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Roku Streaming Stick (3400, 3500)

Roku Streaming Stick (3400, 3500)
alaScore 96

25285 reviews

Jun, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25285 reviews of Roku Streaming Stick (3400, 3500). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the software and design. The size and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical 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 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design and size. The price and usability also get good comments. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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

Jun, 2022

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.

Jun, 2022

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 : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Roku Streaming Stick 4K+ Review

 

Plenty of apps and services ; Hands-free voice control ; Headphone jack on remote ; Apple AirPlay support

Voice search feature still lags behind Alexa and Google Assistant ; No Twitch

The Roku Streaming Stick 4K+ bundles the company's Streaming Stick 4K and Voice Remote Pro into one compelling package for hands-free 4K media streaming.

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Eli Blumenthal (cnet.com)

Roku Streaming Stick 4K review: Small refinements to a winning formula

 

The newest Roku Stick is an impressive streamer, but the cheaper Express Plus 4K is a better buy.

Robust app and Dolby Vision support ; Simple interface ; Good search for TV and movies

Costs $10 more than the nearly identical Express 4K Plus ; No support for gaming services ; No smart home control ; Voice assistant remains limited

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Roku Streaming Stick 4K Review

 

Fast, responsive performance ; Sleek, small design ; Supports Apple AirPlay and Dolby Vision

Voice features still lag those of Amazon Fire TV and Google TV ; No Twitch app available ; 5GHz Wi-Fi hiccup in testing

The Roku Streaming Stick 4K is a powerful media streamer for watching 4K HDR content from many streaming apps, and AirPlay support lets you easily mirror Apple devices.

Oct, 2021

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 : 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.

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

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