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Roku Streaming Stick+

4K Ultra HD streaming TV and media player with Wi-Fi® and HDR

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Our take on the Roku Streaming Stick+

Right after our customers buy a new 4K TV, they ask us "now where do I find something to watch in 4K?" The newly designed Roku Streaming Stick+ is a good place to start. This super-compact device serves up the largest selection of 4K and HDR streaming video services, movies, and shows available in one “stick.” 

The compact Roku streaming stick+

The compact Roku streaming stick+ plugs into an HDMI input on your TV and delivers 4K content.

Stream movies, shows, and sports on your 4K/HDR TV

Right after our customers buy a new 4K TV, they ask us "now where do I find something to watch in 4K?" The newly designed Roku Streaming Stick+ is a good place to start. This super-compact device serves up the largest selection of 4K and HDR streaming video services, movies, and shows available in one “stick.” 

Space-friendly design and easy setup

The streamlined Roku streaming stick+ plugs into your TV's HDMI port. Then it connects to your network wirelessly via Wi-Fi. You log on, type in your Wi-Fi password, and that's basically it — all the instructions are on-screen.

“Point anywhere” remote with voice search

Roku's remote communicates over Wi-Fi. That means you can store this player out of sight and still have full control. Hit the "Mic" button on the remote, and just say what show or movie you're looking for.

Do "smart TV" owners need a Roku?

While most 4K TVs have some streaming services baked in, Roku offers the most complete list of 4K options I've seen. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, and Vudu are all available in 4K. Plus there's a ridiculous amount of standard HD streaming channels – movie channels, news, kids, sports, you name it. 

The Roku Streaming Stick+ also has a snappy interface, thanks to its quad-core processing. You can breeze through the menu and swiftly load up channels. If you're looking for a particular show or movie, Roku's “unbiased search” will hunt through the top channels for the cheapest way to watch. That's a handy feature for cost-conscious cord-cutters who no longer pay for cable.

My Roku experience: It's not just for cord cutters

While I've dabbled in cord-cutting, I'm currently a cable subscriber. Still, I call the Roku I bought for my bedroom TV the best bang-for-my-buck purchase I've made all year. It gives me on-demand shows from my cable channels like FX, HBO, AMC, and more. So I can watch Fargo or Better Call Saul on my own time — without having to rent another cable box.

Plus, late at night, I can plug my headphones into the remote and listen at a volume where dialogue is still clear. That's how I recently re-watched The Sopranos, binging through the first two seasons after my wife went to sleep. (The show still holds up, by the way.)

Remote app with personal listening mode

Roku's free mobile app lets you operate the player using your Apple® or Android™ device. Choose what you want to watch and control video playback from your phone. You can also connect headphones and hear TV sound.

Product Highlights:

  • plays streaming video and music services to your TV and home audio setup
  • plugs into an HDMI input on your TV
  • compact, portable design fits neatly behind wall-mounted TVs
  • full 4K video resolution for use with Ultra HD TVs
    • 4K video upscaling for 1080p and 720p content
    • supports lower resolutions when used with non-4K TVs
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) for extended picture contrast and brightness on compatible TVs
    • supports HDR10 format
  • built-in 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi for fast video streaming and loading
    • HEVC for watching streamed 4K content from sources like Netflix and Amazon Instant Video (requires internet speed of at least 20Mbps)
Remote Features:
  • "point-anywhere" remote lets you store player out of sight
    • operates player via Wi-Fi direct
    • connect headphones to remote for personal TV listening (earbuds included)
  • free downloadable Roku app (available from the App Store and Google Play) lets you control the player using your smart device
    • search and choose video channels and control playback
    • connect headphones to your phone and listen to TV audio without disturbing others
  • built-in IR receiver for use with universal remote
Streaming Video and Music Channels (some subscriptions or purchases required):
  • 4K/ UHD video channels like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, and Smithsonian Earth
    • Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and Fandango Now available with HDR
  • Spotify®, Pandora®, and other streaming music services
  • YouTube, PBS, CW, ABC, and other free video channels
  • HBO NOW, SHOWTIME, STARZ, FXNOW, AMC, and other movie/TV channels
  • Disney Junior, Nick Jr, PBS KIDS and other children's programming
  • WatchESPN, NBC Sports, FOX Sports GO, and other sports channels
  • MLB, NBA, WWE Network, UFCTV, and NHL streaming channels
  • live streaming cable TV alternatives:
    • SlingTV
    • Playstation Vue
    • DIRECTV Now
    • YouTube TV
Connections and General Info:
  • 1 HDMI 2.0a output
    • connected 4K TV and/or receiver must have an HDCP 2.2-compatible HDMI input
  • quad-core processor for fast, smooth video streaming
  • Dolby® and DTS® sound pass-through
  • "unbiased search" finds free or lowest-cost movies and TV shows across the top streaming channels
  • Roku's Hotel & Dorm Connect feature makes it easier to use on the go
  • included USB cable connects to TV's USB port or included AC adapter for power
  • 1/2"W x 3-7/8"H x 15/16"D
  • weight: 0.9 ounces
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • requires high-speed internet connection

What's in the Box:

  • Streaming stick w/ HDMI connector
  • USB-AC power supply
  • 15" microUSB-to-USB cable
  • 4' USB extension cable
  • Remote control
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Important Product Information

Easy to install and setup. I was unaware of the power requirement for this stick, but the included USB and AC cables/plugs made it a non-issue. Roku app offers one of the most user-friendly menus available.

Anonymous, Vail, AZ


Roku Streaming Stick+ Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(6 Reviews)

Roku Streaming Stick+

Anonymous from Vail, AZ on 3/12/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install and setup. I was unaware of the power requirement for this stick, but the included USB and AC cables/plugs made it a non-issue. Roku app offers one of the most user-friendly menus available.



The king of the streaming devices.

Darrell from PR on 3/11/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I like a lot this streaming device. The interface is very practical. Easy to use, you got the tv inputs and the apps in th a same spot. A great variety of apps, not like the other streaming devices that are attached to their interest. The remote control is awesome, very responsive. Truly, I recommend it.

Pros: Easy to use, lot of apps and good remote control.

Cons: None.

Roku Streaming Stick+

Anonymous from Reading, MA on 2/19/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

So much faster and veristle than the Samsung Smart Hub that's built into the TV. I subscribe to Netflix & PS Vue and the content loads so fast. So far so good for now. Haven't familiarized myself with Roku's Content yet but it looks promising.



Must have if streaming.

Kyle from Cortlandt Mnr, NY on 2/13/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Much better than the Fire stick. Easy to use and the remote controls the tv power and volume. Oh and no power cord to plug in. Uses a usb cord with an wi-fi extender that plugs into the back of the tv USB port.

Pros: Easy set up.

Cons: None

Love my Roku

Stephen from Dunedin, FL on 1/28/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Much faster than old Roku Stick that this replaced. Set up is fast and easy. I have a Roku Stick on each tv in the house as a replacement for cable box. Great value!

Pros: Easy set up Much faster than older version.

Cons: None

Roku Streaming Stick+

Nathan from Tennessee on 1/4/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to setup, easy to use.




Hands-on research

Product Research


Roku Streaming Stick+: The Roku Streaming Stick+ (3810R) is a wireless network audio/video streaming device which gives you access to 500,000+ movies and TV episodes across 4,500+ paid or free channels. Setting up the Roku Streaming Stick+ requires a broadband internet connection, a wireless router, AC or USB power, and a HDTV, Ultra-HD, or 4K/HDR TV with an available HDMI input. There are no monthly equipment rental fees for owning the Roku device. You can rent, buy, subscribe or watch popular movies & TV shows, as well as tune into free channels.

  • The Roku Streaming Stick+ can be used in combination with your cable subscription. You can use your cable subscription to stream what you love on-demand through apps like HBO GO, Showtime Anytime, WatchESPN, and more.
  • You can also use the Roku Streaming Stick+ as an alternate to cable. Choose from a wide selection of free services, pay-as-you-go with monthly subscriptions to Netflix and Hulu; or rent movies and shows from Amazon Video, Google Play, and more. Roku also offers live news, and popular cable-replacement packages like Sling TV with live and on-demand programming from ESPN, HGTV, and dozens more channels.
Note: You will need to setup a Roku account to activate the wireless network streaming player and access entertainment across thousands of streaming channels. Adding a payment method to your account lets you easily rent/buy movies on demand or subscribe to popular services like Netflix, Amazon, etc..

Built-in Quad-Core Processor & Dual Band WiFi: The Roku Streaming Stick+ (3810R) is equipped with a fast quad-core processor and built-in 802.11n MIMO dual-band WiFi (2.4/5GHz) for responsive navigation, quick channel launching, and ultra-smooth streaming. The Roku Streaming Stick+ must be wirelessly connected to your home network and the internet via WiFi.

  • Roku streaming devices perform well with most home broadband services (DSL or cable internet). Contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for details about the available services in your area.
  • Using a mobile hotspot is not recommended, considering they are generally not as reliable as home broadband.

HDMI 2.0a Output: The Roku Stick+ (3810R) is equipped with a male HDMI 2.0a connector that plugs into a free HDMI input on your TV. This HDMI output supports for 720p HD, 1080p Full HD, 4K Ultra HD (UHD), & 4K HDR video resolution. The HDMI connector cannot be set to output 480i, 480p, or 1080i. The HDMI 2.0a output also supports 2 to 5.1ch audio transmission, including support for Dolby Digital & DTS.

  • Ultra-HD 4K Compatible: The term "4K" (also known as 4K Ultra High Definition, 4K Ultra HD, or just 4K UHD) refers to the resolution of the TV, which is a measure of how much detail you can see on the screen. A traditional 1080p high definition TV has 1,920 vertical columns and 1,080 horizontal rows of pixels, while a 4K Ultra HD TV has a total resolution of 3,840 pixels by 2,160. With 4x the resolution of 1080p HD displays, 4K offers improvement in picture clarity over existing HD resolutions.
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) Video: The Roku Stick+ (3810R) supports HDR 10. HDR (High Dynamic Range) is a technology that helps to expand the range of brightness, contrast, and color significantly. Bright parts of the image can get much brighter with better color accuracy, while dark parts of the image can get much darker improving the contrast. Overall, the image is more natural looking with a greater sense of depth.
Notes: Requirements for Ultra-HD 4K & HDR.
  • A compatible 4K HDR TV with an available HDMI 2.0 input that supports HDCP 2.2 (HDCP 2.2 is a copy and content protection standard for 4K Ultra HD content).
  • A steady wireless internet connection with enough bandwidth to stream 4K (up to 25 Mbps might be needed).
  • A streaming service like Netflix, Amazon Video, Vudu, or YouTube with a plan that supports streaming of 4K Ultra HD and/or HDR content. Not all content available from a streaming service that supports 4K HDR will appear in 4K HDR. Look for movies or TV shows that are marked with an HDR logo. 4K and HDR content is not available on all channels and may require additional fees.
  • Premium high speed HDMI cable (not needed when connecting a Roku Streaming Stick+ directly to compatible TV).

Entertainment Apps: The Roku Streaming Stick+ (3810R) lets you wirelessly stream blockbuster movies, TV shows, live TV, popular broadcast networks, niche channels. TV shows, live sports, news, and music. You have access to 500,000+ movies and TV episodes across 4,500+ paid or free channels, including Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu, Pandora, PBS Kids, and more.


  • Click here for a list of all available content from Roku.
  • Many of Roku's free channels are ad-supported, while other paid apps (like Netflix & Amazon Video) are commercial free.

RF Remote: The Roku Streaming Stick+ includes an RF remote for wireless operation of the network audio/video streamer. Because the remote is RF (and not IR), you can point it anywhere and still control the TV; you don't have to aim it at the television. The remote offers push-button operation and a built-in microphone for voice control. The remote is powered by two "AAA" batteries (included).

  • Voice Control: The remote features a built-in microphone which allows you to use your voice to control the Roku Streaming Stick+. Simply press the "Mic" button and speak naturally into the built-in microphone using conversational phrases to find your favorite TV shows and movies from online providers and broadcast stations.
  • Shortcut  Buttons: The remote also offers shortcut buttons for immediate access of Netflix, Amazon, Sling TV, & PlayStation Vue.

Roku Mobile App: Get the free Roku Mobile app (for Apple iOS 8.0+ & Android OS 4.0.1+) to turn your compatible smartphone or tablet into fully functional remote control for the Roku Streaming Stick+ media streamer. To use the Roku mobile app, you must connect your Apple iOS or Android device to the same wireless network as the Roku player. The following features are available on the Roku Mobile app.

  • Launch Apps & Follow Favorites: You'll be able to launch your favorite channels directly from the app on your compatible mobile device. You can even follow your favorite movies, shows, and actors/directors using the "My Feed" feature of the Roku Mobile app.
  • Voice & Touchscreen Control: Using the app and mic of your compatible mobile device, you can even use your voice to search for movies, TV shows, actors, and directors. You can also use your mobile device's touchscreen keyboard to enter text on your Roku device.
  • Private Listening Mode: Using the Private Listening mode, you'll be able to listen to audio from streaming movies or shows through a set of headphones connected to your Apple iOS or Android device. When Private Listening mode is active, you will not hear audio from your TV speakers.
  • Device-to-TV Casting: You can cast your personal stored videos (MP4/MOV), photos (JPG/PNG), and music (MP3/M4A) on your compatible Apple iOS or Android device to the Roku Streaming Stick+ and your connected TV using the Roku Mobile app. Only video and photos taken with your mobile device are supported.

Content Search & Recommendations: You can search across the top 100 channels to find where movies and shows are available for free, or see unbiased results ranked by price across top channels. Search by title, actor, or director using the included IR remote & on-screen menu or the Roku Mobile app for Apple iOS & Android OS. You'll also get weekly recommendations of the latest and greatest channels, movies, TV shows, games, and more.

Intuitive On-Screen Menu: The Roku Streaming Stick+ offers an intuitive on-screen menu which is displayed on your HDMI connected TV. The on-screen menu is easily navigated using the included IR remote control.

Power Requirements: The Roku Streaming Stick+ (3810R) can be powered via a USB port on your TV using the included 15" microUSB-to-USB cable and 4' USB extension cable or via an AC power outlet using the included USB-AC power adapter, the 15" microUSB-to-USB cable, and 4' USB extension cable. Less than 3W (typical) when streaming video.

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked  
Why did you buy this?

Use streaming apps to cut cable cost. [ PETER  Mar 08, 2018 ]
Price and customers' review [ Rost  Feb 26, 2018 ]
I think that Roku is more easy to use than other streaming devices. [ Darrell  Feb 25, 2018 ]
My local cable TV provider, Spectrum, will soon be requiring that all television sets be connected to a cable set top box in order to view channels. An alternative to such a box is a device like the Roku Streaming Stick+ The experience may prove different, and Internet access is necessary, but the Roku may serve as a good low-cost option that also requires less space than does a set top box. [ Ferris  Feb 21, 2018 ]
To provide video streaming capability to my existing surround sound system. [ Michael  Feb 07, 2018 ]
More apps are available in Roku and very good reviews. [ Gopi  Jan 31, 2018 ]
I wanted to upgrade my Roku 3. [ Richard  Jan 19, 2018 ]
Best streaming product for availability of 4k content. [ STEVE  Dec 27, 2017 ]
All reviews , including yours, were very positive on this product and will meet our needs sufficiently. [ John  Dec 24, 2017 ]

1 question already asked

This seems to be quite unusual. I question what channel (APP) you are looking at that this problem occurs. I stream network live TV on Spectrum as this app is included with my cable service. If you continue to have this problem I would contact ROKU tech support with the problem. Again tell us what app you are using so someone using the same app can tell weather it is your problem or a problem with just this app. [ EDMUND  Mar 08, 2018 ]

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