Roku LT TV streaming device

This article discusses about the technical specifications, features and price of Roku LT which is a streaming device for your television. Please see this article to know more about this fantastic gadget from Roku.

Roku LT is an economical and very compact video streaming device for your television. When compared to the other competitors offering the same product, this device is much more advanced and supports lots of applications like Pandora, Hulu Plus, HBO, etc. It's the number of applications supported by this video streaming device judges its efficiency. One major advantage of this device is; it offers Roku search functionality which I personally experienced by using this device that it's search engine is more efficient than any others! However, there are a few flaws or missing ports like Ethernet and USB ports in the device; considering the fact that price of this gadget is very low, it should not be a big concern for any user. However it comes with Wi-Fi which could substitute teh use of ethernet port. Roku LT TV streaming device

Design of Roku LT

It is a purple color gadget with a beautiful design. It is smaller in size than Apple TV but meets the performance levels. At front end of this device, there's a small light bulb to indicate if it's switched on. The back side if is provided with a lot of ports like three standard ports for connecting your television with DVD player, an HDMI port, a power port and an integrated Wi-Fi is embedded inside the device. Please see the link for reviews on Apple TV here Apple TV review.

The power adapter for the device is heavy in weight. Weight of box is light and it needs to be placed properly to make sure that pulling wires does not displace it. Dual band availability which is not being widely used now a days is there in the older version of it.

Remote control

A small remote is provided with it which has all the basic keys in black with navigation keys in purple in the center giving pleasant look to it and ensures easy zapping.

In Roku, you have to create your account for using the device by giving your address and other details like number of your credit card or the details of your PayPal account to buy your favorite videos and movies online.

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User interface

User interface of this device is very simple and user friendly. A bunch of applications like Hulu plus, Amazon,Netflix etc are aligned in a horizontal direction with the options of buying the movie or songs online. Number of applications supported by Roku is huge and there is no end to its list. When you click on any of the application, the home screen will show the details of the product along with customers' reviews. The only application missing in the device is Youtube.

Content and programs offered

In terms of content offering, this device is ahead of many other devices which are currently available in the market. For instance, it offers various third party channels which are limited. Apple TV. With every new version released in the market, number of channels supported by this gadget also increases. You can view the list of number of channels supported by this device in the Roku channel database.

Apple's biggest advantage in this category is that you have Airplay but Roku does not have it. You can directly upload your music, video stored in your mobile phone but you can't stream data from the third party vendors. Only the data which is stored in your phone can be played on this device. This facility is available for both Android and iOS( Not for windows platform). This device can play 720 pixels movie well. By the way Roku HD is a video streaming device which has advanced features which are absent in Roku LT by spending a higher cost.

Pros and cons of Roku LT

For those who own bunch of Apple products, this device might not be too fascinating as Apple TV has advanced features like it well when you have an ecosystem of applications iOS. The most unique feature of Roku is the number of applications in device at an affordable price. User interface of this device is another best feature attracting huge crowds in the market.

It is available at the most affordable rates of just Rs 2300/- plus additional charges at various stores.


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