The Roku Media Player Is the Must-Have Streaming Device for Cord-Cutters and Those Who Still Have Cable
With all of the free movies, TV, and more entertainment available from Roku, why don't you have this streaming device yet?
For what seems like eons, the Roku media player has been one of the best streaming devices you can own. I’ve been a proud owner of multiple Roku media players since they hit the tech market, and I’ve upgraded happily with each new model. And now that Roku is available on smart TVs and as a streaming stick, it only makes sense that active Roku user accounts have grown 14% sequentially and a whopping 40% annually to 27.1 million.
Everyone should have a Roku media player or streaming stick – it’s that simple. It is a staple of the cord-cutter lifestyle, and even if you still have cable, Roku comes in very handy to watch the streaming platforms you subscribe to from any TV in your home (its simple setup makes this possible). And those who have a Roku media player obviously love it, as streaming hours on Roku’s platform has risen 18% sequentially and 69% annually to 7.3 billion. That’s a lot of streaming time, but with the Roku channels on offer – many for free – it’s only going to get bigger.
Roku Media Player Channels
Roku has its fair share of channels; in fact, Roku channels continue to grow, making it difficult to keep up. The biggest reason, of course, to purchase a Roku media player or Roku streaming stick is access to Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Go, Hulu, and Crunchyroll on your television. But there is so much more content to enjoy, such as Shudder, MUBI, the Laurel & Hardy channel, Foreign Film Favorites, Popcornflix, Film Festival Favorites, live news programming from the likes of BBC and Reuters, plus kids and family programming, games, music, and when you need it, the weather.
Much of the content on a Roku Media Player is free, and it has international markets covered, too. Yes, that means you can travel with your Roku media player or the Roku streaming stick and still have access to many of its channels.
Roku Media Player and New Streaming Services
As we are rapidly approaching the launch of Disney+ and the Apple streaming service, it only makes sense to wonder whether either will be available on Roku. It’s unknown at this point, but odds are, yes for Disney+, but Apple may want to keep its streaming service all to itself. That would be a huge mistake, as the market dictates that having one media player like Roku that gives you access to all of the streaming services you subscribe to is much better than having to log-in on separate devices to get your binge on.
The popularity of the Roku media player and its streaming sticks continues to grow just as more and more people become cord-cutters. Will you finally join the club?