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DESIGNED FOR ROKU-READY HDTVs AND OTHER DEVICES ONLY Stream your favorite TV shows, music and games with the Roku Streaming Stick. This Roku HD streaming player allows you to enjoy more than 750 streaming channels, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO GO, Amazon Instant Video, Pandora, and much more. It gives you a full streaming experience and can be used with up to 1080p full HD. It includes built-in wireless, too, so you can connect easily to stream all your favorites in no time. You can just simply plug the tiny stick into your HDTV or other device to start your streaming experience. The Roku Streaming Stick will only work with Roku-ready devices.
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Does this Roku have the "search" feature that allows users to serach all of Roku for stars or titles?

asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
BrianofLV
on Roku Streaming Stick
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answer 1
Yes. If you watch the video demo in the item description it shows how the search feature works.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
DV123
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Is the roku streaming stick compable with a sony digital tv?

asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
rugbyx
on Roku Streaming Stick
1 answer
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answer 1
The list of Roku Ready devices for the Roku Streaming Stick is posted on the Roku website here:
http://www.roku.com/streamingstick#roku-ready

It is a short list at present and there are no Sony sets on it at the moment of this writing, but could change by the time you read this. There are unique connectivity requirements with the Streaming Stick and a TV has to be built with the right jack for the Stick to work. With sets that are not on the Roku Ready list you should get a conventional Roku box unit instead of the Streaming Stick.

The Roku box units are small and unobtrusive. I think I'd be just as happy with a Roku 2 or Roku 3 as I would be with the Roku Streaming Stick since there is no difference at all in performance.

To help you decide on which Roku box to get here's some information.

The top of the line one is the ROKU 3 model which does 1080p HD quality. The ROKU 3 has HDMI connectivity only so it only works if your TV has a HDMI jack as is usually found on a modern HDTV. The Roku 3 model is considered to be the best one.

The ROKU 2 model series which includes the XS, XD, HD & LT models will connect to virtually any TV made since the 1980's. They will connect to a standard definition TV via RCA component type jacks using an included cable. Plus they will also connect to a HDTV via HDMI cable which is not included.

If you have a 720p TV the Roku LT & HD models are both 720p capable. The differences between those two models are few such as the HD model having a slightly more functional remote and an SD Micro memory card slot.

If you have a 1080p TV the Roku XD and Roku 3 models are 1080p capable, but can be adjusted in settings to use with a 720p HD display. The legacy model XS is also 1080p capable and while discontinued in the product line by the ROKU 3 model, some new XS units are still in retail channels at substantial discounts over their original 99 dollar cost. The Roku 3 has the earphones that plug into the remote, which is a great feature. If you are planning to use the Roku gaming functions then get the Roku 3 model or the legacy Roku 2 XS model since they have the gaming remote needed for that.

If you have an HDTV be sure to get an HDMI cable with the Roku unit as you'll want one for high definition video quality and the HDMI cable is not included in the box. If you use the included component type cable with a Roku 2 series unit and connect it to a HDTV you will get standard definition quality which will be fuzzy looking compared to high definition. HDMI cables are much cheaper to order online than to buy in retail so I'd order one online.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
DV123
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which of the Roku products include a HDMI cable?

asked 1 year ago
By
Jim
on Roku Streaming Stick
1 answer
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answer 1
None of them that I know of.

I also don't know of a Blu-Ray player that comes with one either.

HDMI cables are dirt cheap to order online and super pricey in the retail stores. Order one online and get free site-to-store shipping and save a bundle. Don't be fooled! A $40 HDMI in-store cable might be more durable if plugging it in and pulling it out once a day, but the picture and sound will be no better than with the $6 cable. For a permanent or semi-permanent installation you are wasting money buying a high end HDMI cable! Digital cables either work or they don't. Unlike analog where cable quality actually matters, with digital it really doesn't matter.

I think part of the reason you get to buy your own HDMI cable is because most of the Roku models are compatible with both SD and HD sets. The HDMI cable would be a waste for someone hooking it up to a 1995 Sony Trinitron and they'd be paying for something they don't need. Another part might be that no one length of cable suits every installation.

At any rate, I would not let having to buy a $6 HDMI cable stop me from buying either of my Roku units.

It is super important to point out that you posted this question on the item page for the Roku Streaming Stick, which plugs directly into Roku-Ready HDTV's and other video devices in a special jack on the video device itself. This item does NOT plug into a HDMI jack for example. It must be plugged directly into a ROKU-READY jack on a Roku-Ready device. There is no HDMI jack on this item and this product is compatible ONLY with video devices specifically designed to be Roku-Ready. The Roku Streaming Stick works ONLY with devices listed here: http://www.roku.com/streamingstick#roku-ready

I love my Roku units! They saved me a lot of money.
answered 1 year ago
By
DV123
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wondering incdule closed caption ?

asked 10 months ago
By
bonnie
on Roku Streaming Stick
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answer 1
Hi Bonnie, Yes all Roku players on the market now support closed captioning for content providers who offer it. For example Netflix and Amazon do offer it. Pub-D-Hub and Movie Vault don't. A very small percentage of Roku channels offer closed captioning. It is not up to Roku to provide closed captioning for the programming but instead is up to the programming providers, meaning the channel operators. For those providers who do offer closed captioning the Roku supports it.

SUPER IMPORTANT! Before ordering the Roku Streaming Stick make sure you have a "Roku Ready" device! All "Roku Ready" devices are listed HERE:
http://www.roku.com/roku-ready/devices#!/tv

If your TV is not on the "Roku Ready" list then you can't use the Roku Streaming Stick at all because it only works with devices on that list! If your set is not on the list you can still use a traditional Roku box type streaming player such as the Roku LT, Roku 1, Roku 2 or Roku 3. The LT is for up to 720p HDTV's, the rest are for up to 1080p TV's. All the Roku boxes but the Roku 3 work with virtually any TV made since the 1980's. The Roku 3 works only with a HDTV with an available HDMI input. Hope that helps!
answered 10 months ago
By
DV123
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how long does the roku stick last?

asked 9 months ago
By
redd
on Roku Streaming Stick
1 answer
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answer 1
A Roku Streaming Stick doesn't have an expiration date, but like your HDTV and all other electronic gizmos it will eventually die. I'd expect years of service with it. The Roku boxes have a reputation for a very long life and I don't see why the Stick version would be any different. Some of the first Roku's to stream Netflix are still out there working after over 6 years. So your question is hard to answer. Time before failure will vary from unit to unit.

It is important to point out that you should only buy a Roku Streaming Stick for a Certified Roku Ready Device on the list at the following link which you will have to copy and paste:
http://www.roku.com/roku-ready/devices#!/tv
If your device is not on that list then one of the other box type Roku units will work instead. The Stick is NOT for use with any device that is not on the ROKU READY CERTIFIED LIST. You can not just plug a Roku Streaming Stick into just any HDMI jack.
answered 9 months ago
By
DV123
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