Roku Express - Reviews, Prices, Specs and Alternatives

Roku Express

Roku Express
$24.99 View deals
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Pros
  • Cheap
  • The most channels available in the price range
Cons
  • Sluggish menu navigation
  • Remote requires line of sight
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Key features
  • Delivers fast HD streaming
  • No monthly rental fees

Roku Express is a very popular option at the bottom 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 Roku Express+ or Eshowee A95X .

Roku Express was released in 2007. There are dozens of newer streaming players on the market. Show newer Streaming Players

Roku Express is $44.91 cheaper than the average streaming player ($69.90).

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89 / 100
Details
  • The Roku Express delivers fast HD streaming at an incredible price.
  • There are no monthly rental fees for owning a Roku Express-it's so affordable, you can make every TV in your home smart.
  • Because Roku Express is from Roku, you'll get great features like an easy-to-use remote, simple navigation, and unbiased search across top channels.
  • Roku Express - HD Streaming Player does not include composite cables
  • Refer manual before use for troubleshooting steps
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Color Mouse over a color for a picture
Black
Size
Weight

13 oz
 
Dimensions
1.4 x 3.3 x 0.7 inches
Release Date
2007
Brand
Roku
Warranty
1 Year Limited Warranty
Edition
Express
Model Numbers Mouse over a model for a picture
Device Type
TV Box
Network Connection Type Methods for connecting your device to content (streaming, live TV, etc.)
  • Wired/Ethernet
  • Wireless/Wi-Fi
Device Connection Type Outputs and connections on the stick/box itself.
  • HDMI
  • USB
4K Capable Does the device support 4K streaming?
No
Total Apps/Channels
3,500
Major Apps Available Does the device have some of the most popular apps/channels?
  • Netflix
  • Hulu
  • Amazon Prime or Instant Video
Amazon Video, Crackle, HBO NOW, Hulu, Netflix, PBS KIDS, Showtime Anytime, SlingPlayer
Microphone Does the device or remote have a microphone, allowing voice commands?
No
Downloadable Content Does the device allow or require you to download content before watching?
No
Record/Catch-Up TV Can you record live programs and watch them later?
No
Live Broadcasts Can you watch live TV using the stick/box?
Yes
Voice Control Is the device equipped with voice command capabilities through Siri, Alexa or Google Home?
No
Pause/Rewind Live TV Can you pause or rewind live TV?
No
Remote Capabilities What features does the remote have?
App Specific Buttons (Netflix, YouTube, etc.)
Smartphone/Tablet Control Can you control the device or content with your smartphone or tablet?
Yes
Web Browser Can you browse the web on your TV through the device?
Yes
Gaming Controller Options What capabilities exist for gaming purposes?
Remote
Other Features
  • Midnight Mode
  • Smartphone remote controlled
  • Voice search
  • Internet radio playback
  • Internet video playback
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Questions about Roku Express

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I live in an area for which TV reception is not reliable e.g. the TV connected to Dish receives many channels but even with an indoor antenna that I move around constantly, the other TV in the home gets three-five channels and sometimes only sporadically. Will the Roku or Fire Stick work for me or will I have the same issues with reception? Thank you.
Related: Roku Express, Amazon Fire TV Stick, TV Boxes and Sticks | Submitted by anonymous 125 days ago
A: Depends on your internet connection

Unlike satellite dishes, streaming media players like Roku and the Fire Stick rely in your internet connection, rather than satellite signals or your cable provider. Some players allow you to view content that you have pre-downloaded onto your computer or phone/tablet, but you will still need to have internet connection to install updates and set it up. If you have a fast and reliable internet connection, you won't have any issues. 

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We have HD TV's but not smart TV's. All have HDMI ports. Don't quite know difference between Roku Express and Roku 3600R. I don't mind paying difference. How do I hook up 3600R? Then do I have to set up a Roku account? Why if free.

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