We get a lot of questions about the Roku Stick and how it compares to the Roku 3 and Roku 4, so we took some time to perform a side-by-side test.
The Roku 3 and 4 have several advantages over the Roku Stick. Both the Roku 3 and 4 have USB ports that allow you to play files on a flash drive on your Roku. They also have a micro SD card slot that allows you to add extra storage to your Roku.
The Roku Stick also has the advantages of being small, and it can be easily hidden behind your TV. The Roku Stick also comes with a USB cable that allows you to power your Roku with the USB port on your TV. This enables you to use the TV’s sleep timer to turn off your Roku, stopping any stream that may be running and saving GB of data from being wasted.
Both the Roku 3 and the Roku 4 are considerably faster than the Roku Stick, but the Roku Stick has the new Netflix Channel that allows you to select the Netflix profile you would like to watch and so does the Roku 3 and Roku 4.
Although the Roku Stick is slower than the Roku 3 and 4, it is still a fast device for a Stick. You should be able to stream content without any issues. However, if you want the fastest available device the Roku 3 and Roku 4 are what you want.
Roku Stick vs Roku 3 – User Experiance Test
Which is better Roku stick or Roku?
Both the Roku Streaming Stick and the Roku Express top out at 1080p. In practice, we haven’t found much of a difference between the two in terms of streaming performance. The Roku Streaming Stick, however, is the more powerful device.
What is the difference between Roku and Roku 3?
The Roku 2 features a standard remote with channel shortcut buttons, while the Roku 3 comes with an “enhanced remote with voice search, headphone jack, and motion-control for gaming”. The new Roku 3’s standout feature is its remote with a dedicated voice search button.
What is the difference between Roku 3 and 4?
As you can see here, the biggest difference Roku 3 and 4 is the 4K streaming ability on the Roku 4. If you’re not familiar with it, 4K is the best resolution you can get for watching your favorite content, offering 4x the resolution as found in standard HD (1080p).
Is Roku 3 still good?
Does Roku 3 still work? While we don’t sell the Roku 3 anymore, you can still use it to stream your favorite entertainment. As channels become more complex with updates over time, some older models may not perform as well as they used to.
The Roku Stick is great for hiding your Roku behind your TV, and the Roku 3 and 4 are great if you want speed or have a 4K TV. In the end get what is right for you.
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