What is Roku 3

The Roku 3 is the newest high end model. It has similar features to the Roku 2 XS, including an Ethernet port. The dual-band Wi-Fi connection offers better wireless connectivity. It has a faster processor, which helps when navigating the Roku’s menus and loading content. The Roku 3 also has a headphone jack for private listening. This is a useful feature if you have a Roku in your bedroom and you want to watch something without disturbing your significant other.

The Roku 3 also has a built-in USB port, which allows you to watch videos, view pictures or listen to music — all from your personal USB device. This is a nice feature to have, especially if friends or family come over. For example, if you want to share pictures from a trip, instead of crowding around a small computer screen, you can connect your USB device directly to your Roku and everyone can see the pictures on your TV.

The Roku 3 (and the Roku 2 XS) are the only models that allow you to play motion control games, like Angry Birds. The other models do allow you to play simpler games, however, like Video Poker or You Don’t Know Jack.

If you want to take advantage of all Roku features the Roku 3 is definitely the model for you.

Check out the Home page or the Roku Models page to see a chart of all the models and their features.


Current Amazon Pricing:

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What’s included:

  • Enhanced remote with headphone jack and motion control for games
  • In-ear headphones
  • Free Angry Birds Space game
  • Two AA batteries
  • Power adapter
  • Get Started guide
  • 90-day manufacturer warranty
  • Does not include HDMI cable

What you will need:

  • An HDTV
  • HDMI cable
  • A wireless router
  • An Internet connection


  • Size: 3.5 x 3.5 x 1 inches (LxWxH)
  • Weight: 5 ounces
  • Networking:  802.11n Wi-Fi (b/g/n compatible) with WEP, WPA and WPA2 support; 10/100 Base-T Ethernet
  • Video Outputs:  720p (over HDMI); 1080p (over HDMI)
  • Video Modes: 1080p High Definition (HD); 720p High Definition (HD); 16:9 anamorphic / 4:3 standard
  • Audio Output: Digital over HDMI (7.1 and 5.1 surround sound pass-through and stereo)
  • Remote Control: Roku 3 enhanced remote with headphone jack and motion control (uses Wi-Fi Direct); Streaming player includes IR, which is compatible with various universal remotes
  • Storage Expansion: microSD card slot for additional game and channel storage
  • USB Media Formats:Video: MP4 (H.264), MKV (H.264); Audio: AAC, MP3; Image: JPG, PNG
  • Power Consumption: Less than 3.5W when streaming HD video
  • Power Input: 12V – 1.0A power adapter
  • Item Model Number: 4200R
  • Batteries: 2 AA batteries (included)
  • Color: Black

Roku 3 Quick Start Guide

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