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Roku Express / Express Plus / Express+ (3900, 2017)

Roku Express / Express Plus / Express+ (3900, 2017)
alaScore 94

136 reviews

Jun, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 136 reviews of Roku Express / Express Plus / Express+ (3900, 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality and software. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas comments about the size and remote control are mixed. The sound and reliability get negative comments.

usability, price, software, image quality

reliability, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Roku Express / Express Plus / Express+ (3900, 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Verity Burns (

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 : Nick Pino (

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 : Max Langridge (

Roku Express review: An affordable and easy way to get video on-demand


The Roku Express is without doubt the best option if you want to have all the major video streaming apps in one place, alongside several others that

Cheap and efficient mini set-top box with all the major services ; Cross-service search ; Easy to setup and use ; Fantastic companion app

Supplied cables are a little short (this may or may not be beneficial to some) ; May be superfluous for many ; Strong competition from Amazon

Whether or not you need the Roku Express in your life depends entirely on your TV viewing habits, the TV you already own and any other peripherals you may already have attached. If you have a games console, for example, you can get the same major apps...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Tom Bruce (

Roku Express review: The budget TV streamer that covers all the bases


Got an older HD TV? The Roku Express lets you add the latest services at little cost

The best service line-up ; Straightforward controls ; Unbeatable for the price

Awkward design ; No bundled power supply ; Screensavers don’t always work

Looking for the best all-round device to add streaming services to old TVs? The Roku Express is it. I’m not bananas about the physical design or the lack of a bundled power supply but I can’t complain about the price or the performance. Most...

Dec, 2019

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Expert review by : Marie Black (

Roku Express


Roku Express is a simple streaming device with a budget price tag that will appeal to beginners. Find out what we thought in our Roku Express review.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (

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

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (

Roku Express Plus (2017) review


"So there's this thing called Netflix, and it lets you watch TV over the internet. You don't need to pay for cable or futz with an antenna. Want to check it out?"

The Roku Express Plus is one of the only ways to add Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, YouTube and more to an old TV. It's ultra-affordable, easy to use and packed with streaming apps.

Since there's no wired Ethernet option, it needs a solid Wi-Fi signal to work properly.

If you want to stream video to an old TV, your best (and pretty much only) option is the Roku Express Plus.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Verity Burns (

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 : Luke Edwards (

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

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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