Roku Streaming Stick (3500R)

7.6/10 AVG.
RATING

  • Roku Streaming Stick (3500R)
  • Roku Streaming Stick (3500R)
  • Roku Streaming Stick (3500R)
  • Roku Streaming Stick (3500R)

This app-streaming stick isn't cheaper than a Chromecast, but it comes with a whole lot more apps and a remote.

- Matt Swider , TechRadar 

Specs / Features


Compact stick design. Plugs discreetly right into the HDMI port. Great for wall-mounted TVs. | 2,000+ entertainment channels and counting. By far the most movies, sports, news, music and kids' shows of any streaming player. | Control with remote or mobile. You can choose to control your entertainment via your iOS or Android device. Or use the included remote that everybody can share. It's your choice. | Send to TV from mobile. Use mobile apps, such as Netflix and YouTube, to cast videos from your phone straight to your TV. | Stunning HD video quality. Immerse yourself in the action with rich,... More

Compact stick design. Plugs discreetly right into the HDMI port. Great for wall-mounted TVs. | 2,000+ entertainment channels and counting. By far the most movies, sports, news, music and kids' shows of any streaming player. | Control with remote or mobile. You can choose to control your entertainment via your iOS or Android device. Or use the included remote that everybody can share. It's your choice. | Send to TV from mobile. Use mobile apps, such as Netflix and YouTube, to cast videos from your phone straight to your TV. | Stunning HD video quality. Immerse yourself in the action with rich, vibrant video streaming up to 1080p* HD. Please feel free to refer customers to Roku CS by any method indicated here: http://support.roku.com/entries/413244-contact-support.
Troubleshooting steps: http://support.roku.com/entries/22282324-Roku-Remotes-Information-Troubleshooting

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Specification

Brand Roku
Model 3500R
Warranty 12 months
Size 7 x 2 cm (2.8 x 0.8 in)

Reviews (7.6/10 Avg. rating)


The Gadgeteer

The perfect travel companion for your next trip

from The Gadgeteer

The Roku Streaming Stick is Roku’s least expensive streaming device and is also the most portable streaming device that they offer, making it the perfect travel companion for your next trip so you won’t be stuck with nothing to watch. $40 is a great price for all the entertainment that the Roku can provide.

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The Roku Streaming Stick is Roku’s least expensive streaming device and is also the most portable streaming device that they offer, making it the perfect travel companion for your next trip so you won’t be stuck with nothing to watch. $40 is a great price for all the entertainment that the Roku can provide.

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TechRadar

Smaller, cheaper and almost completely platform agnostic

from TechRadar

The Roku Streaming Stick is a cinch to plug into any spacious enough HDMI port now that it doesn't require an MHL-compatible TV. From now on a "Roku Ready" HDTV just means having a TV with an ordinary HDMI port thanks to this more compatible version of the device. It's not quite as affordable as the Chromecast, but it has more of the apps that people want right now, including Amazon Instant Video. That's significant because Amazon often has cheaper HD movie rentals than other services. It's an app you won't find on either Chromecast or Apple TV.

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The Roku Streaming Stick is a cinch to plug into any spacious enough HDMI port now that it doesn't require an MHL-compatible TV. From now on a "Roku Ready" HDTV just means having a TV with an ordinary HDMI port thanks to this more compatible version of the device. It's not quite as affordable as the Chromecast, but it has more of the apps that people want right now, including Amazon Instant Video. That's significant because Amazon often has cheaper HD movie rentals than other services. It's an app you won't find on either Chromecast or Apple TV.

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Make Use Of

The higher price compared to the Chromecast is worth all of the extras you get

from Make Use Of

Overall, I would definitely recommend the Roku Streaming Stick. I had really hoped that more services would be made available for the Chromecast, but progress on that end has been moving at a snail’s pace. You can simply do so much more with the Roku offering, and you’re only investing $15 more for a far more capable device. I’m sure you can sacrifice three drinks from Starbucks to pay the difference, right?

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Overall, I would definitely recommend the Roku Streaming Stick. I had really hoped that more services would be made available for the Chromecast, but progress on that end has been moving at a snail’s pace. You can simply do so much more with the Roku offering, and you’re only investing $15 more for a far more capable device. I’m sure you can sacrifice three drinks from Starbucks to pay the difference, right?

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Wired

It has the best hardware features, and it has the private audio option

from Wired

If you’re going to buy just one device, I would still recommend the Roku 3. It has the best hardware features, and it has the private audio option. But if you have an Apple TV and you just want some additional programming choices, or if you want to experiment in puckland but you don’t want to spend the $100 to buy in at the top tier, the Streaming Stick makes a great entry-level choice.

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If you’re going to buy just one device, I would still recommend the Roku 3. It has the best hardware features, and it has the private audio option. But if you have an Apple TV and you just want some additional programming choices, or if you want to experiment in puckland but you don’t want to spend the $100 to buy in at the top tier, the Streaming Stick makes a great entry-level choice.

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Gizmodo

It delivers on promises of speed, ease of use, and stuff you actually want to watch

from Gizmodo

I have long been frustrated by the piss-poor, molasses-slow Samsung Smart TV interface my telly has strapped me with. Roku makes it look like amateur hour, for not a lot of cash. This stick is a great buy; the only real downside is that it's going to make doing anything other than watching TV an insanely difficult task.

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I have long been frustrated by the piss-poor, molasses-slow Samsung Smart TV interface my telly has strapped me with. Roku makes it look like amateur hour, for not a lot of cash. This stick is a great buy; the only real downside is that it's going to make doing anything other than watching TV an insanely difficult task.

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Cnet

Sets the bar when it comes to stick-based streamers

from Cnet

The Roku Streaming Stick gets nearly everything right. The hardware is compact and portable, tons of apps are available, and the combination of the remote and the onscreen interface still makes for the best experience in the living room. For most buyers, it's well worth the $15 premium over the Chromecast, unless you're heavily invested in the Android media ecosystem.

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The Roku Streaming Stick gets nearly everything right. The hardware is compact and portable, tons of apps are available, and the combination of the remote and the onscreen interface still makes for the best experience in the living room. For most buyers, it's well worth the $15 premium over the Chromecast, unless you're heavily invested in the Android media ecosystem.

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Amazon.com Reviews Summary

8,863 from Amazon.com

8,863 Amazon.com shoppers shared a review for the Roku Streaming Stick (3500R). Ratings are middle of the road, averaging 3.9 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.com customer reviews.

7.8/10

Amazon.ca Reviews Summary

4 from Amazon.ca

4 Amazon.ca shoppers shared a review for the Roku Streaming Stick (3500R). Ratings are middle of the road, averaging 3.3 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.ca customer reviews.

6.6/10

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