Roku streaming stick....

FWAmie

DTVUSA Member
#3
Well I like the idea of the streaming stick. But I have so many questions. Like 1. can you use it on your computer as well or just tv? and a few others but my brain just hit a brick wall LOL
 

MrPogi

Moderator, , Webmaster of Cache Free TV
Staff member
#5
Okay, heres the scoop on the Roku Streaming stick.

You need to plug the stick into a port on your TV, but there are two versions, the 3400m/r that requires an MHL port, and the newer 3500r works with any TV that has an HDMI port. Here's the comparison: Roku Streaming Stick - Digital Media Receivers - CNET Reviews Basically, the MHL versions come with no remote control, as it communicates via the MHL port to your TV's remote. It costs about $90. The 3500R comes with a Roku remote and has not been released yet. It is available for pre-order now for about $50.

And they do exactly the same things the stand-alone Roku units do.
 

Aaron62

Contributor
Staff member
#7
Whoa, WHUUUUUUUUUUUT!? Man, I tried. I searched for "Roku on a PC," "Roku on a laptop," and "Roku emulator." Got zip!

Could you please explain? I'd really like to do this.

Rick
She asked if you could use a streaming stick on your computer. and I said why if it does the same thing? Basically, you can get streaming content like Netflix, Hulu, or go to many television channel websites that stream as well. Yeah you won't be able to get some of the channels that a Roku does, but you'd be surprised what TV you can watch on your computer.
 
#8
She asked if you could use a streaming stick on your computer. and I said why if it does the same thing? Basically, you can get streaming content like Netflix, Hulu, or go to many television channel websites that stream as well. Yeah you won't be able to get some of the channels that a Roku does, but you'd be surprised what TV you can watch on your computer.
I get everything on the computer -- Fox News, Disc Channel, Nat Geo ... all free. I spend twice as much time watching the laptop as the TV hooked up to an antenna. But it's not the same as a Roku. Not even close! I spend hours a week searching for URLs. I want the program guide, and some security to know when I click on a channel, something is going to SHOW UP.

Rick
 

FWAmie

DTVUSA Member
#11
Ok, now if only they would make one that didn't actually need internet to work.... That would be nice. But then again, it actually doesn't matter, considering that everywhere you go you can basically get internet. LOL
 
#13
Ok, now if only they would make one that didn't actually need internet to work.... That would be nice.
Man, that sounds like BLACK MAGIC. I wouldn't allow a machine like that in my house. I wouldn't allow it in my neighbor's house! You have to have some idea HOW IT WORKS. Otherwise, how do you know it's not going to wake up in the middle of the night and strangle somebody???

Rickness
 
#14
But it's not the same as a Roku. Not even close!
I want to add, Aaron, that I was not being sarcastic in responding to your post. I honestly thought someone as prolific and literate as you would use the term "same" correctly, when "just as good" is a conspicuous alternative. I really spent hours looking for something "the same" as a Roku on the PC. I started looking after they cancelled support for ReadOn in February, which was a pretty fair alternative. I thought you might have a solution I overlooked.

Rick
 

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