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Roku 3 Streaming Media Player
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Yes... you can stream video, music and photos from a computer through the Roku onto the HDTV. You need to add the "Plex" channel from the channel store AND install "Plex Media Server (PMS) on your computer to play on the Plex channel. PMS is free and you can download it from this site: https://plex.tv/downloads
Feb 26, 2014 by JimmyL
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TiVo is a DVR (PVR) for your cable, satellite or antenna. (TV guide, pause/rewind live TV, schedule recordings of TV series, etc.) There is limited support for TiVo in Canada, but I use it (the TiVo Premiere XL) with my antenna where it works great. TiVo has a few other services like Netflix, Amazon Video, HuluPlus and Youtube. It has a unified search, allowing you to search across all your services. It also makes suggestions across all services based on what you watch and how you rate them. Roku will not connect with your linear TV services, it only connects to the internet, apart from that it gives you the same services as a TiVo as well as vast array of other services. NHL, MLB, Crackle, Facebook and much more. As with the TiVo, the paid services have great video and audio quality (of course, dependent on your internet speed). Roku also has a unified search. If your TV service allows you to connect it to a TiVo then I wound not hesitate to recommend it. Otherwise use a Roku or an Apple TV, etc. They have more choices (especially the Roku), are less expensive and have no subscription fee. TiVo services cost $15/month.
May 12, 2013 by E. Allen
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Mine too started draining very quickly, after I left the headphones plugged in. I did some testing and with the headphones plugged in it draws 60mA which will flatten the battery in a couple of days. No headphones it draws about 1000 times LESS, suggesting more like a year before the batteries are flat. (exact figures will depend in the type of battery used). So the lesson is : unplug the headphones when not in use!
Jan 5, 2014 by paul
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Roku2 supports Standard Definition (older analog tv) and HDTV.....The Roku3 is for HDTV only....Roku2 is wireless only...Roku3 is wireless and Ethernet connectable... Roku3 wireless is dual band (2.4Gz, 5Gz) 802.11a/b/g/n. The Roku3 has a much faster processor for improved casual gaming and channel loadup. The Roku3 is the only model that has the "YouTube" channel whereas the other models do not.
Jan 21, 2014 by JimmyL
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We watch Prime a lot and have had no problems at all with it using a Roku 3.
Jan 17, 2014 by Tony
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Netflix is installed by default, but when you launch it for the first time on the Roku box you will need to enter your Netflix account info. Roku also has a smart phone app, so you can use that vise your remote. You'll be able to use your smart phone keyboard that way too.
Jun 20, 2013 by Okibrian
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If you got to the roku.com website, all the "channels" are listed there. They are always adding more.
Dec 15, 2013 by David in FL
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If you've got pictures or videos from your camera or phone and they are on a micro sd disk, you can see them on the tv.
Jun 2, 2014 by J. Buttimer
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The Roku does not have local TV stations available... All channels are On-Demand(watch when you want to). You can get local TV stations by installing a HD TV Antenna to get FREE OTA(over-the-air) programming in HD. check out the following to see what TV stations are available by your home address: www.antennaweb.org
Feb 17, 2014 by JimmyL
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Short answer is yes, with some limitations. Here's the Roku blog article on traveling abroad: http://blog.roku.com/blog/2011/09/08/how-to-travel-with-your-roku-player/ And here's an article on getting US content overseas: http://vpnfreedom.com/roku/how-to-use-the-roku-box-outside-the-us/ Hope this helps
Jan 19, 2014 by Tony Butka
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