NowTV box or stick?

I have a nowTV box.

I always wanted a stick! and now they do one, I'm thinking of getting one for my parents.

What are the disadvantages of the stick? Am I missing something?

Do they plug into a HDMI Port ?

Do I get anything different with the yellow button version?
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  • neilmcl
    neilmcl Posts: 19,460 Forumite
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    I wouldn't bother with either. Get a Roku stick instead so you can access NowTV, Amazon, Netflix, Google Movies etc all on the same device.
  • AndyPK
    AndyPK Posts: 4,241 Forumite
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    They are made by Roko

    Just want it for catchup and YouTube
  • Inner_Zone
    Inner_Zone Posts: 2,853 Forumite
    Stick Wi-Fi only, box both Ethernet and Wi-Fi. Both plug into a HDMI socket except the early white box which had NTSC composite video output as well.
  • neilmcl
    neilmcl Posts: 19,460 Forumite
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    AndyPK wrote: »
    They are made by Roko

    Just want it for catchup and YouTube
    I know, so why not get the full functionality of the Roku device.
  • AndyPK
    AndyPK Posts: 4,241 Forumite
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    Where do you get them ?

    And are they (a lot)more than £15
  • Neil49
    Neil49 Posts: 3,075 Forumite
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    AndyPK wrote: »
    I have a nowTV box.

    I always wanted a stick! and now they do one, I'm thinking of getting one for my parents.

    What are the disadvantages of the stick? Am I missing something?

    Do they plug into a HDMI Port ?

    Do I get anything different with the yellow button version?

    The stick plugs into the an HDMI port and gets power via a supplied lead that plugs into a USB port. This cuts down on the number of power cables.

    I've got both a stick and a box and find the box responds faster but otherwise they work the same way.
  • DCFC79
    DCFC79 Posts: 40,598 Forumite
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    AndyPK wrote: »
    Where do you get them ?

    And are they (a lot)more than £15

    Just an example

    Amazon have the New Roku Express £30

    Argos have the stick for £25

    As you can see they are both more than £15, the prices for Roku sticks were expensive on Amazon.

    Andy can you wait for Black Friday, maybe 1 would be discounted then.
  • AndyPK
    AndyPK Posts: 4,241 Forumite
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    Yeah that’s an excellent idea. Just need to remember.

    Was going to Order one on the spur of the moment.

    I recall I purchased my box when it was on sale, sold the vouchers. It hardly cost me anything
  • AndyPK
    AndyPK Posts: 4,241 Forumite
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    That roku does look better actually.
    Saved in my Argos list.
    Mod they do voice reckognisation
  • DCFC79
    DCFC79 Posts: 40,598 Forumite
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    AndyPK wrote: »
    That roku does look better actually.
    Saved in my Argos list.
    Mod they do voice reckognisation

    Yes the stick is just like the fire stick, it can be discreetly hidden.
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