We recently purchased the Roku 3 because we had considered it’s time to get rid of cable. Roku allows you the ability to explore 750 channels and hundreds of thousands of movies and shows wireless by using your existing accounts with Netflicks, Hulo, Spotify and various other favorite channels.
In the box you get the Roku 3 itself, a remote featuring motion-sensing technology, power adapter, and in-ear buds. At first I wondered why we would need in-ear buds for a device we use on our TV at home. I then realized it one night when someone was watching TV a bit too loud and I was sleeping. It’s those annoying moments when the in-ear buds will come in use. To view the 30 second unboxing of the Roku 3 click here.
The Roku 3 is easy to install; just connect your TV and Roku with your HDMI cord (cord not included), install the batteries to the remote, plug in the power adaptor and you are ready to set up your wireless network. If you do not have wireless it also has an Ethernet port. Once your network is set up you can start setting up your accounts to your various channels. One thing to note is that the Roku does not support Youtube.
The Roku app for the iPhone and Android lets you start a show, replay a favorite movie moment, browse through the channel Store, or add new channels through your device. It also has a virtual keyboard for ease of use.
So far we are happy with this device but also got the Google Chromecast so time will tell what will be the household favorite device- I am told we need both.