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Roku Express (2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews of Roku Express (2017). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality and price, whereas there are some mixed views about the size. There are some critical reviews about the reliability and sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Roku Express (2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Verity Burns (trustedreviews.com)

Roku Express (2017)

 

The Roku Express is an affordable streaming box that delivers an unrivalled list of full HD streaming services to your TV.

Superb app selection ; Neutral approach ; Easy to use ; Cheap

Some apps look dated ; Still some lag

For an even-handed approach, and the cheapest of its kind on the market, the Roku Express is hard to beat.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Roku Express (2017) review

 

A much improved HD streaming stick with lots to offer for the money

Great app selection ; Easy to navigate ; Improved performance ; Cheap

Some dated app designs ; Still not the fatest in use

A simple and affordable way to get HD streaming smarts to a not-so-clever telly

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Nick Pino (techradar.com)

Roku Express review

 

Slow-but-steady streaming for around $30

Unbelievably inexpensive ; Roku’s egalitarian platform ; Comes with a remote

Weak Wi-Fi antenna ; Remote requires line-of-sight ; Sluggish loading times

As a replacement for the original Roku 1, the Roku Express works as advertised: it’s a supremely small streaming device that acts as a portal to Netflix, Amazon, HBO and more for less than the cost of a few DVDs. Unfortunately, however, the Express...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.co.uk)

Roku Express (2017) review

 

At just $30 in the US and £30 in the UK, the Roku Express is one of the least costly ways to add Netflix, Amazon Video, YouTube, Plex and scads of other streaming apps to your TV. If you just want to spend as little as possible on a streamer, it's your...

The Roku Express is ultra-affordable, easy to use and packed with streaming apps. Unlike last year, it loads menus, apps and videos quickly.

The menus can seem dated compared to rivals, and some apps use old-school layouts.

Quick, simple and less expensive than the competition, the Roku Express is the perfect basic streamer.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Luke Edwards (recombu.com)

Roku Express 2017 Review: Simply powerful TV streamer

 

The Roku Express 2017 edition offers five times the power of the previous streaming stick, along with the same vast array of channels and fantastic...

Affordable ; Easy to use ; Loads of channels ; Private listening via app

No 4K Ultra HD ; No headphone port on remote

If you want to upgrade a telly in your home to smart TV status, or if you want to access the less mainstream apps found in the Roku private channels, then this streaming box is a really affordable way to do it..

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Marie Black (techadvisor.co.uk)

Roku Express

 

Roku has finally introduced Roku Express in the UK, a simple streaming device with a budget price tag that will appeal to beginners. Find out what we thought in our Roku Express review.

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Roku Express review

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Following the complete refresh of its internet TV box lineup, the Roku Express is essentially the old Roku 2, Roku 3 and Roku Streaming Stick all packed into one remarkably compact device. Can a device so tiny, with the miniscule price tag to match,...

Nov, 2017

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Expert review by : Nick Hastings (digitaltrends.com)

Roku Express review

 

Dollar for dollar, there's no better streamer than the Roku Express.

Easy to set up and use ; Excellent companion/smartphone app ; Roku OS rocks ; Comprehensive search function ; Huge channel library

No Ethernet port; restricted to Wi-Fi ; Some input lag ; No 4K/HDR support

Pound for pound, dollar for dollar, there’s no better streamer than the Roku Express. Despite a few minor technical deficiencies, the Express holds significant value by virtue of the excellent Roku ecosystem.

May, 2017

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Roku's $30 Express player is more intriguing than its high-end Ultra

 

The Roku Ultra is the company's fastest streaming player yet, and it throws in just about every feature you can imagine. The only major downside is that Roku's $100 Premiere+ includes most of the capabilities you'd actually need.

It's only $30! ; 1080p content looks great ; Small and easy to set up

A bit slow ; IR remote can be inconvenient ; Interface is dated

If there's one thing we can take away from Roku's lineup this year, it's that you don't have to spend much to get a good streaming player. The $30 Express completely redefines what a set-top box can be, and it's hard to imagine how Roku can drive down...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Roku Express: Dirt cheap and plenty fast

 

It might not have all the fanciest features, but the ultra-affordable Roku Express is still a great choice if you value simplicity and quick-enough load times.

The Roku Express is ultra-affordable, easy to use and packed with streaming apps. Unlike last year, it loads menus, apps and videos quickly.

The menus can seem dated compared to rivals, and some apps use old-school layouts.

Quick, simple and less expensive than the competition, the Roku Express is the perfect basic streamer.

May, 2018