I hesitated as to what kind of streaming device to get because there were many on the market, and I was sick of the cable monopoly. I tried this one and Apple Play since both were rated good. Apple Play sucks-you have to pay for everything and nothing is free. The remote-still can't figure it all out. Occasionally the screen would freeze but it's possibly the cable connection. Roku was simple to install, super easy to use the remote (no pointing necessary), and there's a lot of options, especially if you use Netflix or Hulu. Hope that helps.