Roku Streaming Stick Stories May 16, 2016

Amazon offers the Roku Streaming Stick (2016 Model) for $39.99 Prime shipped. (Also now at Best Buy, B&H, ect. ) That’s $10 off the regular sale price and the lowest we’ve seen since its release.

It has a quad-core processor that’s 8 times faster than its predecessor, a free mobile app for iOS and Android with voice search and you get access to Amazon instant video, VUDU, Netflix, Hulu, Google Play, and more. Rated 4.1/5 stars by over 100 Amazon customers. 

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Roku Streaming Stick Stories April 5, 2016

Although Roku makes some of the best streaming media players on the market today, it faces stiff competition from other devices like Apple TV and Chromecast. As new content and services become available, companies must move quickly to update their lines with fresh products. Roku made a move towards 4K content over the last year when it announced its latest set-top box and a new line of affordable Ultra HDTVs.

Today, Roku has detailed a new low-profile streaming stick that skips the high-resolution content but is packed with some impressive specs…

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Roku Streaming Stick Stories November 16, 2015

This year’s biggest streaming media player releases are set to get substantial discounts later this month during Black Friday. We’ve gone through all of the ads released so far from major retailers and plucked out the best deals on Apple TV, Roku players, Chromecast, and other media streamers. Some of the advertised prices for these devices are the best we’ve seen all-year. Even the latest Apple TV with Siri is getting a decent price drop. Head below to catch up on all the deals… expand full story

Roku Streaming Stick Stories June 17, 2015

expiredRoku HDMI Streaming Stick for $35 picked up (Reg. $50)

Walmart has the Roku HDMI Streaming Stick for $35 available for in-store pickup as soon as today. If you want it delivered for free you’re going to need to spend $50 or more. Otherwise, shipping is about $5. As a pricing comparison, it carries a list price of $50, often goes on sale for around $40 and today’s deal is the lowest we’ve seen. Great as a last minute Father’s Day gift.

Roku Streaming Stick offers more than 250,000 channels to U.S viewers in up to 1080p HD. You can use the included physical remote or the iOS/Android mobile apps to control the player. One of the top reasons for going with Roku is its robust search functionality. Rated 4 out of 5 stars from 5,824 Amazon reviewers.

Amazon’s Fire TV Stick is still on sale for $34.

Roku Streaming Stick Stories February 12, 2015


Sling TV is barreling down on cable TV like a freight train. Not only is this innovative service currently the best way for cord cutters to get select TV stations, but now Sling TV has landed on Fire TV and will offer free streaming devices.

When you prepay three months of Sling TV service ($60), you’ll be able to grab an Amazon Fire TV Stick ($39 value) or Roku Streaming Stick ($50 value) for free. If you’d rather get a full streaming box, then you can also opt to save 50% on an Amazon Fire TV ($99 value) or Roku 3 ($100 value).

Here’s how Amazon is handling the promo:

  1. Sign up for your subscription on the Sling TV website and prepay three months of Sling TV service.
  2. After signing up, you will receive a promotion code that can be used for $50 off Amazon Fire TV or a free Fire TV Stick.
  3. Copy the promotional code, go to, and add one Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick to your shopping cart.
  4. Proceed to check out. Paste or enter the promotional code in the “Enter a gift card or promotion code” field, click the ‘Apply’ button and complete your order.
  5. When your device arrives, simply plug it in, connect to the internet, and start enjoying instantly.

We haven’t heard any specific instructions from Roku as to how you can redeem its offer, but you should be able to simply sign up via Sling.

Looking to learn more about Sling TV? Head over to our complete coverage of this cord cutters dream. Or maybe your hesitant to commit to three months of service? Sling TV is currently offering a free seven-day trial of its service for those interested in taking a look first.

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Roku Streaming Stick Stories November 14, 2014

Update (11/20 1:45pm) We are now seeing an updated Black Friday ad from hhgregg.

hhgregg, the popular electronics and home store, has released its full Black Friday ad exactly two weeks ahead of the big day. They’ve packed nearly 250 items into a 20 page ad package that is full of a variety of items, from iPads and gaming consoles, to HDTVs, refrigerators and more. They will offer doorbusters on Thanksgiving Day from 4pm to midnight, and will re-open on Black Friday, check here for your nearest location. We’ll continue to add the latest Black Friday news leading up to the big day.

We have done the research and picked out our favorite deals from hhgregg:

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Roku Streaming Stick Stories October 1, 2014

expiredRoku Streaming Stick w/ remote (refurb) $35 shipped (Reg. $50)

Newegg has the refurbished Roku Streaming Stick with the remote control (3500R) for $34.99 shipped. That’s $15 under the original listing from Roku, $14 under Amazon new, $5 better than Amazon’s refurbished listing and the lowest total price we’ve seen on Roku’s tiny streaming stick.

Like all Roku solutions, you get access to over 1,500 entertainment channels including Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, MLB.TV, and many more. The Roku Streaming Stick supports up to 1080p streams, plugs directly into any HDTV via HDMI and comes with access to free iOS and Android apps which can turn your smartphone into a Roku controller and allows for streaming content from mobile to the big screen.

It has received a 4/5 star rating from over 1,800 Amazon customers and comes with a limited 90 day parts and labor warranty. If Google Chromecast’s browser casting is more your thing, we currently have them available refurbished (approved by Google) for $25 shipped. If you happen to be looking for a new display, we have a number deep HDTV deals right now starting as low as $379.99.

Roku Streaming Stick Stories August 30, 2014

expiredRoku Streaming Stick w/ 2 months Hulu Plus $41 shipped (20% off)

Groupon is offering the Roku Streaming Stick with 2 Months Free of Hulu Plus for $40.49 shipped using code LABOR10 during checkout. That’s $9.50 or nearly 20% off the regular $50 price tag and within $0.49 of the lowest price we’ve ever seen. Most major retailers charge between $49 and $50 plus as much as $4 shipping.

The Roku Streaming Stick works offers much of the same options as its boxed counterparts, except this is just a Chromecast style (and sized) HDMI dongle that remains hidden on the backside of your display. It features 1080p streaming and access to more than 1000+ entertainment channels including HBO Go, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, live sports and many more.

Purchasing and activating a Roku device before Sept. 30, 2014, will net you 2 months of free Hulu Plus as well. You’ll also get the remote and the free mobile control apps, for quick access to your favorite channels.

The Roku Stick includes a 90 day warranty from Roku and has received a 4/5 star rating from nearly 1,500 Amazon customers.

Roku Streaming Stick Stories July 31, 2014

August is proving to be a big month over at Netflix, as the the popular content streaming service continues to add new titles each month.

Perhaps none bigger than the addition of all of the Rocky films, which were previously unavailable for streaming. Another classic film coming to Netflix this month will be Mad Max, the classic 1970’s Mel Gibson tough-guy film. In addition, Netflix will be offering recently released films, such as Mission Blue, the popular documentary that highlights the efforts being made around the world to save the ocean, its resources and beautiful sanctuaries.

You can pick up a free trial, download the iOS or Android (Google Play/Amazon) app to get started today.

Here’s our favorite deals for streaming Netflix on your big screen:

Be sure to checkout our weekly media roundups for Blu-ray/DVDs/iTunes downloads.

Update: If you need something to stream your Netflix to the big screen, Walmart is offering the Roku 1 for $39 right now (Reg. $49+), which is the lowest price we can find anywhere.

Roku Streaming Stick Stories March 4, 2014

Roku’s newest entertainment device is a $50 HDMI streaming stick that is scheduled to ship next month and seems to be a direct shot at Google’s Chromecast.

Unlike its predecessor that only worked with Roku-ready TVs, the new streaming player is compatible with all HDMI-equipped HDTVs. It is about the size of a thumb drive and fits discreetly into an HDMI port, which creates a “streamlined look that’s ideal for wall-mounted TVs.”

Just like its bigger brothers, this diminutive gadget packs “more channels and genres than any other TV streaming device.”

Once plugged in, the Roku Streaming Stick lets consumers start streaming from more than 1,200 channels (more than 750 channels in Canada, the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland) of movies, TV episodes, music, news, sports, kids’ shows and free programming…

Users can navigate this seemingly endless sea of content with the included remote control or any iOS/Android mobile device equipped with the free Roku apps. These same apps can also cast locally stored roku-stick-2014-hdtvmusic, movies, and other content from smart devices to the TV.

The new Roku streaming stick is available for preorder from Amazon, Roku and other authorized dealers.

Full press release follows:

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