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What is Roku?

Roku Explained: Supports Netflix, DirecTV Now, Hulu, Sling TV and More

What is RokuIf you’ve been thinking about cutting the cord or just want to be able to stream Netflix and other apps on your TV, you may have heard about a product called Roku. You also may be wondering “What is a Roku?”

Most of us know Roku as a small black box that allows you to instantly stream your favorite TV shows and movies to your TV, but most are unaware of how much content is really available, and that there is now a Roku TV, Roku Stick and new Roku boxes available. Not only can you stream tens of thousands of movies and TV shows from services like Netflix, Hulu, Sling TVDirecTV Now & Amazon Video On Demand (VOD), but you can also stream sports without cable and music from Pandora, iTunes, and MOG.

Roku offers seven types of streaming devices and is widely used by people looking for cost-effective alternatives to Cable Television. Their product suite includes a line of streaming players, a streaming stick, and TVs with built-in Roku streaming technology.

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Hulu Plus, Vudu and Netflix on the PS3

Netflix, Hulu and Vudu Stream Video to PlayStation 3

The PlayStation 3 (PS3) system is the only video streaming gaming machine with a built-in Blu-ray player, hard drive, and Wi-Fi; and for these reasons is thought by many to be the best games console out there. Plus you can now stream Netflix & Hulu directly to your PS3 system – gaining access to thousands of movies, and TV shows at your fingertips.

PlayStation 3 Video Streaming

Many people talk about how streaming video from their pc to their PlayStation 3, is the be-all-end-all solution, but I feel that this is drastically over-complicating things. The PlayStation 3 video streaming solution that works really well for me is a combination of Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, and a USB flash drive. This solution costs a combined $17.99 a month and it provides access to more TV shows and Movies, in HD, then I could ever have time to watch.

For those of you who still want to stream video content to your PS3 from your PC, I suggest checking out services like Playon and the Orb disc. Bear in mind though, you will need an optimized computing environment to retain the HD quality you have grown to love. In other words, to build a home network that seamlessly streams HD video from your PC to your PS3 can be costly and complicated.

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Hulu and Netflix are the Future of TV

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Consumers want TV and Videos Online

eMarketer (a firm that publishes market research, statistics, and objective analysis on Internet Marketing) estimates that in 2011, 69.4 million adults will watch TV shows at least once a month through some type of Internet connection.  This means that their favorite TV shows may be watched on a TV set, computer screen or mobile device, but that the video content will be accessed through an Internet connection. eMarketer also expects that by 2015, nearly 100 million adults, or 48% of all adult Internet users, will do the same.

With four out of five US Internet users watching online video at least once a month, companies like Hulu and Netflix are flourishing. And as users realize how much HD content Hulu and Netflix offers, more and more will question a costly cable bill.

Click here for a list of the best TV Streaming Sites

Click here to learn which Video Streaming Devices support Hulu and Netflix

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Top 5 Reasons to Get Rid of Cable

Top 5 Reasons to Cancel Cable

Getting Rid of Cable Just Makes Sense:

1. TIME: Too much television is a waste of time. If you cancel cable and only watch your favorite TV shows, you can spend more time with your friends and family.

2. MONEY: a cable or satellite subscription costs at least two times as much (on a monthly basis) as it does to utilize Hulu and Netflix. When times are tough the first thing that needs to go is entertainment. But if you can get the same entertainment at a fraction of the cost – then that is even better! Learn more by reading How to Cancel Cable & Keep your Favorite TV Shows.

3. TECHNOLOGY: Streaming Video is the future of TV. Before long all video entertainment will be via an online connection. Might as well get on-board now, learn the tricks, and save money in the process.

4. INFORMATION: Be more informed. When you don’t rely on cable news for your updates, you will learn to select those news stories that interest you. Rather than be at the mercy of local news anchors, you will revert to more reputable news feeds such as PBS, Bloomberg, CBS News, CNN, & LinkTV.

5. DIGNITY: Stop getting ripped off by the Cable Companies! Calling up the cable company and canceling your cable will simply make you feel good. Not only that, you will enjoy spending the extra money.
Have you canceled your cable yet? If so, why did you make the change?

If not, why haven’t you?


Related Article: Cord Cutters: Lose the Cable, but not the TV

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