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Roku 3

Roku 3
$105.95 View deals
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Review by Sophia 0 0
Pros
  • 450 channels
  • Easy to navigate UI
  • Utility of the remote
  • Affordable
Cons
  • No AVI format
  • No HDMI cable included
  • No 4k support
Roku 3 Roku has been king of the hill in the TV Box market for a while now, and while I've looked at their great recent releases, I'm throwing back this time and looking at the Roku 3. Considering this is a ... Read full review
Review by Azanta Rezwana 0 0
Pros
  • Lightweight product; weighs only 170+ grams
  • Very small design, fits perfectly with your television
  • Compatible with any modern HDTV
  • Works with any HDMI input option
  • Supports both 720p HD and full 1080p HD ...
Cons
  • Looks cheap and flimsy; made from light plastic
  • Doesn’t come with a HDMI cable
  • Doesn’t support 4k
  • Doesn’t support AVI format
  • Older model
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Media Type
H.264, MKV, MPEG-4
Edition
3
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.
92 / 100
Details
  • BRAND NEW SEALED IN STOCK SAME DAY SHIPPING !!
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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
Color Mouse over a color for a picture
Black
Weight

5 oz
 
Dimensions
3.5 x 3.5 x 1 inches

Price Range:

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 dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Roku Ultra or Easytone Q-Box .

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

Roku 3 is $31.40 more expensive than an average streaming player ($74.91).

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Which is better for tv, movies and occasional games. Premier or Premier plus?
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My Roku 3 often will not pick up Netflix, Hulu, Tablo, etc over my wireless Wifi system. Will the Roku Premier Plus do much beter than the Roku 3 picking up the apps?
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Will Roku ultra work on the same TV as Roku 3
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What is the top of the Roku Line? Roku 3 or Roku Premiere?
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I am thinking of buying Roku 3 but I saw the MXQ Pro, I don't know the difference so I'm a bit confused.help please
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Anyone know why, or had same experience? Now looking for a better alternative and looking at the Roku Premier or even Mag 254 or above! Any suggestions?
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