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jsumr1101
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wired Ethernet connection

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What Roku streaming media devices are compatible with wired Ethernet connection? 

 

I don't want to use WIFI and Google seems to be the only company I can find that says they support a wired connection.

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RokuTannerD
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Re: wired Ethernet connection

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@jsumr1101  Thanks for the question! We currently offer the Roku Ultra, which features an ethernet port. You can check it out here: https://www.roku.com/products/roku-ultra

 

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Tanner

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RokuTannerD
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Re: wired Ethernet connection

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@jsumr1101  Thanks for the question! We currently offer the Roku Ultra, which features an ethernet port. You can check it out here: https://www.roku.com/products/roku-ultra

 

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Tanner

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kevanp
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Re: wired Ethernet connection

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If you do still offer the Ultra, you don't seem to in the UK. That link in your reply doesn't work, and the UK site only lists Express, Premier, and Streaming Stick—none of which appears to offer an Ethernet connection.

Your website states:

"You can use the product comparison chart to determine which current products have Ethernet."

In fact it does no such thing.

My first contact with Roku has left me underwhelmed.

 

 

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renojim
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Re: wired Ethernet connection

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There's quite a few Roku features and products that are only available in the US.  They don't spell that out very well if at all.

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Bewildered_Bob
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Re: wired Ethernet connection

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Hello Tanner: I own an Ultra which i believe has an ethernet port for "wired" connection. Since my wireless connection to Spectrum internet (thru Asus router) goes up and down like a yoyo, does it make sense to try an ethernet cable instead (est 50 feet long) ?  If so, which cable shd I buy ? Thanx.

Bewildered Bob

 

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StreamerUser
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Re: wired Ethernet connection

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Tanner isnt here anymore, but a CAT5e or CAT6 ethernet cable should be sufficient.

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atc98092
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Re: wired Ethernet connection

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And as a further update, the two new versions of the Express 4K player both accept an external USB Ethernet adapter. I believe at least one of the soundbars also accept such an adapter. What I don't know is if any of the adapters that will work offer Gigabit, or still only Fast Ethernet. 

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Bewildered_Bob
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Re: wired Ethernet connection

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Thanx for the quick reply. But the FIRST question is - does it make sense to try an ethernet cable instead of wireless (est 50 feet long) to eliminate erratic connectivity ?   If so, then the cable type that you recommend will be bought.

still Bewildered Bob

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atc98092
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I always prefer a wired connection if at all possible. So many things can mess with a WiFi connection, both coming from within and outside your home.

Since the Roku only supports Fast Ethernet, Cat5 is more than satisfactory. 

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