Anyone looking for a new device there are some cracking deals on Amazon Prime.
Firestick 4k £22.99 (54% off)
Firestick £17.99 (55% off)
Firestick lite £12.99 (57% off)
Roku Stick 4k £28.49 (43% off)
Roku Express 4k £18.99 (51% off)
Roku Express £15.19 (47% off)
Deals end midnight tonight and are available to Prime members.
FireStick 4K Max £32.99 (40% off)
Send in an old FireStick for 20% trade-off on that price; £26.39 (51% off)
Put £80 into your Amazon Gift Card account, Amazon will add £9 to that:-
£17.39 (68% off)
With regards to Prime Deals i was nearly tempted in buying a Chromecast Google TV with remote for £39.99 less £10 off voucher code for select account Prime Members which took the price down to £29.99.
The only two things that stopped me was no native NOW App support 😠 and i don't like any of the colours offered on their remotes (wished there was a black version).
I must confess I did purchase myself a Roku express 4K from Amazon yesterday. It should be arriving today, while the Amazon devices have been slightly cheaper than Roku with respect to Now , at least, they are not quite as good as Roku. In Roku you have
somewhat ironically, the prime video app on Roku is one of Amazon's better apps only Amazon's own devices are on par it
Roku devices that are not to stick form factor (express, express 4K), you have the ability to use USB ethernet adapters with them that you have to be careful what adapter you get apparently the official ethernet adapter for fire sticks works with Roku devices
Does Roku now provide a live pause? My last Roku stick didn’t which is why I got the Now stick. FWIW I prefer the Amazon Fire sticks as they provide Prime Music (included in Prime subscription) which I don’t believe Roku does. If only the fire stick had the live pause…
@SweetBlitz Roku does indeed support live pause and has done for a long while now. feel free to tag me as I will answer quicker that way😁
extra info for everyone
"Roku devices that are not to stick form factor (
express, express 4K), you have the ability to use USB ethernet adapters with them that you have to be careful what adapter you get apparently the official ethernet adapter for fire sticks works with Roku devices"
I need to post a slight correction on what I said above about both the Roku express and express 4K supporting ethernet, USB adapters, only the Roku express 4K can support the use of ethernet, USB adapters and you have to be very careful what adapter you get . The Amazon ethernet adapter keeps dropping connection See the Roku article at the link below
for me personally. The only thing that is missing from Roku is an app called 'Rakuten Viki' it was available previously on Roku if it was made available again. I wouldn't use a fire stick at all. The various software niggles/ problems relating refresh rate, handling has made me go off fire devices a bit . I think the only reason why Amazon is top dog in the UK in terms of streaming devices is because they undercut everyone else.
Software wise Roku is better. Better software also means apps use less RAM to run. Sometimes Roku can also be better hardware wise in some respects.
Unless you go for the fire TV stick 4K max or that fire TV cube . The CPU in both the Roku express 4K and the Roku streaming stick 4K is better than what you would get in fire devices as it is based on the arm cortex A55 core instead of the A53 , that is, in most Amazon fire devices. It isn't just about clock speed, where CPUs are concerned. Too many people get too obsessed with clock speed alone