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Roku Express | HD Streaming Media Player - £24 @ Amazon
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Roku Express | HD Streaming Media Player - £24 @ Amazon

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Posted 21st Aug

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Last week this was posted at argos for £24.99, amazon have knocked off another 99p if you have prime. good price
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You dont need prime as it's over £20....
scottydogg8121/08/2019 10:47

You dont need prime as it's over £20....


Thanks scottydogg81, my mistake, that's even better for those without prime then.
Edited by: "haggisheid" 21st Aug
haggisheid21/08/2019 10:48

Thanks scottydogg81, my mistake, that's even better for those without …Thanks scottydogg81, my mistake, that's even better for those without prime then.


No problems at all
Can u use this for iptv? Is it android ?
It's not android, so you can't sideload android apps. They do quite a bit of work to keep things 'legal' so limited options as far as iptv goes. If you know the urls of your streams it's pretty simple to make an app. It's still a very good device for the price and has lots of good legal content. Also very responsive. I use it as my main smart box on two tvs. One is this one and the other is the more expensive 4k one. I am very happy with both and like it better than kodi etc. Would recommend trying it.. Also has Netflix, amazon etc without pushing amazon content on you.
Is it easy to install the plex app? And can the bottom button short cuts be changed?

Also is it easy enough to add the NowTV app?
Tomw3uk23/08/2019 13:50

Is it easy to install the plex app?



Yes, just use the cross-platform Roku 'Search' feature from either the main menu or within the Roku Channel Store - which itself is found under 'Streaming Channels' from the main (i.e. 'Home Screen' menu) - and type in "PLEX" to find it and then simply select it, choose 'Add channel' from the available options, and press "OK" on the Roku remote to install it.


Tomw3uk23/08/2019 13:50

And can the bottom button short cuts be changed?



No, unfortunately they are pre-programmed by Roku and cannot be changed. The reason for this is that the companies/services who are on those shortcut buttons have paid Roku to be on them, i.e. it's an additional source of revenue for Roku. My advice would be to download the FREE Roku mobile app [VISIT: roku.com/mob…app FOR DOWNLOAD LINKS] because that will allow you to launch any and every channel you have installed at the push of a (touch-screen) "button" on your phone or tablet. All of your installed apps can be moved around in the list by using the 'Options' key (star/asterisk) on the (supplied) hardware remote - as well as using the software remote built-in to the mobile app - so, if you position your favourite / most-used Roku channels (apps) near the top of your list, you won't even have to "swipe" to scroll through your list of installed apps... as they will be right there (on your mobile screen) whenever you pull-up the remote feature in the Roku app on your phone or tablet. You may even find, with all the extra features it brings, that you then stick with the mobile app over the hardware remote (as I have done) but do be sure to keep the hardware remote somewhere safe (e.g. in a drawer/cupboard) because, if you have to do a factory reset or set the device up on a new network (e.g. if you switch ISP's - Internet Service Providers) then you will need it - as the mobile app cannot be used for these purposes.


Tomw3uk23/08/2019 13:50

Is it easy to install the plex app? And can the bottom button short cuts …Is it easy to install the plex app? And can the bottom button short cuts be changed?Also is it easy enough to add the NowTV app?



Yes, just as with the 'PLEX' app above, simply use the cross-platform Roku 'Search' feature and type in "NOW TV" to find the app and then simply select it, choose 'Add channel' from the available options, and press "OK" on the Roku remote to install it.


One last thing... a quick mention (mostly for the OP of this thread) that 'Amazon UK' have just upped their asking price to £24.99 and there is no longer any saving to be made versus the 'Argos' deal that I posted recently and/or the 'BT Shop', 'Currys/PC World', plus 'Media Streaming Market' prices - all of whom are now selling the 'Roku Express' model for that same amount
Edited by: "IoW_Skin" 26th Aug
IoW_Skin26/08/2019 12:22

Yes, just use the cross-platform Roku 'Search' feature from either the …Yes, just use the cross-platform Roku 'Search' feature from either the main menu or within the Roku Channel Store - which itself is found under 'Streaming Channels' from the main (i.e. 'Home Screen' menu) - and type in "PLEX" to find it and then simply select it, choose 'Add channel' from the available options, and press "OK" on the Roku remote to install it.No, unfortunately they are pre-programmed by Roku and cannot be changed. The reason for this is that the companies/services who are on those shortcut buttons have paid Roku to be on them, i.e. it's an additional source of revenue for Roku. My advice would be to download the FREE Roku mobile app [VISIT: roku.com/mobile-app FOR DOWNLOAD LINKS] because that will allow you to launch any and every channel you have installed at the push of a (touch-screen) "button" on your phone or tablet. All of your installed apps can be moved around in the list by using the 'Options' key (star/asterisk) on the (supplied) hardware remote - as well as using the software remote built-in to the mobile app - so, if you position your favourite / most-used Roku channels (apps) near the top of your list, you won't even have to "swipe" to scroll through your list of installed apps... as they will be right there (on your mobile screen) whenever you pull-up the remote feature in the Roku app on your phone or tablet. You may even find, with all the extra features it brings, that you then stick with the mobile app over the hardware remote (as I have done) but do be sure to keep the hardware remote somewhere safe (e.g. in a drawer/cupboard) because, if you have to do a factory reset or set the device up on a new network (e.g. if you switch ISP's - Internet Service Providers) then you will need it - as the mobile app cannot be used for these purposes.Yes, just as with the 'PLEX' app above, simply use the cross-platform Roku 'Search' feature and type in "NOW TV" to find the app and then simply select it, choose 'Add channel' from the available options, and press "OK" on the Roku remote to install it.One last thing... a quick mention (mostly for the OP of this thread) that 'Amazon UK' have just upped their asking price to £24.99 and there is no longer any saving to be made versus the 'Argos' deal that I posted recently and/or the 'BT Shop', 'Currys/PC World', plus 'Media Streaming Market' prices - all of whom are now selling the 'Roku Express' model for that same amount


Never noticed it went up, but it is £24 again.
Thanks. Gone for this as a gift for a friend.
haggisheid31/08/2019 17:47

Never noticed it went up, but it is £24 again.




Yes, they raised the price for a few days when 'AO' - the retailer they were price-matching at £24 went (temporarily) out-of-stock (OOS) - but when 'AO' got more stock in, and were no longer OOS, Amazon reduced their asking price again to match 'AO'. Good to see they are keen to stay competitive!
Can you cast to roku.where you can still use your phone.

Dont mean screen mirror
azz_diesel15/09/2019 19:47

Can you cast to roku.where you can still use your phone.Dont mean screen …Can you cast to roku.where you can still use your phone.Dont mean screen mirror


You can cast from both Netflix and YouTube to Roku very easily, as they both make use of the 'DIAL' protocol. Some mobile apps will display a cast button with videos that allows you to select your Roku player as the playback source, others won't... so it's a case of trial and error as to whether your chosen app will work with your mobile device for the purpose of casting to Roku. Other Roku channels (apps) act as Roku clients for various mobile apps so that they are effectively "receivers" for any content being streamed through those individual mobile apps. There is also the 'Play On Roku' feature of the free Roku mobile app that will enable you to stream any photos, videos, etc. (that were recorded on your mobile device) to your Roku player. Presently there are more options for those with Android phones and tablets, while those with iDevices (iPhone, iPad, etc.) will have fewer choices for streaming content. However, this is likely to change once support for 'Airplay 2' comes to the Roku platform (something which has already been agreed between Apple and Roku) and, once the Roku channel (app) for the new 'AppleTV+' service is launched on Roku, I would expect to start seeing more & more options appearing for iPhone / iPad users.


Hope that information is of some use!
IoW_Skin16/09/2019 19:49

You can cast from both Netflix and YouTube to Roku very easily, as they …You can cast from both Netflix and YouTube to Roku very easily, as they both make use of the 'DIAL' protocol. Some mobile apps will display a cast button with videos that allows you to select your Roku player as the playback source, others won't... so it's a case of trial and error as to whether your chosen app will work with your mobile device for the purpose of casting to Roku. Other Roku channels (apps) act as Roku clients for various mobile apps so that they are effectively "receivers" for any content being streamed through those individual mobile apps. There is also the 'Play On Roku' feature of the free Roku mobile app that will enable you to stream any photos, videos, etc. (that were recorded on your mobile device) to your Roku player. Presently there are more options for those with Android phones and tablets, while those with iDevices (iPhone, iPad, etc.) will have fewer choices for streaming content. However, this is likely to change once support for 'Airplay 2' comes to the Roku platform (something which has already been agreed between Apple and Roku) and, once the Roku channel (app) for the new 'AppleTV+' service is launched on Roku, I would expect to start seeing more & more options appearing for iPhone / iPad users.Hope that information is of some use!


Do the roku have any apps built in?
azz_diesel16/09/2019 19:51

Do the roku have any apps built in?




There are currently more than eight thousand Roku channels (apps) that could be considered as "built-in" by virtue of the fact that they can all be added with one click of the 'Add channel' button found within the description for each of those 8,000+ individual apps from the 'Channel Store' - which itself is accessed via 'Streaming Channels' from the main (Home Screen) menu of all Roku players sold in the UK. For the majority of this year, they have been adding upwards of one hundred new apps every week... so there is always plenty of choice, as well as lots of new streaming options coming along on a regular basis. From my own experience (seven years and counting) of these devices, I'd estimate that roughly four in every five Roku channels (apps) that are released can be added for free as well as offering content that is free to stream. Having access to all of the UK Catch-Up TV (BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My5, UKTV Play, etc.) and major subscription services (Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, NOW TV, Mubi, Shudder, etc.) plus Pay-Per-View providers (Google Play Movies & TV, Rakuten TV UK, Sky Store, etc.) all through the one device is incredibly useful... and our Roku players have become the "go to" devices for all our streaming needs.

Other than that, there are hundreds more "private channels" which can be added through your online Roku account - by using the option to 'Add channel with code' from the main page - once you have signed-in. Of course, this requires you to first have the necessary code(s) from the developer(s) of whichever private channel(s) you are hoping to install on your Roku devices. These can range from apps that are still in their "BETA" phase of testing - with developers hoping to get some feedback from actual Roku users - to apps which might be unsuitable for the Roku 'Channel Store' on account of their having "Adult" content, or just because it is only intended for a small group of people (e.g. an "in-house" company channel) among other reasons. All you need to do is perform an online search for "Roku private channel list" (or similar) and you'll get links to numerous websites offering details of the "access codes" / "invitation codes" for most of the private channels whose details have been shared publicly at one time or another over the last decade... so it's not really hard to find and explore these "secret" channels if you bother to look!

There are also several developers who offer 'Open Source' Roku channel packages (.PKG files) through websites such as GitHub, etc. that can be "side-loaded" onto Roku devices using 'Roku Developer Mode' that can be accessed by entering a sequence of key presses on the Roku remote (a bit like the old 'Konami' code) but there's not many of those around which don't already have official releases in the channel store, or known "private channel" codes, to add them more easily without all the faffing about!

If you would like to get a good idea of what's available channel-wise, and stay on top of the new Roku apps being released each week, there is a UK blogger who provides a weekly round-up of new releases [SEE: ukrokuchannels.blogspot.com FOR MORE] and has been doing so for six years or more. The articles they publish include links to the Roku Web Channel Store - where you can also add Roku channels (apps) to your Roku account online - as well as independent channel reviews (where available) from a website by the name of 'Roku Guide' which has also been around for a good few years now. They also tell you which category the apps can be found under in the 'Channel Store' as well as whether they are free, paid, or require a subscription of some sort. While 'Roku Guide' also publish articles on a weekly basis, because they are in America, they also cover certain apps that are not available to Roku users in the UK. For that reason, I prefer to stick to the UK blog myself, and just access the 'Roku Guide' reviews through that, because they only include links to reviews of apps that are known to be available in the United Kingdom.


Hope that is of some use!
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