Roku Express - HD Streaming Player
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Get the Roku streaming player experience at an incredible price. The all-new Roku Expressâ€•1080p HD streaming made easy. Set-up is effortless. Kick back and enjoy access to 450,000+ movies and TV episodes across 4,500+ paid or free channels, including Netflix, Video, Hulu, PBS KIDS, and more. There are no monthly rental fees for owning a Roku Express-it’s so affordable, you can make every TV in your home smart. And because it’s from Roku, you’ll get great features like an easy-to-use remote, simple navigation, and unbiased search across top channels. Watch what you love and spend only what you want.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #12 in Home Theater
- Color: Black
- Brand: Roku
- Model: Roku Express
- Dimensions: .70" h x 3.30" w x 1.40" l, .8 pounds
- Battery type: Alkaline
- The all-new Roku Express delivers fast HD streaming at an incredible price.
- There are no monthly rental fees for owning a Roku Express-it's so affordable, you can make every TV in your home smart.
- Because Roku Express is from Roku, you'll get great features like an easy-to-use remote, simple navigation, and unbiased search across top channels.
- Refer manual before use for troubleshooting steps
Most helpful customer reviews
428 of 456 people found the following review helpful.
Still an excellent choice all around especially being the cheapest streaming device right now
I ended up buying this from a big box store since it's still not in stock for Amazon.
At first I felt that it was a bit slow, but much faster that the older Roku Streaming Stick it was replacing. I also have a new 2016 Streaming Stick to compare it to, which is still probably twice as fast as the Express. The Express is probably twice as fast as the previous purple Streaming Stick. The remote is IR, so it does need a line of sight to the box, which is very light and tiny and can be mounted on the TV itself. It comes with a foot HDMI cable and longer micro USB cable for power. It can still be powered by the built-in USB port on the TV.
The real key I was looking for is speed. I use Playstation Vue for my TV service, and it took probably 30 seconds to load the app on the older purple streaming stick. Navigation was very slow as well. The Express cut these times, but not as good as the newer black streaming stick. Netflix is also a little sluggish in loading the Netflix Home Screen. It's still a good device for any TV. The remote is a little different in that it's flatter on the bottom verses the round half circle of the previous Roku remotes. Also, it only has 2.4Ghz Wifi whereas the black streaming stick has dual channel 2.4 & 5Ghz. The $30 price point makes this very affordable to outfit multiple TVs, especially if you're in my situation of changing from traditional set top box cable TV switching to a streaming provider, in my case PS Vue. In my case, I have moved my black streaming stick to the main living room TV, while I have the Express on a bedroom TV. I will be purchasing another Express for another bedroom TV.
357 of 389 people found the following review helpful.
Great Budget Option
By Mary C.
I prefer Roku devices over the Chromecast. So, if you are on a really tight budget I would definitely buy this device. If you have an extra $20 buy the Roku Streaming Stick.
The main shortcoming of the Roku Express is the remote, uses an IR blaster, which has to be pointed very near exactly at the device.
219 of 241 people found the following review helpful.
Yes, buy it, you'll love it!
I'm already a big fan of Roku, so when I saw this, I decided to give it a try. One thing to keep in mind, this one is 720p and 1080p, no 4K. Works for me, all of my TVs are 1080p. It's small size is great for when we go on trips. All you need is the USB cable as it can draw power from it, no need to bring the power supply. In a hotel room just plug it up, connect to the WiFi, and I have all my Netflix, Hulu, etc. for relaxing in the room at the end of the day. Since it draws power from the TV, it turns on and off with the TV. This is great for when I'm going to bed at night, I just set the sleep timer on the TV, and when the timer turns the TV off, the Roku also turns off. I read reviews stating that it was slow, so I was a little worried, but that is not the case. Yes, since it is powered by the TV, it takes a minute for the Roku to power up and be ready to go. But let's be realistic, it's like 30 second or so, not a big deal. Once up and running, works just as well as my other Rokus. It comes with a strip of Velcro so you can attach it to your TV. As with other Roku models, you can control it through an app on your phone, which works via the WiFi, not line of sight. So, you can basically attach it to the back of the TV, plug the included USB cable into the USB port on the TV for power, connect the HDMI cable, and you're all set. I'm super happy with the Roku Express and should I need another Roku, this is the one I will buy, I highly recommend it. Enjoy!