|Item Weight||5 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||3.5 x 3.5 x 1 inches|
|Origin||Imported (United Arab Emirates)|
|Item model number||4230R|
|Batteries||2 AA batteries required. (included)|
|Item Display Height||1 inches|
Roku 3 Streaming Media Player (4230R) with Voice Search (2015 Model)
- 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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Roku 3 is the fastest, most powerful Roku player. Enjoy more than 2,000 streaming channels offering access to 250,000+ movies and TV episodes, plus games, music, sports, and more*. The included enhanced remote offers voice search, headphones for private listening, point anywhere ease of use, and motion control for gaming. Search the widest selection of channels and get automatic updates on new movies. Enjoy up to 1080P stunning HD video* as well as Ethernet, USB, and microSD card ports.
*Some channels require payment. Channel availability can change and varies by country. Availability of 1080p HD video limited by channel provider and speed of broadband connection.
Top Customer Reviews
MAIN NEW FEATURES
Voice search – The voice recognition is not perfect, but it definitely beats trying to scroll to type one letter at a time! While it’s great to have voice search built into the remote, you can just download the app for your phone to use voice search with older Rokus. (As a result, you don’t need to buy a new Roku 3 to get voice search, but the Roku 3 remote’s voice search doesn’t have reliability issues like the app.)
Other new features … Well, in my opinion, there are not many other substantial new features. That being said, the new Roku 3 is still an amazing player (because it has the same great features as the old Roku 3). I cannot tell any difference in processor speed between the old Roku 3 and the new Roku 3.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Roku 3 actually includes almost everything you’ll need. Here are a few other things you’ll need:
- Credit card (to pay for movies and shows)
- HDMI cable
- Mount (If you have a WALL-MOUNTED TV, you’ll need a mount to attach Roku to your TV.)
The main reason to buy a Roku is that Roku is not trying to push you towards certain content providers. Apple TV, for example, does not allow you to access shows and movies from many sources. Fire TV tries to encourage you to buy content from Amazon (although a few other content providers are available if you look for them). Unlike Apple TV and Fire TV, Roku makes it easy to search for shows and movies from many sources AND lets you see how much different providers charge for shows and movies. This difference is IMPORTANT – If you want to watch a certain movie, you’ll love instantly seeing which source rents the movie for lowest price! Bottom line – You’ll probably save money in the future by renting shows and movies via Roku 3.
DIFFERENCE FROM OLD ROKU 3
The most important thing to note is that the new Roku 3 is very similar to the old Roku 3. I bought the new Roku 3 because I love having the latest tech. After comparing the two devices, I would not recommend buying a new Roku 3 if you already have an old Roku 3. However, if you have any other old Roku player, then the new Roku 3 is a great upgrade (mainly due to the faster processor).
DIFFERENCE FROM APPLE TV
Roku 3 will enable you to access shows and movies from many more sources (often with lower rental prices). The Roku 3 interface might not be quite as simple as the Apple TV interface, but Roku 3’s interface is still easy to use. Unlike Apple TV, Roku 3 includes voice search, headphones that attach to the remote, and a few marginal games.
DIFFERENCE FROM FIRE TV
Fire TV provides access to several sources of shows and movies, but Roku 3 provides access to more sources of shows and movies (perhaps more sources than you’ll ever need). Roku also makes finding the cheapest price much easier (by instantly showing you prices from different sources). Fire TV has much better games. Both Fire TV and Roku 3 include voice search. Unlike Fire TV, Roku 3 includes headphones that attach to the remote.
DIFFERENCE FROM OTHER ROKU PLAYERS
Both the new Roku 2 and the new Roku 3 include the same fast processor and 1080p (HD) resolution. Buy Roku 3 if you want voice search on your remote (rather than by downloading an app on your phone), you want headphones, or you want to pick from a few simple games. Otherwise, buy Roku 2. Roku 1 also has 1080p (HD) resolution, but the processor is much slower. Only buy Roku 1 if you don’t mind a slower user interface and other delays. Don’t buy the Roku stick … you deserve better.
Called Roku, spent hours and hours trouble shooting with them. Then sent the unit back in and they still haven't returned a new one. When I asked to speak with a supervisor, the first person hung up on me. The next one asserted he was a supervisor and there was no one higher than him.
I don't think I would by this product again simply because of their service.
I am amazed at the amount of content available by the many, many content providers, especially old TV shows and movies, plus niche shows for local areas and hobbyists. Amazon Prime members really tap into their benefits with all the free Amazon content, and low cost Netflix and Hulu+ can add a little more variety, due to different affiliations. Content is so individual, so if you want just free, or add subscribed or jump into PPV, it is all available and up to your personal wants/needs. Truly an "ala cart' way to get your TV/Movie content.