Roku 2 - Reviews, Prices, Specs and Alternatives

Roku 2

Device Type Media streamers come in two types: TV sticks or TV boxes. Generally speaking, there are a few main differences between the two. The most obvious one is size. TV sticks are much more unobtrusive becaus ... Show more
TV Box
Web Content
Major Apps Available Does the device have some of the most popular apps/channels?
  • Netflix
  • Hulu
  • YouTube
  • Amazon Prime or Instant Video
Amazon Instant Video, Crackle, Vudu, YouTube, HBO GO, Hulu Plus, Netflix, PBS KIDS, Rdio, Showtime Anytime, Smithsonian Channel, Vevo
Downloadable Content Some media devices offer the opportunity to download content (rather than stream it) for a quicker experience uninterrupted by buffering. An example of this is Apple TV, which allows users to download ... Show more
Show Streaming Players with 'Downloadable Content=Yes'
No
Web Browser Some media streamers will come with a web browser that allows you to search the internet on your TV, in addition to the myriad of apps available for download. While an interesting feature, the experie ... Show more
Show Streaming Players with 'Web Browser=Yes'
Yes
Live TV
Live Broadcasts A TV box or stick that connect to broadcast is key for those who want to watch live TV. Oftentimes, you can pay for a subscription to a TV network’s app (HBO, Starz, CBS, etc.), but this can add up fi ... Show more
Show Streaming Players with 'Live Broadcasts=Yes'
Yes
Record/Catch-Up TV If the TV box can connect to broadcast TV, you may be able to record live programs and replay past programs within a certain time period. This means no more missing your favorite shows! Set the box to ... Show more
Show Streaming Players with 'Record/Catch-Up TV=Yes'
No
Pause/Rewind Live TV While watching live TV, you may want to pause the program or rewind a part you missed. Some media streamers are limited in how far you can rewind, such as 30 minutes. Also, if you pause the program fo ... Show more
Show Streaming Players with 'Pause/Rewind Live TV=Yes'
No
Controls
Remote Capabilities If the TV box or stick comes with a remote, it may also double as a microphone or contain a headphone jack for private listening. Microphones are useful in remotes because they allow you to use your v ... Show more
  • Microphone
  • Headphone Jack
  • App Specific Buttons (Netflix, YouTube, etc.)
Voice Control A microphone—whether in the remote or on the box/stick—allows the user to control the TV using their voice. You can search for programs, change channels and apps, turn volume up or down, turn power on ... Show more
Show Streaming Players with 'Voice Control=Yes'
Yes
Smartphone/Tablet Control Some media streamers allow you to control your TV with your smartphone or tablet by downloading an app on your device. The Google Chromcast is one example of a media streamer that does not use a remot ... Show more
Show Streaming Players with 'Smartphone/Tablet Control=Yes'
Yes
Gaming Controller Options If you plan to use your media streamer for gaming, you’ll need a controller. Some TV boxes and sticks use the remote as a controller, which is sufficient for basic games and kids play. You may also re ... Show more
Remote
Connections
Network Connection Type The different network connections available for media streamers includes Ethernet, wireless/Wi-FI, Bluetooth, satellite, aerial/cable, and AirPlay. Most all media streamers will have Wi-Fi. If you hav ... Show more
  • Wired/Ethernet
  • Wireless/Wi-Fi
Device Connection Type The different outputs or device connections include HDMI, digital optical audio output, USB, SD or microSD. TV sticks will connect to your TV through HDMI, but won’t contain any outputs (except for po ... Show more
  • HDMI
  • USB
  • microSD
Other Features
  • Ethernet, USB and Micro SD card slot
  • Lightning-fast processor
  • Cast video, music, photos, and more from mobile devices to your TV
Popularity 0-100 scale indicating how frequently people buy the product online. Recalculated daily.
87 / 100
Details
  • Includes a Roku 2 (4210R) with Voice Search and an AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable (6 Feet)
  • 2000+ streaming channels - free, subscription, rent, or buy
  • Simple remote with channel shortcut buttons
  • HDMI A Male to A Male Cable: Supports Ethernet, 3D, 4K video and Audio Return Channel (ARC)
  • Connects Blu-ray players, Fire TV, Apple TV, PS4, PS3, XBox one, Xbox 360, computers and other HDMI-enabled devices to TVs, displays, A/V receivers and more. Compatible with Roku 2 Streaming Media Player (4210R)
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Other Info
Brand
Roku
Model Numbers Mouse over a model for a picture
Warranty
1 Year Limited Warranty
Physical Features
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Black
Weight

5 oz
 
Dimensions
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Key features
  • 2000+ streaming channels
  • Fast performance

Roku 2 is a very popular option at the top of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling streaming players and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Minix Neo U9-H or Roku 1 .

Roku 2 was released in 2016. There are dozens of newer streaming players on the market. Show newer Streaming Players

Roku 2 is $79.46 more expensive than the average streaming player ($64.99).

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