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    explain to me how this stick works, please.   (11 Answers)

    By samwilly. April 11, 2016.

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      The Roku stick plugs into the HDMI port of your television and connects via WiFi to your internet through your wireless network router, providing you with access to streaming content.

      By CommunityAnswer. April 11, 2016.

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      If I was to purchase this, where do I go to find out what channels I can get for free?   (10 Answers)

      By Margaret. May 4, 2016.

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        Once you've powered up the device and connected to Wi-Fi, these will be located on the Roku Channel Store (the Streaming Channels category in the side bar). Under the Top Free category, some of them are: QVC, PBS, Crackle, YouTube, CBS News, to name a few. A great feature of this new Roku model is the ability to search for any movie or television show across multiple platforms such as FandangoNOW, Vudu, Hulu, Netflix, Googleplay. Hope this helps.

        By JohnBBReviewer. May 7, 2016.

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        How is the 2016 better than previous roku streaming stick?   (10 Answers)

        By AMB. April 24, 2016.

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          The short answer is the CPU on this one is way more powerful than the original, so it's on-par with the Roku 4 in terms of performance. I haven't experienced any lag yet.

          By IAmKale. April 28, 2016.

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          Why do I need this device, if I have to subscribe to either cable, or netflix, or HBO go, or some other channel, and the free chanels, like youtube, I can already get on another device... for free?   (10 Answers)

          By ec. July 5, 2016.

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            There are many reasons to get a streaming device like the Roku. However, as is the case with most entertainment devices, the Roku isn't really necessary, but it is very convenient. One reason is simply to get your content on your big screen TV, wherever it may be in your home, instead of your tablet or computer. Another reason is user experience. Example: If I subscribe to Netflix, Amazon Video, and Hulu, I can search on the Roku home screen for a movie or show and the Roku will instantly bring up the show from whatever subscription service it is on. One more reason is TV compatibility. Lots of people still have TVs that don't connect to the internet, a Roku will get Netflix or Amazon Video onto your TV.

            By TrustPenguins. July 7, 2016.

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            I have two HD tvs in separate rooms does that mean I need two separate Roku sticks ?   (11 Answers)

            By Anonymous. May 1, 2016.

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              Yes, unless you wish to manually unplug it from one tv and plug it into the other one. This device is a receiver.

              By Deezy. May 6, 2016.

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              The display shows it plugged into two places on the back of the tv. One is obviously the hdmi port, what is the other end plugged into?   (10 Answers)

              By Msdelta. April 12, 2016.

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                The USB connection provides power to the Roku Stick. If your TV does not have a USB connection, an AC plug in adapter is included.

                By Stick3831. April 16, 2016.

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                What is the purpose of roku stick? How/what is it connected too?   (11 Answers)

                By Babs. April 24, 2016.

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                  In simplistic terms, the ROKU allows one, with a HDMI ported TV, and wifi high speed internet service, to receive streamed (canned if you will) TV programming. Most major networks offer free programming of this nature. Some programming, e.g. HGTV, might charge for its programming.

                  By JGAudioguy. July 15, 2016.

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                  Does this Roku service require a monthly fee other than my internet provider?   (12 Answers)

                  By Anonymous. April 26, 2016.

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                    The Roku itself does not need a subscription. Some of the Channels you can add do require a subscription but many do not. i.e. Youtube, Plex, PBS, Revisio3 (this list goes on and on) do not; but channels like USA Now, ABC, CBS etc require a cable providers login and there are also channels MLB.tv, NBA and most sport channel have premium content requiring subscriptions or in channel payments. Have a look at this blog posting. https://blog.roku.com/blog/2014/09/29/which-roku-channels-are-free/

                    By Eryde. May 1, 2016.

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                    How can you connect the Roku to my theater Amplifier 5.1 sound system?   (10 Answers)

                    By Anonymous. April 24, 2016.

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                      If your 5.1 sound system has HDMI ports, then you can plug the Roku stick into one of those ports. Otherwise you will have to plug it into your TV just like a cable box or DVD player, and the sound will play through your Amp via the TV output.

                      By Anon. April 25, 2016.

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                      I don't have an HDMI port on my tv (its 13 years old but still works like a charm!) Is there a way to connect a Roku without having the HDMI port?   (10 Answers)

                      By miller. May 12, 2016.

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                        There is a way, you'll have to buy and adapter. Search Google for HDMI to Component or HDMI to Composite. I don't know what connectors your TV has but component is your best option for quality. Component is Red-Blue-Green for video and red-white for audio. Composite is Yellow for video and red-white for audio. Best Buy doesn't appear to sell them. Good luck.

                        By Bruce. May 27, 2016.

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