Roku Streaming Stick is a media streaming device that will cover all your streaming needs for less than $50. It comes with Roku OS pre-installed which has a simple user interface and offers a large variety of apps.
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Pro Great search engine
This device has the best search engine amongst its competitors. It shows you the largest number of apps and displays what content is available on those apps, how much your desired content costs, or if it’s free of charge.
Pro Has a convenient companion app
You can install the Roku app on your smartphone for easy access to convenient features. For example, you can turn your smartphone into a remote control for the Roku Stick.
Pro Seamless performance
The Roku Streaming Stick needs only 27 seconds to boot up. There are no glitches or slowdowns while navigating through the user interface and using apps.
Pro You can search for content using voice commands
With the Roku app, you can search for content using only voice commands.
Pro Can be remotely controlled
There’s no need for a mouse or keyboard to manage this device as it includes a remote control.
Pro Compact design
The Roku Streaming stick is just 3.3 inches long and plugs directly into the HDMI port at the back of your TV.
Pro The pre-installed Roku OS offers a variety of media streaming features
The Roku Streaming Stick is pre-installed with Roku OS, which is a Linux based OS. The Roku OS is built for media streaming and offers a high variety of apps and streaming channels that are updated every week.
Con There's no web browsing
There's no web browser on the Roku OS.
Con You can't play games on it
There are no games on the Roku OS.
Con Lacks an Ethernet port
The only way to connect this device to the internet is through WiFi.
Con Doesn't include an HDMI extension cable
While the device is only 5.5" in size, it still might be too big for some TVs. You may need an HDMI extension cable to be able to use this device.