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What is the difference between Roku and Slingbox?

Asked by E. Reyes, Last updated: Oct 17, 2021

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E.Emily

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Answered Nov 10, 2020

Roku is a video streaming device, and Slingbox is an adapter for streaming your television. Roku comes with a sophisticated remote control, while the Slingbox uses a standard remote control. Roku permits internet video and radio playback along with internet gaming, which is not available on Slingbox. Roku is available at a fair price compared to Slingbox, which costs a significant amount more than Roku.

There are also many content sources on Roku, but the Slingbox permits you to see only the contents from the sources streamed on your TV or DVR. Roku 3 has a fast processor resulting in a more rapid streaming response than any other streaming device. However, Roku does not support YouTube videos.

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Corné , College student, MBA, Geneva

Answered Nov 03, 2020

Roku is a streaming device, almost like Netflix, where you can stream your videos. The Roku 3 is a good version that offers even more than Netflix does. It has more content sources, an onscreen interface that is competent in operating well with the Apple-TV, and blazing fast navigation. This platform offers over 750 channels, but it does not support YouTube videos officially. There is a built-in earphone jack that comes with the new remote offered by Roku. The Roku 3 possesses an extremely fast processor, which enables the streaming of your video to be faster than several other streaming devices. On the other hand, Slingbox is a device that enables you to stream your TV signal to a computer. The Pro-HD model of the Slingbox was released in the year 2008, while the Slingbox 500 was made available in 2012. This Slingbox 500 has really gained some popularity and can be used to stream video to your computer or any other attached device from your TV or DVR at full HD resolutions.
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Matz Lewis Clark

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Matz Lewis Clark, College student, Graduation, Orlando

Answered Oct 21, 2020

Roku is known to be a video-streaming device that can be used when you want to stream different shows and random videos that may get your attention. Slingbox is a type of adapter that you can place on your television so that you can start streaming with the use of your television set.

One difference is the type of remote that they use. Slingbox will make use of the regular remote control while Slingbox will make use of something that is more enhanced. You can check out the different content resources that are available in Roku while in Slingbox, you can only see those that are sourced from your television.

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Amla Amelia

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Answered Mar 02, 2020

With the increasing rate at which streaming devices are being produced, Roku is a perfect example of one of those streaming devices. It is one of the most popular streaming devices, and it uses a very faster processor when compared to other streaming devices. Roku boasts of enhanced remote control. Internet radio and video playback features are present on Roku.

Slingbox, on the other hand, is like an adapter which will be connected to a video output device and will also help you to get the signal of what you are streaming to another machine like a computer, laptop, and even your mobile devices, and it uses a standard remote control. Slingbox, on the other hand, does not support radio and video playback. In terms of price, Slingbox is more expensive than Roku. Most times, you will need to pay three times what you are paying for Roku before you can get Slingbox.

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