Roku Stick Amongst Top Tech Products Under $50

The Roku Stick is always in the mix of top affordable streaming devices and tech.

SF Gate recently listed the best tech products for less than $50 and the Roku Stick made the list again.

From SF Gate:

Roku Streaming Stick

Cnet rating: 4.0 stars out of 5

The good: The Streaming Stick packs the entire Roku experience into a compact device that lives behind your TV. Over 1,200 apps are available, including Netflix, Amazon Instant, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, Pandora, MLB.TV, Amazon Cloud Player, Vudu, and Showtime Anytime. There’s also a cross-platform search function that combs through several major TV and movie services to find content. And it has a real remote and an onscreen interface.

The bad: Some apps, like YouTube, take a long time to boot up. The included remote doesn’t have the neat headphone jack feature that’s available on the Roku 3 and Roku 2. And if you used your TV’s USB port for power, the device will likely need to boot up when you turn your TV on.

The cost: $35 to $40

I personally have a Roku Stick and would disagree with the comment about apps taking long time to load. Do they take longer than a Roku 3? Sure. But I still wouldn’t call it a long time, at least in my opinion.

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William B. West

William B. West

William B. West has been an internet journalist since 1998. Writing for a total of 25 pro wrestling news sites at his peak, before retiring only to return to online journalism in 2011. Currently William is editor of, a contributor to, and editor in chief of &

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