The Roku Streaming Stick is aimed at consumers who own flat TV screens mounted on a wall, where they want to avoid having a bunch of cables and wires coming out and around or down from the TV. Like other Roku devices, this provides access to Internet TV streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon, Blockbuster and other cool programming.
The HDMI stick plugs directly into an available HDMI port on your TV (or switching box if you utilize one of those), and provides the same kind of service and channels that you’d see on one of the other larger Roku boxes. It includes the always-fantastic Roku Remote, and this one includes four dedicated buttons that take you directly to that service (Netflix, Amazon, Blockbuster On Demand and MGo). The Streaming Stick does need to get power via a USB cable, so the system provides a plug - if you have a TV that provides USB power, you can plug it into that instead of the power outlet.
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