Roku Device Features, Settings & Updates

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Blaj2021
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What roku player is best

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Hi

im looking at getting a roku player but I’m unsure which one. The main thing is we can watch Apple and now tv. If I get the little box does it have to be on show in order for the remote to work? In which case is the stick better?

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Strega
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Re: What roku player is best

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You might want to look at Roku's comparison page.

Best is probably the Ultra.  Of course, the best tends to cost more too, though none of them really cost a lot.  I didn't understand "on show in order for the remote to work"  The least expensive model uses an IR remote which has to be in the room and generally pointed in the right direction. (That's what they call a "simple remote") Fancier remotes use Wi-Fi, can also control TVs and can do things like voice commands.

The least expensive models have only 2.4GHz Wi-Fi which annoys some people.  The one's marked dual-band can connect to either 2.4 or 5GHz.

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Strega
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Re: What roku player is best

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You might want to look at Roku's comparison page.

Best is probably the Ultra.  Of course, the best tends to cost more too, though none of them really cost a lot.  I didn't understand "on show in order for the remote to work"  The least expensive model uses an IR remote which has to be in the room and generally pointed in the right direction. (That's what they call a "simple remote") Fancier remotes use Wi-Fi, can also control TVs and can do things like voice commands.

The least expensive models have only 2.4GHz Wi-Fi which annoys some people.  The one's marked dual-band can connect to either 2.4 or 5GHz.

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jontalk
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Having begun years ago with the first Roku model, switched to the Roku 3 and recently got the Roku Ultra 4800R, its BY FAR the best device of all of them. Since I own an LG OLED, and home theater system, both audio and video are superior to the previous models and channels load much faster with the exception of Peacock. Regardless, if you're thinking of getting a Roku, I'd suggest the Ultra. 

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Jonathan
Roku Ultra 4800R; LG OLED55B7A, Marantz SR-6005, Panasonic Blu Ray, Definitive Studio Monitor 450 (L/R), Definitive LCR 2000 (center), Definitive 10" sub-woofer, Definitive surrounds.
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DBDukes
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Re: What roku player is best

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@Blaj2021 wrote:

Hi

im looking at getting a roku player but I’m unsure which one. The main thing is we can watch Apple and now tv. If I get the little box does it have to be on show in order for the remote to work? In which case is the stick better?


You're asking about Now TV. There is a UK service with that name. Is that what you're referring? Are you in the UK? If so, you should be able to compare the functions and capabilities of each here: https://www.roku.com/en-gb/products/compare 

I have personally used a couple of the devices that are also sold over there: Streaming Stick+ and the Streambar. Both are great.

DBDukes
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