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Roku Media Players - Products of the Week

By December 20, 2013

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If you are looking for a last minute affordable gift this holiday season that packs a lot entertainment punch, consider purchasing a Roku Box. The Roku is a compact media streamer that connects to the internet, via your internet router. Roku boxes offer either or both wired and wireless internet connection options.

When connected to the internet, Roku boxes can stream a host of movies and TV content from services such as, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, CrackleTV, Hulu Plus, and more. However, one limitation is that unlike a network media player, the Roku box cannot access audio and video files stored on your PC, or portable USB devices.

Currently, there are several models to choose from ranging in price from $49 to $99.

For additional suggestions, check out my list of Best Network Media Players and Media Streamers.

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December 20, 2013 at 9:19 pm
(1) Mark S says:

Actually using plex media server on the Roku movies music and pictures stream from pc. Plex is a channel that is in Roku channel store. Also there are others play on has a app that will stream from phones and tablets.

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