Roku 2 Streaming Media Player (4205E) £39.99 @ Amazon
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Roku 2 Streaming Media Player (4205E) £39.99 @ Amazon

£39.99£59.9933%Amazon Deals
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Found 17th Feb
Was browsing for one of these and the Amazon price dropped £20 before my eyes.
Not as good as the £34 Tesco deal from earlier this week, but that's now expired and it's £75 there.
Currently appears to be the cheapest price online.
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How do they compare to the express? I have an express, a roku 3 and 2 LT boxes, I want to replace the LTs but not sure if this is worth the extra over the express.
Not at this price anymore
tek-monkey35 m ago

How do they compare to the express? I have an express, a roku 3 and 2 LT …How do they compare to the express? I have an express, a roku 3 and 2 LT boxes, I want to replace the LTs but not sure if this is worth the extra over the express.


The 2 and 3 are the same device repackaged, with the 3 having the wireless remote. Could tell us how the 3 compares to the express? I've been wondering myself.
dralanhart8 m ago

The 2 and 3 are the same device repackaged, with the 3 having the wireless …The 2 and 3 are the same device repackaged, with the 3 having the wireless remote. Could tell us how the 3 compares to the express? I've been wondering myself.


My 3 is probably 3 or 4 years old now, it works great but I'm not sure it's that much faster than the new express in all honesty! I don't watch much HD content, my plex is all SD to enable external streaming, and I don't notice that much difference between the 2 devices. I do love the remote headphones on the 3 though, so that player sits in my bedroom. I believe this may now be possible on the express through the phone app though?
tek-monkey46 m ago

How do they compare to the express? I have an express, a roku 3 and 2 LT …How do they compare to the express? I have an express, a roku 3 and 2 LT boxes, I want to replace the LTs but not sure if this is worth the extra over the express.

image.roku.com/ww/…pdf
vebrose4 m ago

https://image.roku.com/ww/docs/compare-chart-new-old-en-us.pdf


Hmm, my roku 3 doesn't have voice search? Must be an older model.
Does anyone know if you can put Virgin TV Go on this device?
tek-monkey8 h, 31 m ago

My 3 is probably 3 or 4 years old now, it works great but I'm not sure …My 3 is probably 3 or 4 years old now, it works great but I'm not sure it's that much faster than the new express in all honesty! I don't watch much HD content, my plex is all SD to enable external streaming, and I don't notice that much difference between the 2 devices. I do love the remote headphones on the 3 though, so that player sits in my bedroom. I believe this may now be possible on the express through the phone app though?


I also have a 3 and love it. The remote headphones are great but if your WiFi 2.4GHz bands are congested, there is a lot of faffing to get rid of the dropouts. Also, I have never managed to get headphones to work with the remote app at all on the Roku 3.

I suspected that the express would be pretty much as good as the Roku 2. Makes the 2 look very expensive.
vebrose8 h, 36 m ago

https://image.roku.com/ww/docs/compare-chart-new-old-en-us.pdf


Interesting. Little stated difference between the express and the 2. Express has private listening via the app, but no screen mirroring. The 2 has extra ports.
ith991 h, 14 m ago

Does anyone know if you can put Virgin TV Go on this device?


No you can't.
This was briefly just back in stock.

Just to ask a stupid question, what's the obvious alternatives to this with its USB port for watching your own e.g. mp4 files? Running a server with Plex? (But that seems for the tech-savvy only...). Screen mirroring with Chromecast etc.? Some other way? Thanks.
Edited by: "milady" 17th Feb
milady17th Feb

This was briefly just back in stock. Just to ask a stupid question, what's …This was briefly just back in stock. Just to ask a stupid question, what's the obvious alternatives to this with its USB port for watching your own e.g. mp4 files? Running a server with Plex? (But that seems for the tech-savvy only...). Screen mirroring with Chromecast etc.? Some other way? Thanks.



Plex is actually really easy to set up, and makes accessing your media a dream. I regret not discovering it years earlier.
Trust me, it's the best option and much better than mirroring or Chromecast. Plus once it's set up it's very user-friendly for your family too. Basically it turns all your media files into your own personal Netflix.
You don;t need to be tech-savvy, and there's lots of how-to videos on YouTube. Best of all Plex is completely free. (There is a paid service available, but you really don't need it).
milady17th Feb

This was briefly just back in stock. Just to ask a stupid question, what's …This was briefly just back in stock. Just to ask a stupid question, what's the obvious alternatives to this with its USB port for watching your own e.g. mp4 files? Running a server with Plex? (But that seems for the tech-savvy only...). Screen mirroring with Chromecast etc.? Some other way? Thanks.


There's a simple Roku app for playing photos and videos from your network (definitely includes mp4 as I was doing just this). I was using the SD card on my Asus router.
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