Unleash the Power of Roku

October 2, 2012 in Devices, Home, Streaming, Technology

At just about the size of a pack of sticky-notes, the Roku is a little box that contains an amazing amount of entertainment. Roku currently offers over 750 channels of entertainment allowing you to watch HD movies, TV shows, children’s programs, sports and more with your favorite streaming sites like Netflix®, Hulu Plus™, Amazon® Instant Video, MLB.tv, and Pandora®.

We love the Roku because it offers a wide rage of programming options in a small package and is extremely affordable. The Roku lets you access your subscription services such as Netflix or Hulu Plus right on your TV so you don’t have to watch on a small computer screen. Roku also offers free content from a variety of Roku ‘channels’. Content updates are based on availability, so you’ll want to check the Channel Store on your Roku or the channel guide on the Roku website for the latest programming options.

We also love that you can watch what you want, whenever you want. Roku is a great choice for busy families, college students, seniors and anyone else who needs the flexibility to watch great programming on their own schedule.

The Roku is easy to set up – the instructions are laid out in just four steps. Once it’s set up, you’ll find that it is easy to use and you won’t need a technology degree to figure it out. We like that the Roku’s remote is compact, simple and easy to understand. Along with the remote, the on-screen menus make navigation a breeze.

Roku models are priced from $49.99 to $99.99 depending on the features that they include. You can find Roku devices in the electronics or television section of many national stores. They are also available to purchase directly from Roku’s website or to lease through Northland.

Overall, we like that the Roku is easy to use, inexpensive and provides flexible entertainment options.

What’s in the box:

  • Remote
  • Batteries
  • A/V cable
  • A/C power adapter
  • Getting Started guide
  • 30-day money back guarantee
  • 90-day hardware warranty


What you’ll need:

  • TV
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Wireless Router (No wireless? You’ll want the XS model which has an Ethernet port)
  • HDMI Cable if you want HD programs on your HD TV
  • microSD card slot for additional game and channel storage (Optional)

What do you love about your Roku? Share your experience by leaving us a comment below.

Roku® is a registered trademark of Roku, Inc. Photos courtesty of Roku.com.
 Disclosures: No product or payment was received in exchange for this product spotlight. Northland Communications leases Roku devices to our customers.