Roku's $50 Streaming Stick makes 1080p set-top boxes obsolete
Roku's latest Streaming Stick is everything you'd ever want from a streaming device. It's fast, has a rich library of content and it's easy to move around the house. The only problem is that there's no 4K support.
- Fast performance thanks to a quad-coreCPU
- Portable and easy to set up
- Mobile app packs in a lot of useful features
- Tons of streaming options
- No 4K support
- No headphone jack in the included remote
Roku has seemingly done the impossible with its latest Streaming Stick. It's smaller than the previous 2014-era version, it packs in a faster quad-core CPU and it's still just $50. The speed improvements, in particular, are a welcome change because the last Streaming Stick sometimes stalled when doing simple things like browsing menus. With performance like this, the only reason you'd choose a clunky set-top box over the Streaming Stick is if you needed 4K support (it's stuck at 1080p for now).