Say goodbye to cable with the Roku3
Most people have a tough time deciding between a few different cable and internet providers. But what if a new product could make such decisions obsolete? Freshness magazine reports this may be exactly what the Roku 3 digital media streamer might be able to do, thanks to its 750 built-in channels and a dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity capability.
A larger processing unit isn't all the third generation of this product boasts. It also comes equipped with a remote control that doubles as a motion-sensing game controller and a headphone jack built in to the controller, allowing a viewer to watch TV without disrupting others.
Some may think this sounds too good to be true, but it's really as simple as it appears. According to Freshness, after purchasing the media streamer, all you have to do is plug it in and connect it to your current internet network. CNET reports the third edition Roku is certainly much better than its predecessors, and for the price ($99), it's worth trying out.
Aside from the bonus perks like the headphone capabilities, the interface has also improved, allowing owners to easily get to their favorite sites like Netflix or Pandora in a flash. There is one drawback - Roku still doesn't have enough data to support YouTube, so fans of watching funny videos will still have to use their smartphones or computers.