If we were to go back a few years the choice of streaming devices for your living room was limited, but this has changed dramatically. There are several reasons for this, two of which are because technology has changed and also the fact that Internet speeds have increased, making it a more viable service.
There is now a huge choice on the market, with the Roku 3 being one of the newest on the block. However, we will soon know if the streaming device is worth the price of just below $100 because you can purchase it from the company’s online store today. It’s a tough market for the Roku 3 because the Apple TV is its biggest threat, but with an interface that has seen an overhaul and improved hardware the small little box has the tools to take on its rival.
The new price point of below $100 for the latest Roku is its biggest selling feature, because of how much content can be streamed from such a small device. Okay, so we know that this is the same as the Apple TV, although with more than 700 channels available the former has far more content on offer than the latter.
Looking at the Roku 3 it does not look that different to other models, such as the Roku 2 XS and the similarly sized LT. However, it’s worth noting that the new model will be a little heavier because the company wanted a more quality feel, which is obviously to persuade people to buy this device rather than the Apple TV.
The new Roku experience can be seen below, and while it is only available on the Roku 3 for now, it is certainly worth paying the extra $50 over other models in the range becasue of the added benefits..