One-stop shop for all things from your favourite brand

Roku Home Internet and Media Streamers

Roku Home Internet and Media Streamers

Home Internet and media streamers bring a vast array of programming from the World Wide Web and deliver it directly to a television, tablet or smartphone. There are a few different types of Internet and media streamers on the market; however, Roku home Internet and media streamers are some of the most well-known products within this market. Knowing more about Roku home Internet media streamers allows consumers to find a model that best fits their viewing needs.

Is Internet Necessary?

People who want to use the Roku home Internet media streamers need to have an Internet connection or the device is not going to give you any program viewing opportunities. Roku uses Internet signals to pick up television programmes, movies and other programming from the Internet so you can watch them on TV. While some Internet and media streamers let users watch content that is saved on a computer or other device, the Roku does not have this capability.

Data Streaming Capabilities

Even if users do not have a typical home-based Internet connection, it is still possible to stream content with the help of a mobile phone data plan. This only works if the mobile phone includes the hotspot feature and you use the data plan for an Internet connection to the streaming device. One thing to be aware of when using data from a mobile phone plan for Internet is that streaming content from the Internet typically tends to use data very quickly. If you choose to use this method, it is a good idea to make sure that you do not go over the exceeded amount of data available to you or you may incur data overage charges.

Cable and Satellite

People who want to enjoy the Roku get to take advantage of watching nearly all content that is available without needing a cable or satellite connection. The main exception to the almost unlimited content rule is that users typically need to have a subscription to watch content that is available on networks such as Netflix and Hulu. If a subscription plan to the services already exists, users can connect to these and other similar services by logging onto their account via the streaming media player.


There are multiple versions of Roku home Internet media streamers available on the market that include the original Roku and subsequent versions, like the Roku 2 home Internet media streamers and so forth. No matter which Roku version you decide to use, there are accessories, like remotes, headphones and wireless earbuds, which can help make the user experience more enjoyable. you may even want to add the Roku to an existing home theatre service to enhance the rich audio and video qualities for a more cinematic effect.