Roku Express review, ratings and Hands-on

Category: Entertainment, Television 906 0


Composite video output. Affordable. Lots of streaming media services and apps.


Sluggish navigation. Unnecessary if you have a television with an HDMI port.

Bottom Line

The Roku Express+ is an inexpensive media streamer that brings connectivity to older TVs that lack an HDMI port.

The Good The Roku Express is cheap, easy to use and loaded with streaming apps.

The Bad It's slower, especially with Netflix, than alternatives that cost just a few bucks more.

The Bottom Line The Express delivers everything good about Roku for a rock-bottom price, but it's worth spending a bit extra on a faster streamer.

  Roku Streaming Stick Roku Express Roku Premiere Roku Premiere+ Roku Ultra
Access to 350,000+ movies & TV episodes from 3,500+ streaming channels
TV Compatibility HDMI port HDMI port HDMI port (4K video via HDCP 2.2 HDMI) HDMI port (4K video via HDCP 2.2 HDMI) HDMI port (4K video via HDCP 2.2 HDMI)
4K Ultra HD @ 60fps    
HDR support      
1080p HD support
Wifi 802.11 b/g/n dual-band MIMO 802.11 b/g/n 802.11ac dual-band MIMO 802.11ac dual-band MIMO 802.11ac dual-band MIMO
Night Listening Mode    
Ethernet and micro SD port      
Remote finder, gaming buttons, USB port, digital optical audio output        
Roku app with private listening and voice search



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Item Dimensions 3.3 x 1.4 x 0.7 in 1.6 x 0.8 x 5.5 in 1.05 x 3.1 x 0.45 in 3.5 x 3.5 x 1 in
Internet Applications Information not provided google_play; hulu; vudu; netflix Amazon Instant Video Amazon Instant Video
Total Usb Ports Information not provided 0 0 1
Model Year Information not provided 2016 Information not provided 2015
Connectivity Technology Built-in Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi USB; Ethernet
Total Number of HDMI Ports Information not provided Information not provided 1 Information not provided

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