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The Roku Streaming Stick and the Amazon Fire TV Stick are easily the two best ways to add streaming content to your TV without spending a lot of money. They both offer access to content from thousands of different sources, and they both offer terrific user experiences that are simple to use yet robust. Until recently, however, we’ve been recommending the Fire TV Stick over the Roku Streaming Stick solely because the Roku device was priced $10 higher than the Amazon equivalent. Now, however, all that changes. Roku has dropped the price of its Streaming Stick to $40, pricing it exactly in line with Amazon’s HDMI stick. Put plainly, you’d have to be crazy to pass it up at this price.

Here are the highlights from the product page:

  • Powerful quad-core processor and fast dual-band wireless. 8x more processing power than before.
  • Access to Amazon, VUDU, Netflix, Hulu, Google Play, and more.
  • Portable for different HDTVs in your home, hotel, and dorm rooms.
  • Unbiased search results across top channels to find where it’s free or cheapest to watch.
  • Comes with mobile app for iOS and Android with voice search and private listening.
  • Power Consumption Operational: 3 Watt, Audio System: AV components
  • Integrated dual-band 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Stream over 3000 entertainment channels
  • Upscales 720p HD to 1080p Full HD

Roku Streaming Stick (3600R) - HD Streaming Player with Quad-Core Processor Roku Streaming Stick (3600R) - HD Streaming Player with Quad-Core Processor Sale price withheld at the manufacturer’s request. Visit Amazon for pricing.
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And if you want to pick one up for even less money, Amazon has refurbished Roku Streaming Sticks available for just $32.

Roku Streaming Stick (3600R) | Portable HD Streaming Player, Quad-Core Processor, Dual-Band Wi… Roku Streaming Stick (3600R) | Portable HD Streaming Player, Quad-Core Processor, Dual-Band Wi… Sale price withheld at the manufacturer’s request. Visit Amazon for pricing.
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