Roku Streambar review

Deplatformed Amazon review of the Roku Stream bar model 9102EU

Published: Saturday, Jun 12, 2021 Last modified: Thursday, Jul 29, 2021

I purchased the Roku Streambar from Amazon.co.uk for 99.99GBP on the 7th June 2021 for my parents, delivered 10th of June. SKU #9102EU.

I contributed a review to Amazon but I somehow failed the Amazon Community Guidelines without naming which rule I violated. 🤷 Furthermore Amazon deleted my content contribution. Thankfully they teased the beginning of the review in the rejection email:

Amazon review

Now to recall what my review:

Support

Roku support was disappointing. I wrote to Roku saying I followed their advice upon https://support.roku.com/en-us/article/360017961074 and it doesn’t work, but they replied with a boilerplate response with … the very same url https://support.roku.com/en-us/article/360017961074 🤦

Earlier I (innocently) asked /r/roku about watching German TV and I got banned for 15 days. Bit disappointing…

Later I found out about https://www.youtv.de/produkte so I am looking into that to watch German TV instead of receiving satellite television via Astra 1M.

Conclusion

As a technologist, I am underwhelmed / depressed about IP TV. For my parents, it allows them to watch BBC Iplayer in the kitchen with better sound, so they’re happy.