Roku Stick 3600 vs Roku Stick 3500 – User Speed Test


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Roku Streaming Stick w_remoteToday Roku announced a new Roku Stick 3600 that is far more powerful than a Fire TV Stick or Chromecast. The new Roku Stick is eight times more powerful than the 2014 Roku Stick sold today.

Here is our side by side comparison of the New Roku Stick 3600 vs the older Roku Stick 3500:

Roku Stick 3600 vs Roku Stick 3500

Now here is our quick over view of the new Roku stick 3600:

The Device

The new Roku Stick is noticeably smaller than the Fire TV and older Roku sticks. However, it was the fastest stick we have ever tested—by far. The black matted look matches many TVs, making it blend into whatever TV you attach it to.

The remote has quick buttons for Sling TV, Netflix, Amazon Video, and Google Play—unless you buy it from Walmart, then the remote has a Vudu quick button instead of the Google Play button.

Specs

Networking

802.11 (a/b/g/n compatible) with WEP, WPA, and WPA2 support

Video Outputs

720p

1080p

Audio Output

Digital stereo over HDMI®, DTS Digital Surround™ pass through over HDMI®

Remote Control

Point-anywhere RF remote with channel shortcut buttons

Power Consumption

Less than 3W (typical) when streaming HD video

Power Input

5.0V–1.5A USB power adapter

Size

.5 × 3.3 × .8 inches

Weight

.6 ounces

New Features

Private listening comes to the new Roku Stick through the new Roku App. If you have a new Roku Stick you will be able to use your phone to connect a Bluetooth headset or use the headset jack on your phone.

Availability

You can preorder the new Roku Stick 3600 on Amazon.com.

Overall

The new Roku Stick is faster, more powerful than anything on the market today, and it should be a must own for any Roku fan. Now you can get the performance of a set-top box with the convenience and portability of a stick.

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