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The Roku Streaming Stick is an excellent choice if you couldn't care less about 4K and Huge HD video files played smoothly without any hiccups. Be respectful, keep it clean and stay on topic. The Apple TV 4K remains the best streamer you can buy, as long as you don't mind the price. We delete comments that violate our policy , which we encourage you to read. Western Digital has also made sure wireless setup is straightforward. The Apple TV 4K remains the best streamer you can buy, as long as you don't mind the price.

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When the device starts up, there is a grid of icons pinned to the front page. To access your local content, there are icons for Music, Photos and Videos. With more of what you need and less of what you don't, Roku's latest streamer tops the The Apple TV 4K remains the best streamer you can buy, as long as you don't mind the price. The Roku Streaming Stick is an excellent choice if you couldn't care less about 4K and It might not have all the fanciest features, but the ultra-affordable Roku Express is Be respectful, keep it clean and stay on topic.

We delete comments that violate our policy , which we encourage you to read. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. Don't show this again. Review Sections Review Specs. Continue to next page 01 Best Media Streamers for There's no support for Amazon Instant. The remote buttons are rubbery, and the onscreen keyboard is a pain to use.

DLNA support is spotty, and the software still has a few bugs to iron out. Western Digital has also released compatible iOS and Android remote apps. The new Live adds a couple more killer features, namely built-in Wi-Fi and support for the Spotify music-streaming service, to the already long list of services and file formats handled by its predecessors. It has one of the prettiest interfaces of all the streamers, even if it can be hard to use at times, but its main appeal over those other devices is its broad file support, an extra that should appeal mainly to people who make heavy use of downloaded video files.

The only thing we wish for, aside from Amazon and Vudu support, is an App controller. Design The box shares the same footprint of 3. It's also much lighter at 6. Then there's the remote.

That wonderful, hateful remote. It's decently ergonomic with indents underneath that enable it to sit naturally in your hand. All of the buttons are well-marked and, interface aside, easy to use. Our problem was with the buttons. They're tall, rubbery blighters that take some effort to press quickly in succession, making inputting anything, especially long lists, tedious.

We'd swap this out for a quality universal remote as soon as possible. Western Digital has also made sure wireless setup is straightforward. When you turn the device on for the first time, you are greeted by a language screen, and are then asked to choose your wireless access point and input your password.

With the newfound wireless freedom, Western Digital has been sure to boost the number of services offered compared with the Live Hub, more than doubling them from 9 to The major missing items are Amazon Instant and Vudu, both of which are available on Roku. The Live inherits the Mochi interface from the Live Hub, and it's friendly even if the small "colored button" icons used for some navigation are a little indecipherable.

The reason you'd buy this over the Roku, though, is if you have a large library of digital files.

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