These are the best cheap Roku deals for December 2020

Get the most from your new 4K TV’s capabilities with a Roku streaming device. A cheap Roku streaming box is a great way to take advantage of 4K and HDR capabilities of newer TVs. With literally hundreds of streaming channels available on the service, there’s plenty to watch, and you’ll likely save yourself tons of money. Save money here the streaming device with the deals listed below. If you’re unsure of which one to choose, we’ve described each of Roku’s set-top box options in a little more detail below to help make the buying process a little bit simpler. Whether it’s the basic Roku Express or the top-of-the-line Roku Ultra, we have you covered.

Today’s best Roku deals

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24-inch onn. 720P HD LED Roku Smart TV

$89

For a dorm room, bedroom, or kitchen, this 24-inch Roku TV is the perfect accessory. Everything you need for streaming your favorite shows and movies is built-in. Just plug it in, and start watching.
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40-inch TCL 3-Series FHD Roku TV

$180 $300
The 40-inch TCL 3-Series Roku Smart TV is a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to utility and quality. While it doesn't have 4K resolution, if you don't need it, then this puppy definitely delivers.
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Roku Streaming Stick+ HD/4K/HDR Streaming Device with Wireless and Voice Remote

$29 $49
Take advantage of your newer TV's 4K/HDR capabilities with the Roku Streaming Stick+. Includes a long-range, wireless remote that also works with voice commands.
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Roku Premiere

$25 $40
The Roku Premiere is the cheapest way to get 4K, and buying it refurbished can save you a bit more.
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32-inch TCL 3-Series FHD TV

$130 $190
If you're only after the content, the TCL 3-Series is the budget-savvy's best friend when it comes to entertainment, packed with a Roku streaming platform for all your movie night needs.
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32-inch TCL 3-Series 720p Roku TV

$120 $200
If you're in the market for a simple TV that prioritizes quantity over quality, the 32-inch 3-Series TCL Roku Smart TV is a great option for the budget-savvy viewer despite its 720p resolution.
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Roku Streaming Stick

$35 $50
Gain access to a slew of movies and TV shows with the classic Roku Streaming Stick. It's not the latest model in the catalog, but it's still plenty capable of providing you with everything Roku can.
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40-inch RCA FHD Roku TV

$239 $279
For only the content that Roku has to deliver, the 40-inch RCA 1080p TV is all you need to enjoy everything Roku has to offer. It isn't the most advanced, but it gets the job done.
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75-inch TCL 8-Series 4K QLED Roku TV

$2,000 $2,200
The 75-inch variant of TCL's 8 Series 4K Roku TV is the biggest and visually best option they've got in their catalog, packed with advanced HDR, surround sound, and world-class QLED technology.
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JVC 32" Class HD (720p) Roku Smart LED TV

$118 $150
Give your home cinema a solid upgrade with this JVC Smart TV. You can stream over 5,000 channels which make it perfect for anyone who wants to catch up on their favorite movies and shows.
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43-inch Westinghouse FX FHD Roku TV

$180 $280
Get the most out of Roku's smart TV platform with a cheap Roku TV by Westinghouse. This 43-inch option is a great fit for any home theater and an even better fit for your budget.

Roku Express

Roku Express 2019 with remote
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The Roku Express is the company’s entry-level streaming box. It only supports maximum resolution of 1080p and has no HDR support, and the slower 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi standards. There is no way to hardwire your streaming box to your router as the Express doesn’t have a built-in Ethernet port.

Its included remote is a less feature-rich version of the remote included with other Roku boxes and doesn’t support voice recognition. You’ll also need to use your TV remote to turn your TV on and off as well as control the volume of your TV, something higher-end Roku devices can do directly from the remote.

While the functionality of the Express is considerably limited, you’ll still get access to every Roku channel in the channel store, as well as HDMI and Dolby Audio and DTS pass-through. For those looking for a streaming box for an older HDTV, the Express is your best (and also cheapest) bet.

Roku Streaming Stick+

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The Roku Streaming Stick+ is the next step up from the Roku Express and is the cheapest Roku that supports 4K HDR content. You also gain 802.11ac dual-band MIMO, meaning better connectivity and performance, especially for 4K HDR content. Also, the wireless connectivity inside allows for four times the range of the Express, meaning you’ll be able to place the device further away from your router.

The included remote adds voice recognition support and the capability to control your television’s power and volume directly from the remote. For many, this is the Roku model we would recommend due to its extensive feature set and competitive price compared to other streaming options on the market, most notably the Fire TV Stick.

Another attractive feature of the Streaming Stick+ is its size. For wall-mounted TVs. The stick can fit in the space where your connections are, allowing you to hide the device away for a cleaner look. If your TV has a USB port, you can also use this to power the device, further eliminating excess cables.

Roku Ultra

Roku Ultra 2019

The Roku Ultra is Roku’s top-tier device, aimed at home theater enthusiasts with a feature set that has these users in mind. While it also supports 4K HDR video and 802.11ac dual-band MIMO like the Streaming Stick+, the Ultra also includes a built-in Ethernet port. This allows you to hardwire your set-top box to your network, essentially giving the most reliable streaming experience available.

But that isn’t the only feature that sets the Ultra apart: it also includes a USB port and MicroSD slot, the former allowing you to playback content locally, and the latter to give you extra storage space for additional Roku channels. The remote adds other functionality enabling you to add personal shortcuts to whatever you want, whether it be a channel or a frequent search, and so on.

Included in the package are a set of premium JBL headphones, which can be plugged into your remote to allow for private listening — a great way to enjoy content without disturbing others. If you’re looking for the best Roku experience, this is it.

Roku Express vs. Roku Streaming Stick+

Not sure which to choose between the Roku Express and Streaming Stick+? The biggest difference between the two is resolution. The Express can only stream in Full HD, while the Streaming Stick supports full 4K. If you’re buying a Roku for an older TV that you don’t plan to upgrade any time soon, the Express might be the better choice.

Another key difference is the Wi-Fi connectivity. While the Express does support 802.11 b/g/n networks, the Streaming Stick+ also supports the newer and faster 802.11ac dual-band MIMO routers. The latter works much better for streaming, and as a result, will provide a much more reliable streaming experience. The Wi-Fi chip inside also has better range, making it a better solution for TVs further away from your router.

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