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Roku Express

Roku Express
alaScore 92

4 reviews

Apr, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Roku Express. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Roku Express is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Roku's $30 Express player is more intriguing than its high-end Ultra


The Roku Ultra is the company's fastest streaming player yet, and it throws in just about every feature you can imagine. The only major downside is that Roku's $100 Premiere+ includes most of the capabilities you'd actually need.

It's only $30! ; 1080p content looks great ; Small and easy to set up

A bit slow ; IR remote can be inconvenient ; Interface is dated

If there's one thing we can take away from Roku's lineup this year, it's that you don't have to spend much to get a good streaming player. The $30 Express completely redefines what a set-top box can be, and it's hard to imagine how Roku can drive down...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Jared Newman (

Roku Express review: A nice gift for your frenemies


The Roku Express hits a new low in streaming box pricing, but it makes big compromises to get there.

It's cheap ; The stick-to-your-TV setup is kind of clever ; No compromises on software features or mobile app integration

Performs far worse than other Roku devices ; Remote requires line-of-sight to the box

Roku is positioning the Express as a replacement for the previous Roku 1, pointing out that it’s twice as fast. But the Roku 1’s defining trait was its composite video output for older non-HD televisions. If you want composite video now, you’ll need...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Sam Machkovech (

Roku Express finds the streaming-box price bottom—and its remote suffers


Impressions: $30 hardware is tiny and works like other Rokus, with one exception.

Bottom line

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Jared Newman (

Roku Express review: A nice gift for your frenemies


Aside from Its $30 price tag, the Roku Express feels like a streaming box from a bygone era. It's reminiscent of a time when we didn't demand much from our media streamers beyond a simple way to access Netflix or Hulu; when we were more willing to...

Oct, 2016