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Friday, November 29, 2013

Baby Marohn's Holiday Gift Guide: Roku Streaming Video Player Review

If you are like me, then you don't like commercials to interrupt your favorite tv shows.  That is why the hubby and I decided a few years ago to do away with our satellite TV and just do online streaming.  After looking at a few options we decided that we would go with Netflix, and later we got Amazon Prime.

For a while we used our laptops and blu-ray player to watch the videos, but we soon we wanted something that would do play both Amazon Prime and Netflix along with play music on Pandora.  So after doing some research we came upon a little black box called a Roku.

A Roku is a black box that is about 4"x4", hooks up to your existing high speed internet connection, and can offer you 1,000+ channels to your TV.  Roku even offers games that you can play on your TV even Angry Birds (on some Roku Players).

When it comes to choosing a Roku player, you have four different options starting with the Roku LT.  The Roku LT offers you a lot of options for the less expensive option. What the video below for more infomation about the Roku LT.

Your next Roku option is the Roku 1.  Costing about $59.99, it really has a lot of awesome features and will play in 1080p HD!  It really is a great little player.  Here is a video on the Roku 1 so that you can learn a little more about it.

The Roku 2 is a lot like the Roku 1 but with a couple extra features.  First of all, the remote comes with a headphone jack so that you can listen to your favorite TV or play a Roku game, and not bother anyone else around you.  It also come with dual band wireless.  If you would like to know a little more about the Roku 2, please watch the video below. 

Lastly, we have the Roku 3.  The Roku 3 comes with a ton new features.  It has a motion control remote and comes with Angry Birds Space.  The Roku 3 also comes with a processor that is 5 times faster, and Ethernet, USB & microSD slots.   Here is the informational video on it.

I love the Roku players, and even though our Roku XS is no longer made, I plan on keeping it around until we ware it out.

I would like to thank Roku for allowing me to do this review.  No product sample was provided for this review.  This is a product that I really like and believe in.  If you have any questions, please feel free to use the contact form on the right side.

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