Roku Device Features, Settings & Updates

Help configuring Roku device settings, using Roku OS features such as screen mirroring, adjusting display type and audio settings, using Guest Mode, and assistance with software updates.
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Which one to buy

Want a roku for someone who doesn’t have a smart tv but does have 2 HDMI ports.  The TV is a flat screen Panasonic around 2018.

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DBDukes
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Re: Which one to buy

Any should do. It really depends on factors other than what you've listed. If the TV is wall mounted, for instance, you might want to choose a stick model. If for any reason a wired connection is preferred, go with the Ultra. If none of that matters, the Express is the cheapest option, although the Premiere is a slightly better (and slightly more expensive) version of that.

My go-to recommendation is a Stick+, as it's a good middle ground, and includes a remote that also controls the TV power and volume, making it easier to use (only needing a single remote). However, if the user will need to switch remotes anyway, or will use a universal remote that can control several devices, then don't go with the stick models, as the IR universal remotes don't support those. If universal remote capability is needed, I usually suggest going with the Premiere, particularly if it can be found on sale.

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