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BuffaloNancy
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My Samsung TV is a few years old

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 My Samsung TV is a few years old and does not allow me to download Roku.  This is my main TV in my living room . I do have a Roku built-in on two other TVs and I do like it. If I purchase a Roku stick will it work on my Samsung TV? And if so can I purchase the $29 sticker does it have to be the $49 stick? 

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Tivoburkee
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Re: My Samsung TV is a few years old

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Yes, you can buy a roku and it will connect to your samsung no problem. The $49.99 stick+ is true stick, it comes with a wifi voice remote that can control your tv power and volume. It doesn't except IR remotes like cheap universal remote. The $29 Roku isn't considered a stick, it doesn't have hdmi connector built-in like a stick does, it has hdmi jack where you would connect a hdmi cable to. The $29 roku comes with IR roku remote, it does not control your tv volume and power. So you would need two remotes. One for roku and second for the tv. 

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Strega
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Re: My Samsung TV is a few years old

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The Roku Express works fine with my 10-year old Samsung.  All it needs is a normal HDMI connector into the TV.

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Tivoburkee
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Re: My Samsung TV is a few years old

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Yes, you can buy a roku and it will connect to your samsung no problem. The $49.99 stick+ is true stick, it comes with a wifi voice remote that can control your tv power and volume. It doesn't except IR remotes like cheap universal remote. The $29 Roku isn't considered a stick, it doesn't have hdmi connector built-in like a stick does, it has hdmi jack where you would connect a hdmi cable to. The $29 roku comes with IR roku remote, it does not control your tv volume and power. So you would need two remotes. One for roku and second for the tv. 

Edmund
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