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knighthammer

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I have 1 Roku Smart TV & 1 non-smart HDTV. If I drop cable, how can I stream content to the non-smart TV? Is that where you would use a Roku stick.
 
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I have 1 Roku Smart TV & 1 non-smart HDTV. If I drop cable, how can I stream content to the non-smart TV? Is that where you would use a Roku stick.
A roku, fire tv, chromecast, or other comparable streaming device. Since you have a roku tv, I would recommend that you stick with a roku stick or box, as that is what you will be familiar with.
 

knighthammer

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A roku, fire tv, chromecast, or other comparable streaming device. Since you have a roku tv, I would recommend that you stick with a roku stick or box, as that is what you will be familiar with.

Will I still be able to use the same Roku account? Also, what is the difference between the Roku stick & Roku box?
 

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Will I still be able to use the same Roku account? Also, what is the difference between the Roku stick & Roku box?
Yes you can use the same account. The stick is a smaller device that plugs into an hdmi jack. The box type is usually faster with a better processor and more features. See the link to compare the rokus
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Depending on the speed and coverage of your Wi-fi network, you may want to use an Ethernet connection rather than Wi-fi. In the streaming world, all but the top-line boxes use Wi-fi.

You can buy adapters for some of the sticks that will allow you to use Ethernet. If you have ready access to Ethernet, you should give strong consideration to using it.

I have a Roku 3 that has built-in Ethernet and a Fire TV Stick 4K that I bought a $19 Ethernet adapter for. The Fire Stick's Wi-fi performance was dismal in my setup.
 

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Depending on the speed and coverage of your Wi-fi network, you may want to use an Ethernet connection rather than Wi-fi. In the streaming world, all but the top-line boxes use Wi-fi.

You can buy adapters for some of the sticks that will allow you to use Ethernet. If you have ready access to Ethernet, you should give strong consideration to using it.

I have a Roku 3 that has built-in Ethernet and a Fire TV Stick 4K that I bought a $19 Ethernet adapter for. The Fire Stick's Wi-fi performance was dismal in my setup.
I had a similar experience with my Fire Stick and Wi-Fi. The ethernet adapter was a godsend!
 
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I just use ethernet wherever possible. The more devices I can keep off wi-fi, the better performance for all the other devices which must use it.
 
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