Conclusion: Roku has done little to improve this TV companion box since its introduction in 2008—at $100, it has stiff competition.
Pros: Simple set-up. Intuitive user interface. Netflix, Amazon, Hulu Plus, and other movie services brought straight to your TV. Multiple outputs, including HDMI, to fit your home-theater set up.
Cons: Video quality is often subpar. Must pay for each app through the specific vendor—no way to register a single payment account with Roku. Free apps aren't great and the overall selection is limited.