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Roku 3 Review | Prices, Features and Content

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Comparison of Roku Products

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Roku 3 offers a quick and smooth streaming experience for those who want to play games or watch tv shows and movies. Stream the hottest channels and apps with Roku 3.

Roku 3 works with dual-band wireless and a fast processor, so you can enjoy ultra-smooth streaming. The device offers a feature-packed remote, and hours of entertainment. Roku 3’s interface is simple, and you can search through an incredibly wide variety of channels and apps.

You can even use your mobile device to enhance your streaming experience. In fact, you can browse apps like Netflix and Youtube on your IOS or Android smartphone, and launch them straight onto your TV screen.

Roku 3 also includes Hotel and Dorm Connect. This feature lets you travel with your player away from home, and use it from a hotel or dorm room with wireless connection. You can login with your credentials to start streaming. All you need is your Roku remote, and smartphone, tablet, or laptop with a web browser. However, this feature only works with current-generation Roku 3s.

Price and packages

You can purchase Roku 3 for an upfront, one-time fee of $99.99, and do not have to worry about monthly fees associated with the device itself. Roku 3 is sold at a variety of retail stores, like Best Buy, Radioshack, Walmart, Target, etc. You can also purchase Roku 3 straight from Roku’s website, with free shipping.

Roku 3 comes with thousands of free channels, but select channels do require a subscription charge or additional payment.

If you are unhappy with your device for any reason, you can return it for a full refund under the 30-day, risk free, money-back guarantee.

Should anything happen to your Roku 3 where it breaks or is damaged, the device is covered under a one year warranty.

What device is Roku 3 compatible with?

Roku 3 requires an HDTV with HDMI input.

Top picks for Roku 3

The device gives you streaming access to over 3,000 channels on demand, as well as more than 300,000 movies and TV episodes. You can also explore more than 20 top streaming channels to make sure you are getting the best pricing.

The most popular streaming channels include:

The most popular TV shows include:

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Pros and Cons of Roku 3

Here are a few things you can expect from Roku 3:


  • Remote has voice searching capabilities, and a headphone jack for private listening
  • Mobile app that helps enhance your streaming experience
  • Hotel and Dorm Connect for streaming away from home
  • Games that you can play using the motion control remote
  • Still works without wireless, since you can connect Roku 3 to an ethernet cable


  • You still have to pay to subscribe to some channels
  • Does not include an HDMI cable in the box


If you have an HDTV and want a fast and seamless streaming experience, Roku 3 is a great option. It has most all of the features Roku 4 includes, with the exception of 4K media content capabilities. The remote is convenient and offers helpful features like voice search, and a headphone jack for private listening. Price-wise, it is not as good of value as the Roku Stick. Bottom line, Roku 3 offers a fully customizable interface with apps, games, TV shows, movies, and the hottest channels. It is simple to use, and a solid choice for streaming.

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    howieApril 13, 2018

    can i get local network news on roku

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      joelmarceloApril 14, 2018

      Hi Howie,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      Definitely! While you can watch live TV with an antenna or on cable/satellite, there is also plenty of live TV available on various Roku streaming channels.


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