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almost 4 years ago, said...

I'm 61 and discovered Roku about 2 years ago. I don't have cable, I just have rabbit ears and my Roku and that's plenty for me. Roku offers Netflix, Amazon, Hulu Plus, best British programs and tons (and I mean tons) more. For those who like the old western programs (Rifleman, Bonanza, etc ) and John Wayne movies, there are plenty and free! If I want to watch the latest movies, instead of renting, I go to Amazon, pay $3.99 and can watch it for 24 hrs or more. Yes, Netflix is $7.99 a month but so well worth it instead of a cable/satellite bill.


about 5 years ago, said...

not available in Canada yet, too bad


over 6 years ago, said...

Another good, economical option for seniors is a Roku box, a small unit (priced between $59 and $99 depending on model) with an extremely simple remote. Connected to the internet via wifi (accessible at my parents' assisted living facility from their library which is just up the hall, so we're not even paying for a high-speed connection). or ethernet cable and directly to the tv with HDMI or A/V cables, it allows access to Hulu Plus (at 7.99 a month, you get access to complete series and seasons-my brother's family got it and says it's well worth the cost), movies and other instant content from Netflix, starting at $7.99/mo. for unlimited streaming, and best of all from my dad's point of view. Pandora and a host of other internet radio services. These allow you to program in the person's musical tastes-say, swing music from the 30's and 40's-which may not be all that available on local radio. In some cases, you can suggest specific artists and songs, and they can listen 24/7. They will add to your suggestions, and you can indicate whether you like or dislike a selection, which allows the service's computers to refine your programming to your individual taste.


over 6 years ago, said...

Wow, thanks for sharing this, Katy. There are times I'd like to watch a show and can't because it's either too late, I'm in a meeting, or ?? And a DVR or TiVO won't work for me because, if I don't watch something when I'm ready to watch it, it's unlikely I'll watch it later. I also didn't know Hulu featured other networks. Need to check it out further than my initial brief review.