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    FamousDavis
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    Roku or Amazon Fire

    Post  FamousDavis on Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:19 pm

    I returned my DVD player to Costco. I have a smart tv so I can get Netflix, Hulu, etc. However, a friend of mine has the Roku device and he can get all kinds of special channels with it. When I say "channels" I mean Netflix, PBS, Art, etc, etc. There is something like 300 or more channels. However, now Amazon is also offering something called the Fire device that will also have games on it.

    Anyone have Roku or Amazon Fire?
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    Re: Roku or Amazon Fire

    Post  Poe4soul on Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:13 pm

    You forgot Chromecast...

    http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/chromecast/?gclid=CJ_08d_z9L0CFRRbfgodtHcAhQ
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    Re: Roku or Amazon Fire

    Post  FamousDavis on Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:15 pm

    Poe4soul wrote:You forgot Chromecast...

    http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/chromecast/?gclid=CJ_08d_z9L0CFRRbfgodtHcAhQ

    I looked up all the current devices on Google and looked at reviews from several sources. All of them recommended either the Amazon Fire or Roku. The problem with the Amazon Fire is that you basically need to be an Amazon Prime member which is over $100/year. Also, everything on that unit is going to be geared toward Amazon.

    The Roku, on the other hand, is an independent streaming device that really has no loyalty to any one provider. That's what I like about it.

    I might wait and see.
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    Re: Roku or Amazon Fire

    Post  Pky6471 on Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:14 pm

    FamousDavis wrote:
    Poe4soul wrote:You forgot Chromecast...

    http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/chromecast/?gclid=CJ_08d_z9L0CFRRbfgodtHcAhQ

    I looked up all the current devices on Google and looked at reviews from several sources.   All of them recommended either the Amazon Fire or Roku.  The problem with the Amazon Fire is that you basically need to be an Amazon Prime member which is over $100/year.  Also, everything on that unit is going to be geared toward Amazon.  

    The Roku, on the other hand, is an independent streaming device that really has no loyalty to any one provider.  That's what I like about it.  

    I might wait and see.  

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