Summary: There are two things you should know about me right up front. One is the list of shows I'm currently watching: at this moment I'm at various points in The West Wing, Homeland, House of Cards, Scandal, Alias, Mad Men, Community, The Office, Parks and Recreation, How I Met Your Mother, Workaholics, The League, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Girls, New Girl, Modern Family, The Newsroom, 30 Rock, Friday Night Lights, Louie , and The Wire .
Pros: Fast, smooth performance, Excellent interface, Huge amount of content available
Cons: YouTube is a big hole, Can't match AirPlay's functionality, Weak local file support
Summary: Put simply, the Roku 3 is the finest media streamer on the market right now. It’s small, powerful, does almost everything, and its only real downside is its lack of AirPlay support. If you don’t live in a house filled with Macs and iPhones though, and you want more than what the incredible £10 Now TV Box can offer, there’s nothing better out there.
Conclusion: The Roku 3 streaming media player may have converted me from my Apple-centric ways. In addition to its extensive channel lineup, fast speed and great reliability, this player and its accessories offer many little perks that simply work the way they're supposed to, with no complication.
Roku 3 review: our favorite media streamer, and the simplest to use, too
3 April 2013
Summary: Just like the Roku players before it, the Roku 3 is the easiest-to-recommend media streamer on the market. An appealing package of services, accessibility and price has gotten even better with this round of updates, and we expect it to keep improving over the coming months. YouTube continues to stand alone as the oddly shaped hole in Roku's streaming-channel library, which can certainly be an issue when you're searching for cat videos, but an abundance of premium content...
Pros: New UI is a welcome improvement, Upgraded CPU eliminates performance issues, Simple, capable and relatively cheap
Cons: Still no official YouTube or DLNA support, No analog AV output