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Roku 3 Streaming Media Player (4200CA)

  • Model Number: 4200CA
  • WebID: 10266052
3.4
(99 ratings)

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With tonnes of power packed into a compact box, the Roku 3 streaming player keeps you entertained on the go. It lets you surf hundreds of channels of movies, TV shows, games, music, sports, and more. Plug headphones into the remote to watch late-night flicks without disturbing the household. The built-in motion-control allows you to play games like Angry Birds Space.

More Information

  • Plays video in 1080p HD
  • Includes dual-band wireless connectivity
  • Features ethernet and USB ports
  • The free iOS and Android Roku apps let you enjoy even more great features
  • With over 450 channels, it lets you choose from the best selection and widest variety of streaming entertainment, including movies, TV shows, music, sports, news, and more
  • For ultra-smooth performance, it has a quick processor and dual-band wireless
  • The remote and headphone jack allow you to listening privately so you can crank up the volume to enjoy a late-night flick without disturbing your housemates
  • Motion control allows you to play games with a motion-control remote
  • This device comes with Angry Birds Space so you can get started gaming

Manufacturer's Warranty

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)

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Customer Reviews

3.4 / 5
Based on 99 ratings,89 Reviews
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62 Reviews

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4.0
  • from Ottawa, ON
  • 3 days ago

Easy to use

I purchased the Roku to watch a specific channel and was pleased with how easy it was to set up and use. Although I haven't quite figured out how to get regular TV content that I can get on the internet. I tried and it said it wasn't available in Canada even though they are Canadian stations like CTV and CBC? Other than that I am pleased with the product.

4.0
  • from Toronto, ON
  • Jan 21, 2015

Love my Roku

Excellent product, highly recommend Roku, easy to set up and streams very well!

5.0
  • from Calgary, AB
  • Jan 20, 2015

Small But Very Functional

The Roku 3 is a compact but powerful media player with a simple and very intuitive remote. So far, we've only ever used it for Netflix and it has done everything that we require. The remote communicates with the media player with RF instead of IR so the two don't have to be in "line of sight" with each other. This allowed us to place our little Roku out of sight behind our wall mounted flat screen TV. Another neat feature is that the little remote comes with earphones so you can listen through these privately without requiring a long earphone cable to the TV. The remote apparently can be used as a game controller but we haven't tried this out.

2.0
  • from Edmonton, AB
  • Jan 19, 2015

Roku=Time waster

I decided to try it out but thus far have been quite underwhelmed.It was fairly easy to set up but as you start scrolling through channels it becomes apparent with most of the content I have encountered, I won't be giving up cable any time soon unless someone can instruct me how to get some value out of this box.

4.0
  • from Red Deer, Ab
  • Jan 18, 2015

Love it but but,

Cineplex subtitles didn't working as promised. Crackle do work fine. Seem that Cineplex has problem subtitles at their end. Boxing day deal couldn't resist me to buy Roku 3. So keep it.

5.0
  • from Chatham, ON
  • Jan 18, 2015

Best media player in its class

This thing has it all ! I have a few media players and the amount of channels on here is amazing. Not to mention the "motion" control for games. I would highly recommend this one ! Easy to setup and easy to use. 5 stars all the way !

3.0
  • from Surrey, BC
  • Jan 16, 2015

Not what I expected.

The product works great for the one TV channel I purchased it for, however, I also thought I could watch other things that were on the internet. My wife loves Antiques Road Show, and don't know how to get that on the Roku unit. Disappointed that you can't just find anything on the internet and watch it via the Roku unit, unless I am doning something wrong.

2.0
  • from St. John's, Newfoundland
  • Jan 14, 2015

Not For Canadians

I've had the Roku 3 for about a year now. If you want a simple and easy unit it is a great deal. It is stunningly fast, and the built in earjacks are great. However Most of the free channels are repackaged u-tube channels. Canadian Netflix does not have a lot of contect. Roku has set up the machine to use Google DNS. Sites which allow canadians to view US content by changing th DNS does not work with Roku and Netflix.

2.0
  • from Winnipeg, MB
  • Jan 12, 2015

Streams great but not enough channels

Roku 3 streams great but there is not enough Canadian channels unless you like the really old movies, B movies and TV shows.

2.0
  • from Calgary, AB
  • Jan 12, 2015

Not enough content in Canada

I only used it for You tube and in that case I am better off with Chromecast for $...

5.0
  • from Marathon, ON
  • Jan 10, 2015

Good stuff.

In this day and age where TV costs big money it's nice to be able to get programs for free and this Roku doesn't disappoint. It's a basic device that delivers surprising results that one can enjoy whenever you get tired of the same old same old on regular TV. Lots of older programs, and some new that have great entertainment value. Highly recommended.

1.0
  • from Edmonton, AB
  • Jan 09, 2015

Canadians beware of Roku

I have Roku 3 and had access to Netflix US. Then one day it stopped working after about 4 months. I contacted Netflix and they said it looked fine. I appeared as a US customer. The problem was the Roku Netflix application. I worked with Roku support and this is their final response: "Due to the geographical restrictions, It is not possible to access the US Netflix account through Roku in Canada. Also, we do not recommend using the VPN network to access the channels through Roku. We appreciate your understanding in this concern." I have a Western Digital Live TV unit and Sony PS3. Both work fine accessing Netflix US. Roku is not the best option for Canadians.

4.0
  • from Montréal, QC
  • Jan 08, 2015

Awesome product

Simple to install, we now have too much choice for TV watching.

5.0
  • from Elliot Lake, ON
  • Jan 04, 2015

I like it so far

I'm not going to give a tech description haven't had it very long.But it does exactly what I hoped it would have 2 of them #1 one on older Tv in Bedroom and # 3 in the living room.

2.0
  • from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Jan 04, 2015

roku3 have return!!

When tested with my friends US user info, all work fine, fast, loads of options (especially "Search option is great feature). After switching to my login info (Canada credit card) what a disappointment, try to contact Roku support only to receive PDF with “additional Canadian channels”, what a joke, 65% channels religion?? Tested “NEW free subscription NETFLIX”, not able play movie, notification from Netflix server "SERVER busy try later!! swap back to my old WD TV Live switch to my friends login and voila, movie worked!! Conclusion- Roku may be great product, unfortunately not for Canadians.

2.0
  • from Scarborough, ON
  • Jan 02, 2015

not many channels

Not enough content in Canada. Found I only used it for Netflix and in that case I am better off with Chromecast for $...

1.0
  • from Melita,MB
  • Dec 28, 2014

Streams Great But That's About All.

Product streams great. If you by this product for streaming free channels you are going to be disappointed as this Canadian programming really sucks. I am glad it was a gift that had a return receipt. Buyer Beware!!

5.0
  • from Oshawa, ON
  • Dec 21, 2014

GREAT Device

Bought this device primarily for access to Netflix - Canada. VERY pleased with this device. I wish I had bought it sooner. The set up couldn't be easier. Lighting fast access - I had tried similar access through a DVD player and had nothing but trouble. This beat it hands down. Very impressed ... I am giving one as a gift this year.

4.0
  • from toronto
  • Dec 04, 2014

love this product so far

loving this roku 3, this my first streaming device and I love it. Its fast and the head phone device is great. the only one downfall so far is there is no off button...

4.0
  • from NL
  • Nov 13, 2014

Excellent player!!

Super easy to use. Solid. Plenty of free or ad supported channels. Some great stuff available for subscription. For the money it is worth having for anyone that has high speed internet and watches any tv. Only downsides, no hdmi cable included and it is a little hard to search for channels (there are so many and you have to scroll through them individually, no search).

3.0
  • from Toronto, ON
  • Oct 21, 2014

Great product, but US version is far superior

The Roku 3 is an excellent product. Pros: The performance is lightning fast, the interface is simple and the image quality is excellent. The headphones on the remote is a huge bonus. Cons: Buyers should be aware that this device is the Canadian version of the Roku, so you may not be able to access US Netflix or Hulu Plus. Roku makes it very difficult to access US content from Canada and online reviews indicate that the CA variant includes a serial number that only enables Canadian apps during registrations. Even with a US Roku, the process is not easy, but it can be done with some effort. Conclusion: Roku is the best media streamer hands-down. If you are okay with Canadian streaming content, this is the device for you.

4.0
  • from Winnipeg, MB
  • Oct 21, 2014

Overpriced

"On Sale" for [price] and $10 off when everywhere else has it listed at [price] as a base price. Felt completely ripped off by FS and returned the unit. I expect this review will be taken down. The unit is great, easy to hook up, channels are limited in Canada, but can get around that with a VPN...

3.0
  • from Beckwith, ON
  • Oct 08, 2014

Great for Netflix

I bought this player based on my neighbour's recommendation and with his help it was fairly easy to set up and connect to my WiFi system - well he did all the configuration stuff. Right now I just use it for Netflix. For me the remote is much simpler than the one that came with my TV, I like that. The Roku User Manual states as THE ROKU 3 draws so little power, there is no provision for an On/Off switch. Not true, this box sits on top of my TV bench with plenty of space around it for ventilation and it gets very warm, so it has to draw more power than ROKU admits.

4.0
  • from Pickering, ON
  • Sep 24, 2014

I like it

Overall, I'd give it two thumbs up. I never expected it to be like cable tv at all. My daughter loves the sites with old tv shows. The two criticisms I have is 1) you cannot block sites; and 2) on news channels selection I haven't found Cdn news content yet.

2.0
  • from Scarborough, ON
  • Sep 20, 2014

No power on/off button, causing problem

fast speed and response. It's my first time trying streaming media player. After searched on internet I found Roku 3 has some great review so decided to give a try. Pros: - Fast start-up, easy installation, fast to choose apps - A lot of free channels such as Youtube, Dreamwaver, International channels (but takes time to go through it all!) - You can also download Roku apps from Android play store to use your cell phone as a remote control Cons: - I only had it for 1 week and noticed that it freeze or became slow to running apps after a night or 2. So had to reboot it. - Lots of "free channels" are junks. such as real estate, Yoga, fitness, sport channels which requires user to subscribe their service after you installed the apps I am thinking to return in and give a try again.

5.0
  • from Ottawa, ON
  • Sep 11, 2014

What?!

To the reviewer that said "this doesn't compare to regular TV services"....of course not!!! It's called a "streaming media player" for a reason. Don't rate a product low because you didn't do your research into what it actually DOES. I have this for my bedroom (the living room has consoles that have the same capabilities), and wanted to be able to hide it. The remote works via wifi, so it doesn't need to be directly pointed at it to work (great for me, as it's hidden behind my mounted TV), and you can even use your phone to control it (Android and Apple ones work great! Don't know about others!). After downloading the free "Roku Media Player" app, I can access anything on the portable hard drive hooked up to my router, and stream it, as well as switch to Netflix to watch my shows, or YouTube to keep up with my subscriptions. I would recommend getting this model as it's faster than the others, and has less reported issues. I absolutely love this thing, and will recommend it to anyone looking to buy it! The headphone jack is also a lifesaver when my boyfriend is sleeping but I'm wide awake, though the headphones that ship with it aren't the greatest. Though I use Sony headphones with it, and it sounds great!

1.0
  • from Kitchener, ON
  • Aug 27, 2014

Not as expected

Maybe it's because I had a bit too much expectation out of this. After trying it at home, I found it nothing compared to a TV service. Limited channels that are popular can be accessed in Canada and no live channels broadcast like a TV channel. Every program composed a list of videos. It is essentially video apps. If you really need something that can compare to a TV, internet streaming media player seems still have a long way to go.

1.0
  • from Ottawa, ON
  • Aug 26, 2014

Failed after one year

Was great to begin with, easy setup, worked fine. Just after the warranty expired, it stopped dead. Roku Chat Help was relatively obtuse, and concluded that nothing could be done. Extremely disappointing that it was such a poor quality system that delivered decent performance for a short time. Would not recommend it at all.

5.0
  • from Duncan, BC
  • Jul 05, 2014

Does The Job

Bought this to watch Neflex on my big screen tv. I like the picture on the tv and was tempted to buy a Smart tv but this works perfectly and saved me money. Have been streaming my pictures from Picassa and watching movies via the usb port. It certainly doesn't offer the channels the US one does but enjoy Vevo and Crackle and Youtube. The ear phones work great too.

4.0
  • from Edmonton, AB
  • Jun 27, 2014

excellent

if you just need a streaming device roku is the best device for u.. ;-)

5.0
  • from ottawa, ON
  • Jun 14, 2014

0062

I am ok with Roku because I was really frustrated with the charges of cable companies. I have no complaint. therefore,i don't even have time to watch tv. i used to pay for what did not even see. now no hidden fees.

4.0
  • from Cornwall, PE
  • May 28, 2014

Netflix surround sound

Good if a streaming device is all you need. Still not the best choice for playing video files as still has limited file support though that seems to be improving. Only con imo regarding streaming from the web is the issue that if you have sound set as surround on the roku, and you watch netflix content with 5.1 sound set, there is no audio. You either have to set the roku to stereo, or set it as stereo from within netflix with every netflix session. No trouble with any other apps so this is an issue with the netflix app only. Hope it is fixed soon.

5.0
  • from Vernon, BC
  • May 25, 2014

Best set top box available

Easy to use, great combination of apps/channels. Their smartphone app is handy, but even more so is casting Youtube to the TV from your phone or computer (easier than searching with the onscreen keyboard). The headphone jack in the remote is surprisingly convenient when not wanting to disturb others with sound from the TV. Pretty much the same functionality as the Roku 2 but the newer processor provides noticeably better performance (quicker response time). Increase your available content by using a VPN to access services such as US Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime, Pandora. Yes, many services require a subscription.

3.0
  • from Gatineau, QC
  • May 04, 2014

easy to install/use, but...

... It's not a game changer. It'd be perfect if it had a web browser so you could do everything else. I bought it for a furnished rental property, and tested it out at home first. The only thing I miss about it is Angry Birds lol I'm going to continue to use my computer attached to my TV, and will probably try the Chromecast next.

5.0
  • from Salmon Arm, BC
  • May 04, 2014

Love My Roku

With Roku, and Netflix account, it is possible to cut the cable cord. I have the Roku 2 & 3, and can not tell the difference.

4.0
  • from Toronto, ON
  • Apr 24, 2014

Easy to install

I like it! it's very user friendly.

1.0
  • from Near Kindersley, SK
  • Apr 22, 2014

Misleading on free channels

We bought this Roku3 under the understanding that we would get 400+ free channels, so this would same on our bills. Unfortunately this system lets you download the channels to it for free, but once you want to watch them the channel wants you to pay a subscription. So there is not a lot of actual free channels, not sure if we will keep using it, Very disapointed , the packaging is very misleading.

1.0
  • from Kanata, ON
  • Apr 19, 2014

Manditory payment information. Not cool

I was looking for a solution to stream my (Already purchased) Netflix account to an older LCD TV over WIFI. Based on the specs and reviews, I purchased a Roku 3 and was looking forward to using it. I was very disappointed while activating it and never got as far as to use the device. To activate it, you need a Roku account, okay no problem, to get a Roku account you MUST provide a form of payment (credit card / paypal) for possible future channels you may buy. I will not give a Credit Card number, or any other form of payment, for a "Just in Case" scenario or for convenience. I provide my own payment information at the time of purchase. If this were an option or if they offered to store my information for future purchases (Like everyone else does) then great. But to make it mandatory. No thank you. I will be returning the device tomorrow. Roku Inc.This is not the way to do business. You should give people the option to provide payment information at the time of purchase not in advance. There is no need for it and this is a bad business model. I'll be buying my next device from someone other that Roku. Chris

5.0
  • from Hamilton, ON
  • Apr 17, 2014

Roku 3 Streaming Media Player 4200ca

This unit works as advertised. It is quick to respond to prompts and delivers beautiful video renderings. I am extremely pleased with its performance.

3.0
  • from Calgary, AB
  • Apr 07, 2014

Usefulness will depend on your requirements

Roku's marketing on what this device will actually do for you is misleading to say the least. All literature refers to it's capabilities in the US. The channel search function has been removed from the Canadian version because there is frankly very little content available to Canada. You are supposed to be able to add channels to your Roku through their website and although you can then see the full listing adding them is not supported in this region. So if you are looking for a device for free decent content then this is not for you. Where this product does shine is when its connected to a Plex media server or for Netflix. The Roku is fast and responsive and the remote is fantastic especially as they added a headphone port to so you can watch in peace.

1.0
  • from Burnaby, BC
  • Apr 06, 2014

Great for Netflix but plagued with errors

My boxee box stopped playing netflix so I bought this Roku3 as a replacement thinking it would do the same thing. What a disaster. Roku3 CAN NOT support external hard drives as it causes it to OVERHEAT and crash. This is a confirmed issue that technical support delicately tried to express to me while I raged at them for selling me something that couldn't do what I bought it to do. The other issue is that it cannot handle 1080P video from media servers - unlike what the marketing folks would like for you to believe. Instead, it will play the first couple of minutes and feed you this outrageous error that the file format is unsupported. Boxee still plays these fine - so does my computer, laptop, phone, TI83 calculator, etc. What a piece of junk. Also, this is my third unit. The problem is in the software not the hardware.

4.0
  • from Mississauga, ON
  • Apr 02, 2014

I like it

I bought the Roku to replace the xbox360 gold account that I was paying for. I've had my Roku now for a week or two and I like it. Very, Very easy to install. Only thing I didn't like was having to give my credit card info to set up a Roku account that I know I will never use because I don't ever plan on watching/rent/pay-per-view from Roku. I would recommend the Roku.

3.0
  • from Sydney, NS
  • Apr 01, 2014

OK

OK so far.

1.0
  • from guelph, on
  • Mar 27, 2014

Not a good local file streamer

Doesn't play a lot of formats and you have to set up a media server in order to stream from a PC to the Roku. If you want a streamer that can browse all files on your pc by just connecting to wifi and without setting up a media server, then get the western digital. It also plays all the media formats I've thrown at it except for .wmv

5.0
  • from Québec, QC
  • Mar 26, 2014

One of the two streaming media player to consider

I owned 4 streaming media players: Apple TV, Roku 3, Patriot Media Box and the Pivos Xios DS. For me the only two streaming media players that I would consider is the Roku 3 and the Apple TV. If you already bought and plan to buy a lot of media from the iTunes store or if you own an iDevice and plan to use the airplay feature, the Apple TV is hard to beat. Otherwise, the Roku 3 is fast and fluid, is more customizable than the Apple TV, is extensible through a large set of channels and has a USB port to play media from a USB stick or an external hard drive.

1.0
  • from Scarborough, ON
  • Mar 21, 2014

NOT THE WAY ITS COMMERCIALLED

Bought this yesterday...easy set up but it's useless ...not all the channels r there only cheap videos that are available !

1.0
  • from Lethbridge, AB
  • Mar 09, 2014

Returning Roku 3

When I bought this device I made an agreement with Roku that I would pay money and they would provide me with a device which did what they said it would do. Unfortunately they did not honor this commitment. The device itself works pretty well with a number of exceptions. First of all it would not play my movies from a usb device even though they were in a a format supported by the Roku 3. This was not enough to stop me from keeping it. Today however the device stopped playing sound completely. I unplugged it and plugged it back in again and the sound returned. This has now happened for the second time today and the sound has completely gone again. I will be returning the device tomorrow. It is unfortunate since i have read such good reviews about the device. These reviews lead me to buy it in the first place. I wouldn't by it if I were you!

4.0
  • from Brockville, ON
  • Mar 08, 2014

Good vs Bad

GOOD: Wide variety of Christian material available. Netflix is easier to use. The smallness of the media player is amazing... fits nicely, out of sight. The headphone/volume on the controller is a good feature as well. BAD: There is a US / Canadian distinction that is very annoying.

1.0
  • from West Vancouver
  • Mar 01, 2014

Not worth it

Not many free channels. Possibly better in the US as a lot of channels are blocked in Canada. Setup was straight forward.

4.0
  • from Oakville, ON
  • Feb 25, 2014

Thumbs up on Roku 3

Was a bit tricky to get up and running but once functioning...it worked like a dream!