|Item Weight||1.28 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||4.9 x 4.9 x 1.7 inches|
|Item model number||Roku Express|
|Batteries||2 AA batteries required. (included)|
|Built In Decoders||Refurbished|
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Roku Express - HD Streaming Player
- 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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Introducing Roku Express
Get the Roku streaming player experience at an incredible price. The all-new Roku Express―fast 1080p HD streaming. Set-up is effortless. Kick back and enjoy access to 450,000+ movies and TV episodes across 4,500+ paid or free channels, including Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu, PBS KIDS, and more. There are no monthly rental fees for owning a Roku Express—it’s so affordable, you can make every TV in your home smart. And because it’s from Roku, you’ll get great features like an easy-to-use remote, simple navigation, and unbiased search across top channels. Watch what you love and spend only what you want.
Affordable and easy to use
Roku Express is so affordable you can make every TV in your home smart. There are no monthly equipment rental fees for owning a Roku Express. And with unbiased search across top channels you can find where content is free or cheapest to watch. Setup is effortless with the included HDMI cable. An intuitive interface makes it easy to search across top channels and access all your favorite channels from the home screen.
Roku Express - the quick and easy way to stream 1080p HD, all cables included
Amazing content, endless choice
Stream blockbusters, broadcast TV, big entertainment brands, and niche channels. Movies, TV shows, live sports, news and music. Roku has the only streaming players that work with all these channels: Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu, VUDU, Sling TV, and PBS KIDS. Easily access 450,000+ movies and TV episodes across 4,500+ paid or free channels.
Unbiased Search across top channels
From the latest movies and shows to cult classics, find where your favorites are free or cheapest to watch with unbiased search across top channels. Search through a wide selection of paid or free channels by actor, title, or director using your Roku remote, Roku mobile app, or voice search.
Streaming made simple
Roku players make streaming a snap. Just connect to your wireless network and your TV. Create a Roku account to easily sign up for free trials, subscribe, rent or buy. An intuitive interface, a simple remote, and a convenient mobile app for iOS and Android make it easy to find what you want to watch.
Unlike other streaming products, Roku Express includes an easy-to-use remote with convenient channel shortcut buttons for quick access to popular channels.
Channel shortcut buttons may vary.
Roku Streaming Stick
|Access to 450,000+ movies & TV episodes from 4,500+ streaming channels||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|TV Compatibility||HDMI port||HDMI port||HDMI port (4K video via HDCP 2.2 HDMI)||HDMI port (4K video via HDCP 2.2 HDMI)||HDMI port (4K video via HDCP 2.2 HDMI)|
|4K Ultra HD @ 60fps||✔||✔||✔|
|1080p HD support||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Wifi||802.11 b/g/n dual-band MIMO||802.11 b/g/n||802.11ac dual-band MIMO||802.11ac dual-band MIMO||802.11ac dual-band MIMO|
|Night Listening Mode||✔||✔||✔|
|Ethernet and micro SD port||✔||✔|
|Remote finder, gaming buttons, USB port, digital optical audio output, Dolby Audio||✔|
|Roku app with private listening and voice search||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
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|Connectivity Technology||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi and Ethernet||Wi-Fi and Ethernet|
|Item Dimensions||4.9 x 4.9 x 1.7 in||1.18 x 3.38 x 0.5 in||1.6 x 0.8 x 5.5 in||4.9 x 4.9 x 0.85 in||4.9 x 4.9 x 0.85 in||3.3 x 1.4 x 1.7 in|
|Item Weight||1.28 ounces||1.13 ounces||—||7.68 ounces||7.68 ounces||1.2 lbs|
|Internet Applications||Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, Hulu||youtube, espn, amazon_instant_video, cbs, hulu, sling_tv, netflix, fox||Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Hulu, Vudu, Netflix||Netflix||Netflix||Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, Hulu|
|Total HDMI Ports||1||0||1||1||1||1|
|Total Usb Ports||0||0||0||1||0||1|
Get the Roku streaming player experience at an incredible price. The all-new Roku Express―1080p HD streaming made easy. Set-up is effortless. Kick back and enjoy access to 450,000+ movies and TV episodes across 4,500+ paid or free channels, including Netflix, Video, Hulu, PBS KIDS, and more. There are no monthly rental fees for owning a Roku Express-it’s so affordable, you can make every TV in your home smart. And because it’s from Roku, you’ll get great features like an easy-to-use remote, simple navigation, and unbiased search across top channels. Watch what you love and spend only what you want.
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At first I felt that it was a bit slow, but much faster that the older Roku Streaming Stick it was replacing. I also have a new 2016 Streaming Stick to compare it to, which is still probably twice as fast as the Express. The Express is probably twice as fast as the previous purple Streaming Stick. The remote is IR, so it does need a line of sight to the box, which is very light and tiny and can be mounted on the TV itself. It comes with a foot HDMI cable and longer micro USB cable for power. It can still be powered by the built-in USB port on the TV.
The real key I was looking for is speed. I use Playstation Vue for my TV service, and it took probably 30 seconds to load the app on the older purple streaming stick. Navigation was very slow as well. The Express cut these times, but not as good as the newer black streaming stick. Netflix is also a little sluggish in loading the Netflix Home Screen. It's still a good device for any TV. The remote is a little different in that it's flatter on the bottom verses the round half circle of the previous Roku remotes. Also, it only has 2.4Ghz Wifi whereas the black streaming stick has dual channel 2.4 & 5Ghz. The $30 price point makes this very affordable to outfit multiple TVs, especially if you're in my situation of changing from traditional set top box cable TV switching to a streaming provider, in my case PS Vue. In my case, I have moved my black streaming stick to the main living room TV, while I have the Express on a bedroom TV. I will be purchasing another Express for another bedroom TV.
The main shortcoming of the Roku Express is the remote, uses an IR blaster, which has to be pointed very near exactly at the device.
The problem is that the two Roku units I have bought have both been poorly designed. The first unit had a remote that needed to be directly in front of the unit to work. That was a few years back.
The latest unit appears to have burnt out from thermal overload within a few months. They should have put a switch on the unit to prevent the thing from burning out, but they didn't. I should add in that the USB cord is fairly short and couldn't reach the power outlet. Roku says this could be the cause for the unit not working.
Again, bad design if that is the case.
It's been nearly six months since we have been able to try and use the thing. I finally contacted user support in the hope they will let me return the unit. It did take a while to get through to support, which may have not been somewhere English is not the first language. Anyway, they did understand the unit was not functional and authorised an RMA.
So, the design may not be the best, but support is good. I am trying the streaming stick in the hope they may have that one working as well as the reviewers say.
I have to admit I am pretty disappointed in what I thought was a good idea since it hasn't been implemented very well. I think a computer does the trick as well as one of these things. At least for the time being.
Buy the extended warranty if you do buy one of these.