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Roku HDMI Streaming Stick (3500CA)

  • Model #: 3500CA
  • Web Code: 10289158
  • Release Date: 04/04/2014
(39 ratings)


Get instant access to 700+ free channels of the best movies, TV series, sports, kids' programming, games and more with a Roku Streaming Stick. One easy plug-in to any Roku Ready device brings you into an enhanced world of HD-compatible entertainment without set-up boxes, wires, or hidden fees.

More Information

  • Access over 700 free channels with a varied entertainment selection of movies, TV shows, news, sports, music and more
  • Supports video resolution up to HD 1080p
  • Compact chassis with plug and play connectivity
  • Cast videos from mobile apps such as Netflix and YouTube
  • Control your entertainment from your smartphone with the free Roku app
  • Includes remote

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)

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3.2 / 5
Based on 39 ratings,32 Reviews
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  • from Toronto, ON
  • Mar 10, 2015

Very pleased

Some people say the device is "slow". May be I'm not as picky as them but I don't feel it slow at all. It works well, super convenient and its hidden behind your TV. Great product.

  • from Renton
  • Feb 26, 2015


Mine was a gift - otherwise I'd take it back. I have a cable internet connection, but the stick has so little memory and spends so much time buffering I haven't seen a single show beginning to end- commercial breaks would be better, because they wouldn't happen in the middle of a sentence.

  • from Burlington
  • Feb 19, 2015

Great deal!

Have had it for almost 2 months and it works great. Primarily use it for netflix and Plex, but has limitless options for other cool stuff. Have not had issues with streaming content or really anything. Set-up was very quick and easy. No complaints here!

  • from Milton, ON
  • Jan 06, 2015

Destroys the ChromeCast

Best $ ever spent. So many apps it is overwhelming. Youtube could use an update, but over all this little stick destroys the ps4/xbox one/ chromecast/ nexus player/ and amazon fire. I own all of these devices, and Roku is the King of streaming

  • from London, ON
  • Jan 06, 2015

Easy set-up

Early days but easy to set up and works as advertised so far.

  • from Ottawa
  • Dec 16, 2014

Love it

This is my third roku device I have 2 2xd and wanted something small for our TV in our room for this. Had problems at first because remote was WiFi direct and had a ton of interference and wouldn't work until I switched it to the 5ghz freq now smooth as silk and just bought 2 more as gifts for Xmas for my daughter and nephew.

  • from Ottawa
  • Dec 15, 2014

Faulty Stick

Just got one for our room have the XS2 never had any problems but this one we did. After a couple days the remote won't pair anymore or connect to my wireless network. Read that allot of ppl have this problem with the lot I have so hopefully after I return and her a new stock to try outs works. Right now it's a paper weight!

  • from Winnipeg, MB
  • Dec 07, 2014

worth ever penny to buy

bought this for the bedroom tv very easy to hook up and use very fast to get to Netflix and others utube and more going to buy another one for a spare bedroom works so good

  • from Langley, BC
  • Nov 22, 2014

Good Enough To Own 2

After great success with my first Roku stick, I purchased a second. The stick does precisely what I want it to do; stream the content from the internet to my TV on the channels I'm interested in. It should be noted that I bought the second Roku stick for my "smart" TV. I did this because Roku offers more streaming players than my Smart TV branded TV did... and I couldn't get the specific player I wanted for one of my subscriptions. It obviously works best the closer you are to your wireless router but that's not a criticism of the stick; it's just something to be aware of the larger the area is that you are trying to cover with your wifi.

  • from Scarborough, ON
  • Nov 20, 2014

No $25 Gift Card... Poor Service

I bought a Roku Stick from Best Buy. It has OK, not great service like Google Chome. But, I never received an email for the [price] gift card upon activation. When I called Roku live support, they gave me a run around for the gift card. So I returned the Roku Stick and bought a Google Chome for $30 less (and much better service) !!!

  • from Oakville, ON
  • Nov 19, 2014

Roku Rocks

For a simple and easy to install bit of hardware this device delivers what it promises. I'm able to stream netflix utube and 100's of other stuff, much of it free and the picture is crystal clear! Kudos to Roku.

  • from Georgetown, ON
  • Oct 27, 2014


Pros - Easy set-up, fast install, nice simple remote, great gui that offers tons of channels, Excellent media streamer for the files from your computer (just need to download the Roku media server channel) Cons - Cannot use if your hdmi port is at the back of the tv and you have it wall mounted. Start up time is really slow. Overall a wonderful product and you cannot (seriously I have looked) beat the price for what you get.

  • from Winnipeg, MB
  • Oct 19, 2014

very good deal

bought this stick easy to hook up very clear and very fast. Would buy another one for another room soon very good for the money. Hooks up in 2 mins

  • from Dollard-des-ormeaux, QC
  • Sep 30, 2014

Love this little guy!

Works well. Easy to install and use.

  • from Grenfell, SK
  • Sep 21, 2014

Roku rocks priced right

  • from Burlington, Ontario
  • Jul 22, 2014

Solid little device

Very cool product. Does exactly what I expect of it. Keep in mind that most of the best channels are not available in Canada (HBO, Hulu, Amazon, etc.), but there is still a lot of great content to keep one occupied (Netflix, YouTube, Vevo, Crackle, etc.), with more channels being added daily/weekly. Was very easy to setup. Just plug in, connect to your home’s wifi, create an account, and off you go. This device is not meant to replace cable or satellite, as you won’t have access to local news, live sports, or the latest TV shows. But it’s a great supplement if you don’t feel like dropping hundreds of dollars on an HD-PVR receiver in every room of your house. I would definitely recommend this thing.

  • from Dartmouth, NS
  • Jul 03, 2014



  • from Toronto, ON
  • Jun 28, 2014

Old tv - new functionality

This is a great product if you have an oldr TV and want to connect to Internet content.

  • from Ontario
  • Jun 21, 2014

Its ok

After owning a Roku 3 for in the living room, I bought the stick for the TV in the bedroom - just disappointed that this remote does NOT have an earphone jack like the Roku 3's for when the wife is already asleep....

  • from Dartmouth, NS
  • Jun 14, 2014

second try success

works pretty well other than requiring a password for my internet network which didn't have at the first attempt to get this going am satisfied with it

  • from Dundas, ON
  • May 28, 2014

'OK' product

Biggest problem that I have with it is that the 'search' function is not available for Canadian buyers. This sucks and is the biggest drawback of the product. I use it with Plex media server, was a bit finicky in the setup but works well otherwise. Finding good channels is a problem. Drops wifi connection at times (looks like usually when it has not been used for a while) - requireing a reboot of the stick.

  • from Rimbey, AB
  • May 26, 2014

for the money, get the machines

for the money, its really slow compared to just adding a few more bucks for the roku 3. roku 3 is amazing!

  • from Niagara Falls, ON
  • May 22, 2014

Roku 3

This device did not work it was flawed I returned it with no problems staff was great and I am looking at alternatives

  • from Laval
  • May 19, 2014

Useless product

I bought based on the reviews on roku's website but it's totally the opposite. It says that it has over a 1000 channels but in reality there's only half of it and pretty much all useless channels. You can't even watch a nhl game on their app because it doesn't work in Canada. Therefore I returned that piece of crap.... Waste of money

  • from Milton, ON
  • Apr 25, 2014

Excellent TV Accessory

You got all those extra HDMI ports on your TV why not put them use. No trouble to plug into the TV and install, however Roku requires a credit card for purchases from the Channel Store. Most channels (85%) are free.... Understand you will increase your Internet bandwidth usage so plan accordingly. Great value...better than cable when adding NHL or MLB (and other sports)..also has Netflix and Quello concerts. Rdio for all your individual album choices. Over all a great addition to my entertainment media. I bought a second one for my elderly parents..

  • from Vancouver, BC
  • Apr 18, 2014

Roku HDMI Streaming Stick 3500

I bought it on a Friday and returned it on a Monday. Really slow and lots of messing about to get to any of the good channels. Maybe it might get better in 5 years but for now hang on to your money.

  • from Milton, ON
  • Apr 10, 2014

Great little device.

This is nifty little device. Set up is extra easy. It literally takes few minutes to set it up. It is true that Canadian content is limited. It is easy however to set up Roku to watch American "channels". Do some research online. This Roku runs fast enough. I do not have complaints. Channels load up pretty quickly. I would take Roku over Google Chromecast any time especially because Roku is dual band so it can work at 5Ghz. This device is recommended.

  • from Calgary, AB
  • Apr 08, 2014


Found the Roku streaming stick to be very slow to boot up, and slow to load apps such as Netflix. Also, some content was blocked on my streaming stick such as many American radio stations in the TuneIn app, even though the play perfectly fine on my phone inside and outside of my house.

  • from Edmonton, AB
  • Apr 08, 2014

Great device for the price

Good product, you knew what you buy. And for the price is perfect. It's fast and working well. Takes mor time to type what you looking for. Less expensive and does the same as Roku 3.

  • from Calgary, AB
  • Apr 06, 2014

Not as Described

The stick is so slow in general and it takes forever to program it the way you want it and to watch any show. It can take a good 4 to 5 minutes to turn on and watch the channel you want. Be ready to spend 2.9 hours of typing and waiting out of 3 hours of what should be ' a great tv experience'. Most channels , except for the pay per view or monthly fee channels, are dead links or super limited in content. Big big dissapointment. I'm returning mine today. Tried to set up a number of private channels that won't play here in Canada, is way easier, and faster just to stream directly to my ipad. Apple Tv has a way faster interface if what you are looking at is just Netflix. Roku Netflix is slow and terrible compared to Apple TV. Also, I set up my router DNS to catch the US content but soon I found out that in reality all it does is to offer you a larger number of crappy channels. Not worth the effort and the time spent.

  • from Surrey, BC
  • Apr 05, 2014

Not enough channels

An absolute waste of time and money. It has only a limited no of, and useless, channels. Many of the big names, i.e. Spotify, WWE, HBO Go, etc are missing because they are "not offered in Canada". I mean, why launch it in Canada if you are not gonna give us those "thousands of" promised channels?

  • from Burnaby, BC
  • Apr 04, 2014

roku great at a great price

does what it's supposed to do - lots of content and great company so I know it's only going to get better. Fast interface, and just plug it in and it works (don't have to buy anything else.)