's answer is the Streaming Stick so here's our review. At £49, the Roku Streaming Stick costs half the price of the Roku 3 and a little more than the £30 Chromecast. Is it worth the...

By gadgetshow.channel5.com on 80

The Roku Streaming Stick is the future, there’s no doubt. It’s small, remarkably powerful and packed with apps. However, since it still needs a mains socket or USB port from which it can draw power, it’s little more practical than plugging in a...

By TrustedReviews on 80

Despite lacking the Chromecast's more interesting mirroring potential, the Roku Streaming Stick is a cheap and easy way to make your TV smarter.

By Know Your Mobile on 90

The Roku Streaming Stick is a diminutive little dongle that plugs directly into your TV's HDMI port. But before I launch any more into its design, let's take a quick look at all of its known specs:In this review I just want to solely focus on what the...

By PC Pro on 83

More powerful and flexible than the Chromecast, but not quite as...

By The Verge on 81

The Roku Streaming Stick is here to save me from this Hyatt-induced Pay-Per-View nightmare by bringing an incredible wealth of TV and movies with me anywhere I go. It's a tiny, $49.99 stick that slots unnoticed into any HDMI port, and with only a Wi-Fi...

By phys.org on 74

Roku's line of digital media players have long been among my favorite ways of getting Internet videos to the TV.

By Gizmodo on

On paper, Roku's new HDMI stick looked like the best bargain for all your streaming desires. But does it actually deliver on those promises in real life? You're damn right it does.

By pastemagazine.com on 69

Roku has released an economical streaming "stick", but can it compete with established players like the Chromecast and the Apple TV?

By TechRadar on 80

The Roku Streaming Stick is a cinch to plug into any spacious enough HDMI port now that it doesn't require an MHL-compatible TV. From now on a "Roku Ready" HDTV just means having a TV with an ordinary HDMI port thanks to this more compatible version of...

By techhive.com on

It looks like a Chromecast, but packs all the channels of a full-size Roku box... with just a couple of trade-offs.

By IT Pro Portal on 90

The Roku Stick is the new go-to budget media hub, boasting convenience and features in spades. It doesn't have our favourite new feature from the Roku 2 (the remote headphone jack), but it adds a huge number of services to your HDTV for little effort...

By PCMag on 90

The HDMI version of Roku's Streaming Stick puts almost all of the best features of the excellent Roku 2 into a tiny gadget you can hide on the back of your HDTV.

By Tom's Guide on 80

Roku took its content-rich, easy-to-use set-top box and shrank both the dimensions and the price. What's not to like?

By Tom's Guide on

Roku was founded nearly 12 years ago by one of the creators of the DVR, Anthony Wood, and the company has built its popularity on one idea: simplicity. Apple TV has the backing of legions of fans and an iTunes ecosystem that, although less inclusive than...

By CNET Australia on 70

While the number of devices that support it will probably grow, the Roku Streaming Stick is still a niche item when compared with every other Roku...