Got a Roku box or streaming stick? We can all probably agree that it’s one of the most convenient streaming devices out there, but are you really making the most out of it? Here are a few tips and channel recommendations to help you get the best out of your Roku experience.
Enjoy special deals. A great way to check out channels is to take advantage of special deals that allow you to enjoy the whole experience within a limited timeframe for free. That way, you’ll get to cancel the services of an unwanted channel before the trial period expires. Hulu Plus offers a special deal of free use for the first three months, while you can enjoy Rdio within 60 days, free of charge.
Are you a serious TV series marathoner? Do you love movies? Consider adding channels such as Showtime Anytime, FXNOW, and HBO GO to your roster of channels. Most of these cable channels require subscription fees and cable provider requirements, but, hey, at least you get a seemingly endless archive of shows and movies within the reach of your fingertips!
Stream your own files from a thumb drive, a mobile device, or a laptop to watch movies or view photos on your television’s nice, big screen. Roku Media Player is one channel that can help you stream local files, and it’s free! You can also use Plex, which you can use to organize media files from the computer and is accessible through your Roku box.
Most people can’t live without music, and there are several music channels available on Roku. Spotify, Vevo, Slacker, Pandora, Amazon Music, and Rdio are great music channels where you can listen to your favourite artists. You can also discover new bands that suit your preference. For sports enthusiasts, stay up-to-date on the latest news from the world of sports by subscribing to channels such as NBA League Pass, NHL Gamecenter Live, and MLB.TV.