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The Roku Streaming Player is a little box that packs a powerful punch. Roku lets you watch online content, streaming TV shows and movies, and so much more, right on your home TV with nothing more than an internet connection. No need for a PC!
It is easy to install and easy to setup and connect to a cable DSL modem or a network router. You can connect wirelessly or with ethernet cables.
Roku is INSTANT TV!
Roku is a little box that allows you to instantly stream tons of entertainment on your TV. Watch movies and TV shows from Netflix, Hulu Plus (coming this Fall) or Amazon VOD, listen to music on Pandora, catch the latest ballgame, and more — it’s all available whenever you want it.
It’s really easy.
Be up and running in 5 minutes. Roku is so tiny you can fit it anywhere.
No PC needed.
Roku connects to your high-speed Internet connection wirelessly.
No extra monthly bills.
Use your existing subscriptions (like Netflix or Major League Baseball), or enjoy free and on-demand content (like Pandora, Flickr, and Amazon VOD).
It’s always getting better.
Roku is constantly expanding its library of streaming entertainment, so there will always be something new to watch.
The Roku box combined with my $8 Netflix subscription is all I need to keep my entire family happy with TV and movie choices. No more renting movies. No more forgetting to return movies. No more not being able to find something to watch on TV. We can enjoy thousands of entertainment options together as a family right in our own living room.
I don’t think we’ve watched live TV since getting the Roku player. We’ve also shared more family time and are able to watch great family movies together. We have never been big movie goers nor do we take the time to rent movies because it was such a hassle to return them. Plus we end up forgetting and paying $10 for a rented movie when we return it a week later.
With Roku, we are actually watching movies again, plus I like that I can listen to my Pandora channel through it as well, and we’ve found some fun classic movies and other things available for free in some of the Roku channels.
One concern I had was if the movies would buffer and not play smoothly but so far everything has played perfectly.
Roku is going to change the way people watch movies, and from a Christmas gift perspective, I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t appreciate a Roku player for Christmas! There are 3 versions of Roku available ranging in price from $60-$100 depending upon your needs. you can purchase Roku directly through their website or on Amazon.com.