Updated 10 Jun 2014

Roku

Streaming Stick

Snapshot: The Roku Streaming Stick plugs directly into your TV. What’s it like to use?

Streaming Stick
Consumer score
SCORE
Price guide

$59

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Test results

Overall score
90

Good points

  • Extremely easy to use.
  • Can stream content from any home LAN.
  • Remote control comes with dedicated buttons for Netflix and Amazon.

But

  • Can’t be accessed from a mobile device.
  • Not easy to get access to all the potential content.
  • Can only be ordered through the US (so you’ll need to use YouShop or a similar service).

How we test

Overall score is for ease of use. This includes installing the hardware, setting-up and configuration, and using the remote control.

Price guide is taken from a May 2014 online price survey.

Key data

Model

Price guide
$59

Specifications

HxWxD (mm)
13 x 79 x 28
Weight (kg)
0.018
Internal HDD
no
WiFi type
802.11n
Max video resolution
1080p

Features

Streams video (over a LAN)
Streams photos (over a LAN)
Streams internet radio
RSS feeds
×
Streams YouTube (via app)
DLNA functionality
×
Web browsing
×
Mobile device access
Add internal hard drive
×
Connect external HDD
×
Integrated BitTorrent client
×

Connection

Ethernet (10/100)
no
HDMI
1
Composite RCA (R, W, Y)
no
Toslink
no
USB 2.0
no
Memory card reader
no

More Info

Notes
This price was converted from USD$50 to NZD, the actual price may vary depending on exchange rates.

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