Roku and Netflix Work Together to Bring Videos to You

by Mark R

Roku and Netflix Work Together to Bring Videos to You

Okay, I figure that someone has to report on this, so it might as well be me. The fact is the Roku might be the best thing to happen to television since television.

So what is the Roku? Well, he was the Avatar before Aang, but that’s another story. The Roku is a set-top box that works with the popular online rental company Netflix to give a user access to over 10,000 movies.

No discs are required for this guy, and there is no hard drive happening here either. None of those features are needed, since all you need to do is select the video, and it streams without waiting. Why, the Roku is like a YouTube for movies!

I’m not really certain how this contraption works, but I think it can be assumed that an internet connection to the television is involved. The Roku is designed to work with any type of television set with RCA jacks, S-video, component video, HDMI, and optical audio.

Right now, the little Roku box will sell at about $99, but the user will have to pay Netflix $9 a month for a subscription fee. The current choice of movies are some oldies but goodies, but new flicks are being added daily. No more going to the video store anymore, and it’s about time.


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Amazon Video on Demand can “Bring It” » Coolest Gadgets Says: July 17, 2008 at 9:48 am

[…] wave of the future, and the days of video stores are nigh finished. I had a chance to try out the Roku with its limited selection, and I wanted to try out the Unbox service from […]

ZillionTV » Coolest Gadgets Says: March 4, 2009 at 10:52 am

[…] computer to your television, like the Internet TV Player from NetGear as well as devices like the Roku that can stream movies to your television. It appears ZillionTV has taken both devices and merged […]

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