The Roku Streaming Stick – Coming Soon
This incredibly simple concept eliminates the need for any sort of set top box, wires and/or cables of any type. You will be able to watch streaming TV online by simply plugging the Roku streaming stick into any existing MHL port, which is becoming a standard feature on most new TVs. Once the stick is plugged in, you now have a Smart TV with streaming capabilities that are fully integrated with your TV.
What Is A Good Reason To Buy A Streaming Stick?
To start with, a Smart TV will over a period of time become a “not so smart” TV. Basically, the technology of Smart TVs is always changing. The Smart TV hardware cannot be changed to stay in pace with improvements and updates to the ever changing software.
The average amount of time that it takes a Smart TV to become outdated is approximately two years. Seeing that most people own a TV for about eight years, the problem becomes quite obvious.
Smart TVs are complicated to begin with, which does not really help matters. It’s not surprising that because of the complex set-up and menus, plus hand held remotes with an overwhelming amount of buttons, that so many of these units never get used for the purpose they were intended – to stream online content.
Every feature and function found in all of Roku’s players is also present and included in the Roku streaming stick.
The stick offers you the opportunity to have it all. If you have been on the fence about whether or not you should buy that really nice flat screen or a top end Smart TV, now you can. Simply plug in the streaming stick, and after a few years replace the Roku stick and keep your TV.
Just How Exactly Does It Work
Most of the new TVs on the market today will already have an MHL (Mobile High Definition Link) port built in. The MHL port looks very similar to the HDMI port. It’s basic function is to deliver ProstaStream commands and power that enable the Roku streaming stick to seamlessly work in conjunction with your TV.
Once you plug the stick in, you are pretty much all set. The Roku Streaming Stick will take over from there. The built-in memory, software, processor and WiFi make life simple. All you need to do then is make sure you are connected to the internet. From that point on you will control everything with your TV’s remote control.
You will immediately be able to browse the Roku Channel Store with over 500 different channel offerings that include an enormous amount of selections. Also included are all the free software updates and other enhancements that come with all Roku players.
Not everyone can purchase a new expensive TV just to keep up with the latest technology. That is where Roku streaming players come in. With a price range of $49.99 to $99.99, Roku makes watching TV online quite affordable, especially considering that you can now get rid of your high priced cable.