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Model:
2710R
SKU:
1618055
Your price for this item is $49.99

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 1610 reviews

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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good if you dont want cable

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    Recommend this to anyone who doesnt want to Pay high cable bills.... Watch movies you want to see Rent or buy its your choice! I added Sling and Hulu channels and dont watch anthing else.. Only downside Is that i cant control tv volume from the roku remote i have to use my tv remote. Its not a programmable remote. I would also recommend you install it not too far from your WIFi router, as you can experience some buffering on HD movies and tv streaming

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Streaming Device

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    Love the Roku. Have 3 of them. Living Room, Master Bed, Kid's Room.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Everything I was looking for

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    I recently decided to sell my Playstation 3 system, which at the time was my primary video streaming device. I looked around at a lot of Blu-ray players that had video streaming services built into them but noticed that Amazon Instant Video is traditionally not supported except in a few pricier players. Then I came across the Roku. Not only was it clearly labeled on the box that it supports all my streaming services but at around $50, it was about half of the cost of one of the Blu-ray players that supported my services. I only just recently just heard the name Roku and didn't know much about the company to know if their product was reliable or had any problems. I rolled the dice and took it home and boy am I happy I did. The unit is super small; about the size of a deck of playing cards. It hooks directly into my TV so there is no need for your Computer, DVD, Blu-ray or Video Game Consoles to be physically wired into it. It connects to the internet through a wireless signal so owning a Wireless Modem is mandatory for this machine. During set up, it'll automatically detect the nearest signals and, after selecting yours, ask for the network password. That's all there is to set up. Really quite easy. As for programming, there are all the popular services such as Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, and Amazon (which you have to play subscription fees to each respective company to use). There are also channels like HBO that activate once you type in some account information from your cable provider (assuming you already pay for HBO). Not everything on Roku is a pay service though. There are quite a lot of FREE channels as well. I've so far had the opportunity to check out a few. The selection on the free channels isn't as great as one would hope however they do offer quite a few channels to choose from. The real draw of the system is the pay channels however it is nice that they offer something for free anyway. The only draw backs that I can see are the limited content on the free channels and the fact that the system never actually turns off. There is no power off button. The system is designed to stay on at all times so it can update whenever one is available. This means that it's constantly connected to the internet and constantly pulling power. I've yet to see any impact in my internet why this system is running and I'm surfing the web but I'm sure that some people my have a concern over this. As for the power that it requires while one; the box says that it's designed to drain as much energy as a night light while in idle mode. So while these two aspects could be a concern to some people, in the long run they really don't amount to much trouble at all ... if you even notice it. I love my Roku and would definitely recommend it to anyone else.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for Take-it-with-you Entertainment

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    My whole family are big Netflix users. We use Netflix rather then cable and the Roku is equipped with a Netflix channel so I decided to pick one up for an alternate Netflix viewing player. Until the Roku, we were streaming Netflix only from a Wii system and only in the living room. With the tiny size and easy connectors for the Roku, we were able to set one up in the bedroom as well. This made for nice bedtime movie viewing as well as gave the kids somewhere to snuggle up and watch cartoons in the morning without being in the middle of the house. As an added bonus, one of the free channels that comes with the Roku includes several children's cartoons so my youngest is over the moon as he can watch Curious George. The only downfall of this particular Roku is that it will only load the main Netflix account and does not seem to support the individual profiles for the families but I am fairly certain since the profiles are new that there will be an update soon to accommodate that. In addition, it is suggested you leave it on and plugged in at all times so it can keep updating when necessary. It says it draws less then a nightlight of energy though so I suppose it won't be that costly for the amount of convenience it provides. I plan on taking this with me to hotels,etc that offer free wi-fi (Please note this is a device that needs wi-fi signals to operate) as we can not only watch PBS and Netflix but there are even a few A & E shows on it for free as well so no more needing to scroll through tv guides to find something to watch. Roku also seems to support Hulu Plus so that will be something I look into subscribing to and getting soon as well. When you can take your shows with you everywhere you go (home, cottage, friend's house,etc) and be sure you have something you and the family want to watch during bad weather or just "down time" it's beyond convenient. Plan on picking up a couple more to put in guest rooms at home and the cottage.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    great streaming box easy to set up

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    Great product. I have this and chromecast and love both but I tend to use the roku box more since it has a lot more "channels" currently than chromecast. It was super simple to set up and log into my netflix and hulu plus accounts the browser is intuitive and the free smart phone app for the remote works like a dream. My only complaints about this product is that it doesnt have a built in web browser which is not really to big of a deal and that you are not able to synch your phone or laptop to stream to the device like you can with chromecast, and that the remote does need a direct line of sight to the box but you can get around that if you use the smart phone remote app. other than that it's a great device for under $50 and has saved me hundreds a month on my cable bill. Anyone looking at streaming vs satellite or cable should definitely give roku a try you wont be dissappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great If You Have Subscription To Various Apps

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    The Roku 1 is great if you have subsciptions to Hulu, Netflix and any other subscription-based app available. There are some free apps, but most aren't in HD and a good portion is either news or kids apps. Not too many sports apps. One of the apps you can sign up for and get a limited selection of free movies offered. I dealt with static after signing up, but went away once I unplugged the Roku. Easy to navigate. The only other issue is you have to go on your laptop or tablet to sign up before using the Roku. They'll ask for your credit card info at the sign-up, but won't charge you unless you purchase something that's not free similar to XBox Live. Luckily, this product isn't expensive so it's not a bad pick up. This one doesn't offer ear bud plug in, so you'll need to upgrade to either 2 or 3.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Little Streamer!

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    I chose this instead of using my xbox360 for streaming. Using the xbox for netflix is like using a tank to go duck hunting, it'll work but your overdoing it. So far it's been great, it found my wireless easily & after set up it's been great. I didn't need the extra features so I chose the Roku1 and it's all I need. For those wanting to plug headphones into your remote choose Roku2 & if you want to play games grab Roku3. All I wanted was easy access to my netflix, Hulu, HboGo & Amazon Prime. Me and my wife just love this little product, I think you will too.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful product

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    I do not watch regular TV. My reason for this purchase was to access JW Broadcasting. This website has bible based talks, programs, feature films, animated programs, music, and music videos. It has provided me with vital spiritual food to help me continue to advance and grow in my Christian personality. The depth of knowledge, concern, and love for people is truly shown by those who make these programs available. I would highly recommend people to use the roku device and tune in to JW Broadcasting

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Really works well!

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    We bought the Roku for an HDTV that we have in our guest bedroom that is not hooked up to cable. However, once we set it up, we lliked the Roku so much that we put it on our main TV and never moved it the guest room. The Roku essentially allows you to use the internet on your HDTV. Many of the apps are free and it was great watching the internet as a family on our big TV, instead of watching it individually on our tablets. We set up our Netflix and Amazon Prime accounts on it and downloaded other free apps, like YouTube. Setting up the Roku was also very simple. The physical set up only required an HD cable. One end plugged into the TV, the other end into the Roku device. Then the Roku was plugged into an electrical outlet and that was it. The next step was to activate the device using a computer, tablet, or phone. The reason I gave the Roku 4 stars instead of 5, is that you have to register a credit card when you set up the device. Also, many of the "free" apps are only free during an initial trial period and incur a cost if not discontinued by a certain date. However, these are only minor complaints and overall we've enjoyed the Roku tremendously.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    You choose what to watch, and when!

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    Best way to watch TV Ever! You get to choose what you would like to watch and when to watch. You are able to pause program, rewind, watch again - and all in HD! The price of this device is less than one month of cable TV and Netflix is about $8.49 a month with hundreds of movies and TV programs to choose from. I do not miss cable TV at all - or the monthly Bill!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for TVs without HDMI input

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    FINALLY cutting cable and moving to only free over-air and web-based TV providers, including Sling TV, has been working very well! Pre purchase and use, I was concerned about the performance of this model because of the slower processing hardware vs. the Roku 3, which was working very well for us paired with an HDMI capable TV. I also was concerned that this model (Roku 1) didn't have an option for hardwire CAT5. Both concerns ended up to be non-issues, as Roku 1 streams well to our old wall-mounted kitchen TV, and the image over plain old composite looks quite good. For compatibility with Sling TV, I had to update an early generation Roku model that had an assortment of outputs, including component and composite, but planned obsolescence is a "feature" across all brands. This current model Roku 1 update was much less expensive than updating one of our older Apple TV boxes, which also wasn't compatible with Sling TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy To Use Roku

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    We have one really, really old TV! It is not worth attaching a cable box to so we purchased the Roku. We can watch a lot of programming via the easy to install Roku (Netflix, Hulu, etc.). It is a lot cheaper than paying an expensive monthly cable fee!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A GREAT purchase for our needs

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    With our children coming home for a visit. We needed access to TV channels that they like to watch; other than the over-the-air's that we regularly watch. This Roku fit the bill to a T! It was easy to install, came with the cable connections needed for our (older TV) set up, and has its own remote control. However, with a little more effort in programming, it even works with our Logitech Harmony remote :-)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Device

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    I purchased this since it has both analog and digital outputs. My intent was to use the device to wirelessly connect our old rear projection TV to Netflix (which works) and to our Plex media server (which works but not the way it should). To the last point, the Plex app can't send data over the analog output but suggests using Plex Classic. Unfortunately, I can't get the Plex Classic app to work. I can, however, use the Roku Media app to connect to my Plex media server and it is able to play our media files (mp3/mp4). That alone saved the Roku 1 from being returned.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Haven't completed set-up

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    It started out well. I got the Roku screen I read about but it wouldn't accept my internet ID. When I tried to get them on-line, I was directed to "Just Answers" and the nightmare began. Every page sent me back to the page asking for money. When I finally got through to a tech in the "Chat" option, I couldn't answer him and he finally signed out. They admitted they were having site problems but that kind of makes me wonder why they are in the business they are in and had to finally block them to get them to leave me alone. I'm sure I've wasted $15.00 (good faith money until they give me the final bill-certainly didn't say that up front) before but I asked them to keep it just to leave me alone. Roku needs to remove itself from "Just Answers" and if it is sold at Best Buy, the Geek Squad should be contacted. That's what I plan to do to get the modern convenience hooked up. As I haven't seen it work, yet; I might let someone know about it. My dental hygienist told me about it so it must work.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good entry level streaming player

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    Bought this device as a gift for older parents. They are Amazon prime members primarily for the shipping and other benefits, so no additional cost for them to enjoy the movies and other Amazon streaming content. They really liked the many other free apps as well. HD quality is very good. My opinion is that with other Roku and competitive products that are available, this product should be priced closer to $35-$40 rather than $50.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Makes a TV into a Smart TV

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    Already had a Blu-ray player with internet capability but it wasn't wireless and I had to run a 25' ethernet cable across the floor to my router - not an acceptable solution. While it worked fine, the Roku-1 was a low-cost alternative and at <$50, well worth the price. Very easy to setup, only had one glitch so far - suddenly lost access to Netflix even though all my other devices worked fine. Turns out the solution is to remove, then re-install the Netflix app - Roku support to the rescue! One other small issue: some of the apps which allow access to cable channels (e.g., A&E, H2, etc) require you to enable the Roku device via logging onto the channel's website and selecting your cable provider. In my case, Uverse was not on the list of several of these channels so I am stuck with just those programs they choose to unlock. Still researching this problem (not a Roku problem I wouldn't think - sounds like somebody wants add'l payment...)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good intro device

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    This unit was perfect for the system I had. I have an older TV, and using the video and two audio cables made it easy to hook up and run. Doing the initial setup after logging in the unit was a little difficult, but normal for a new user of almost any product. The directions online were a great help. Finding free programming was not as easy as I thought, but YouTube was a great resource of free shows and movies. It is easy to set up Netflix, HBO and other pay stations. Still save a lot of money over my full cable package and have more free programming from the UK and elsewhere. Only bad item is that when you do an alphabetic search, you have to select one letter at a time with the remote. However, I use my Cell phone to select the item and then send it to the Roku. Great Feature.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for basic streaming

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    The Roku 1 is a very simple streaming video device. It doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles, but it is perfect for what I want to do. There are hundreds of "channels" available through the device--many free, some subscription or pay as you go. It is very easy to set up and navigate, although you do have to "play around a bit" to find all the options. The Roku is a great choice for someone who is having trouble streaming from their phone or tablet to a "stick." The Roku is a stand-alone device that only needs a wi-fi Internet connection.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Lots of channels, needs more instruction for use.

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    I would recommend the roku player for its movie selection. It streams movies quickly and without interruption. The price was right and I like the choice of renting movies or purchasing. The player itself is small so it fits anywhere.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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