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New Roku Stick - Sams Club - B&M only $39.88 after instant rebate

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This is the new black quad core Roku stick. No 4K, no headphone jack and no voice search.

It has the quad core like the Roku 4, so performance is very good.

About the cheapest streaming stick you can buy with a remote. Easy returns to Sams Club.

Someone reported that their store had the old stick for this price, and didn't have the new one so this may have been intended to clear out stock of the old stick. My store only has the new quad core model.

B&M only. They don't sell the stick online.

Link to where you can get Roku to send you a free hdmi pigtail if the stick won't fit the port on your tv. You need the serial # from the roku player to get it.

https://my.roku.com/hdmi
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Thanks! Gonna check it out tomorrow when we go to pick up an online order.
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The link just goes to an order form for an hdmi extender. You might want to add a link to the actual item (even if it's not online at sam's, a link to the model you mean from some other site), and a model number or something so people know which one to look for.
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I have seen both the older and the current Roku stick for $10 off. Just purchased the new Roku stick for $39.98. The black stick is the new one. The purple stick is the older generation. This is the best price i have seen on the new stick and the reviews have been great. Also, this on also comes with 3 free HD movie rentals from CinemaNow.

https://www.roku.com/products/streaming-stick
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This new stick looks promising but the Roku 3 was just $10 more last weekend and to me it seems to be the better value.
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Quote from sklar View Post :
This is the new black quad core Roku stick. No 4K, no headphone jack and no voice search.

It has the quad core like the Roku 4, so performance is very good.

About the cheapest streaming stick you can buy with a remote. Easy returns to Sams Club.

Someone reported that their store had the old stick for this price, and didn't have the new one so this may have been intended to clear out stock of the old stick. My store only has the new quad core model.

B&M only. They don't sell the stick online.

Link to where you can get Roku to send you a free hdmi pigtail if the stick won't fit the port on your tv. You need the serial # from the roku player to get it.

https://my.roku.com/hdmi
Thanks for the heads up on the "pigtail".
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Quote from hugues View Post :
I have seen both the older and the current Roku stick for $10 off. Just purchased the new Roku stick for $39.98. The black stick is the new one. The purple stick is the older generation. This is the best price i have seen on the new stick and the reviews have been great. Also, this on also comes with 3 free HD movie rentals from CinemaNow.

https://www.roku.com/products/streaming-stick
You may also be able to get two free months of HBO when activating the stick.

https://www.roku.com/offers/hbonow
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This new stick looks promising but the Roku 3 was just $10 more last weekend and to me it seems to be the better value.
That was refurbished not new, dual core in the 3 vs the quad core in the stick, the stick is newer than the 3 so it'll get updates longer, short warranty vs return anytime, didn't include the 3 free rentals or likely 2 months of HBO Now, and I can't find the deal for the time machine. Smilie
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The speed of the Roku 3 is the same as the new stick. The Roku 3 Groupon deal included a one year warranty. Search for Roku 3 if you want to see the deal as it was just 3 days ago. With the Roku 3 you get voice search remote with private listening, micro sd slot, usb for external storage, ethernet port, etc. The choice is yours Big Grin
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Good points but my understanding is you can use the Roku app on your Smartphone for voice search and for private listening. The biggest advantage I see with the Roku 3 is ethernet given that the Roku stick does not support 802.11ac.

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The speed of the Roku 3 is the same as the new stick. The Roku 3 Groupon deal included a one year warranty. Search for Roku 3 if you want to see the deal as it was just 3 days ago. With the Roku 3 you get voice search remote with private listening, micro sd slot, usb for external storage, ethernet port, etc. The choice is yours Big Grin
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any good m3u sites? to work with it?
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That was refurbished not new, dual core in the 3 vs the quad core in the stick, the stick is newer than the 3 so it'll get updates longer, short warranty vs return anytime, didn't include the 3 free rentals or likely 2 months of HBO Now, and I can't find the deal for the time machine. Smilie
I owned the purple stick, roku 3 and the new black stick and the black stick is much faster and smoother than the roku 3. Less features but my phone app takes care of that.
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Quote from FatManChew909 View Post :
I owned the purple stick, roku 3 and the new black stick and the black stick is much faster and smoother than the roku 3. Less features but my phone app takes care of that.
I have the same and a couple of roku 4's, plus a hisense tv with built in roku. I think that's approximately a 2 year old roku 2 capability wise.

The black stick seems faster than the roku 4, and it should because its basically the same cpu pushing a 1080p display instead of 4k. The stick and the 4 are faster than the 3 by a good margin. The tv has very good performance. The old purple stick is awful. Incredibly slow. It also doesn't have the newer netflix app or many newer apps.

And yeah, I was surprised at how good the private listening with earbuds is on my phone. That's way better than sticking batteries in the roku 4 remote every month or two.
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