An American company named Roku, Inc. has manufactured a brand of digital media players with the same name. This can offer access to streaming media content from different services online.
How does Roku work?
Roku will connect to the Internet through a wireless or wired connection to your home network. It can download video from the Internet to connect to different streaming services like Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, Sling TV, and YouTube.
Roku is actually some sort of a TV box, but the product is called a Roku box. However, this can only play with any TV with an HDMI connection. Any Roku player can be connected to a 4K UHD or HDR-compatible TV.
How much does it cost?
If you want to buy a Roku player, prices start at $29.99. You can also find Roku TVs from different TV manufacturers at reasonable prices.
Fortunately, you will not be charged for a monthly fee for watching free channels or for using a Roku device. Basically, it will allow you to watch paid and free content from the web.
In fact, you will not be required to activate your Roku device because it is always free. Take note that there are varieties of scam to charge their unsuspecting victims to help with the setup.
Is there a Roku for PC?
Fortunate for PC users, Roku has created an app that is compatible with Windows 10 devices. This is because Roku has revolutionized home entertainment because it is committed to provide convenience and ability to stream over 300,000 titles.
Or course, you can run it on your PC with Roku software. You may have noticed before that the company has developed software to run on Roku Streaming Media Players and not on PC.
But with the Roku app, it will allow you to connect through a PC through any browser. You only have to set up an account if you don’t have one.
The app can be downloaded for free on your PC. You will then be able to search for movies, TV shows or documentaries for free. However, there are also streaming content that are available for a fee.
How to use Roku software on PC?
The app for PC will allow connection after setting up an account. Creating an account is an easy process even for newbies. But first, you have to visit the official website of Roku to get started.
- Navigate to ‘sign in’ link from the menu and click it.
- Click the ‘create account’ button.
- Input information when asked for your email or password.
- You may enter a PIN code to make authorized purchases from the Roku Store.
- When required, you may enter your billing information.
You can download the Roku app from the Windows 10 Store as well. There will be no fees for this app. Once you have downloaded the app, you will be asked to do the same process for signing in if you have not made an account yet.
After confirming the sign in process, you will now be able to watch over 500,000 free and paid streaming content from the Roku website.