Roku 3 Streaming Player
Great for Kids and Grandparents
Great for Kids and Grandparents.
I initially gave the Roku 3 as a Christmas present to our parents as a way for them to watch movies (Netflix) on their non-smart TV. I was surprised at how easy it was to setup and use. The pre-installed apps were already a great fit for kids (Happy Kids App). The Happy Kids App has a ton of kids music videos (wheels on the bus, itsy bitsy spider, etc). There are also a ton of free kids apps too that are easy to use (PBS kids app; has a lot of free tv episodes and seasons). Kids apps on other devices do not compare to the available content on the Roku 3. The parents watched the entire seasons 1-5 of Downton Abbey. Even on their slow Wifi the picture quality stayed in HD without any pauses for loading. I have a smart tv at home with apps, but they do not work as fast as the apps on the Roku. I'm thinking about buying a Roku 3 for kids to watch when their not at their grandparents house. Netflix menu looks way better on a Roku 3. We also plugged in a USB hard drive and were able to watch movies, although some movie formats didn't work (MKV, Avi) on the free movie player. There is a paid app that will play those formats.
January 5, 2015
roku 3 streaming player
not enough operating instructions
December 8, 2014
Great gift for young adult. Love the earbud jack for individual listening use and portability. Will use instead of XBox streaming.
December 28, 2013
good for free movies
i got the roku special online and it works great
dont have to use showtime or hbo
and can watch netflix and other streaming services lots cheaper and great quality
November 2, 2013