At first, subscribing to hundreds of television channels sounds great. For the first few days you are like a kid in a candy store. You have never watched international ping-pong, but you are pretty darn excited that you could if you wanted to. Alas, that excitement quickly fades as you spend most of your time bouncing between the same few channels and the rest of your time flipping through random infomercials. The fact that your favorite channel was not even included in this package makes things even worse. So if you have not already made the transition to streamlined video and television, here is the best reason to do so.
The Roku streaming player is a small device that streams movies, television shows, music and other media to your television, using your Internet connection. Roku is easy to install and even easier to use; never again will you have to flip through channels. The latest Hollywood hits, your favorite shows and even live sports events are all available at your fingertips. Each Roku model is compatible with virtually every television, capable of streaming thousands of shows and movies in high definition. Simply connect the Roku to your television and wireless connection, and you will be streaming video in minutes.
There are multiple models to choose from, but the Roku 2 XS model has several new features that make it a must-have The Roku 2 XS comes equipped with an enhanced remote control, transforming your player into a game console instantly, as you take advantage of the free, full edition of Angry Birds that is included. With a Bluetooth motion sensor and game-ready buttons, your remote will soon be your favorite toy. The Roku 2 XS model does not stop there.
For those without a wireless Internet connection, an Ethernet port, as well as a USB port, is included, allowing access to all the content you need. A microSD card slot is also available for additional game and channel storage. Weighing in at 0.3 ounces and measuring less than a few inches square, the Roku takes up very little space, while still equaling the power of a typical streaming device. HD video, ranging from 480i to 1080p, as well as analog and digital audio output, places you right in the action of your favorite shows.
With access to all of your preferred movies, television series and sports programming, you will never be bored. Originally intended for use with Netflix, the Roku streaming player is now compatible with Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, Facebook, Pandora and other subscription services. Even better, the Roku official remote application for iOS and Android transforms your smartphone into a remote.
Streaming videos and television programming could not possibly get any easier than this. The Roku streaming player is more than a convenience, and the Roku 2 XS model provides the best video streaming experience to date. This indispensable gadget is available through Amazon, ready for your viewing pleasure. Purchase is restricted to the U.S., but through US Unlocked, the benefits of simple video streaming are accessible worldwide.