"Really don't like it."2.0 starson by Youfermont
Pros: Sleek design
Cons: Very poor channel choice (Canada)
Had to reboot twice in one night
Summary: I have a lot of streaming boxes that I purchased over the years, none of them is perfect but this one is by far the worst I had. I purchased the roku 3 last week at a big box retailer and I returned it two days later, thanks god for satisfaction return policies.
First thing I dislike, to setup the box properly, you need to go to their website to add channel to your account and set your preferences. A little annoying, but I can live with that.
Then I discovered that there were no YouTube channels, how can a streaming box be a streaming box without the most popular streaming website in the world? There is some way to add third party channel that have workaround to play YouTube, but this is not a convenient way to browse YouTube at all, it's missing important features and Mae it hard for nothing.
The choice of pay video service in Canada is very poor, Netflix is good for series but the movies are not the best in Canada,and no store on roku match the iTunes video store to rent movies.
On the first night the device hang once and reboot by itself another time. Each time requiring to stand up from the couch to reset the box, not a very fun way to sit back and enjoy movies.
I would put this device in last place from all the devices I have or had, the minix geo 5 android box is still by far my favourite, even if it's interface is not really for tv, followed by my old Boxee Box which is pretty slow to navigate and provide less than premium picture quality, but it work and offer tons of channels out of the box. In third place it's my Apple TV 3 , very good interface and movie rental choice, but bad remote and limited third party apps, in fourth place I would put my Sony google tv, which I tough was the worst experience ever, until I met the roku 3.
Don't waste your money on this cute little box, it does not do anything more than your smart tv already does, in fact it do less. Go on ebay and buy one of those cheaper minix 5 Box or wait a couple weeks for the minix 7.