What’s the deal with Apple TV and Roku streaming services?

In 2017, Apple launched the Apple TV, a streaming stick that was priced at $99, and Roku, a $40 streaming stick with a built-in antenna.

The devices launched with no built-ins and limited apps, but with Apple’s own App Store and the $40 Roku, there were a lot of options available for consumers. 

Apple also introduced Apple TV Stick, a much cheaper $49 stick that included a wireless antenna and a built in antenna, but did not offer the same built-In TV Tuner and TV tuner app that the Apple TVs did. 

While Roku has had more success in the streaming video market, Roku has struggled in the video streaming market.

Roku has never been a great TV streaming stick, but its popularity has led to some big box makers getting into the TV streaming game.

The most notable of those is Apple, which acquired the streaming stick company, Nodaway, in 2017 for $25 billion. 

What’s the difference between Roku and Apple TV?

As Roku and the Apple ecosystem have grown, so have the streaming services. 

With the introduction of Apple TV in 2017, Roku became a streaming service that offered over a hundred streaming devices.

Roku is available on Apple TV.

Roku’s own app, the Roku Streaming Stick, also works with the AppleTV and AppleTV Stick.

Roku Streaming Sticks are $79.99, with the $79 bundle being the cheapest of the bunch.

Roku also has its own Apple TV app, which is still available on the App Store. 

If you are a cord cutter looking for a cheaper option, Roku is still a good choice, but if you are looking for something that works well in all areas of the home, Apple TV has more than made up for the lower price. 

For a more detailed breakdown of Roku and its apps, check out our Roku app review.

Roku vs Apple TV for Roku Streaming sticks: What’s it like to use Roku vs the Apple?

There is a huge difference between the two Roku streaming sticks.

Roku sticks are more comfortable than Apple TVs.

Roku Stick has a lot more buttons on it, and is more ergonomically designed, but you can still press on the buttons a bit to get to the menu, and the stick is a bit smaller.

Roku TV has a few more buttons than Apple TV does, but not nearly as many as the Roku stick. 

When you put your Roku Stick on, the stick’s antenna will be in the middle of the stick, making it more comfortable to use.

Roku TVs are also quite comfortable to put on, with only a slight bump in the curve of the antenna, compared to Apple TV’s curve.

The Roku stick is much more durable than Apple’s TV sticks, and it will hold up to a lot longer.

Roku does have an upgraded antenna, which has a wider dip, but it doesn’t help with the comfort of putting the Roku Stick in your lap. 

There are some differences between Roku vs other streaming sticks, but the biggest is that Roku sticks use more antennas than AppleTVs and Apple TVs, meaning you will need to buy a more expensive antenna.

Roku will have a bigger antenna, and can offer up to three different antennas, which will be a lot harder to find on Apple TVs than on Roku.

Roku streaming stick is less expensive than Apple streaming stick: Roku streaming Stick will run you $79 for the first year, but then you will have to pay $79 more each year to keep it up-to-date.

The first year of Roku Stick will have an annual cost of $89.99.

RokuTV will also have an optional $99.99 price tag for the second year, which means you can add another Roku TV and an extra Roku Stick for the $99 price.

Roku stick will cost $29.99 per year after the second, but will have two additional years of updates. 

Roku streaming stick will not support the latest Netflix and Hulu apps: Roku TVs support the Netflix and Amazon Video streaming apps, while Roku Stick supports Hulu.

Roku can also support the Google Chromecast, which allows you to use your TV as a media center or to watch Netflix, Hulu, or other content from your home or office. 

It will be easier to set up Roku and RokuTV in your home if you have multiple Roku sticks: RokuTV is not available on all Roku devices.

The cheapest Roku TV is the Roku 2, which costs $79, while the cheapest Roku Stick is the $39 Roku 3.

Roku devices can also be connected to other devices to watch and stream content from them.

Roku and Amazon are the only companies that offer a Roku TV streaming box. 

But RokuTV and Roku Stick don’t have the same basic setup. 

How much do I pay for Roku?

The Roku service is a $79 streaming stick.

The second-lowest price