Roku 3 - Reviews, Prices, Specs and Alternatives

Roku 3

Lowest price found: $145
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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 Cloud Player, Amazon Instant Video, MLB.tv, MLS, MOG, MP3Tunes, MediaFly, NBA, NHL, Netflix, Pandora, Picasa, Blockbuster, Rdio, SHOUTcast, TuneIn, Vimeo, Vudu, WSJ Live, CNBC, Crackle, Facebook, Flickr, HBO GO, Hulu Plus, Live365
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
  • Smartphone remote controlled
  • Voice search
Popularity 0-100 scale indicating how frequently people buy the product online. Recalculated daily.
96 / 100
Rank: #8 out of 263.
#1 is Roku Ultra
Details
  • Fully loaded. Top rated: Voice, headphone & games
  • Remote with headphones and gaming
  • 2000+ streaming channels - free, subscription, rent & buy
  • Search across the most channels. Great with mobile devices
  • Roku 3 works with virtually any TV with an HDMI connection. You can plug your Roku 3 directly into your TV or receiver depending on your preference. Setting up your Roku player requires that you have a broadband Internet connection, a wireless router (and/or wired for Roku 2 or Roku 3), power, an HDMI cable (sold separately), and an HDTV. Once you have all of those ingredients, just plug in your Roku player. Our guided set up will walk you through updating and installing channels
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Other Info
Brand
Roku
Model Numbers Mouse over a model for a picture
Warranty
1 Year Limited Warranty
Release Date
2017
Physical Features
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Black
Weight

5 oz
 
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Key features
  • Internet video playback
  • Internet radio playback
  • On-line Internet gaming
  • Digital photo playback

Roku 3 is a very popular and one of the more expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling streaming players and has many popular alternatives in the same price range, such as SkyStream 3 Plus 4GB or Tablo Dual Lite .

Roku 3 was released in 2017. There are a lot of newer streaming players on the market. Show newer Streaming Players

Roku 3 is $85.10 more expensive than an average streaming player ($59.99).

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