04 Apr ROKU: What is a media streamer and why do I care about it?
A media streamer is an electronic attachment for your TV that allows you to have an ever growing universe of viewing possibilities. Basically there are three big options: Roku, Amazon Fire Stick and Apple TV.
My choice: Roku
Here’s why: The viewing options are endless, yes, endless.
During my last Today’s Special presentation of Roku in November of 2016 we offered 3,500 channels and 350,000 movies and TV episodes. Now only 4 months later, Roku offers you 4,500 channels and 450,000 movies and TV shows. All on your schedule without ever having to set a DVR step foot outside of your house.
Who Knew? In essence, if you began watching shows on Roku right now you could watch something different every minute of every hour of every day for the next 51 years.
One of the most important purchases you will make this year will be a media streamer. Roku, the biggest name in media streamers with a 49% market share, adds 3.7 channels every day! How they heck they calculate to 3.7 I’ll never understand but are you you kidding…what tv do you know of that adds three new channels every day? And let me be clear, that’s new channels not just new shows.
Most impressive however is not only that they have new channels every day but that they think like we do! When you search for a movie or tv show the Roku will search for free options first, then list the search answers in order of free first, then lowest price (to rent or buy) next and so forth in ascending price order. Who knew? I only found out after training with Roku’s corporate trainer, Abby Reyes. Who by the way was brilliant.
If you haven’t decided to buy a Roku yet, consider this: Voice search. Yep just say any actor, movie or TV show and Roku will find it for you! For your entertainment, which actors were searched the most over the last year? Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks, with Walking Dead as the most often searched TV show and The Martian as the top movie on Roku.