How Roku Streaming TV Works?

With the changes in technology, there has been a rise in various other entertainment options for the viewers. Apart from the OTA TV antenna, you also have multiple online streaming services and streaming devices that provide its viewers with the daily dose of entertainment that ranges from sports, movies, music, and programs. Few of the popular online streaming services include, Google Chromecast, Roku, Amazon Fire TV etc. Today let us have a look at Roku and how does it work.

Roku basically allows its viewers to watch free as well as paid video content on the TV or through the internet. So you can watch videos, listen to music and also play games through the streaming TV. It also allows you to make use of the other apps that are available on the internet and watch it on the TV. Roku is available in seven different models and each of them are differentiated by the way it works and also its features. But all of these seven models have access to all of the Roku channels. Below are few of the common features that are available in all of the models:

  • Carry out a search across the multiple content providers
  • Supports full 1080p HD quality
  • Its remote has varied shortcut buttons through which you can access even popular streaming channels. through which you can access even popular streaming channels.
  • There is a mobile app made available for casting the personal media on to the TV.
  • Also allows for voice search command

When you get Roku streaming stick or device, firstly plug it into the TV with the help of an HDMI cable. The Roku would then get connected to the internet through a wireless or a wired connection of the home network. Roku normally works by downloading the video that is available on the internet and allows you to watch it on TV. There is no need to save the video since Roku downloads or streams such videos. There are also apps or certain channels that are programs which you can load onto the Roku device. These apps or channels provide you with a variety of movies and TV programs. It is very much similar to getting any app installed on to your smartphone or tablet.

With Roku streaming device, you have the power to choose which programs you would want to watch and also when you plan to watch them. So in short, you can call it TV on-demand. Having Roku, it would expand your options of viewing on-demand programs. You also receive certain major broadcast channels on your Roku TV. Hence channels such as PBS, Fox, NBC, and ABC are available on the Roku TV. Roku has come a long way from just one channel to now more than 3000 channels for its viewers.

Installation of channels on Roku is also quite simple. All you would need to do is follow the guide on how to get it done. Click on Streaming Channels option and then click OK on the remote. This would take you to the Roku Channel Store. There you would have multiple options for searching your favourite channel. Roku is as simple as installing any app on your mobile device.