I received two Roku Sticks for purposes of this review, all opinions and experiences are my own.
I have had cable in my home for a very long time. However as many Canadians can attest, the price of cable is getting out of control and if you are not watching it extensively it can become a very large waste of money.
A couple years ago I started experimenting with other programming options that would allow me the opportunity to start to remove my cable. One of the early options I looked at was streaming devices. By the time I started looking they had already released the first Roku3 and I decided to try it out. It had a cool number of channels and allowed connection to a significant number of streaming sites (as long as you had the appropriate memberships of course).
Recently my autistic son was messing around and damaged our original Roku. They had been talking to me at Christmas to review their products so I decided to look at the the newest versions of their stick.
By now we had upgraded to 2 TV’s and we had also been discussing taking a trip out of town for the summer. A Roku stick would give us a signficant amount of flexibility. It even has a hotel and dorm connect feature that allows you to connect to the wifi at hotels and dorms easily. It allowed us to move the stick easily from TV to TV and we could even take our Roku with us for travel. The only condition being that the TV has the requisite HDMI slots. An added bonus is that if the TV also has an open USB port, you can hook the power up directly there.
The stick is far faster then the models that were out on the market when I was originally looking at them. In fact the truth is that the new model Roku sticks are actually faster then our older model Roku was. I was incredibly surprised at how easy and convenient it was to hook up.
The sponsors have generously given me the opportunity to offer a Roku Stick to one of my readers.
The giveaway is open to Canada only and ends on August 23rd