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
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.
Conclusion: 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.
Pros: The Roku 3’s curves are new, but it’s just as small as other members of the roku family, and the black colouring means it’s even more subtle tucked away under your TV. It’s quiet as ever, and uses thirty times less power than some consoles, so you can leave it on around the clock, ready and waiting to go. It’s faster though, with a UI that whizzes around and loads up quickly. Roku hasn’t fixed what was never broken to begin with fortunately. It’s still painless to set...
Cons: It’s hard to pick flaws in the Roku. Its USB playback app won’t open every video format there is (it doesn’t support commonly used .AVI files, for instance, and doesn’t support subtitles on .MKV containers), it doesn’t work with Apple’s AirPlay streaming standard, and it’s lacking a few services such as YouTube and Lovefilm. But if you have a computer on your network, you can bypass almost all of these issues with the Plex app, which piggy backs off of it to stream an...
Summary: The Roku 3 is the best streaming-video box yet, with tons of content sources, lightning-fast performance, and an innovative remote with built-in headphone jack.
Pros: The Roku 3 's excellent interface and speedy processor makes it feel quicker and more responsive than any other streaming box. More than 1,000 channels are supported, including Netflix, Amazon Instant, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, Pandora, MLB.TV, Amazon Cloud Player, Vudu and (finally) Youtube. It also has cross-platform search that scours several major TV and movie services to find content. And Roku's nifty remote has a built-in headphone jack that lets you listen without dis...
Cons: The Apple TV still works better within the Apple ecosystem. And the Roku 3 isn't the best option if you're mostly looking to stream your personal digital media collection.