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If you’re looking to up the ante on your TV-watching experience, you’re probably looking for a Roku. Rather than confining your streaming experience to a 13-inch laptop screen, Roku allows you to turn your old, dumb TV into a smart TV. Using a Roku streaming stick or box is one of the most convenient and cost-efficient ways to watch your favorite shows and movies from popular streaming services.
Easy to set up and easier to use, Roku devices come equipped with a basic remote and a search function to help you make your way through the 500,000+ movies and episodes that you’ll have access to. You can connect Roku to a wide range of streaming services, from HBO to Netflix to Sling TV to WatchESPN, and you can also watch movies, shows, news, sports, and more on the included Roku Channel. Also free with the devices are platforms like YouTube, The CW, and PBS. All you’ll need is an internet connection and a Roku account, which is free and straightforward to set up.
While most Roku devices are meant to be plugged into your existing TV, the company also has its software in several smart TVs.