When it comes to streaming media the guys at Roku (pronounced roh koo) really know there stuff, they have been supplying internet streaming boxes for Netflix customers since 2008.
The Californian based company set the streaming world alight with the introduction of their very first unit, the Roku DVP or N1000 as it was known; of course technology has changed massively in the 4 years since this came about, and Roku have been keen to ensure that they stay very much at the leading edge of what is available.
Perhaps it is no surprise that Roku has become the number selling one steaming player.
The very latest of these streaming boxes feature the best in video quality with 1080p HD images being viewed by their customers, depending on the channel availability that is. When it comes to sound they have been no slouches either, with Dolby Digital plus being passed through the HDMI lead to provide a total immersion in the feature for the viewer.
So how does Roku work?
The answer to this lies in its simplicity, there is no need to hook up to a computer; therefore a Roku player can be installed just about anywhere and everywhere. The small and tastefully designed box will connect to just about any type of television and setting it up takes just a matter of a few minutes. The Roku player is connected to the wireless internet network and TV, the easy to use interface is accessed by the simple remote control; allowing you to set up your Netflix information, and then in just a few minutes you are ready to begin streaming.
The good news is that after the one of purchase price of the Roku player there are no other monthly costing’s, other than your existing Netflix subscription that is. The simple but intuitive remote control allows immediate access to movies and shows; in many respects it is even easier than watching a DVD.
The very latest Roku technology incorporated in the flagship Roku 2 XS model includes the facility to take a break from watching movies and enjoy some games with the enhanced Bluetooth motion remote control; those very nice people at Roku have even included the full version of Angry Birds to get you started.
So if you haven’t checked out the world of Roku streaming then maybe now is a good time to do so, and in the process take advantage of the very best technology to watch countless movies, sporting events and even play games.