Is there a more beloved tech product than the Roku streamer? Whether it’s Stick or Box, it will bring you an amazing, almost unparalleled TV streaming experience that can fully satisfy all your needs.
To use Roku, there is no need to have serious technical training, even a novice in technology can handle this task.
- Roku periodically updates all supported popular channels where users can enjoy free content. Finding this menu is easy, just press the Home button on your Roku remote control, go to the Streaming Channels section, and select Top free.” From there, you can add any of the channels to your list.
- If you know the name of the free channel you want to add, you can go to the Streaming Channels section, type it into the search box, and see if it’s available on your Roku.
- Another way to find free movies and TV shows is to go to the search category on the homepage, type in the name of the movie or show, and see if it’s offered by Roku and requires pay-per-view.
Some streaming services automatically adjust the quality of the videos in their feed based on your bandwidth speed, while others don’t. This means that sometimes you may experience buffering, skipping or freezing of some content due to insufficient internet speed. In addition, you may have a monthly data limit, which means that if you watch a lot of streaming content in a particular month, you may be charged higher fees.
Another possibility of a smart set-top box is free video games. Of course, you won’t find complex story novelties on Roku, but applications with adequate requirements, similar to simple mobile ones, will work without problems. The game does not require a gamepad. Enough remote control.
Unlike competing set-top boxes, Roku’s operating system is completely open, which allows for the free emergence and development of new applications and channels.
In addition, Roku does not restrict the work of competing services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube and the like. Therefore, even direct competitors continue to actively develop their applications based on Roku.
At the same time, Roku encourages the launch of new channels, even ordinary users can create them: deep knowledge in programming or other special skills is not required. All in all, Roku offers over 4,000 paid and free channels with 500,000 movies and shows available.
Roku’s CEO is confident that the company’s main advantage is its focus on the development of streaming television, while the technology giants do not pay enough attention to this area.
Apple, Amazon, and Google, according to Wood, “get to work with thoughts: how to sell a bunch of shoes, become the best in search, sell more phones.” “Yes, television is on their list, but in last place,” emphasizes the head of Roku.
It should be noted that it is the Roku set-top box that confidently leads the market in the United States of America. Statistics say that every third American family uses this particular device. In the North American market, Roku has overtaken its main competitors and continues to gain a growing share, constantly increasing the number of users.