Simply put Roku is a Streaming Player that allows you to instantly stream entertainment on virtually any television using the power of the internet. The Roku motto is anything you want to watch, listen to, and enjoy should be there on your TV whenever you want it. All you need is a high speed internet connection, a TV and a Roku box.
Most users are unaware of just how much content is readily available. Not only can you stream tens of thousands of movies and TV shows from Netflix, Amazon Video on Demand and Hulu Plus, but you can stream sporting events and music from sites like Pandora and iTunes. There is something for everyone with 350+ entertainment channels.
The Roku2 XD delivers the highest quality HD video at a low price. Roku devices start at $50. That is half the price of their competition, Apple TV. If you are into games, the Roku2 XS, has a Bluetooth game remote with motion control, plus a free full edition of Angry Birds.
Coming out this year, Roku will have a device that will plug right into your TV like a USB drive. It will do just about everything the Roku Streaming Player does, except the extra storage. The only caveat is the Rock Streaming Stick will require a special HDMI port called “MHL” which very few current TV’s have. Most of us will not be able to use the new Roku device with our existing TVs. If you are looking for an excuse to go out and buy a newer, bigger model, you might have the excuse you are looking for.