I’ve had a Roku for a few years and it’s really easy to use and navigate. Never have had any issues with it aside from its remote control seeming to use up batteries a bit faster than other remotes I have.
But senior citizens have carte blanche to pilfer batteries from stores, so that shouldn’t really be an issue.
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I have both. Ease of use, setup, navigation - Roku wins.
Long term better buy so far leans to Firestick.
My Roku experience has been that they become obsolete after a few years. Some years ago I bought a brand new model and it wasn't long before it could not provide the navigation and loading speed I expect. So I bought a new model, but this past August I received emails from Roku saying they would discontinue support for that model. It will still work but my apps will not receive updates nor will the device itself receive updates.
I have yet to have any such issues with a Firestick.
I think Ultra is the most advanced version with more bells and whistles. I really don’t know all the differences but Ultra is the one I have and it works great. The picture when I stream games via mlb.tv on my Roku is so much crisper than my cable provider’s picture.What’s the difference between the different Roku products? I see a “Streaming Stick,” an “Express,” and “Ultra”
get a antenna.... get cbs, abc, nbc....... make sure they can watch wheel of Fortune, the evening news, price is right, and family Fued.... that should work the bestI want to get one or the other for my 73 year old mother. I have no experience with either.
Which one is:
1. easier to set up?
2. Easier use?
Well…. she already has cable but she can’t watch Thursday night football (Amazon Prime) and her favorite Soap Opera got taken off regular NBC and now only streams on Peacock.get a antenna.... get cbs, abc, nbc....... make sure they can watch wheel of Fortune, the evening news, price is right, and family Fued.... that should work the best
I am not sure but I think ultra might play in 4K. As for streaming stick versus Xpress, the only difference I really know of is how it connects to the TV.
Peacock now has a deal for $1.99 a month for a year.