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Old Sep 6th 2017, 8:37 pm   #1
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I am planning to buy my parents one of the above so they can save money by cancelling their cable TV subscription. I have both a fire stick and a roku TV. The fire stick can be glitchy, but the Roku TV works great for me. I plan on avoiding the Fire stick altogether, but I wanted to know if anyone could compare Roku TV and Apple TV? Which one is worth investing in over the other.
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I am planning to buy my parents one of the above so they can save money by cancelling their cable TV subscription. I have both a fire stick and a roku TV. The fire stick can be glitchy, but the Roku TV works great for me. I plan on avoiding the Fire stick altogether, but I wanted to know if anyone could compare Roku TV and Apple TV? Which one is worth investing in over the other.
I have both and I prefer the Roku.

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I think it depends on the Roku, I've got the cheapo stick and prefer the Apple TV as the Roku remote kept getting unpaired. Though I also have the Apple TV on a newer better TV so it's probably an unfair comparison.
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I think it depends on the Roku, I've got the cheapo stick and prefer the Apple TV as the Roku remote kept getting unpaired. Though I also have the Apple TV on a newer better TV so it's probably an unfair comparison.
Premiere+ (as I wanted Ethernet). Straight comparison here as the Apple TVs are hard wired also.
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awesome thanks for the info!
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Apple TV will soon support Amazon content also, so fire-stick not so essential any more.
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As im guessing its for a non techie user, roku, unless they have apple ipads or macbooks in which case apple will suit them better because they can have vpn and play so much on apple devices and cast the screen to the tv, only with an apple tv.

NB some recommend 2 roku boxes, one with a uk account the other setup with us, as the content differs so much.
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