Roku Streaming Stick

Last updated: July 29, 2023

For a slightly lower price, you can enjoy the same benefits you'd get with the Streaming Stick+ in this standard model. This edition includes voice-control capabilities on the remote, as well as fast streaming speeds and several other benefits found in the more expensive version.

We looked at the top Streaming Devices and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Streaming Device you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 25 expert reviews, the Roku Streaming Stick placed 5th when we looked at the top 5 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Sit back and enjoy the show. The Roku Streaming Stick packs a punch with smooth HD streaming and channels that launch in a snap. Take it on business trips and vacations. Or movie nights at a friend’s. Even use it in a dorm. It’s perfectly portable to stream almost anywhere. With our new voice remote, you can power up and change volume on most televisions, control your player, plus use your voice to find your favorite shows across 1,000+ channels.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

For buyers who don't care about 4K or HDR streaming, the Roku Streaming Stick is the best player on the market.
The device is a highly competent, extremely small media streamer with a no-nonsense interface and a variety of content you'll actually want to watch. An improved remote control makes it an easier sell than before.
The plug-and-play Roku Streaming Stick is our favorite budget streaming device, and even more so at a discount.

What reviewers didn't like

If there's any chance you'll be upgrading to a 4K TV in the near future, it's worth spending as little as $10 to $20 more on the step-up model, the Roku Streaming Stick Plus.
The only major downside of the Roku Streaming Stick is that it caps out at 1080p — although that's not really a problem, since the Roku Streaming Stick+ provides a 4K HDR experience in a similar form.
t only outputs video at up to 1080p. If you want a device that adds smarts to a 4K television, you’ll need to buy the more potent Roku Streaming Stick+.
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