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Bronson2017
Auburn Fan
Birmingham
Member since Feb 2019
720 posts

Roku question
May seem like a dumb question but is Roku used as a platform for YouTube TV, Hulu TV or is it it's own thing? Does it act like a firestick?

Also if it does in fact act like a firestick couldn't I just use my smart tv for youtube TV instead of getting a Roku?


CAD703X
Toledo Fan
Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
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re: Roku question
roku is basically an android box with a marketplace of apps you can download (free & pay).

amazon fire tv is similar but it has the entire amazon app store behind it and its easier to side-load apps.


Korkstand
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Plaquemine, LA
Member since Nov 2003
16736 posts

re: Roku question
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May seem like a dumb question but is Roku used as a platform for YouTube TV, Hulu TV or is it it's own thing? Does it act like a firestick?
It's a platform for other apps. Yes it acts like a firestick. You can use YTTV, Hulu, etc on roku.
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Also if it does in fact act like a firestick couldn't I just use my smart tv for youtube TV instead of getting a Roku?
You could, but in my experience smart tv's aren't supported very well if at all. If it's a roku tv, then I would use it. If it's the TV manufacturer's own "smart" OS, I would hook up a roku to it.


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Triple Bogey
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19th Green
Member since May 2017
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re: Roku question
This is just my opinion, but I have never been impressed by Amazons UI. Roku is much better.


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Bronson2017
Auburn Fan
Birmingham
Member since Feb 2019
720 posts

re: Roku question
I already have the 4k amazon firestick. Should I just stick with that instead of getting Roku? I use Netflix and Disney + on it but that is about it.


CAD703X
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Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
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re: Roku question
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I already have the 4k amazon firestick. Should I just stick with that instead of getting Roku? I use Netflix and Disney + on it but that is about it.


i went ahead & purchased 2 amazon firesticks the other day because i do like how easily the remote 'found' the TV and was able to turn it on and manage volume.

this is great for those old TVs i have around the house that i dont really want more than the ability for the kids to watch a show now and then or live tv.


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