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EH Buyer’s Scorecard: Roku 3 Streaming Player

Electronic House
10 April 2013
  • Excerpt: A closer look at this streaming set-top box, from in-house and around the web.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0

Roku 3 Review

BigPictureBigSound
5 April 2013
  • Conclusion: There are a lot of media streamers on the market. Without a doubt, every one of them has perks and provides a little something that your system didn't previously have. That said, it's hard to beat the options that are being offered under the tiny chassis of the Roku 3. Not all of them are freebies or selections that you'd actually be interested in, but there are just enough -- and you could spring for a few too, you cheap-o.
  • Pros: Endless entertainment for under $100, Supports 1080p, 7.1 and 5.1 sound for all (where available), Hundreds of programming choices, Integrated headphone jack on the remote
  • Cons: Plastic or a Paypal account is required for setup, No official YouTube channel (but there are workarounds), No 3D support, No PC-based streaming, Device is always on
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Overall 9
8.9

Roku 3 review: our favorite media streamer, and the simplest to use, too

Engadget
3 April 2013
  • Conclusion: The Roku 3 keeps everything that's made the brand successful and ushers in some welcome improvements, all without boosting the price or ruining the simple setup.
  • Pros: New UI is a welcome improvement, Upgraded CPU eliminates performance issues, Simple, capable and relatively cheap
  • Cons: Still no official YouTube or DLNA support, No analog AV output
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Roku 3 Reviewed

SmallNetBuilder
2 April 2013
  • Conclusion: Roku's new top-of-line streamer with dual-band Wi-Fi, faster CPU and fancier remote
  • Pros: Largest number of available channels of any media streamer, Dual-band Wi-Fi, Improved search, Updated Bluetooth remote supports headphones (included) for private listening while viewing
  • Cons: Limited file support for playing files on USB, No DLNA support, Supports only HDMI-capable TVs. No legacy TV support
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Overall 8
8.0

Roku 3

PC Magazine
22 March 2013
  • Conclusion: The Roku 3 adds an interface overhaul along with a nifty remote-mounted headphone jack for private listening, but the Roku 2 is a better buy.
  • Pros: New interface is faster to navigate and is more intuitive than with previous Roku boxes. Quick menu navigation. Integrated/cross channel search is incredibly useful.
  • Cons: No out-of-the-box local streaming. App only currently available for iPhone/iPod Touch.
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Overall 9
8.9
Design 9
9.0
Performance 9
9.0
Remote 9
9.0
Software 8
8.0

This is how you make a set-top box

theverge.com
13 March 2013
  • Summary: I've found myself using both an Apple TV and a Roku 3 over the last couple of weeks — the Roku as a set-top box, and the Apple TV purely as an AirPlay device, its other functions made redundant by the Roku's breadth of content. That combination works perfectly, but at $200 isn't a cheap home theater add-on. The good news is that if you're not an Apple user or don't have much need for AirPlay, you only need one box — and that box is the $99.99 Roku 3.
  • Pros: Fast, smooth performance, Excellent interface, Huge amount of content available
  • Cons: YouTube is a big hole, Can't match AirPlay's functionality, Weak local file support
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Overall 9
9.0

Roku's speedy streamer is the best box yet

CNET
11 March 2013
  • Summary: The Roku 3 is the best streaming-video box yet, with tons of content sources, lightning-fast performance, and an innovative remote with built-in headphone jack.
  • Pros: The Roku 3 's excellent interface and speedy processor makes it feel quicker and more responsive than any other streaming box. More than 1,000 channels are supported, including Netflix, Amazon Instant, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, Pandora, MLB.TV, Amazon Cloud Player, Vudu and (finally) Youtube. It also has cross-platform search that scours several major TV and movie services to find content. And Roku's nifty remote has a built-in headphone jack that lets you listen without dis...
  • Cons: The Apple TV still works better within the Apple ecosystem. And the Roku 3 isn't the best option if you're mostly looking to stream your personal digital media collection.
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Roku 3 Streaming Player review

homecinemachoice.com
4 March 2014
  • Summary: Media player retains the quirky design of its forebears but adds some useful new features
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Roku 3

TechRadar UK
27 November 2013
  • Excerpt: The latest update of the Roku media player, hitherto known as the Roku 3, features a number of welcome refinements over the cheaper Roku 2 and entry-level 720p Roku LT.
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Overall 8
8.0

Roku 3 review

Pocket Lint
1 November 2013
  • Conclusion: The Roku 3 is a decent TV set-top box that will offer plenty to most people looking to "cut the cable" as Americans would say. While there are some annoyances with the interface layout and a lot of dross in the app store - do you really want to pay £1.49 for a puppy screensaver? - the main catch-up TV services are here. There are noticeable omissions - 4 On Demand and ITV Player being two - but the important ones like Netflix, Now, and BBC iPlayer are here.
  • Pros: Small, easy to setup, lots of services supported, microSD and USB support, headphone jack on remote for quiet listening, 1080p support
  • Cons: Lots of dross apps in app store, can't buy movies or shows, no 4oD or ITV player, nine tile limit in interface & not best use of interface space
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