To play video most people think about a device which requires a physical storage to play the video. For example, to watch a movie on a DVD player, you need a DVD to insert into the DVD player. Similarly, to watch a video you have downloaded, you will need the video to be stored on your computer’s or laptop’s hard drive. Roku has broken the mold in this regard. Since Roku players stream video, they do not need a disc, hard drive, or anything to store the video. This is what keeps the Roku device so small and simple. As long as you have an internet connection and a TV, you can watch thousands of channels in a matter of minutes. For this, you just have to activate the Roku device at roku.com/link and if while activating you face any issues dial 1-877-894-4399 Roku support phone number to activate Roku.
Roku Streaming Technology
The technology used in Roku device is similar to YouTube. And if you’re familiar with YouTube, you know that YouTube videos you watch are not saved to your computer. That would take up entirely too much space. Instead, the video is streamed in small compressed “chunks” of video data so there is minimal loading time. Similarly, Roku downloads the videos from various sources and plays them on TV screen using the same technology.
Roku Models Available In Market
Currently, there are 3 Roku models: Roku XD, Roku XD S and Roku HD. And the models vary in terms of their features. So, before purchasing consider the features offered by each model and which fits your needs.
Roku: What’s Included?
Every Roku model comes with the following:
- 1 Remote control
- 2 “triple A” batteries (for the remote)
- 1 Composite (red/white/yellow) A/V cable
- 1 power adapter
- 1 “Getting started guide”
- 1-year warranty