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Stream just about anything, including live TV, news, sports, movies, and more with Roku Express. Setup to your TV is easy with the included HDMI cable. The included simple remote with channel shortcut buttons and intuitive home screen help you quickly find and watch what you want from favourites like Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Video, Now TV, BBC iPlayer, Apple TV, and thousands more.

Easily discover where to stream movies and shows for free or at the lowest cost with unbiased results ranked by price from Roku Search. Only pay for what you want, when you want it, with no monthly equipment fees or hidden charges.

Enjoy features like voice search, private listening, casting to your TV, and an extra remote with the free Roku mobile app for iOS & Android.
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BioShock09/01/2020 09:39

Save your money and buy a firestick


How is a firestick saving money it is more expensive
Sparkz2k1609/01/2020 10:48

On the basis of only needing something to watch Prime video, would this be …On the basis of only needing something to watch Prime video, would this be the best value device?


Yes, this is the cheapest UK Roku model out there atm and no dedicated streaming device below this price-point has access to an official 'Prime Video' app from Amazon UK.


Sparkz2k1609/01/2020 10:48

Can it be powered via the TV's USB port?


This could vary from one TV to the next, although the 2017 'Roku Express' featured in this deal comes with a supplied power adapter (which the newer 2019 model does not) and that can always be used in situations where an individual television fails to meet the necessary power requirements via it's USB port.


Sparkz2k1609/01/2020 10:48

Is the TV a non voice remote (I'm not interested in voice remotes at all)?


The (supplied) hardware remote that comes with this 'Roku Express' model does not offer 'Voice Search' functionality. This is an additional feature of the free Roku mobile app for phones and tablets. So, if you don't want voice search, simply avoid using the Roku mobile app for this purpose. It's worth downloading the app still, as there are other benefits for doing so, but just deny it access to voice settings (e.g. microphone, etc.) on your phone / tablet and you won't have to worry about it!


Sparkz2k1609/01/2020 10:48

Can I connect it to WiFi rather than a cable connection?


The 'Roku Express' is only capable of wireless connections, as there is no ethernet port for establishing a wired (cable) connection. It's also worth noting that it's 2.4GHz only (i.e. no 5 GHz signal) as it's not built for use with dual-band WiFi.


Sparkz2k1609/01/2020 10:48

Could I delete other apps off it so it just has Amazon prime?


Yes. These are totally customisable in terms of which apps are installed. You will still see all of the available apps listed within the 'Channel Store' (found under 'Streaming Channels' from the main 'Home' screen menu) but each individual can decide which app(s) to install (or not) on a channel by channel basis. In other words, if 'Prime Video' is all you require, then just install add the Roku channel (app) for that and nothing else. Should you find that other apps were pre-installed when creating your Roku account, just use the 'Options' button (i.e. the star / asterisk key) on the Roku remote to bring up a sub-menu from where you can remove any / all of the unwanted apps.


Hope that is of some use!
+ claim 3 HD movies from Rakuten
Edited by: "cartwheelbob" 9th Jan
BioShock09/01/2020 09:39

Save your money and buy a firestick


The Roku’s can work with Google Home devices, while Firesticks work with Echo’s, so it also depends on your ecosystem.
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Edited by: "cartwheelbob" 9th Jan
Save your money and buy a firestick
BioShock09/01/2020 09:39

Save your money and buy a firestick


How is a firestick saving money it is more expensive
Thanks I missed this before Xmas as forget to collect it! Ordered & paid for collection Hot
markd050409/01/2020 09:52

How is a firestick saving money it is more expensive



they were saying to save up your money and get a firestick just because there are alot more things you can do on a firestick than you can with this. that being said I have still reserved one of these
BioShock09/01/2020 09:39

Save your money and buy a firestick


The Roku’s can work with Google Home devices, while Firesticks work with Echo’s, so it also depends on your ecosystem.
spoot1smeg09/01/2020 10:01

they were saying to save up your money and get a firestick just because …they were saying to save up your money and get a firestick just because there are alot more things you can do on a firestick than you can with this. that being said I have still reserved one of these


Is Now Tv on a firestick?
cartwheelbob09/01/2020 09:33

+ claim 3 HD movies from Rakuten


I never knew this...thanks. I checked the deal and found I qualified after buying the deal posted in Dec, and I found an unread email in my over spammed inbox. Top one 3 free mooovies. I love a free mooovie. Or any udder free deal.
spoot1smeg09/01/2020 10:01

they were saying to save up your money and get a firestick just because …they were saying to save up your money and get a firestick just because there are alot more things you can do on a firestick than you can with this. that being said I have still reserved one of these


However no device will support all apps, so most users end up buying at least two different devices.
Can these stream from a DLNA source?
So... I've never been one for jumping on the bandwagon of all this "smart" tech nonsense but as the BBC are wasting the licence fee money paying prat's like Gary Vinegar and that annoying woman suffering from head up bottom syndrome, and I've got student prime, I'm thinking of getting a device to watch Amazon Prime video.

On the basis of only needing something to watch Prime video, would this be the best value device? (Yes, plugging in the laptop or PC I already own would be cheaper but I'd rather a device with it's own dedicated GUI just for TV).

Can it be powered via the TV's USB port? Is the TV a non voice remote (I'm not interested in voice remotes at all)? Can I connect it to WiFi rather than a cable connection? Could I delete other apps off it so it just has Amazon prime?

Thanks
spoot1smeg09/01/2020 10:01

they were saying to save up your money and get a firestick just because …they were saying to save up your money and get a firestick just because there are alot more things you can do on a firestick than you can with this. that being said I have still reserved one of these


Kodi can be installed on a firestick . Therefore, anything that you can find on any other device can be watched via a firestick..
Kodi isnt dead. Not by a long chalk.
Schwinger09/01/2020 11:22

Kodi can be installed on a firestick . Therefore, anything that you can …Kodi can be installed on a firestick . Therefore, anything that you can find on any other device can be watched via a firestick.. Kodi isnt dead. Not by a long chalk.


That may be true, but it's also true that there are plenty of people that don't want to go down the route of using Kodi or APKs to watch content for various reasons. For those who don't fancy having to muck around with settings and having to keep on top of installing reliable sources, this device is a great option as it gives access to all of the current main streaming options in this country.
Sparkz2k1609/01/2020 10:48

So... I've never been one for jumping on the bandwagon of all this "smart" …So... I've never been one for jumping on the bandwagon of all this "smart" tech nonsense but as the BBC are wasting the licence fee money paying prat's like Gary Vinegar and that annoying woman suffering from head up bottom syndrome, and I've got student prime, I'm thinking of getting a device to watch Amazon Prime video.On the basis of only needing something to watch Prime video, would this be the best value device? (Yes, plugging in the laptop or PC I already own would be cheaper but I'd rather a device with it's own dedicated GUI just for TV).Can it be powered via the TV's USB port? Is the TV a non voice remote (I'm not interested in voice remotes at all)? Can I connect it to WiFi rather than a cable connection? Could I delete other apps off it so it just has Amazon prime?Thanks


As far as I know, at this price this is the cheapest device around right now for getting Prime TV on your television. I'd like to see what others can say about how it is with being powered by the TVs USB port though. I've seen a video saying that it can be powered this way, but it comes with a mains adaptor in case the USB port on the TV doesn't provide enough power. I've got a Now TV stick which can be powered by the TV USB port on some TVs, but not with others.
markd050409/01/2020 10:05

Is Now Tv on a firestick?



just had a look its not on as standard but you can force it to install it because its an android stick you can force them to install apps that aren't officially supported so you can get them to do alot more than they were designed to
Good price, just ordered one. I've already got one of these and 3 Firesticks. All of my Firesticks seem to have stopped working as well as they once did whereas my Roku is still going strong. Perfect if you only want it for the likes of Netflix and Prime.
Thanks, been after another of these and had £10-odd paypal balance, so net cost to me £7 = bargain. Don't much care that it's the 2017 model as I already have 2 which still work perfectly. Much better than a Firestick in my experience so long as you don't have a requirement for Kodi and / or side-loading apps.
Bill_Carr_PH09/01/2020 13:13

Thanks, been after another of these and had £10-odd paypal balance, so net …Thanks, been after another of these and had £10-odd paypal balance, so net cost to me £7 = bargain. Don't much care that it's the 2017 model as I already have 2 which still work perfectly. Much better than a Firestick in my experience so long as you don't have a requirement for Kodi and / or side-loading apps.


No problem
spoot1smeg09/01/2020 12:08

just had a look its not on as standard but you can force it to install it …just had a look its not on as standard but you can force it to install it because its an android stick you can force them to install apps that aren't officially supported so you can get them to do alot more than they were designed to



But can you get it to run, Not in my experience .
Edited by: "OBH6UK" 9th Jan
Does the Rakuten deal come via email at a later date? I ordered for store pick up and collected, but no codes from Rakuten so far!!
Sparkz2k1609/01/2020 10:48

On the basis of only needing something to watch Prime video, would this be …On the basis of only needing something to watch Prime video, would this be the best value device?


Yes, this is the cheapest UK Roku model out there atm and no dedicated streaming device below this price-point has access to an official 'Prime Video' app from Amazon UK.


Sparkz2k1609/01/2020 10:48

Can it be powered via the TV's USB port?


This could vary from one TV to the next, although the 2017 'Roku Express' featured in this deal comes with a supplied power adapter (which the newer 2019 model does not) and that can always be used in situations where an individual television fails to meet the necessary power requirements via it's USB port.


Sparkz2k1609/01/2020 10:48

Is the TV a non voice remote (I'm not interested in voice remotes at all)?


The (supplied) hardware remote that comes with this 'Roku Express' model does not offer 'Voice Search' functionality. This is an additional feature of the free Roku mobile app for phones and tablets. So, if you don't want voice search, simply avoid using the Roku mobile app for this purpose. It's worth downloading the app still, as there are other benefits for doing so, but just deny it access to voice settings (e.g. microphone, etc.) on your phone / tablet and you won't have to worry about it!


Sparkz2k1609/01/2020 10:48

Can I connect it to WiFi rather than a cable connection?


The 'Roku Express' is only capable of wireless connections, as there is no ethernet port for establishing a wired (cable) connection. It's also worth noting that it's 2.4GHz only (i.e. no 5 GHz signal) as it's not built for use with dual-band WiFi.


Sparkz2k1609/01/2020 10:48

Could I delete other apps off it so it just has Amazon prime?


Yes. These are totally customisable in terms of which apps are installed. You will still see all of the available apps listed within the 'Channel Store' (found under 'Streaming Channels' from the main 'Home' screen menu) but each individual can decide which app(s) to install (or not) on a channel by channel basis. In other words, if 'Prime Video' is all you require, then just install add the Roku channel (app) for that and nothing else. Should you find that other apps were pre-installed when creating your Roku account, just use the 'Options' button (i.e. the star / asterisk key) on the Roku remote to bring up a sub-menu from where you can remove any / all of the unwanted apps.


Hope that is of some use!
IMP00709/01/2020 15:56

Does the Rakuten deal come via email at a later date? I ordered for store …Does the Rakuten deal come via email at a later date? I ordered for store pick up and collected, but no codes from Rakuten so far!!


Yes, it will be sent to you via email once the device has been activated (i.e. linked to your Roku account) and it will be sent by Roku, as opposed to Rakuten, along with details of how and where to redeem it.
IMP00709/01/2020 15:56

Does the Rakuten deal come via email at a later date? I ordered for store …Does the Rakuten deal come via email at a later date? I ordered for store pick up and collected, but no codes from Rakuten so far!!


I signed up with new Roku 2 days ago, but No codes sent so assume offer for Rakuten ended even though still advertising the 3 movies on Roku site; small print "just for first 8000+ customers"
bit of a con really.
Perfect IoW_Skin, I really appreciate the response and detail you went into.
ngs09/01/2020 16:51

I signed up with new Roku 2 days ago, but No codes sent so assume offer …I signed up with new Roku 2 days ago, but No codes sent so assume offer for Rakuten ended even though still advertising the 3 movies on Roku site; small print "just for first 8000+ customers" bit of a con really.


Fair enough. Wasn't a deal breaker as I would've bought anyway. Thanks
OBH6UK09/01/2020 13:25

But can you get it to run, Not in my experience .


if you connect to usb port on tv for its power then when tv switch off the Roku switches off.
When you switch the tv back on the Roku also powers on.
Edited by: "ngs" 9th Jan
Sparkz2k1609/01/2020 16:54

Perfect IoW_Skin, I really appreciate the response and detail you went …Perfect IoW_Skin, I really appreciate the response and detail you went into.


You're welcome. Also worth noting that the supplied HDMI cable is quite short, so it might be worth keeping a longer one close at hand (even if it means buying a new one) when you connect it to your TV - just in case!
Does anyone know how to get one of these working again that just stopped? I've tried a the Google tips to no avail! I emailed roku and they advised what is just done - very helpful!!
ngs09/01/2020 16:56

if you connect to usb port on tv for its power then when tv switch off the …if you connect to usb port on tv for its power then when tv switch off the roku switches off,



So?
Installed 2 days ago, still No redemption codes for Rakuten.
Can only assume the small print has kicked in :- voucher redemptions are capped at 8,893.
OBH6UK09/01/2020 10:13

No.


Neither are Google Play movies.

Firestick = Prime Video, BBC iPlayer, ITV, YouTube, Netflix, etc. but no Now TV or Google Play Movies (could workaround via YouTube?)

Roku = Prime Video, BBC iPlayer, ITV, YouTube, Netflix, plus Now TV and Google Play Movies

Roku is better for access to the widest legal and offical streaming services, if that is all you want.
Rickardo09/01/2020 17:51

Neither are Google Play movies.Firestick = Prime Video, BBC iPlayer, ITV, …Neither are Google Play movies.Firestick = Prime Video, BBC iPlayer, ITV, YouTube, Netflix, etc. but no Now TV or Google Play Movies (could workaround via YouTube?)Roku = Prime Video, BBC iPlayer, ITV, YouTube, Netflix, plus Now TV and Google Play MoviesRoku is better for access to the widest legal and offical streaming services, if that is all you want.


The list coild be endless
OBH6UK09/01/2020 10:14

However no device will support all apps, so most users end up buying at …However no device will support all apps, so most users end up buying at least two different devices.


If you want BT TV / Sport, Eurosport as two exampes you would need a Chromecast or Apple TV box.
Is there a Plex client for this? Sick of my firestick constantly dropping network until I do a hard restart, both through WiFi and the wires network adaptor.
I wish I could reprogram the shortcut buttons. I understand they have deals with the ones assigned of course.
So what's the difference between this and the other express model, because they was both £25 yesterday, Is Thier a difference in spec.

At the end of the day, I just want to be able to cast popcorntime to it.
Edited by: "Hkd_fan" 9th Jan
Prime video, now and Netflix on this device then plug into a projector and you got a massive screen
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