Today’s post isn’t about a specific tv show or movie, but rather a new gadget that provides them. The Roku. With our new move and our quest to cut down expenses we came across this alternative to Dish Network or Direct TV or other cable/satellite companies. Do you Roku? One time cost, no monthly fee- I’m thinking we will soon!
So here’s the rundown of what a Roku is- basically it’s a device that plugs into your tv and uses your high speed internet (you have to have high speed internet for it to work) to provide streaming to tv channels to your tv for free! If you have memberships to online places such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc. you can set up those accounts to play through the Roku and onto your tv as well but there are lots of channels that are free so if you want to avoid any monthly fee it is possible.
The device is a one time purchase. They range in price and quality from $49-$99 and offer 4 different devices. Depending on your TV (HD or not) and if you want to play games such as Angry Birds etc. that comes free with some Roku devices.
This is MUCH better than a monthly advertised price of a minimum of $24.99 which always ends up being more like $40 and that’s the cheapest one! I think I will keep my money each month and watch the same shows on Roku or my computer thank you very much! That will end up saving me at LEAST $300/year!
If you have a Roku, please feel free to leave your experience, likes, dislikes in the comments!