TV NATION TECH
by Nick Wilkinson
THE ROKU PLAYER
TV Nation, my loyal followers and rightful heirs to the thrown of TV Land! Welcome to my special edition TV Nation blogy-wog. Today I’m going to give you a little information about a new piece of TV Tech that I think will really enhance your television viewing pleasure.
The ROKU Player.
“With over 150,000 movies and shows instantly available, Roku delivers that perfect title to match your mood. Start with the best Netflix experience out there, featuring up to 1080p HD video and support for English subtitles. Current TV shows? Try Hulu Plus. Hundreds of free movies from Crackle? Check. The latest Hollywood releases? Right there, on Amazon Instant Video and VUDU. In the mood for signature period dramas or mysteries filled with eclectic characters? Tune in to Masterpiece Theater on PBS…” Via Roku’s website.
BUT WHAT IS IT YOU ASK? OK, lets break it down simply. Roku is a piece of equipment, very small, that plugs into your TV via those old red/white/yellow wires and allows you access to their content as stated above. You plug this bad boy in and start it up, activate it on the website and connect the device to your at home wireless internet and you are free to start using it. You can access all of the free channels and watch tons of content or you can buy subscriptions to theme based and premium channels as well. There is even a the ability to create your own private Roku channel and offer programming for free or at a subscription rate.
It really is that simple. Plug it in, type in a few numbers and passwords and you’re streaming Netflix, Hulu, Pandora and many other things right from you TV using the Roku remote. The newest model even comes with headphones that attach to the remote for private listening.
“With Roku, play your music, any time. Let unlimited music from Spotify, Pandora and MOG take you in new directions — or to the exact tune you’re looking for. Access your entire MP3 collection instantly with Amazon Cloud Player. Crank up all your favorite music videos from the 80’s to today with VEVO. From TuneIn to Live365 and everything in between, Roku gets your fingers snapping and feet tapping.“ Via Roku’s website.
Check them out on the website www.Roku.com and don’t be afraid to try some affordable and new tech that will enhance your TV viewing and allow you more freedom to watch what you want, when you want it!