Which? uses cookies to improve our sites and by continuing you agree to our cookies policy.

Which Roku should you buy?

By Callum Tennent

Roku is one of the biggest names in the TV streaming market. But with such similar models, how do you decide which one to buy? Our guide is here to help.

Put us to the test

Our Test Labs compare features and prices on a range of products. Try Which? to unlock our reviews. You'll instantly be able to compare our test scores, so you can make sure you don't get stuck with a Don't Buy.

Roku is a big name in internet TV streaming, and one of the few brands out there dedicated exclusively to it. When it comes to picking a TV box for your home you'd be remiss to overlook it.

As far as internet TV boxes go, Roku devices have just about everything you could want. The Roku 2, Roku 3 and Roku Streaming Stick all have Full-HD picture, wi-fi capability, app control, smart-search, an intuitive TV guide and an enormous selection of channels and players. There are a few key differences though, which we'll explain in the table below.

Interested in seeing all our brands on test? Click to see all our internet TV box reviews.

Which Roku should I buy?

Roku Streaming Stick+

Typical price £75.00
Which? score %
Reviewed Nov 2017
Features and versitility:
Member exclusive
Ease of use:
Member exclusive
Picture quality:
Member exclusive

Following the complete refresh of its internet TV box lineup, the Roku Express is essentially the old Roku 2, Roku 3 and Roku Streaming Stick all packed into one remarkably compact device. Can a device so tiny, with the miniscule price tag to match, meet the bar set so high by its predecessors? We sent it to our internet TV box test lab to find out.

Roku Express

Typical price £30.00
Which? score %
Reviewed Nov 2017
Features and versitility:
Member exclusive
Ease of use:
Member exclusive
Picture quality:
Member exclusive

Roku may be one of the biggest names in streaming, but it's been almost two years since it updated its product line. That day is now upon us, with the much needed and very welcome introduction of the Roku Streaming Stick+. The first ever 4K Roku internet TV box, it packs the more features than we've ever seen from a Roku device into a streamer scarcely and larger than a USB stick. Read the full review to see if it lives up to the hype.

We test internet TV boxes more thoroughly than anyone else

We buy every internet TV box we test and look at models of from all the popular brands, regardless of price. We speak to manufacturers and scour the market to make sure we test all the internet TV boxes that you'll find in the shops or online. Every model is treated and tested exactly the same way in a strictly-controlled lab environment. We use the same set-up every time to ensure that sound and video results are the same, and we use the same exclusive internet connection so we know which boxes run faster than others.

Which? doesn't only tell you about the Best Buy internet TV boxes that we recommend, we also tell you which models to avoid with our Don't Buys. If an internet TV box has an issue we feel is so bad it must be a fault, then we will buy a new version and retest it. We'll also speak to the manufacturer to find out what it plans to do about the problem.

Like the look of the Roku models but want to know more? Discover all the streamers we've tested by heading over to our expert internet TV box reviews.

SHARE THIS PAGE

Related products

See all internet tv boxes