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Old 12-12-2017, 09:40   #1
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Roku for parents - Which model?

I'm looking at getting a Roku device for my parents to replace a Fire TV stick (mostly due to the loss of YouTube) but obviously can see there are various models and just trying to work out what the more expensive ones offer over the Roku Express stick (other than 4K on some models), are they just faster or are there any other benefits?

It will just be plugged straight into a HD TV (which is unlikely to be upgraded to 4K anytime soon), connected via Wi-Fi and with no amps or anything like that in the mix, mostly just used for YouTube and Netflix.
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Old 16-12-2017, 17:04   #2
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Just got an express stick myself, we also have a 3 and have had the old sticks before.

I've set it up and its loads faster than the old stick, and not much slower than the more expensive boxes. It doesn't have the bells and whistles, voice activation and mine lets me plug headphones in.

I don't miss those features so for £24 you really can't complain and will do the job. It's loads faster than a fire tv stick so they'd see it as an improvement
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