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Irishman77
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Does it make sense to buy the 4k+ when i have a Roku TCL 4K tv

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I have a Ruku TCL 4k TV  does it make sense to buy the 4k+.  I'm new to streaming and I'm a little bit confused if it will enhance my TV or not

Another confusion is why buy a device that gives me Roku when my TV has it built into 

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AvsGunnar
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Re: Does it make sense to buy the 4k+ when i have a Roku TCL 4K tv

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@Irishman77 

You do not need to buy a Roku Streaming device (like the Streaming Stick 4k/4k+) if you already have a RokuTV (Roku operating system already built in).

The Roku Streaming devices are used for giving non-smart TVs the Roku OS (thereby making them smart), or other smartTVs that come bundled with another OS (FireTV, Android, etc) the ability to use the Roku OS.

You can, however, use a Roku Streaming device on older RokuTVs to help give them a performance boost or when the RokuTV has an issue and the Roku OS starts to have issues..  Just serves as an extra method to help upgrade older RokuTVs, and give them more life.

Personally, I find my Roku devices to be much faster and responsive than my RokuTV, but others with RokuTV prefer them over the Roku devices and find them just as fast and responsive.  If your RokuTV is functioning fine, then I would say there is no need to add a Roku streaming device to it.

 

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Just another Roku user... I am not a Roku employee.
Insignia RokuTV, Ultra 4660, Premiere+ 3921, Express 4k+ 3941, Streambar 9102

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AvsGunnar
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Does it make sense to buy the 4k+ when i have a Roku TCL 4K tv

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@Irishman77 

You do not need to buy a Roku Streaming device (like the Streaming Stick 4k/4k+) if you already have a RokuTV (Roku operating system already built in).

The Roku Streaming devices are used for giving non-smart TVs the Roku OS (thereby making them smart), or other smartTVs that come bundled with another OS (FireTV, Android, etc) the ability to use the Roku OS.

You can, however, use a Roku Streaming device on older RokuTVs to help give them a performance boost or when the RokuTV has an issue and the Roku OS starts to have issues..  Just serves as an extra method to help upgrade older RokuTVs, and give them more life.

Personally, I find my Roku devices to be much faster and responsive than my RokuTV, but others with RokuTV prefer them over the Roku devices and find them just as fast and responsive.  If your RokuTV is functioning fine, then I would say there is no need to add a Roku streaming device to it.

 

Roku Community Streaming Expert
Just another Roku user... I am not a Roku employee.
Insignia RokuTV, Ultra 4660, Premiere+ 3921, Express 4k+ 3941, Streambar 9102