"Great value in streaming audio, especially with iPhone!"
8 June 2009
Pros: I've had the soundbridge for several years and been very happy with it. However, I just found the Roku remote iPhone app ($3.95) and now it is an absolute slam dunk for iPhone users. The app gives you a sexy remote to control all features of Roku
Cons: I use the Firefly media server instead of the native iTunes server because it worked better when I first installed it. May be different now, but Firefly was written for streaming to the Roku. Sometimes have to update Firefly after iTunes update.
Pros: Looks nice, fits nice with rest of the Bose and Sony systems we have.
Cons: Ability to easy hook up is impossible. Unless you are a network guru, do not expect to plug & play with this unit. We had to buy a new router & it still did not work. But to make matters worse, Roku support is one of the worst companies to work w
Summary: I wanted to get radio stations from Europe through my home theater. Roku makes it simple, and the sound is crystal clear, only limited by the quality of the feed the particular broadcaster provides. ANything you can find on the web, you can configure Roku to play for you at a touch of the remote. Equally simple is playing my home MP3 library. I have about 130 GB of music on a server, Roku plays it easily, along with any playlists, genre selections, artists, etc.
Summary: This product is fabulous! Now I can play music from iTunes on my laptop through my home stereo system. It is relatively user friendly if you are gadget savvy. I use it every single day. I normally just generate a random playlist on iTunes and listen to it all day (stay at home Mum!).
Pros: Adds Functionality, Easy to Set Up, Fits Well, Lightweight, Stylish
Summary: I'm currently using the Roku unit to listen to international broadcasts on my home theater system. I was amazed by the sound quality good highs and thundering lows. Nearly 7000 stations if not more worldwide. Just connect wireless or wired to your router and away you go. Bored of top 40? Get one of these and expand your music tastes. Matt K.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Clean Sound, Easy To Set Up