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Old 09-07-2017, 11:02 PM
 
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I have a roku TV and am curious about the amazon fire stick. Does anyone know if its any better than the roku?
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Old 09-08-2017, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I've used both. Firestick is better. It's not even close. Firestick just seemed more user friendly. Roku is outdated.
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Old 09-08-2017, 08:30 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Roku isn't user friendly? My wife learned how to work the remote and the Roku in about 5 minutes. Can't be more user friendly with her using it. My son has Firestick. He watched my Roku for a little while and wished he had gone with it instead.
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Old 09-09-2017, 08:32 AM
 
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I've used both. Firestick is better. It's not even close. Firestick just seemed more user friendly. Roku is outdated.
I bought a Fire Stick expecting to like it better than the Roku. I don't really like it and I do not find it more user-friendly. I'd say it's almost the same, except for having to scroll through all of Amazon's stuff. I think for most people who aren't the most savvy, a Roku might be simpler.

I do not like that apps on Roku do not seem to update as much. When I asked them when they're going to update the Roku app for Hulu (since Hulu allows you to have separate profiles), they were basically like, "No, we don't have any idea, we're not really working on it." Seriously???
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Old 09-09-2017, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Houston
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I bought a Fire Stick expecting to like it better than the Roku. I don't really like it and I do not find it more user-friendly. I'd say it's almost the same, except for having to scroll through all of Amazon's stuff. I think for most people who aren't the most savvy, a Roku might be simpler.

I do not like that apps on Roku do not seem to update as much. When I asked them when they're going to update the Roku app for Hulu (since Hulu allows you to have separate profiles), they were basically like, "No, we don't have any idea, we're not really working on it." Seriously???
That was my biggest complaint with Roku. My Roku felt so outdated and when I got a Firestick it seemed like it was designed to meet my needs instead of feeling too basic like the Roku. Getting a smart TV is the best option.
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Old 09-09-2017, 11:17 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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..and the Fire TV is better than the Fire Stick.

IMO well worth the additional cost.

You ask why??? The Fire TV has more memory and quicker on the guide.
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Old 09-09-2017, 11:35 AM
 
Location: NC
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I've used both. Firestick is better. It's not even close. Firestick just seemed more user friendly. Roku is outdated.
I also have both, but I feel like the Roku is way more user friendly than the Firestick. Plus the interface on the Roku is a lot simpler. With Firestick, I have to push too many buttons to get to the apps I want. With Roku, the apps are right there, and there are the handy shortcut buttons on the remote for apps like Netflix.
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Old 09-09-2017, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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It's said that they are about to release a NEW generation of Fire Tv box very shortly, so you might want to hold out at least another month or so before buying.
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Old 09-09-2017, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I went from a Chromecast to Firestick when I ordered Prime. I love it, love it, love it.
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Old 07-02-2018, 02:40 AM
 
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For me, Firestick is better than Roku
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