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Roku LT

Roku LT
alaScore 91

79 reviews

Jun, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 reviews of Roku LT. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Roku LT is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of Roku LT from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on

91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Roku LT Streaming Media Player - Manufacturer Refurbished

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (

Roku LT ( 2013)


Editors' note (March 4, 2014): Roku has announced a new $50 Streaming Stick that essentially replaces the Roku LT reviewed here. The Streaming Stick will hit stores in April; the Roku LT will begin to be phased out soon.

The Roku LT offers nearly the full Roku experience for $50. More than 1,000 channels are supported, including Netflix, Amazon Instant, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, Pandora, MLB.TV, Amazon Cloud Player, and Vudu. It also has cross-platform search that scours...

There's still no official YouTube channel. Some services, including Netflix, have an outdated interface compared with what's on other streamers. The Apple TV still works better within Apple ecosystem.

The Roku LT is the best budget streaming-media device, easily topping the $35 Chromecast.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (

Roku LT (2012)


Editors' note: As of November 2013, the product reviewed here has been discontinued and replaced by a similar updated Roku LT model .

The Roku LT is a small streaming-media box that costs only $50. It offers hundreds of streaming-video and -audio services, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, HBO Go, Vudu, Spotify, Pandora, Mog, Rdio, and MLB.TV. Roku also offers...

For those invested in the Apple ecosystem, the Roku LT doesn't offer the same tight integration as the Apple TV's AirPlay functionality. The Roku LT also lacks a YouTube channel. And there's no Ethernet port, so you'll need a solid Wi-Fi signal in your...

The Roku LT is a killer streaming-media box, offering tons of streaming content -- including favorites like Netflix, Amazon Instant, Hulu Plus, and Pandora -- for just $50.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: John McKenzie (

Roku LT Review


ForewordWhen it comes to streaming media online there is no shortage of products available however when it comes to quality products at affordable prices, the market suddenly gets ...

Size ; Weight ; Design ; Speed

No advanced network settings ; Does not come with HDMI cable ; Channel Sign Ups

Let’s start out with getting the negatives out of the way then such as mot having advanced networking settings. This was a major let down for me in truth, I have a Sky Broadband service and they don’t (stupidly) allow you to change the DNS settings....

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Ian Morris (

Roku LT review


We liked the Roku 2 XS, but we didn't absolutely love it. Things have moved on a bit though, and the company offered us the chance to look at its LT model. It's technically a little less hardcore than the 2 XS, but it costs half as much - about £50 -...

Netflix looks stunning, enough video content to keep most people happy, iPlayer, Plex support is brilliant

Only 720p

We love the LT. Gone are the problems of the Roku 2 XS that we experienced once we moved from wired to wireless streaming and the box costs half as much and the picture quality is stunning. While it might not suit living rooms with its reduced...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Matt Hanson (

Roku LT review


A teeny tiny media streamer

Extremely small ; Low power consumption ; Can handle 720p high definition ; Simple to use

No HDMI cable included ; Limited channels at the moment

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Martin (

Roku LT review


If you have an old TV that you wish had access to catch-up and on-demand streaming service then the Roku LT could be the gadget for you. Priced at an affordable £50, the Roku LT comes in a purple and black design and is so small you can fit it into...

The Roku LT is a great little addition to a non-smart TV. The tiny and affordable box has a wealth of content, although a couple of big names are missing. A lack of full HD is the main omission, so those wanting this feature will have to opt for the...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (

Roku LT review


Last year US firm Roku brought out the Roku 2 XS, adeceptively powerful little box of digital telly tricks allowingyou to watch a broad range of catch-up TV and streaming video forjust under £100. Now it's done it again for half the price.

Easy to set up, good range of internet streaming channels

Lacking some key channels, no wired Ethernet connection

Like its big brother, the Roku LT is a terrific littlemedia streaming box that does everything it should do simply andwithout fuss. You lose out on full HD (but get 720p) and wiredEthernet connection but short of a few big-name channels, it willget you...

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: fasullivan (

"Great interface & content. WiFi is diving me nuts."


Can't beat the price. Love the interface (much better than my Sony Blu-ray) and the available channels.

WiFi is very inconsistent. Will go for weeks with no problem, but if it somehow disconnects, it may take me hours to get it to reconnect. Wish it had ESPN3 and YouTube.

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: DarthWedgie (

"Makes ANY TV a Smart TV"


One of the best "investments" I've ever made! Pull our your old "rabbit ears" antenna for free local channels and ditch cable. Roku is all you'll need. Have home movies, TV shows and music saved on your computer? Download the PLEX media server to your...


Works best with high speed broadband. Lower quality picture with lower speed internet. No NFL or YouTube

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Beyondcom (

"A-1 all the way"


I've tried various streaming devices and also Windows Media Center on a VERY fast PC with high end dual video cards. None of them worked even CLOSE to as well as the Roku. DSL here is limited to 1.5 MBPS and all the other devices had stalling problems....

Streams more smoothly than any device I've tried.

Would be nice to have an ethernet (wired) port on the LT but the wireless N works well.

May, 2012