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Roku Premiere | 4K/HDR/HD Streaming Player with IR Remote and Premium HDMI Cable (2018)

Incredible picture with an even more incredible value. The new Roku Premiere is the simple way to start streaming in HD, 4K Ultra HD or HDR. Just plug it into your TV with the included Premium High Speed HDMI Cable and connect to the Internet. With a...

Reviews by Features

Setup
(16 reviews)
Work
(20 reviews)
Picture
(24 reviews)
Channel
(22 reviews)
Price
(19 reviews)
Tv
(75 reviews)
Quality
(31 reviews)
App
(25 reviews)
Stream
(40 reviews)
Device
(43 reviews)
Thing
(25 reviews)
Network
(10 reviews)
Know issue
(7 reviews)
Connection
(13 reviews)
Cable
(15 reviews)
Audio
(8 reviews)
Message
(10 reviews)

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setup

Reviews around setup (4.63 of 5)

  • The setup was easy, and I really like that they provided sticky strips to adhere the base to the TV itself
  • n’t dislike
  • Product is great..simple setup, doesn't take hardly any space because it's small, and you're up and running immediately with no problems.
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work

Reviews around work (4.41 of 5)

  • We have a Roku TV in the bedroom and it was working fine so not the internet
  • It does everything I expected from Roku and works great except that the remote requires pointing directly at the sensor
  • Finally, the "sticks" will arbitrarily stop working and freeze which requires a manual restart (unplug and plug back in) A lot of times, those sticks are not easily accessible based on the set up of the TV.
  • Everything was working great until a few months ago (bought this 2/19)
  • The older Roku keeps working just fine and nothing else is having an issue connecting except this
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picture

Reviews around picture (4.28 of 5)

  • n’t dislike
  • and then it gradually started producing a more static picture and sound
  • No buffing great sounds the picture is clear and colorful.
  • Picture seems sharper on Netflix, sound is great through my surround sound receiver
  • The remote drains the batteries, the buffering is very slow when I stream Netflix, when I’m watching something on Netflix, the picture is blurry... and my router is in the same room!
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channel

Reviews around channel (4.19 of 5)

  • From here you can spend hours exploring various "free" channels you can add.
  • I also love the fact that I can pick and choose my Channels and not be bombarded the Unwanted Music channels and Sports channels that your forced to have on DirectTV, Xfinity and Dish with your Subscription.
  • Lots of free channels and if you have streaming services (especially if you have Prime) its so much easier to get to.
  • No problems loading my channels in after I got done mumbling about cheap short cords and got everything in place
  • this was the perfect way to watch Netflix, Hulu and tons of free channels
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price

Reviews around price (4.12 of 5)

  • But the price isn’t bad for what you’re getting in return.
  • After being told to call the 800#, the customer service agent Vic, with Roku charged me double the price... very dissatisfied!
  • Helps you out a lot with a great picture and price if you're ready to cut the stupid cable cord
  • It's worth the price because it saves me from renting boxes
  • I scored one of these puppies for around $25, which was a steal considering the current price, and I gave it to my mom for her birthday in February
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tv

Reviews around tv (4.05 of 5)

  • Very easy to install and perfect to use in a non smart TV
  • I busted an all nighter watching tv with this in my room!!
  • Don't have this type of problem with any of the other smart TV sticks.
  • Now we have a smart tv with zero cables other than power
  • I bought this for my workout room as my stupid Samsung smart tv won’t stream my Beachbody on demand.
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quality

Reviews around quality (3.89 of 5)

  • the tv they were using it on was a 720p my grandson said it is getting better quality pictures now so he is
  • Great picture quality for sure better than Apple TV 4th Gen.
  • Good quality, great interface and simple use and setup.
  • I've owned the Roku Premiere for over a year, and it has very poor quality streaming and audio over 30% of the time upon initial startup.
  • Fairly annoying, and I would expect better quality at this price point.
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app

Reviews around app (3.88 of 5)

  • I can think of no reason to require a payment method to use free apps aside from a desire by Roku to get your money more easily
  • The free tv/movie apps are great, screen savers and home screen themes available are a lot of fun too
  • My HD Roku from 2017 used to hang a
  • I had trouble using the app for YouTubeTV.
  • The only reason I even use this device is because roku is the only one that supports the Xfinity app.
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stream

Reviews around stream (3.86 of 5)

  • Roku could develop a few more apps for popular streaming services, but they have all the big players that you want to watch!
  • Great streaming but problem is turning the Roku on after the tv being off for a while
  • I've owned the Roku Premiere for over a year, and it has very poor quality streaming and audio over 30% of the time upon initial startup.
  • i feel like this is a very good streaming device for the price!
  • International Shoppers, Stay AwayNo DNS settings, no VPN, just youtube netflix and a couple of other lame streaming services available
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device

Reviews around device (3.58 of 5)

  • If you are looking for a good streaming device look no further
  • And since you can't work the device without the remote, it's essentially worthless after 6 months.
  • This is the best device ROKU has made,plus it is easy to setup and use
  • I have had many problems with this device churning away and losing the signal, then blaming my internet connection
  • Compared to the Amazon FireStick in the same price range this device is not as polished, the remote lacks a volume control and feels "cheap" in comparison.
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thing

Reviews around thing (3.47 of 5)

  • While I can easily recommend this player to anybody, there are a few things to consider.
  • They hang up on you and then they call you back to tell you all the horrible things they will do to your mother
  • Loved roku since it first came out, the only thing easy enough to use that my grandparents finally agreed to it and finally cut their cable.
  • , the ironic thing is that the AmazonPrime channel won’t stream staying I have internet issues, but Netflix works
  • , the ironic thing is that the AmazonPrime channel won’t stream staying I have internet issues, but Netflix works
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network

Reviews around network (2.94 of 5)

  • It will detect the network and report a strong signal, but it will refuse to connect and report “not connected”
  • n’t dislike
  • Bottom Line:You can now get a Roku device to replace your cable TV box & service or to replace an antenna for free local network TV.And of course you can create your own custom TV experience that simply is not possible with cable or antenna TV.
  • Worked fine for 2.5 months then started saying poor network connection or no network.
  • And my final issue is that this is capable of 4K and not having an ethernet port is disappointing.
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know issue

Reviews around know issue (2.54 of 5)

  • It also supports 4K
  • Looking through Roku's support forums, this seems to be a known issue, with the cord and/or power adapter defective, yet nothing has been done to fix it
  • I recently purchased a new 4K smart TV.
  • after 3 months of usage , I'm having daily issues if connectivity even though I'm next door to my Wow router .Will have to call Roku , but I hear this is a known issue , very frustrating
  • First of all, the Roku Premiere supports 4K
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connection

Reviews around connection (2.12 of 5)

  • I have had many problems with this device churning away and losing the signal, then blaming my internet connection
  • Worked fine for 2.5 months then started saying poor network connection or no network.
  • I have moved this device from a high-devinitin TV to an older TV and still had the same problems losing the connection
  • It does have freeze issues, my connection is excellent so maybe the weak wireless connection since its so small
  • n’t work
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cable

Reviews around cable (1.95 of 5)

  • Wiggled cable, worked.
  • Works as I expected!!
  • The problem is the cable is very small and limits the placement of the box
  • Even works in my workshop, which just has a (not-so-great) wi-fi booster.
  • Helps you out a lot with a great picture and price if you're ready to cut the stupid cable cord
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audio

Reviews around audio (1.69 of 5)

  • Sometimes the interface completely freezes up, other times there is no audio
  • Works as I expected!!
  • I've owned the Roku Premiere for over a year, and it has very poor quality streaming and audio over 30% of the time upon initial startup.
  • Even works in my workshop, which just has a (not-so-great) wi-fi booster.
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message

Reviews around message (1.54 of 5)

  • We spend more time looking at "we're sorry" messages than the shows we want to see.
  • Come April, she can't boot it up without getting an overheating message
  • I've moved it around and I still get the overheating message
  • On the very few occasions I have streemed ultra high definition, I occasionallly get an overheating message but since only a very few shows offer
  • Even works in my workshop, which just has a (not-so-great) wi-fi booster.
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