Have you avoided the streaming craze because you don't want to sit in front of your computer screen all the time watching television? Enter Roku! All you need is a broadband connection to stream a service like Netflix or Hulu Plus.
This innovative media-playing device was first launched in order to facilitate Netflix subscribers to view their streamed content right on their television sets. The Roku player has since exploded in popularity, flexibility and value by interacting with several other popular subscription choices.
The interface is so easy to set up, a novice could handle it. If you already have WiFi at home, you will need to connect it to your network, or connect it directly to your router with an Ethernet cable.
Roku LT offers over 750 entertainment channels available, including hundreds of free movies ($49.99 - shipping not included)
Roku 2 HD offers 750+ channels for access to movies, TV shows, radio & more for $59.99 plus free shipping
Roku 2 XD offers same as HD, but also plays the best HD video (1080p) for $79.99 plus free shipping
Roku 2 XS offers same as XD, but also includes an enhanced remote with motion control for games; a free edition of Angry BirdsTM game; an Ethernet port to facilitate your wired connection; and a USB port for photos, video, & music for $99.99 plus free shipping
Roku 3 is the most expansive, full-loaded streaming device to date. Built-in headphone jack in the remote mutes your television speakers so that you can listen to the audio privately.
I purchased this in January, 2009 to add some additional value to my Netflix subscription. It has far surpassed my expectations . . . D.J. Hampton, Amazon.com Review
This little box rocks. I have killed all but my local channels on cable . . . there are like 12000 things to choose from . . . u have no idea how cool it is to shee shows like this with no commercials. Tons of movies to choose from. I really like the fact that the company has more than delivered on what hey promised. . . . LOVE IT. Nomad, Portland OR, Amazon.com Review
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