Susan Bigelow: After Satellite – One Year With Roku

Roku's new Roku 3.


A little over a year ago, after rising frustration with DirecTV’s cost and service, we decided to ditch the dish and buy a Roku for all our television needs.


The Roku, like AppleTV and a few other services, connects a television with online streaming services like Amazon, Hulu and Netflix. It’s an alternative to expensive cable or satellite services, made possible by the revolution in on-demand digital streaming.


Shutting off broadcast TV for the first time in our lives wasn’t an easy decision, but a few friends had tried it and liked it, so we figured we’d give it a shot to see if we could get all the entertainment we wanted through online streaming services. We used part of the money we saved to upgrade our internet speed so streaming would actually work, and got started.




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