Do you love movies? We do! My hubby is a HUGE movie fanatic and I cannot tell you how much we used to spend on renting movies. It really was ridiculous and when our local video rental place shut down he was going nuts. We debated getting Netflix but then we would have to wait until the movie showed up then mail it off and wait for the next to show up. However when we were given the opportunity to review a Roku player we jumped! Why? Because Roku is a new affordable way for us to watch streamed movies without breaking the bank and from the comfort of our own home without waiting for the mail!
When the Roku showed up I was honestly quite shocked at how tiny it is. It’s only about 5 inches wide and maybe 1 inch tall. It was suprisingly easy to hook up to the TV, it comes with an HDMI cord that we just directly plugged in then you can choose to hook it up to the internet either wirelessly, because the player is Wi-Fi enabled, or with your ethernet plug. It comes complete with a remote control that allows you to browse the listings and choose your movie selections right on the TV. It also allows you to rewind, pause, or play your movie at anytime just like a DVD/BluRay!
I must admit that when our Roku showed up I ended up spending the entire weekend watching live streamed movies with my family and didn’t even get online to blog. I am VERY impressed and very excited about this product! I seriously want one in every room of our house!It is the number one product that should be one everyone’s holiday list!
It’s starting to get cold outside and before we know it the snow will be falling so instead of freezing your or your loved ones hineys off why not stay at home this winter and get your own or give your loved one the gift of entertainment from the comfort of their own home for only $79.99! You an also buy all versions of the Roku on Amazon!
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Contest ends, November 18 at 11:59pm CST. Winner will be chosen via Random.org. Winner has 48 hours to respond to my notification email, or a new winner will be chosen. Open to US.
I did not receive any compensation for hosting this giveaway: however Roku XD Player was provided for me to fullfill this review.
This item is featured in our 2010 Holiday Gift Guide. Be sure to check back often and don’t forget to visit the Gift Guide at What’s That Buzz to see what she has to offer.