Roku?

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Gobearsone
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Good, bad, benefits, problems?
BaylorGuy314
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Use it on every TV I have. Can't imagine watching TV any other way now
TellMeYouLoveMe
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I like my Nvidia Shield,
but I sure as hell know plenty of them and I talk to them a lot, including during the search. And NOTHING was leaked.
TechDawgMc
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Much prefer the Amazon Fire Stick. I can't seem to get the Roku to work cleanly. Just took a TV to work. The Roku wouldn't connect to the local wireless. No problem with the Fire Stick. Find the FS interface better as well

My new smart tv at home doesn't need any of them. It gets the apps without needing any other connection -- and then you can use the one tv remote to work everything.

Granted, I have a really cheap version of Roku, but just hasn't been up to the quality of the competition.
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Big Roku fan here. I just find the whole system, whether it's their website, phone app, or ability to work with third party remotes very easy to utilize. Three TVs in my house, all Rokued up.
Liteitup
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Recent convert to Roku, very pleased. Cable bill dropped from $215 to about $85, even with a bump in speed from 300 to 600. I also added a $30 Sling bill but I'm still approximately $100 ahead each month. I bought a small flat OTA antenna for each TV that give me 30 plus local channels. I did have a little difficulty getting KCEN (6) to come in, placement was more critical than I expected it to be.
BaylorOkie
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TechDawgMc said:



My new smart tv at home doesn't need any of them. It gets the apps without needing any other connection -- and then you can use the one tv remote to work everything.
Bingo.
REvansBU71
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I use only Firesticks at home, but we're visiting my father-in-law in Myrtle, MS right now. He only has a Roku (plus directv). He has the slowest wifi I've ever seen (5-7 mb/sec) and the Roku works great!

Any "smart" tv I've ever used had a really dumb and slow processor. Maybe they're better now, though.
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TechDawgMc
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REvansBU71 said:

I use only Firesticks at home, but we're visiting my father-in-law in Myrtle, MS right now. He only has a Roku (plus directv). He has the slowest wifi I've ever seen (5-7 mb/sec) and the Roku works great!

Any "smart" tv I've ever used had a really dumb and slow processor. Maybe they're better now, though.
The one I just got was a Samsung. It is much better than the other two I have (one of the others is a Vizio, can't remember what the upstairs one is). The Samsung handles Apps better, moves between them better and uses the remote to do stuff within the app better. I've really been happy with it.
BaylorHistory
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TechDawgMc said:

Much prefer the Amazon Fire Stick. I can't seem to get the Roku to work cleanly. Just took a TV to work. The Roku wouldn't connect to the local wireless. No problem with the Fire Stick. Find the FS interface better as well

My new smart tv at home doesn't need any of them. It gets the apps without needing any other connection -- and then you can use the one tv remote to work everything.

Granted, I have a really cheap version of Roku, but just hasn't been up to the quality of the competition.
Hah, I'm the opposite. I find Firesticks to be pretty clunky when using a few apps like Plex. I'm 100% in on higher end Rokus at this point on all of my tvs.
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Pecos 45
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We have a Roku, and a Fire Stick.
Like both.
Have dropped Dish network now and going totally antennae and streaming.
Saving me over $119 a month!!!
"It's no sin to be poor, but it's damned inconvenient." Mark Twain
VaeBear
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I have no issues with Roku. I use it mainly to connect to Hulu.
hodedofome
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I only buy high end tech stuff, don't feel like wasting my life on slow processors in fire sticks, Roku sticks, etc.

I have a Roku Ultra on my LG OLED and it's great. I also have a few of the new Chromecast with Google TV's and they are by far the best thing you can get for $50. Google search capability is far superior to any other competitor so using voice search is easy. The remote on the Chromecast is fantastic, best I've ever used. So simple, but not too simple like an Apple TV.

My LG has built in apps, but doesn't have all the apps like ESPN. The interface is also not nearly as good as Roku or Google.
Media Bear
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Sometimes one of my Roku sticks (I have 3) tries to overheat, but not a huge problem ...
REvansBU71
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Pecos 45 said:

We have a Roku, and a Fire Stick.
Like both.
Have dropped Dish network now and going totally antennae and streaming.
Saving me over $119 a month!!!



There ya go, 45! Harbinger of the future!
Next thing for me will be Starlink wifi. Check it out on YouTube.
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william
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I bought a share today.

One.

Seems to have pulled back enough.

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go ROKU go!

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