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Amazon: Roku LT $39 Shipped

on 12.17.2012 at 11:05am
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One way we save money on bills is to forgo having cable and use our Roku.  The Amazon Gold Box Deal today is the Roku LT Streaming Player for $39 shipped!

The Roku can stream in HD Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, Amazon Instant Video, Crackle, and more.  At a regular price of $65, the $39 price tag would make a great present.

Once you have the roku there is no monthly charge.  The only thing you pay for monthly is if you want Netflix and other streaming content that is not free.  There are lots of free options to pick from though if you don’t want to pay any more monthly.

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    • Jenny

      We really want to try this but are worried about what we can get? We are trying netflix right now and it is great for kids shows but not so much for adults. Does anyone have one that they would recommend? Also is the Roku good, we are currently using the Wii and my husband wants the apple verison but it is double this price… Any thoughts?

      • SarahR

        Once Amazon Prime started offering streaming, we discontinued our Netflix streaming. Amazon seems to have a bit more to offer. Also, Hulu Plus offers a trial. They offer this season’s shows. You may want to look through what they offer before giving up your cable, though. Each family has different needs.
        We originally got our Roku to stream MLB TV, but we are happy to have it now for Amazon. We even got a unit for our son’s room. He does not have cable in his room but watches Hulu Plus. It was cheaper than having the cable company run a line to his room and then paying for the extra box each month. HTH

        • Jenny

          Thank you! Can I ask how you get local channels, can you get them streamed also?

          • julie

            There are a few and I mean a few local channels that stream on the Roku. IF your local station streams via the web you can just plug the computer into the TV with an HDMI cable. You can’t browse the internet with the Roku so just because it is streamed doesn’t mean you can watch it via Roku.

            I have a Roku and like it but it still isn’t perfect. Oh, I agree with SarahR that Amazon Prime has lots more than Netflix.

            • We have had Netflix via Roku for three years. We were disappointed with amazon because you still had to pay extra for a lot of their shows. We will not renew amazon. Roku, playstation 3, and Wii all do the same thing with regards to streaming. If you are streaming via Wii you will not get anymore using Roku. We get local channels with an antenna, but still rarely watch them. I just ordered a second Roku for the master bedroom! :) I’ll give it to the hubby for Christmas!! Thank you Jenny!

          • shellito1012

            You can buy an indoor antenna (we have a Leaf).

      • we have found a ton of stuff for adults. It sounds like you aren’t accessing it’s full capabilities.

      • shellito1012

        We do Netflix, Hulu and we were already Prime members. If you aren’t familiar with Hulu, it is basically Prime time shows – and you can watch them after (usually the next day) after they have aired on regular TV. You can also buy an indoor tv antenna to pick up your local stations (this is what we did)…..

    • Dixiesc

      Will the roku work live a DVR to pause and ff local channels? or do they not go through the Roku at all?

      • shellito1012

        You don’t get local channels (that I know of) with a Roku. You can pause and fast forward programs, but nothing is recorded. You could watch episodes as many time as you want. We discontinued all cable and only use Roku streaming devices in our house. We also bought an indoor antenna to pick up local channels…..

    • minivan_mama

      Rokus are completely different than live cable. It’s like watching shows through your DVR. We used Hulu for our weekly shows (CBS has struck a deal but I’m not sure if you can access their shows yet through Roku). In order to watch “live” tv, we had a really good antenna that actually piped in all local channels in HD quality FREE (I think that we paid $21 for it at Wal-Mart)! We lived right outside of Atlanta so it could have been where we were located but it was clearer than cable! The only show that we watch and could not access through Roku was “Covert Affairs” on USA but we just paid $1.99 per episode through Amazon which still came out cheaper than cable (Covert Affairs does not come on often so it’s not a big chunk of change.) Also the difference between a Roku and accessing the same content through a wii, Xbox, etc. is two things: 1. the stream is better and much clearer and 2. you spend a fortune on your gaming console. Running them as much as you will to watch tv will burn them out and another game console costs more than a Roku!!! There is NO monthly fee for a Roku…..just the one time fee to purchase the system. You DO have to have internet. We also have a Sony version and we like it too because it has Vudu for movies which is owned by Wal-Mart. My three kids (ages 7, 9 and 11) like it better than cable. They watch Netflix non-stop (well, as much as I will allow them to)! They are also great to take on vacation with you!

    • del

      So the regular price of it on ROku.com is 49.99 not 65, by the way. this is still a good deal but FYI.