Roku LT Streaming Player review
Here’s the problem. You’ve got a hard drive full of digital movies, music and photographs, and you watch a lot of videos online through services like BBC iPlayer and Netflix.
You’d like to watch and listen to them via your TV, but your PC is in the next room and there’s no way of getting media from one to the other.
There are several possible solutions. You can either invest in a new, networked Smart TV that will stream media from your PC and the internet via the remote control, or you can buy a laptop that can be plugged into your existing TV.
The cheapest and most practical option, however, is to buy a Roku LT Streaming Player. It’s keenly priced and small enough to fit into any lounge set-up no matter how many games consoles and DVD players are already there.
Just hook it up to your TV via HDMI and connect it to your wireless network and you can begin watching video on demand from more than 50 online channels from around the world.
To stream media from your own PC is a little more complex, as you’ll need to install an extra piece of software like Plex Media Server and set up a custom channel on the Roku LT. This is only necessary the first time you use it though, after which it just works.
On top of its TV streaming abilities, the Roku LT is also a games console. It comes pre-installed with games like Angry Birds, and the remote control doubles up as a Wii-style motion controller.
If you’re still in any doubt, bear this in mind. A recent report from the House of Lords unequivocally stated that internet TV (IPTV) is the future, and will overtake even digital terrestrial TV as the dominant way to receive video in the home within a few years. With Roku LT, that future is yours today.
One of the best value and simplest to use media streamers around.
Buy it now at Tesco direct.
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