Dan here, and I’m going to give you the 411 on the Roku digital video player. A cool little box that lets you watch movies and TV shows completely on demand at home right on your television. With Roku you have over 50,000 viewing choices. That’s right over 50,000! Everything from TV shows, to classics, to new releases, many of them in full HD. If you’re a Netflix subscriber, you can watch all the movies from your instant queue anytime you want, directly on your TV. This means no more late fees and no more video vending machine trips. Everything can be seen directly on your TV instantly.
There are currently 5 different options of Roku box available.
All the Roku players come with cables that connect to your TV and a remote control which is very cool. It’s cool because the remote control is bluetooth. This means that you can hide the player anywhere and the remote will work just fine since bluetooth doesn’t need line-of-sight to work. Setup is simple, if you can hook up your DVD player, this will be no problem for you. Just connect it to your TV and then connect to your internet (either using wireless or wired connection). It literally takes about 5 minutes.
So How Does it Work?
- So, Let’s start with Netflix (since it’s so popular). With your Netflix subscription you have access to over 12,000 movies and TV shows, many in HD. You can watch as many movies and TV shows from your instant queue as you want, as often as you want.
- Next, Amazon Video On-Demand is also available on the Roku player. Here you’ll have access to all the latest releases and instead of a subscription like Netflix, you’ll only pay for what you watch. With Amazon Video On-Demand you’ll have another 40,000 movies and TV shows to choose from.
- Another great feature is Roku’s adaptability. They are always adding new channels. and in a later post I’ll give you the full list of channels offered by Roku.
I don’t think anyone can dispute this is the future of TV entertainment. There will be no more cable or satellite bills and we can watch every episode of every show whenever we want. It’s that simple. Roku is bringing the future forward. I absolutely love this product and I think you will too. It’s not expensive, the box start at $49 and and the top end Roku player is $99. I highly recommend this product and think you’ll get as much enjoyment out of it as I do.
I hope this information is helpful to you. See you next time.