A Roku video player is basically a little box that is used for streaming audio and video content over the web. To use a Roku box you will need a Roku account, good internet connection, access point or a router and a computer. With all these devices, you can use the content stored in the Roku device whenever you need. Below are some of the features and uses of Roku digital media player.
The Roku digital player provides you with an extensive range of channels. Public channels can be used to access popular media content such as radio/TV shows, movies and music videos. The Roku media player also offers you private channels that can be accessed by a special code. The private channel enables you to stream in media from PC, check internet speed, view podcasts and You Tube videos. The Roku box also offers you with various games that you can play anytime.
The Roku high definition box is compatible with devices that feature 720 pixels of HD resolution and the Roku XDS and XD box is compatible with devices that have 1080 pixels of resolution. The XDS Roku box also contains a USB port that can be used for viewing media content from your PC. The box is available with an inbuilt wireless adapter that connects wireless networks.
The Roku box can also be connected to a wired connection. It contains HDMI, composite video and component video outputs that can be connected to a HDTV or a CRT (cathode ray tube). If you need to connect it to more than one display, make sure to use a HDMI splitter as shown in the image to the right. The Roku box is compact and small and allows you to install it in tight spaces.
The Roku box is very affordable compared to different models of instant streaming devices. Its greatest advantage is the several type of content it can stream. You can use the Roku box to stream numerous music files, TV shows and movies on the device free of charge. You can stream content from various websites by using the internet with the Roku box. When compared to on-demand radio shows, TV, and movies from paid TV service providers, the Roku box’s content is very inexpensive.
With such inexpensive services, you can use the Roku box instead of satellite and cable TV to watch entertainment programs and save a lot of money. The Roku box provides an ideal alternative device that can offer you high quality content and also help save overhead costs.
Easy to use
The Roku box is very easy to use and set up. You can complete the setup completely using your wireless or wired home network. You can install the channels you prefer by availing it from the channel store.
You can easily install the private channel by just entering the code in his online Roku account. The Roku box uses the codes to ease the setup process of channels that needs you to connect with another account.
The Roku box is available with a remote that lets you navigate between menus easily and quickly. The remote that is available with the XDS and XD models is more enhanced as it offers you instant replay and the ability to customize settings according to your preference.