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Roku Streaming Stick (3400, 3500)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29586 reviews of Roku Streaming Stick (3400, 3500). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The price and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Roku Streaming Stick (3400, 3500) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Roku Streaming Stick (3400, 3500)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 387 user reviews of Roku Streaming Stick (3400, 3500) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the design and size are overall positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Roku Streaming StickRoku Streaming Stick

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Roku Streaming Stick (3400, 3500)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 611 user reviews of Roku Streaming Stick (3400, 3500) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Roku 3500R Streaming Stick (HDMI) (2014)Roku 3500R Streaming Stick (HDMI) (2014)

Oct, 2018

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Expert review by : Caleb Denison (digitaltrends.com)

Roku Streaming Stick (2016) review

 

The $50 Roku Streaming Stick is a no-brainer, must-own device for the serious streamer.

Lightning quick ; Wireless audio through smart phones ; All the apps ; Doesn’t favor any one streaming service ; Best search around

No 4K support ; No HDMI extension

Roku’s new Streaming Stick delivers an outstanding experience. It’s the snappy click-and-go device we think everyone expects, but somehow packed into a little stick no larger than a small pack of gum. And, as previously mentioned, Roku’s platform...

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Roku Streaming Stick 2017 review

 

These days just about every TV above 49 inches or $300 has 4K resolution and probably high dynamic range too, so if you're buying a streaming device for a newer TV, chances are you want one that does that stuff. My favorite this year is the $70 Roku...

The Roku Streaming Stick streams Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and the rest in an ultra-compact design for an affordable price. Its remote can control your TV's volume and power. Responses are lightning-fast. The simple menus put every streaming service on a...

The menus can seem dated compared to rivals, and some apps use old-school layouts. Voice search and control is worse than Fire TV.

For buyers who don't care about 4K or HDR streaming, the Roku Streaming Stick is the best player on the market.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Roku Streaming Stick review: All the streamer you need

 

The new Roku Streaming Stick is a pocket-size device that costs $50 and delivers Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO and all the rest, along with lightning-fast performance and the best search in the biz. 'Nuff said.

The $50 Roku Streaming Stick is one of the least expensive devices to stream video from Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO, Sling TV and other online services. It's just as responsive as other devices -- meaning it's lightning-fast -- and an updated app lets...

No Ethernet port means it only works via Wi-Fi, not a wired connection. Some app interfaces are less polished than on rival devices. Private listening feature loses lip-sync with some Bluetooth headphones.

The new Roku Streaming Stick is the best value in streaming-video hardware, period.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Roku Streaming Stick

 

Roku's latest Streaming Stick is a tiny, fast, full-featured media streamer that adds some interesting new features thanks to a companion mobile app.

Inexpensive. Functional. Responsive. Lots of services available. Private listening with Roku app and mobile device.

No 4K support. Doesn't have headphone jack on remote.

Roku's newest Streaming Stick is a distinct, if subtle, improvement over the previous version in every way. It's smaller, faster, can access all of the same apps and services as the original, and it has a few new tricks, all for the same price. It's...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : David Pierce (theverge.com)

Roku Streaming Stick review: TV everywhere

 

It happens every time I travel. I come back to my hotel room, flop into a freshly made bed, pick up the (probably sticky) black remote, and turn on the TV. I'm given the option to mortgage my home...

Unrivaled content selection ; Nice, simple interface ; Handy universal search

Somewhere between slow and very slow ; Setup could be faster ; Requires external power

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Michael Calore (wired.com)

Review: Roku Streaming Stick (HDMI Version)

 

This stick is no stooge. It has the brains of a puck, and most of the brawn. But because it's a stick, it's cheaper and...

All the options of the Roku streaming ecosystem, but at half the cost of a Roku 3. Streams up to 1080p. Dual-band wireless is stable and steady. Compact design means the Roku Streaming Stick stays hidden out of sight at the back of your TV. All the USB...

No private listening on the remote. If you’re getting lousy reception, you can’t move it around like you can a regular Roku box — it’s stuck in the back of your TV. Odd shape may prove a tight fit depending on the alignment of your TV’s HDMI ports. The...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Superior streaming stick for $50

 

Roku's Streaming Stick offers a wide variety of apps, a real remote, and a compact design all for just $50, making it the best streaming stick at an outstanding value.

The Roku Streaming Stick packs the entire Roku experience into a compact device that lives behind your TV and costs just $50. Over 1,200 apps are available, including Netflix, Amazon Instant, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, Pandora, MLB.TV, Amazon Cloud Player,...

Some apps, like YouTube, take a long time to boot up. The included remote doesn't have the neat headphone jack feature that's available on the Roku 3 and Roku 2. And if you used your TV's USB port for power, the device will likely need to boot-up when...

Roku's Streaming Stick offers tons of apps, a real remote, and a compact design for just $50, making it the best streaming stick and an outstanding value.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Roku Streaming Stick review

 

The Roku Streaming Stick is an oddity among Roku's line. If you're buying it separately, it's because you own one specific TV: the Insignia E480 . While some other devices do have the necessary MHL port, and some like the Oppo BDP-103 have even had...

The Roku Streaming Stick 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. The device offers a...

The Roku Streaming Stick is 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....

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 device.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Roku Stick

 

The tiny Roku Stick can turn your HDTV into a connected media hub without taking up any shelf space, but its finicky requirements keep it from being useful to all but a handful of users. You're better off with a Roku box.

Lots of Roku channels and apps available. Easy to set up and conceal on Roku Ready HDTVs.

Requires an MHL HDMI port for power. Compatibility with non-Roku-Ready HDTVs is spotty. Roku boxes aren't that large, so the space saving is negligible.

Channels and Conclusions Once plugged in and booted (a process that can take a few minutes), the Roku Stick acts just like a Roku box. For a more detailed look at Roku services, check out our Roku 2 XS review. The stick wirelessly connects to the...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Tom Andry (audioholics.com)

Roku Streaming Stick, HDMI Version Preview and Chromecast Comparison

 

Preview: The Roku Streaming Stick (HDMI version) is their answer to the Chromecast. It has access to just about every streaming service on the planet rather than Google's limited streaming offerings

Mar, 2014