Roku Streaming Stick

75
Global
Score
75

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Summary

The Roku Streaming Stick is designed to make it easier than ever to add streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Instant Video to your HDTV, but it doesn't work with all TVs. As PC Mag points out, "its finicky requirements keep it from being useful to all but a handful of users." All Things D, which generally found the Streaming Stick to be a "tiny, convenient device," also called it a "niche product." If you have a compatible TV (one with an MHL-compatible HDMI port), it could be worth considering -- or you can pick up the gdgt Must-have Roku 2 XS, and use it with almost any currently available HDTV.

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Breakdown

Video quality
8.5
Media support
8.0
Design and form factor
7.2
Ease of use
7.3
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Specs

Streaming Stick

Type
Audio / video player
Video services
Netflix, Amazon, Other
Audio services
Pandora
Video outputs
HDMI
WiFi
yes
Ethernet
None
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Specs

Streaming Stick

Type
Audio / video player
Video services
Netflix, Amazon, Other
Audio services
Pandora
Video outputs
HDMI
WiFi
yes
Ethernet
None
View Full Specs
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