How Does Roku Work

How Does Roku Work

Roku is a small but powerful device that is mainly used to stream online videos into your television. For those have ever come across this device, they can bare me witness that it is just few inches deep and wide and can be compared with the size of a few CD cases stacked together. Despite its size, Roku is very effective in channeling online videos to you TV.

 

How does Roku work?

Most devices that are used to play video require a physical storage area where it will retrieve the video. For instance, if you want to watch a video on a CD player, you will have to insert a CD into the CD player. At the same time, if you want to play a video in your computer, then the video should be either stored in the hard disk of your computer or a removable storage device which is connected to your computer. Unlike these devices, Roku Players does not need any storage device, such as hard drive and hard disk, since it streams video online. For that reason, Roku is small and simple. You only need to have an internet connection and a TV to watch any video or news you may wish any time.

Which streaming Technology Does Roku use?

Roku streaming Technology is almost the same as that of YouTube. For those who are familiar with YouTube, you understand that YouTube videos are not saved to your computer. If saved, it will require too much space. To minimize the amount of space, streamed videos are compressed into “chunk” video data that takes minimal loading time. Roku can be used in downloading videos from different sources and displayed on a television screen using the same technology.

Which Roku Models are available?

Four Roku models which include Roku 3, Roku HD, Roku XD S, and Roku XD are currently available. Each of these models has its own unique features, so ensure that you study each model well before you make wise decisions. You should check features and functionalities offered by each model so that you know the right model that include the features your need. Roku player does not include any recurring fees. You only have to pay a one-time payment to own Roku, and the rest is up to you. You can choose to view any video from the many available without subscription. You may also decide to pay a small subscription fee to increase the number of videos that you can choose from. For instance, Netflix and Hulu Plus are available in Roku and offers thousands of movie and television titles that are available on demand.

What comes with Roku?

A Roku player model include some devices such as remote control, 2 “triple A” batteries (for remote), a composite A/V cable of different colors such as red, white or yellow, a power adapter, a guide to help a learner get started, and a one year warranty.

Roku has a website, which is dedicated at helping everyone to understand the type of Roku player fits their needs. It also helps the users to on how to get the most out of their Roku players while at home.

 

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