How to buy a Roku streamer in 2019
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How to buy a Roku streamer in 2019

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Hi there. Today, we're going to look at which Rocu player you should buy. There's a bunch of models between $30 and $100 but my favorite is the Streaming Stick Plus for $50. But maybe that one's not for you, so we're gonna go through and look at all the different models and find out which one meets your own requirement. [BLANK_AUDIO] Unlike some of the competition, the prices of Roku boxes do fluctuate. So you will find cheaper prices over the holiday period, in particular. If the screen behind me looks at all familiar, it's because it's Roku. One of the most popular platforms for streaming. Roku offers hundreds of different channels, including free ones like Roku Channel. And [UNKNOWN] as well as the big ones like Netflix and Amazon prime video. All the products we're going to look at today come with a remote control but you can also control them with the [UNKNOWN] app on your smartphone. It's worth noting that all the 2019 and beyond models have HDMI app only. So if you have an older TV which only has analog inputs You might need to look elsewhere. So first we're gonna start with the cheapest model and then we're going to highlight the differences between each successive model as I go. But the biggest difference between all of them is usually the remote control. The first we've got the $30 Roku Express. Now this is the one that I would recommend to anyone who has a bedroom TV, you just want Roku this one Just the one to get. You don't really need any features. It's a 10 ABP box. It's very bare bones. It's got a standard, classic remote. Just a couple of shortcut buttons at the bottom. If you want to Roku experience for the cheapest possible price, the $30 Roku Express is the one to get. So this is the Roku Express Plus it looks exactly the same. The main difference is this remote control. This units identical, but this is the upgrade here. This is a voice remote and it also has TV controls. So this is $40. Still 1080p but what you get is a little microphone button and you can ask for actors you can ask for streaming services and come up on your screen. What also has his volume control Also television at the side and a view box, that's $40. The extra $10 you're paying for is for an upgraded remote, nothing really changes with the main box. This is the Roku premier. I'm gonna get it out of its box. What this is, is the first 4k HDR model in the [UNKNOWN]. It's also $40 but what they've done, they've upgraded the main body but kept the basic remote. So this doesn't have any of the voice features that the other one did. It's just your basic stock standards with your shortcut buttons and stuff. But all the goodness is in here. So if you have a for pay TV, this is the cheapest one you can get. This is the basic remote that comes with the [UNKNOWN] Express. What you're really paying for is the upgraded box. It's worth noting that a Roku remote will work with any Roku box. So you can use this with the hundred dollar box or the $30 box, which also means you can use the ultra remote which is the tricked out one with the entry level they will work interchangeably. What I have here is my recommended model for most people. It's the Roku streaming stick plus. It's now come down from $60 to $50. If you have a 4k TV or looking to do any streaming event of any sort, this is the one I'd recommend to you. This one sits behind your TV, you don't need to have it out in view because it's a wireless remote. Essentially, you plug this into the back of your television and you'll get voice features with this upgraded remote. 50 bucks. As 4K, HDR, all the other goodness of the other model. But getting that voice remote with the TV controls again. The Roku Streaming Stick Plus is the smallest Roku by far. And it's the first that I've shown you that sits behind your TV. It doesn't need to have line of sight for the remote. Mode to work. [MUSIC] Now we're getting into serious territory. This is the Roku Streaming Stick Plus Headphone Edition. This is $60. It's a Best Buy exclusive. And again, what they're upgraded is the remote control. This is the first remote that comes with a headphone jack and a pair of headphones. The idea is if you're sitting in bed, you can hook the headphones into your remote control and watch without disturbing other people. But if you want to save yourself 10 bucks, use the Roku app on your phone and connect a pair of bluetooth headphones to it. If you've been a user of Roku for many years, you'll be more familiar with this model. This is the ultra LT It's a Wal-Mart exclusive. It's $80. Comes with that same remote we saw just before with the headphone out. One of the best features about this is that it has got expandable memory. So if you don't like waiting for YouTube to load, for example, you can put more memory in. It's also got an Ethan and Jack. So if your Wi-Fi is blasted out in your apartment building, for example. You can hook it straight into Ethernet and circumvent those problems. If you can find last year's ultra is essentially the same as this, you might be able to find a cheaper than the ad dollars and there's no real reason to buy this. For you power users out there, this is the one you should look at. This is the hundred dollar Roku ultra for 2019 Which has all the upgraded features, including a remote finder. Essentially what you do is you press this button. And this little remote chirps and lets you know where it is, stuck under the couch or behind a. Body or whatever. [LAUGH] So what does it do? Essentially this is mostly an upgraded remote and has all the features we saw previously such as the headphone out, the TV control. But what it does add is to new voice buttons. What you do is you hold down one of these shortcuts and you say for example Black mirror And it will store that as a shortcut, you just press that button and you get what have you stored appearing on your television. If you love the remote experience from our Roku box this is the one to get, it's got all the tricked out features, it's got the remote finder, it's got the headphone jack You're not buying it for the box really, you're buying it for this remote. And it actually works really well. It's probably my favorite of all the remote controls. And as I said before, if you wanna go crazy, you can't buy this yet separately, we're hopping one day it becomes available by its own So if you have one of the cheaper boxes, you can upgrade it instantly by getting this. For a hundred dollars, this is much more affordable than say for example the Apple 4k TV, or the NVIDIA shield, but if you're a power user those are probably better devices for you, because they offer games they offer a lot more features than this one does And really you're just paying for the remote for this one, it's not really worth getting for a hundred bucks. You're much, much better off getting the streaming stick plus. So this has been a look at the 2019 2020 Roku range. If you want to spend the least amount possible, the Roku Express at $30 is what I'd recommend. Start at $50. The Roku streaming stick plus is the one to get happy streaming. So you know my pick for the best Roku to get. Which one would you prefer? Sound off in the comments below and thanks for watching.

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