If you have an internet router, Roku acts like an antenna that plugs into your TV. What you get is streamed TV and the new Roku 3 delivers 750 channels of HD quality TV. Clocking in at over five times faster than previously available Roku models, the Roku 3 will get your favorite movies and TV shows in a flash. The Enhanced Remote with an integrated headphone jack makes it easy to enjoy TV without disturbing anyone. Just plug in the included in-ear headphones and Roku instantly switches audio to the headphones while muting your TV speakers. It’s that simple. Now you can turn up those late-night Breaking Bad marathons without waking the whole family! Because it’s got a headphone jack, you can upgrade your headphones to better enjoy sounds from The Walking Dead or Dexter.
In the spirit of simplicity, the new Roku interface features a streamlined layout to provide quicker access and greater visibility. The Roku Channel Store and Search are now fully integrated into the home screen, and both have been redesigned with our new on-screen experience. Over 750+ channels are available on Roku, and it’s easier than ever to find that perfect movie or show in their updated Roku Channel Store.
The Roku 3 is the only Roku device that is dual-band WiFi compatible for 3.4 and 5.8GHz bandwidths. It also adds Motion Control for game friendliness.
When you have time for TV, Roku delivers with the best selection of streaming entertainment anywhere – from popular premium services like Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO GO, Spotify and MLB.TV to many free entertainment options like Crackle, Pandora, Disney and VEVO. Every Roku brings you possible access to over 750 channels featuring the best in movies, TV shows, live sports, music, photo and video sharing, games, international programming, radio, tech news, non-tech news, podcasts, cartoons, and all kinds of entertainment you might or might not imagine.
Tired of watching? The Roku 3 enhanced remote features motion-sensing technology that lets you play games with a simple flick of your wrist – plus game-ready buttons for furious button mashing. Top titles available include Angry Birds Space, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy.
There’s no PC required and all you need to do is purchase the Roku 3 one time to benefit from easy channel access. It simply connects to your TV and your network in minutes. Some channels, such as Netflix, Blockbuster, and HBO, may require subscription fees. Those are completely independent from Roku. Roku also recommends using faster Internet access for better quality images.
Roku 3 is a new and more convenient way to get and control TV with access to your favorite channels (and more) via streaming. Reception is great. Consider this a great alternative to cable and dish TV. From now on, HDTV and Roku 3 are the pathways to better home entertainment.