Remotes & Accessories

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2pints
Level 7

£15 Now TV stick supports voice search on remote, yet the £80 Roku Stick plus doesnt

Anyone find it a little odd that the £15 Now TV stick (powered by Roku) supports voice search via the remote, yet the £80 Roku Stick + doesn't support voice search?

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twiceover
Level 10

Re: £15 Now TV stick supports voice search on remote, yet the £80 Roku Stick plus doesnt

According to the Roku site, the Stick+ comes with a voice remote and supports voice search via the remote:

https://www.roku.com/products/compare
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2pints
Level 7

Re: £15 Now TV stick supports voice search on remote, yet the £80 Roku Stick plus doesnt

Not in the UK it doesnt, the voice search button on the remote ( mic ) is replaced with a standard search button that takes you to a text based search
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twiceover
Level 10

Re: £15 Now TV stick supports voice search on remote, yet the £80 Roku Stick plus doesnt

"2pints" wrote:
Not in the UK it doesnt, the voice search button on the remote ( mic ) is replaced with a standard search button that takes you to a text based search

Must be a different model then.  Wonder if the UK has some sort of anit-spying laws that don't allow such things.
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2pints
Level 7

Re: £15 Now TV stick supports voice search on remote, yet the £80 Roku Stick plus doesnt

Ohter devices feature a voice search, such as the Now TV stick, and amazons products, this is the UK version of the streaming stick+ (£79.99) https://brain-images-ssl.cdn.dixons.com ... 171827.jpg
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beq
Level 8

Re: £15 Now TV stick supports voice search on remote, yet the £80 Roku Stick plus doesnt

That's interesting.  Your UK remote picture still shows a hole below the red power button, isn't that for the microphone?
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Rich_T
Level 7

Re: £15 Now TV stick supports voice search on remote, yet the £80 Roku Stick plus doesnt

Without opening it up, its impossible to know whats under the hole, however the search button ( above the play/pause) has a microphone symbol on the now tv stick and US stick+, but a magnifying glass on the UK Stick+
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Tivoburkee
Level 10

Re: £15 Now TV stick supports voice search on remote, yet the £80 Roku Stick plus doesnt

But previous roku remotes had voice search, and its remote didn't have the microphone symbol. And it worked on Roku sticks even though no roku stick came with voice search key.  If you paired a RF direct remote with voice search key to a stick, it worked. Although the headphone jack didn't.
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2pints
Level 7

Re: £15 Now TV stick supports voice search on remote, yet the £80 Roku Stick plus doesnt

Bo Roku units in the UK have featured voice search on the remote, this function is only available via the app.
 the Roku 4 was never released in the UK, and there are no plans to release the Ultra, the only Roku units available in the UK are the Roku Express at £30 (US$ equivalent $42) and Streaming Stick+ at £80 (US$ equivalent $112)
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