Choosing a Roku Streaming Player

As a media player and streaming device, Roku is a popular option for anyone who wants to get more from their television than just the standard free-to-air channels. Launching the first generation Roku DVP in 2008, the brand introduced its new creation as a Netflix streaming device, one year after Netflix officially got into the content streaming business. Within a few years, Roku was available in SD (standard definition) and HD (high definition), complete with Ethernet connection and built-in Wi-Fi compatibility.As streaming became more and more popular, and as television technology became more and more advanced, Roku followed suit, releasing a second generation in 2011, a third generation in 2013, a fourth generation in 2015, and a fifth generation in 2016. The most recent release saw a complete revamp of the entire Roku media player line-up with five new models. These include the lower end Roku Express and Roku Express+, and the higher end Roku Premiere, Roku Premiere+ and Roku Ultra.

Comparing Media Players

When comparing media players and streaming devices, eBay is the best place for buyers to be. With a huge range of options all in one place, eBay makes it super easy to compare the various options on offer, while taking into account the varying prices and features. Think about the device's compatibility with the television at home, and what kind of extras are on offer. It's also a good idea to think about how easy it is to set up, and to use. From Chromecast home internet and media streamers to DVD and Blu-ray players, buyers can find all the latest tech, right here. Looking to save some money? Take a look at the manufacturer refurbished and used options to find tech that offers all the right features, for just the right price.