Roku Express HD Media Streamer £24 with code @ Tesco Direct + £35 of free entertainment
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Roku Express HD Media Streamer £24 with code @ Tesco Direct + £35 of free entertainment

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Found 13th Dec 2017Edited by:"drivel"
The latest "5X more powerful" Roku Express £24 using code TDX-YHRG @ Tesco Direct with free cash and collect. Also purchase any Roku Media Player and get £35 of free entertainment. roku.com/

Streaming compatibility includes:
BBC iPlayer
ITV Hub
All 4
Demand 5
Now TV
Netflix
Amazon Video
Google Play Movies & TV
Rakuten TV
Yupp TV
TVPlayer


Take your favourite entertainment anywhere with the Roku® Express. Simply connect the Roku® stick to any TV via the included HDMI cable to access on-demand content including BBC iPlayer, NOW TV and Netflix (subscriptions required). The Roku® stick is compatible with the Roku® mobile app for added convenience.


On-demand content

The Roku® Express features a host of on-demand content apps to watch when it suits you. Catch up with the latest shows on the BBC iPlayer or watch boxsets on NOW TV or Netflix (subscriptions required). Entertainment apps also include news, music and radio apps like TuneIn and Sky News.


Portable streaming

Compatible with any TV with an HDMI port, the Roku® stick lets you access the latest shows and movies from anywhere. Plug the Roku® stick in to HDTVs to enjoy box sets and blockbusters in stunning definition.


Roku® mobile app

Download the free Roku® mobile app to control the Roku® Express from your phone. Compatible with iOS® and Android™ phones, the Roku® app lets you navigate the device from your phone, and even stream your own photos, videos and music to your TV.


Purchase any Roku Media Player and get £35 of free entertainment:

TVPlayer Plus - 2 Months Free

With TVPlayer Plus, get the best TV all in one place. Access 100+ Live TV channels, including free-to-air and 20+ premium channels including MTV, Comedy Central, History, Discovery, Lifetime, and more. What are you watching?


Hopster - 3 Months Free

Hopster combines award-winning kids TV shows, books, learning games, and nursery rhymes in a safe and ad-free environment. Already trusted by over 800,000 families, it’s an immersive and creative world built for little hands and big imaginations.

Love Nature - 3 Months Free

Step into the animal kingdom and explore the natural world from the comfort of your living room. Love Nature has a treasure trove of thrilling 4K† and family friendly, nature documentaries, including originals & exclusives to the channel. Get closer to nature.


Note: New channel subscribers only.
Note: Some TVPlayer channels are unavailable on the Roku Meda Player.
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Hmmmm. Without all the extras etc, this or the new now TV box???
I need it for YouTube since my Samsung smart TV is not so smart anymore...
MisterSkinflint2 m ago

It's showing at £29.00. Am I doing something wrong?


I've seen the code. I'm an idiot.
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Hmmmm. Without all the extras etc, this or the new now TV box???
I need it for YouTube since my Samsung smart TV is not so smart anymore...
thanks ordered one for collection
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TheUser12315 m ago

Hmmmm. Without all the extras etc, this or the new now TV box???I need it …Hmmmm. Without all the extras etc, this or the new now TV box???I need it for YouTube since my Samsung smart TV is not so smart anymore...


Other than animated thumbnail previews of YouTube clips on the Roku, there would be no functional difference with YouTube on the Roku and NOW TV boxes.

However the Roku has access to many more streaming services than the NOW TV box, if you may be wanting this facility in the future.
TheUser12316 m ago

Hmmmm. Without all the extras etc, this or the new now TV box???I need it …Hmmmm. Without all the extras etc, this or the new now TV box???I need it for YouTube since my Samsung smart TV is not so smart anymore...


Ill say this but it depends. This can do a lot more stuff like Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc.

While NowTV Can only do stuff like NowTV of course. BBC iPlayer. YouTube, ITV hub
drivel6 m ago

Other than animated thumbnail previews of YouTube clips on the Roku, there …Other than animated thumbnail previews of YouTube clips on the Roku, there would be no functional difference with YouTube on the Roku and NOW TV boxes.However the Roku has access to many more streaming services than the NOW TV box, if you may be wanting this facility in the future.


Roku also has netflix whereas nowtv does not
How is the PLEX app on Roku/Now TV? I'm after a PLEX client that would do HEVC natively rather than relying on my Gen 8 to transcode it. I have a RPI 3 but from my understanding A) I'd need to overclock it and B) it doesn't support HEVC.
Much faster than the old model

This also has "secret channels" there's a specific one I watch regularly
ShaneDHolland3 m ago

Much faster than the old modelThis also has "secret channels" there's a …Much faster than the old modelThis also has "secret channels" there's a specific one I watch regularly



do tell, i have one of these waiting in my christmas stocking
This is fantastic for having NowTV, Amazon and Netflix all on the same device. As well as all your usuals (BBC iPlayer etc). Hot
So how does this compare to a Firestick please. Or even the firetv box. Don't have 4k so no interest there, and already have a firestick. Does this do something else please? Much appreciated.
It's showing at £29.00. Am I doing something wrong?
MisterSkinflint2 m ago

It's showing at £29.00. Am I doing something wrong?


I've seen the code. I'm an idiot.
Just what I've been after. Something that can have Now tv, Amazon video and Netflix.
Great gadget. Amazon movies, Google Play, Netflix and THOUSANDS of other channels and apps all in one place. Supplied remote it's great. You can also use your smartphone... ios, android, even Windows!
Haven't got smart TVs and not very technical-however I am cancelling sky would it be worth buying one of these? How does it connect to tv ? Is it wireless ?
Thanks in advance if you can help xx
just been on Roku's website have they stopped doing the boxes cant find them?

edit: yes, looks like it.

anyone got experince with one of these and the Roku boxes are these sticks just as powerful? Any lag?

edit: seem so although the recommended one is the streaming stick which is only avaiable in US at the monent
Edited by: "fizz" 13th Dec 2017
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fizz16 m ago

just been on Roku's website have they stopped doing the boxes cant find …just been on Roku's website have they stopped doing the boxes cant find them? edit: yes, looks like it.anyone got experince with one of these and the Roku boxes are these sticks just as powerful? Any lag?edit: seem so although the recommended one is the streaming stick which is only avaiable in US at the monent

The Roku Express appears to me to be similar in speed to the older Roku 2 and Roku 3 boxes.
TheUser1233 h, 21 m ago

Hmmmm. Without all the extras etc, this or the new now TV box???I need it …Hmmmm. Without all the extras etc, this or the new now TV box???I need it for YouTube since my Samsung smart TV is not so smart anymore...


******** move by Samsung that. Happened to me for my 2013 model. Since I bought it, I've bought 2x 32" Samsungs for the bedrooms and another 65" KS8000 for the TV Lounge. Wouldn't have done if I'd have known their dirty practices.
Edited by moderator: "potty mouth" 13th Dec 2017
Got one of these, so much quicker than my old Roku stick.
Can you play your ultraviolet movies on this
This or Amazon firestick please?
Can you get the flixter app
I am having a total nightmare trying to find to find out what SOC this is running. I want to find out what kind of playback support this has for h.265 content.

It cannot run 4K HDR content but I was hoping it shares the same ability as the 2nd gen firestick has to decode h.265 in 1080p.
Edited by: "mogsog" 13th Dec 2017
Hmm hot deal but I've read that this only outputs at 60Hz which can result in jerky pan shots as UK/Euro TV is 50Hz. Frame judder and jerky frames are quite annoying so that's put me off this unfortunately.
Istanbul_Kop1 h, 8 m ago

******** move by Samsung that. Happened to me for my 2013 model. Since I …******** move by Samsung that. Happened to me for my 2013 model. Since I bought it, I've bought 2x 32" Samsungs for the bedrooms and another 65" KS8000 for the TV Lounge. Wouldn't have done if I'd have known their dirty practices.


It's just a marketing move. The smart TV I have is still capable of doing everything it was sold for. They have been slowly removing features on the smart hub and now I hardly use the 'smart' stuff. Just want something with a remote for YouTube over using my phone with Chromecast
Edited by moderator: "removed swear word" 13th Dec 2017
get the Roku over the firestick

Amazon and Google are in a massive spat at the moment
Google pulling its services (including youtube from amazon devices from NEXT MONTH)

without youtube its just a dumb tv. Amazon will lose this fight.
spannerzone21 m ago

Hmm hot deal but I've read that this only outputs at 60Hz which can result …Hmm hot deal but I've read that this only outputs at 60Hz which can result in jerky pan shots as UK/Euro TV is 50Hz. Frame judder and jerky frames are quite annoying so that's put me off this unfortunately.


Think that probably refers to the US media stick which also can't have BBCi player on it.
rich139luck9 m ago

Think that probably refers to the US media stick which also can't have …Think that probably refers to the US media stick which also can't have BBCi player on it.


no, there's a few comments online from users who seem pretty certain that some apps (BBC iplayer for example) play back at 60Hz resulting in jerky movement.

community.nowtv.com/t5/…/17
forums.roku.com/vie…=15
Edited by: "spannerzone" 13th Dec 2017
get an android tv box....you can then add kodi, apks, lots of apps, games....more variety and flexibility...i have a firestick but the android tv box beats it handsdown.....apart from anything else roku, firesticks are wifi only; android boxes offer a more solid ethernet connection.....and they are not illegal! it's what you put on them that infringes the law; not the box itself
Hmm this is a new roku stick replacement right? I have the 1st roku stick,works fairly well but has a fair bit of lag now,iplayer is virtually unusable.

I assume this has a bluetooth/wireless remote to.
Montee - what android TV box do you have, what do you recommend and how much does it cost.
Cheers
montee18 m ago

get an android tv box....you can then add kodi, apks, lots of apps, …get an android tv box....you can then add kodi, apks, lots of apps, games....more variety and flexibility...i have a firestick but the android tv box beats it handsdown.....apart from anything else roku, firesticks are wifi only; android boxes offer a more solid ethernet connection.....and they are not illegal! it's what you put on them that infringes the law; not the box itself


I have a 4K android box but even though I have now tv installed on it, I am unable to watch anything on it as it is classed as a mobile device. Anyway of getting round that?
Can you get NowTV on an android box? For me the appeal of Roku is that it can do Amazon, Netflix, YouTube and NowTV as well as all the catch up TV stuff.
I have roku 2 & 3, 2x android boxes, 3 x nowtvs, raspberry pi, and a plex nas.

Roku wins out for plex netflix and nowtv youtube etc.

Android boxes have problems where app providers (nowtv netflix) won't run on "unofficial hardware". Youtube is ropey in matching the hardware with a stream.
Ie hardware can do 1080p but youtube limits it to 360p.

Nowtv hardware killed sideload ing plex and limits apps including netflix.

I'm buying another roku.
Can you install apps such as mobdro? Can you cast YouTube videos on this?
Edited by: "ganon" 13th Dec 2017
Heated, good price for this. Only slight annoyance for me is the lack of 4K as my TV is 4K, but I guess hoping for any UHD capability at this price point is too much to ask. I wouldn't get it for my TV since I have a 4K set but it is tempting for my projector as that is only 1080P, well ultimately it downscales 1080P to 800P for projection.

Currently have a Chromecast 2, which is ok but the lack of Amazon video is an annoyance and I don't see any official solution coming since Amazon and Google hate each other more than ever. Also the Chromecast's reliance on a smartphone annoys me a bit, I prefer it as an option rather than mandatory as my phone always seem to occasionally lose connection with the Chromecast, even though they are both in the same room as the router (!) which makes the Chromecast uncontrollable until you reboot it. Not a regular problem but a real PITA when it happens....
I've got the older Roku streaming stick and the ability to have all the major streaming services in one HDMI port (Amazon Prime, Netflix, NowTV) is useful. However, the comments about the lack of 50Hz support are correct which is frustrating.

Sports, in particular, are an awful jerk-fest (ooh-err missus) and it's very frustrating because the NowTV boxes now support 50Hz but the Roku equivalents don't. If you wanted to watch sports on NowTV, best to use a box.

That said, I don't have too many issues watching movies and TV on it - the 'judder' doesn't bother me too much on these. Just hope for few slow panning shots in whatever you're watching as this looks so much worse.

I've read that the Express sticks are loads faster than the one I've got, but I'm not going to bother to upgrade. If they begin to support 50Hz, I might think differently about the matter...
Anyone know if you can output audio to bluetooth? Want to connect directly to projector and transmit audio to soundbar...
Doesn't everyone on HUKD already own at least one Xbox. Surely Xbox One S does everything better than this.
basergorkobal11 m ago

Doesn't everyone on HUKD already own at least one Xbox. Surely Xbox One S …Doesn't everyone on HUKD already own at least one Xbox. Surely Xbox One S does everything better than this.


The Microsoft Now TV app has horrible ratings.
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