Issen ‘s 2013 Holiday Favorites #2 ‘Roku 3’

Roku 3

Roku 3


If you’re like me and you hate having to plug in your laptop when you want to stream something then The  Roku 3 is the perfect solution.  Roku 3 is a set top streaming device similar to Apple TV or Google TV,  but  much better. Why ? Roku 3 is the top of the line Roku device. It’s feature full and not super expensive.  It streams video at 720p HD and 1020p HD.  For non techie people that means the picture looks real good.  It’s packed with all your favorite apps like Netflix, Hulu Plus,  Amazon Prime, and HBO GO.  There’s also access to streaming music services like Rdio, Spotify and Pandora.  Sports fans can even tune into  live pro baseball, hockey, basketball and soccer games. You can even load photos on a microSD card  and see them on  your television.

Roku 3 is WIFI compatible and is easily moved between rooms. Just plug it in and insert your HDMI cable and you’re good to go. Yep, it’s that simple.  The device comes with an Ethernet port incase you’re giving it to someone that must have a hardwired Internet connection. If you’re an Apple person and you’re curious about playing your Apple TV content you can play anything on an Apple device using Plex.  No you don’t have to buy anything extra it comes preloaded on your Roku. You’ll be able to stream anything with the exception of stuff you’ve stored in your iCloud.

The best thing about Roku 3 is it’s user interface and content. For a product with so much content they could have really screwed this up.  However, the menus are easy to read and navigate.  It has something for everyone kids, young professionals and seniors.

Thought about getting rid of cable?  These days many people are forgoing cable for cost or merely trying to enjoy a less expensive a la cart version of the programs they view. Roku 3 lets you do that as long as you have an Internet connection. You only need subscriptions to the apps you watch like Netflix and Hulu.

Priced similar to competitors it’s $99 bucks but during the holidays they’re currently offering $10.00 off.



Author Issen Alibris

Digital marketing strategist, blogger and Black business owner based in Los Angeles, CA. I like startups, traveling, being a foodie, tech gadgets, fashion and HBO.

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