Roku TV allows you to stream HD movies and TV to your home TV, effectively turning it into a smart TV. TV and movie streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Sling TV, YouTube can all be watched through this smart home device.
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I am excited to tell you a little bit about our new TV streaming stick using Roku TV. After some study and review of the different Roku options, we decided to go with the portable Roku Premiere Streaming Stick. We travel frequently and like to move around the house with the various devices to watch TV on and the Streaming Stick was the perfect solution for us.
We haven’t ever been cable TV owners and we are picky about what we want to allow in our home and with Roku TV we are able to customize our TV accordingly. It has been the perfect solution for us.
WHAT IS ROKU TV?
Roku TV allows you to stream HD movies and TV to your home TV, effectively turning it into a smart TV. TV and movie streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Sling TV, YouTube, and others download their media on the various Roku devices, similar to how apps load onto a smartphone.
While most of the available content is prerecorded, some TV services like Hulu allow allow their content to be viewed a day after its initial airing on television. You can also connect it with apps like Sling TV which can enable the user to stream shows live.
HOW DOES ROKU WORK?
Roku plugs into your TV using an HDMI cable, connected from your TV to the variousRoku device you are using. Roku then connects to the internet via a wired or wireless connection internet connection to your home network. Then Roku downloads video from the internet via the various apps you add to your profile which in turn allows you to stream it on your home television or computer.
ROKU STREAMING STICK
The Roku Streaming Stick is similar to a flash drive in design and size and is able to plug into your TV’s HDMI port. Through Roku, you can subscribe to any of the thousands of streaming video channels, including channels that are free and subscription based. Because it is so small you hide it behind your TV but also can carry it with you while you travel. So you don’t miss out on your favorite movies or shows!
Roku offers other Roku streaming devices, but the main difference is that the other devices have boxes that sit somewhere in your home theater and connect to the TV via an HDMI cable. The Streaming Stick is entirely self-contained, and it plugs directly into your TV’s HDMI port. The Streaming Stick is the most compact Roku device available.
HOW TO SET UP ROKU STREAMING STICK
Setting up a Roku Streaming Stick is very straightforward. You need to insert the Roku Streaming Stick in an unused HDMI input on the back of your television. Then turn the TV on and set it to the correct HDMI input for the Streaming Stick.
You will need to insert batteries into the included remote control. Finally, using the remote, follow the on-screen instructions to connect your Streaming Stick to your Wi-Fi network, create a Roku account, and then add the channels you want to watch.
WHERE TO BUY ROKU
We got our Roku Premiere Streaming Stick from Home Depot! We have really enjoyed using it the past few weeks and I think it is safe to say we are going to be keeping it. I have thought about getting another one to keep on the TV in the basement for the kids to use and adjust the apps it allows accordingly!
Grab your Premeire Roku Streaming Stick here.
Be sure to stay tuned in for the other Smart Home Devices I am going to be sharing here in some upcoming posts!
What Smart Home Devices are you using in your home and loving right now?
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