Three Reasons to Use Roku as Your Streaming Device
If you are looking to cut back costs, maybe even have to cut out cable altogether; have no fear because using Roku as your streaming device will give your monthly entertainment costs a break.
Using Roku as your streaming device allows you to stream Netflix plus HUNDREDS of other channels and programs right through your TV. The lowest cost of the most basic one is around $29.99 (sometimes you can catch an awesome special) and there are more advanced versions with more options for more.
So, once you purchase the device, you simply plug it in your TV, register your piece online, and you are good to go! You get a free trial for most of the channel stations. There are stations that are completely free to use. Roku has its own movie station with fairly new titles to watch anytime.
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The 3 reasons to choose Roku as your streaming device are…
1.) Extremely low-cost start-up cost of buying your initial equipment. No monthly fees for using the device itself, you would only pay if you sign up for a channel (HBO or Showtime, for example). Even if you decide you want to pay for a few different channels, you are still FAR below the cost of regular cable.
2.) You can take your Roku with you anywhere you go. All you need is a TV that has an HDMI outlet. When you put it in a new device just go online and click on this link to register the TV or computer you want to watch on (totally free!) and you are good to go.
My daughter and I live between two houses right now, so I take it with me wherever we go.
3.)No commitment! Enjoy any channels and streaming capabilities without a contract. Even if you decide to sign up for a paid channel, you can cancel at anytime.
There are a ton of totally free options, but there are also a ton of awesome channels that you can stream (Netflix, Hulu, Cartoon Network, Showtime, HBO now, CBS now, etc.).
A great example of why you would do this is if there is a specific show you wanna binge-watch the season of. You could subscribe to Showtime, watch the season, then cancel until you want to sign up again.
As a long time cable user, this method has saved me thousands of dollars through the years. Love my Roku. The quality of the device is great too. I bought the $30 one, have had it for 5 years now, and it works PERFECTLY. This is one of the simplest ways to cut back on spending in your household.