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Roku Unveils new Streaming Stick and 4K TVs

Roku 3rd Generation Streaming Stick and Insignia 4K TVsRoku, a leader in the streaming space, today unveiled a new version of their popular Streaming Stick.  For those unaware, Roku is a company that is dedicated to making streaming video more accessible on a TV.  Whether through one of their great Roku 3 boxes, or a Roku-enabled TV, all options provide access to tons of HD content.  In fact, the Roku employee I spoke with cited that Roku products are present in 10 million households globally, and each househol watches an average of 60 hours per month through Roku. That’s a lot of streaming!  Most notably, in 2015, Roku achieved 5.5 billion total streamed hours, which adds up to more content streamed than any other competitor (think Apple TV or Chromecast).  So what’s new in the 2016 Roku Streaming stick? Continue reading

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The Roku 3 is a Magical Media Box

Roku 3If you’re like me, you consume a lot of content.  While I rely heavily on my PVR to watch around 6 hours of TV each week, the rest of the content I consume is digital.  I typically use my phone or tablet to watch YouTube after work, or pop open my laptop for some Netflix before bed.  The thing is, none of these devices compare to the experience of watching on a 50″ television.  And because I don’t have a Smart TV, I’m stuck in this limbo where I have no good way to consume digital content on the best screen in the house.  Until now.  Enter the Roku 3. This $100 box fixes all of that.  And while there are a lot of options for digital media boxes, I think the Roku 3 is one of the best. Continue reading