How to Pick the Best Roku: A Guide to Each Model (2019)

Rokus are the most popular TV streaming boxes for good reason: They’re super easy to use, and they offer a very wide array of streaming channels.

Figuring out which one to buy, well, that’s not so easy. There are nine different Roku streaming devices available now (not including TVs and soundbars), and you’ll find a ton of older models floating around on Amazon and other sellers. Rokus also tend to have similar names and look nearly identical, so it’s not that simple to suss out their differences.

We’re here to help. If you’re like me, you probably want the best Roku for the least amount of money. We’ve broken them all down by features, starting with the most basic Roku you’ll actually want to own. And once you get that Roku, be sure to add WIRED’s channel!

Updated for Autumn 2019: The list now features the new Roku soundbar, and the latest model updates.

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