ROKU: What is it and how does it work?

ROKU is a device which allows us to watch free and paid video content on your TV via the Internet. It’s having streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, YouTube and much more. ROKU launched in 2008 but that time streaming service was only available for Netflix. The ROKU OS software on each ROKU device is same. Means you will get same channels on every ROKU device. In October 2018, ROKU launched 7 more devices from which 5 devices were ROKU Boxes and 2 were ROKU Sticks.

  1. ROKU BOXES: ROKU ULTRA, ROKU PREMIERE, ROKU PREMIERE+, ROKU EXPRESS, ROKU EXPRESS+.
  2. ROKU STICKS: ROKU STREAMING STICK, ROKU STREAMING STICK PLUS.

How does the ROKU work?

You can plug in the ROKU into your TV using an HDMI cable, connected from your TV to the ROKU device. Then it is connected to the internet via a wired or wireless connection to your home network.

ROKU works by downloading videos from the internet, and then you can watch those videos on your TV. These videos don’t need to be saved as it’s watched as ROKU downloads or “streams” the video. This works like installing apps on a Smartphone. In most cases, shows are recorded in ROKU device.

CHANNELS YOU GET IN THE ROKU:

  • Movies and TV: Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Sling TV, M-GO, Disney, PBS, HBO GO, PBS, Google Play Store and more
  • News: CBS News, Fox News, Sky News, The Blaze, Weather Nation, and more
  • Sports: MLB.TV, NBA League Pass, NHL Game Center, NFL Now, WatchESPN, and more
  • Internet: YouTube, Break, Vimeo and countless niche channels.

You can buy ROKU devices from Amazon or any store to enjoy all the services. For further assistance on ROKU and its setup process, contact us at our toll-free no.

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