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The all-new Roku 2 Streaming Player allows you to kick back with your favorite entertainment and enjoy the night. Dive into 1,000 channels of blockbuster movies, hot TV shows, sports and more in stunning 1080p Full HD. The Roku streaming player allows you to tune out the rest of the world when you plug in the headphones that are included with the streaming player. This item comes with a remote control that allows you to browse from the comfort of your chair. The Roku also allows you to go directly to your favorite shows via the shortcut buttons, and it has a one-stop search feature that everyone in the family will want to use.
Roku 2 Streaming Player:
|Audio Feature:||Network player|
|Is Remote Control Included:||Y|
|Display Resolution:||1920 x 1080 1280 x 720|
|Manufacturer Part Number:||2720RW|
|Connector Type:||1 x HDMI output ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) - rear 1 x composite video/audio output ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear|
|Accessories Included:||AC power adapter, remote control, headphones, video / audio cable|
|Features:||Network player , Smartphone remote controlled|
|Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H):||3.74 x 3.74 x 1.23 Inches|
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- You can get local channels on your Roku at USTVnow. You can try it free for 45 days, after that there are different subscription packages available. You also have DVR access with USTVnow. You can get all the info you need at ustvnow.com and look under FAQ...by Spring11/28/2015Was this answer helpful? (8) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- This answer will be good news...kinda. There is a private channel for Roku called USTVNOW, their website is www.ustvnow.com. There, you can get local broadcast channels for up North AND they will play through Roku.by coryw775/1/2015Was this answer helpful? (4) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- You will only be able to access the apps on the ROKU. This is not a TV antenna.by CommunityAnswer5/1/2015Was this answer helpful? (5) (1)Was this answer helpful?
- Noby Centrist5/1/2015Was this answer helpful? (3) (1)Was this answer helpful?
- Following up on the streaming of local channels using the Aereo streaming service. Aereo LOST their appeal to the Supreme Court and have shut down their service. Unless legislators change laws around they are out of business. They shut their service off in markets where they were operating 2 days ago. I really was looking forward to Aereo coming to Charlotte NC and had received an email from Aereo saying they were coming to Charlotte less than a month before the court decision shut them down. So now to get local broadcast TV your only options are free antenna, cable or satellite...even if you are in a market where Aereo was available. Unless they figure something out to revive this technological advance, the Aereo service is finished.by DV1235/1/2015Was this answer helpful? (2) (1)Was this answer helpful?
- No I do not believe you would be able to pick up local TV.by dinosaur2055/1/2015Was this answer helpful? (2) (1)Was this answer helpful?
- There is some misleading information in one answer here. Hulu Plus does NOT have your local channels. Hulu Plus has the network programming which was fed to the local channels for live broadcast which you can view on demand using Hulu Plus after the program has already aired on the local stations. If you want to get LOCAL stations broadcasting live you need to use an antenna, cable, satellite or the Aereo Internet fed service. Aereo is only available in limited areas.by DV1235/14/2015Was this answer helpful? (3) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- Yes, if you have WI-FI and pay for Hulu-Plus which cost 7.99 month, you get all the local channels and movies plus much more. ABC, NBC, MTV, CBS programs and lots more- Including some reality shows. Free 7 day trial and you must remember to cancel if it's not what you want. I love it. Have a great day Scotia!by 2004WMAssociate3/17/2015Was this answer helpful? (7) (1)Was this answer helpful?
- No, you can not get local broadcast TV stations streaming live on a Roku as a general rule. Some TV stations do have their local news and other locally produced programming online and even have their own Roku channel, but no network nor syndicated programs at all are carried on these Roku channels. The exception to that general rule is that you can get local stations live through an Internet service called Aereo if you are in a Aereo service area. Aereo's coverage area is small but growing. To see if you are in the Aereo service area go to their website at aereo.com and click the tab labeled COVERAGE AREA at the top of the page. Being an Aereo subscriber is the only way to get local broadcast channels streamed live on a Roku so far as I know. Aereo says they are coming soon to the TV market closest to me, but I'm 40 miles from that city and don't know if I'll be included in their coverage area even though I'm in the Area of Dominant Influence (ADI) for that TV market. Aereo service includes a cloud based DVR, so you can watch local TV live or record programs online just like a Tivo or DVR to watch later. The recorded programs are stored online "in the cloud" and not using a set top box. Aereo has two levels of service, the basic $8 monthly subscription which includes 20 hours of DVR storage and an upgraded subscription with 60 hours of DVR storage for $12 monthly. I am not recommending Aereo because I haven't used it and am merely pointing out that Aereo is available in limited markets. Present and potential Aereo subscribers need to know that the current Aereo rates might be temporary because of a lawsuit in progress right now. Cable and satellite companies carries must pay TV broadcasters retransmission fees. Aereo has been skirting the retransmission fee requirement by using the Internet as a delivery method. Aereo feels they should be exempted from retransmission fees, however all previous judgments in similar matters have been in favor of broadcasters by the FCC and courts. Cable had to pay the broadcast stations and after that so did satellite. It is very likely the court will find in favor of the broadcast stations again on the Internet carriage case. With retransmission fees added in then Aereo's rates may go up by $3 to $4 per month. Retransmission fees vary because they are negotiated market to market and carrier to carrier. $3 to $4 is the general range per month though. If the court finds in favor of the broadcasters then Aereo could do like my local cable company and add the exact monthly retransmission fee to your base cable package price on a separate line or they may just make a universal price increase to simplify marketing and billing. Either way it is likely that soon Aereo will have to pay retransmission fees which Aereo will need to pass on to subscribers. So the cost for Aereo will likely increase over the current $8 and $12 to something like $12 and $16 monthly. Even at that price it is still very competitive with the cheapest "Local Channels Only" package from a cable company, which here costs about $20 monthly. With the DVR feature Aereo would still be more versatile and a better value on paper, but as I said I haven't used Aereo because I can't get it here yet.by DV1239/19/2015Was this answer helpful? (7) (2)Was this answer helpful?
- Many people will not see any increase in Internet service fees while others may. If you have UNLIMITED DATA with a Wi-Fi MINIMUM DOWNLOAD SPEED of 1.5 Mbps then you should be good to start streaming with no increase in fees or further expenses. If you have very slow Internet you will need to upgrade to a MINIMUM of 1.5Mbps. If you do not have Wi-Fi you will need that too. If you have a bandwidth limit such as with Netzero Wireless or plan to use a Smartphone as a Hotspot for the Roku Internet connect you will use up a monthly limited data limit rather quickly and will need to upgrade to an unlimited data plan. In each of those instances it is going to cost you more money to get Wi-Fi, unlimited data and high speed Internet over basic Internet So you can not just say that "It will not make your Internet fees go up" unless you know the entire situation. And in this case we do not.by DV1233/16/2015Was this answer helpful? (0) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- no. you just need wifi to attach to your existing signalby 8520jc3/28/2015Was this answer helpful? (2) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- No this will not cause your internet service to go upby dinosaur2053/10/2015Was this answer helpful? (1) (1)Was this answer helpful?
- No, works off your wirelessby jmkuy1/19/2015Was this answer helpful? (1) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- No. This product has nothing to do w/your internet service arrangements. It will simply receive what is transmitted to it by your wireless router.by sliceNdice3/17/2015Was this answer helpful? (3) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- noby osu874/3/2015Was this answer helpful? (1) (2)Was this answer helpful?
- Maybe yes, maybe no. It depends on what Internet service you have now and without knowing what you have now it is not possible to answer for sure. INTERNET REQUIREMENTS TO USE A ROKU 2 UNIT: You need HIGH SPEED WI-FI INTERNET with a minimum download speed of 1.5mbps. Faster than 1.5 is better and for 1080p HD you need more like 5 to 10mbps minimum download speed. In truth there is precious little 1080p HD online at all, so for now 1.5mbps is OK. FIRST, check your Internet speed by using a Wi-Fi connected computer and going to the website http://www.speedtest.net/ and clicking the PILL SHAPED BUTTON that says "BEGIN TEST." That site will go through some uploading and downloading processes and then display your actual download and upload speed at the moment. If your download speed is over 1.5mbps then it is fast enough to stream most Roku content with no service upgrade. Remember Wi-Fi is required (Wireless Internet is Wi-Fi.) Some Internet service providers do have data caps or data limits on Internet accounts. This is especially true for wireless carriers like NETZERO for example. It is more common for Internet service providers to have no limits or caps. Check with your Internet service provider to see if you currently get UNLIMITED data under your present Internet service plan if you are unsure. If you have Wi-Fi, have High Speed Internet of 1.5mbps and have an unlimited data Internet plan then adding a Roku will NOT make your Internet service go up. If you do NOT have Wi-Fi you will need to add a Wi-Fi router. If your Internet service is slower than 1.5mbps you will need to upgrade to faster service and remember the faster the better and that 1.5mbps is about the minimum. If you have a data cap or limit as to how much you can download per month then you may want to get a different Internet service package with unlimited data. (If you watch one movie a day online that is like 800mb to 1GB per day. Some cut rate data plans have a measly 5GB limit so you'll be pushing at that monthly limit after only streaming 5 movies. This is only an issue IF you have a data limit or data cap. My advice is to look for an unlimited data plan if you don't already have one.) Adding a Wi-Fi router isn't free, faster internet and an unlimited data plan may cost more than you pay now. But if you shop around you might actually do better than you do now. Local cable company here just came out with a cheap 2mbps unlimited data plan for $14.99 per month. So if you need to upgrade shop around with all local providers.by DV1233/17/2015Was this answer helpful? (7) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- Yes,by Silsbee8/7/2014Was this answer helpful? (1) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- yes it does, with the three-colored prong hookupby sunpalm8/1/2014Was this answer helpful? (0) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- Yes it does as long as you get the version that has the RCA jack connections. If you are also using a digital converter box to pick up local channels via an antenna you'll want to check to make sure you have enough plug-ins on the back of your tv.by nightowlgirloh3/17/2015Was this answer helpful? (1) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- Yes it runs on any television. The Roku 3 only runs on HD televisions.by Shoshanna7193/17/2015Was this answer helpful? (1) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- YES! So long as your old TV has the composite video input jacks that are the little Red/Yellow/White round jacks. The RCA type jacks. The Roku 2 comes with the cable to connect to the composite jacks, remote, batteries for the remote and the AC power supply for the Roku box. I'd encourage you to upgrade to a 1090p HDTV asap! They use so much less electricity they pay for themselves in 2 years or less in power savings. When you do upgrade to a HDTV the Roku 2 will upgrade also when you add an HDMI cable. The ROKU 1 model is cheaper. The only difference between the Roku 1 and Roku 2 is the earphone feature. If you don't need earphones that plug into the remote control then the Roku 1 can save you a few bucks. Love my Roku units. Use them everyday!.by DV1233/17/2015Was this answer helpful? (6) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- YES! So long as you have the composite video inputs which are the little round RCA type RED/YELLOW/WHITE jacks on your old TV it will work. It comes with the cable to connect to those jacks. I'd encourage you though to upgrade to a modern LED HTDT in short order. A 40 inch LED HDTV uses a fraction of the electricity a 19 inch old school TV uses. You'll save enough on power in two years to pay for a moderately priced 1080p HDTV. When you do upgrade the Roku 2 will upgrade with you to full 1080p HD. Just add an HDMI cable and it works great! Also, if you don't actually need the earphone enabled remote control, check out the ROKU 1 model which is cheaper. Other than the earphone feature it has the same video and audio quality and it gets the exact same channels. The earphone feature is the only advantage feature on the Roku 2 over the Roku 1.by DV1232/2/2015Was this answer helpful? (5) (0)Was this answer helpful?