It features 1080p HD video and access to over 1,500 different channels including Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, MLB.TV, and many more. It also has a private listening mode which allows users to plug the included headphones into the side of the remote (also included) to listen while the TV speakers are muted. You’ll find free iOS and Android apps to control the device remotely and for streaming content from mobile devices to the big screen.
Not only does Wirecutter consider it to be the best media streaming box out there, it has received a 4.3/5 star rating from nearly 10,000 reviewers. It ships with a 90 day parts and labor warranty. With your savings, Amazon’s basic HDMI cables get great user reviews and the positively rated TotalMount Roku mounts start as low as $14.
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Roku 3 Features
- 1000+ entertainment channels. Choose from the best selection and widest variety of streaming entertainment, including movies, TV shows, music, sports, news, and more.
- Lightning fast and powerful. Experience ultra-smooth performance with a 5x faster processor and extended-range wireless.
- Remote with headphone jack for private listening. Use the included headphones and crank up the volume to enjoy a late-night flick without disturbing the household.
- Motion control for games. Enjoy action-packed games with a motion-control remote. Get the fun started.
- One-stop search. Find your favorite movies and shows in a flash from top channels like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video and VUDU.
- Free iOS® and Android™ app. Transform your mobile device into a Roku remote. Browse and add new channels. Even use your phone or tablet to send your music, photos and personal videos to your HDTV.
- All the bells and whistles. 1080p HD support, Ethernet and USB ports, and a microSD slot.
- Works with virtually any HDTV.
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