Roku Express

Roku Express
From Roku

List Price: $29.99
Price: $29.00

Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

30 new or used available from $12.70

Average customer review:
(4.5 stars, based on 1949 reviews)

Product Details

  • Sales Rank: #9 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

Features

  • 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.

Get the Roku streaming player experience at an incredible price. The all-new Roku Express―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.


Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

326 of 347 people found the following review helpful.
4Still an excellent choice all around especially being the cheapest streaming device right now
By Phil
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.

214 of 236 people found the following review helpful.
4Great 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.

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful.
5Roku is Awesome!! Bye Bye monthly cable bill!!
By DerbyDudeDon
This Roku is awesome! Setting it up and beginning to use it was a breeze. It probably took less than 10 minutes. With all the app options i have with this Roku my $135.00 monthly cable will soon be history.

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