Simply put, streaming is content (a movie, TV episode, a crazy cat trick) delivered to your TV, over the internet. Streaming is entertainment without the need for traditional delivery, like over-the-air antennas or cable TV.
Roku players connect directly to your TV with HDMI® or composite cables, and to the Ineternet via your home network. You choose from a huge selection of streaming channels, and add them to your Home screen, grab your super-simple remote, and easily enjoy endless entertainment. Our simple and intuitive interface makes is easy to find what you want to watch and explore all of the channels.
Services like Netflix® and CinemaNow offer a variety of shows, all on demand, – some, as early as one day after airing. You can "binge-watch" past seasons, and choose from a variety of channels and price options to watch more recent episodes on demand. If you have cable, Roku players make it easy to watch cable, on demand, without being tied to your cable box.
There are no recurring fees for owning a Roku player - watch what you love and pay only for what you want. There are hundreds of free channels, subscription services like Netflix® are under $10 month, and you can rent or buy individual titles or series on demand. You have the freedom to choose from the widest selection of free channels, subscription channels, and purchase or rental options.
Roku players should work well with almost any broad-band connection. We recommend a minimum of 3.0 Mbps for HD content (1.5Mbps for SD). But don't worry, the average speed in the Canada is a very quick 16 Mbps.