Intro to Roku

90
Roku Logo

One of the older streaming based devices, being released in 2008, the Roku has evolved through various generations of their online-content aggregating platform. Starting as a large router-like box, they have released small and large devices offering varying levels of features.


roku-streaming-stick

With the ability to stream Netflix, HBO Go, Hulu, and other online video on-demand services all in one location, they have constantly added new apps to accommodate the various new streaming services released.

Roku Features Overview

Model PriceFeaturesCompatibility
Roku TVThe price varies by brand. -Several brands offer HD or 4K TVs that are compatible with Roku.
-Enhanced remote with select models.
-Pause over the air TV.
Compatible with an over-the-air antenna.
Roku Express$29.99-Competitive price. -Private listening with the Roku App. The Roku Express can access all of the apps available on any other Roku device through the Roku Channel Store. (Sling TV, Hulu, Netflix, etc)
Roku Express+$39.99-Output analog audio and video. ---Private listening with the Roku App. The Roku Express can access all of the apps available on any other Roku device through the Roku Channel Store. (Sling TV, Hulu, Netflix, etc)
Roku Streaming Stick$49.99-Small and sleek. ---USB-to-micro USB cable + wall adapter.
-Fast quad-core processor.
The Roku Express can access all of the streaming media services and apps available on any other Roku device through the Roku Channel Store. (Sling TV, Hulu, Netflix, etc)
Roku Premiere$69.99-Capable of streaming 4K.
-4K spotlight app lets you find 4k compatible movies and shows.
Netflix, YouTube, Amazon, Vudu, Fandango, Curiosity Stream, Toon Goggles, Tastemade, UltraFlix 4K, Smithsonian Earth, Plex, Picasa, Flickr, 500px and Roku Media Player
Roku Premiere+$99.99-HDR (high dynamic range) video.
-Ethernet port for wired internet.
-Wi-fi remote.
private listening through a headphone jack in the remote.
-HDMI, microSD connectors.
Netflix, YouTube, Amazon, Vudu, Fandango, Curiosity Stream, Toon Goggles, Tastemade, UltraFlix 4K, Smithsonian Earth, Plex, Picasa, Flickr, 500px and Roku Media Player
Ruku Ultra$129.99-4K. HDR.
-Remote with voice-search.
-HDMI 2.0a, Ethernet 10/100, microSD, USB, and Digital Optical Audio ports.
Netflix, YouTube, Amazon, Vudu, Fandango, Curiosity Stream, Toon Goggles, Tastemade, UltraFlix 4K, Smithsonian Earth, Plex, Picasa, Flickr, 500px and Roku Media Player


roku-streaming-device

Thanks for reading our article! Please follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on our latest cord cutting articles. You can also join us on our Facebook Page.

SHARE
Previous articleIntro to PlayStation Vue
Next articleIntro to Apple TV
Curt spent 5 years in the US Navy where he learned to love all things technology. He stumbled into website design and digital marketing 15+ years ago where he has found his passion, to combine his love for new technology, television and online marketing. CutTheCord.com is the perfect outlet for Curt’s creative and technical expertise and he hopes to share his experience and knowledge to help other people find ways to save money and gain freedom by ditching cable and jump to streaming television services.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here