Streaming. So many of us are doing it now to get our content, yet folks like my sister or friends from other parts of the world I keep in touch with through old fashioned email and yes, even sometimes social networks, don’t stream. It’s not their normal way of viewing or listening to content.
Roku has come up with a way to make it easy for anyone to use. Their mantra or at least one of them is: streaming made simple. With over 150,000 movies and shows instantly available, Roku delivers various titles to match your mood. Using Netflix, you can see up to 1080p HD video or TV shows through Hulu Plus.
There are also hundreds of free movies from Crackle or the latest Hollywood releases on Amazon Instant Video. There’s also access to premium services like HBO GO and EPIX, available via participating providers.
Roku delivers more than movies and TV shows as well. In the Roku Channel Store, you get instant access to the best selection of streaming entertainment available – over 600 channels, which includes live sports, music, photo and video sharing, games, international programming, radio, tech news, non-tech news, podcasts, cartoons and more.
The Roku 2 XS features motion-sensing technology for playing games, plus game-ready buttons for furious button action. Hit games available include the Angry Birds series, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, with others being added all the time.
They also have a great one-stop search feature, where you can find your favorite movies and TV shows all from one place – no matter if they’re on Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video or Crackle. For example, you can search for a title, keyword or actor. Once you find what you’re interested in, all you have to do is select a channel it’s on, and you’re ready to start watching.
There’s also access to music. With Roku, you can play your music, any time. You can access unlimited music from Pandora and MOG or from Live365, your iTunes library, and more.