I’m going to be real with you: I do not have $3,000 to spend on a state of the art television that will last me six or seven years. I really struggle to muster the desire to drop $1,000 on a fairly future-proof set like Vizio’s new P-series. You can probably relate.
Do you own a set-top box that you love? That’s great—keep loving it! Are you interested in seeing what all the fuss is about? Then consider the new $50 Roku Streaming Stick. It’s cheap and easy and versatile, and frankly, that’s really what you should want.
Do you dream of jerking off on your couch in surround sound as the dull blue glow on your giant 4K television fills your eyes with flesh? Today is your day my horny friend. Pornhub just launched its first ever app for set-top boxes. It’s a real blast.
The Roku Stick has always been a fantastic device. It’s as small as a Chromecast, but doesn’t require an entire additional phone/tablet/laptop to work. It just wedges Roku’s excellent smart TV OS into a HDMI stick, which is just a tad big three times as large as a thumb drive.
Earlier this year, YouTube rolled out 360-degree videos. Like magic, they let you peer around in any direction from within the video. Now, one company is taking that futuristic video-viewing from your computer—and bringing it to your much bigger TV screen.
While I personally think the 4K Amazon Fire TV is a better deal at the same price, if you prefer a Roku, the voice-controlled Roku 3 is down to $75 on Amazon, with a free HDMI cable tossed in. [Roku 3 With Voice Search and HDMI Cable, $75]
Time Warner Cable has announced that it’s going to perform a trial run in which it will allow customers in New York City and New Jersey to use a Roku instead of its usual cable box.
I’ve been a happy Roku 3 owner for the past few years. It does what it’s supposed to do, with no hassle. It’s been exhilarating seeing the Fire TVs and Chromecasts come into this world, but I stuck by the Roku, waiting for a really cool update. Now there is one with the Roku 4, but does it have enough to go for the…
I turn 30 this month, and it feels like I am one of the few people my age who watches cable TV and is willing to pay for it. Truth is, I hate watching shows on my computer—or worse, my phone. Give me new episodes in real-time, on a real TV. I know I’m on the wrong side of history, but I also know I’m not the only one.
Amazon’s Fire TV is the Amazon Fire of set top boxes. I’m not saying that to sound like an idiot. I’m trying to emphasize how Amazon’s affinity for highly proprietary and basically functional hardware spans categories. The fancy new Fire TV is no exception.
We called the Roku 3 the best new streaming box a while back. Now, the next generation is finally here, and it looks even better. Meet the Roku 4.
With Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, and a little dirge known as “Let It Go,” Disney controls your children. There’s no use resisting anymore. But at least you don’t have to worry about entertaining them, now that Disney can stream those movies to practically any device under the sun.
As if the Roku didn’t have enough channels already, there’s a decent selection of “private” channels you won’t find in the channel store. Here are some of the best private channels worth checking out.
The single best reason to buy a Roku? You’re looking at it. Roku is the only streaming media box that does all the comparison shopping for you. Why pay $3 to rent a movie when you can stream it with your existing Netflix plan, or on Crackle for free? And soon, Roku’s comparison shopping will become more powerful than…
If you need a good streaming box for any of your TVs, the excellent Roku 3 is down to $77 today on Amazon, which is within a few bucks of an all-time low.
Sling TV is the over-the-top TV service we've been waiting for (or at least, it will be once it gets AMC), and right now they're giving away popular streaming devices just for signing up.
With 4K slowly but surely making its way to the mainstream, it was only a matter of time before the Ultra HD format hit Roku—perhaps the most promising streaming device on the market. Now, not only will Roku be hooking up with Netflix to start streaming in 4K, but it'll be teaming up with Best Buy's Insignia and Haier…