Is Apple or Roku the Better Choice for Streaming Movies
The two most recommended players for streaming movies right now are Apple TV and Roku boxes. So, the obvious question one might ask is; which one should I buy?
This question is a little difficult to answer because of recent additions to the Apple TV, namely the Hulu Plus application and Air Play Mirroring. Before the new Apple TV add-ons the Roku LT was the easy pick because it offered much more content for half the price.
Which player is better when it comes to streaming movies and online media content? Let’s examine the pros and cons of each one.
Streaming Movies and More with the Roku LT
The content sources of the Roku LT are really fantastic. Also, many of the features of this little box are just a bit better than their competitors. The Roku LT interface is extremely simple and very user-friendly with a channel layout that can be easily customized by the user and includes a simple uncluttered remote control. The Home Screen is quite easy to navigate and the Channel Store is loaded with choices. The fact that the Channel Store is separate from the Home Screen makes it easier to view all the available streaming movies and content without overcrowding the Home Screen.
Of all their models the Roku LT is without a doubt the best deal. If for some reason it is not available, take a look at the Roku HD. It is essentially the same, but costs $10.00 more.
What makes the Roku line-up of streaming players so impressive is what they do best, and that is to seamlessly stream quality content. Roku owners have no need to buy Bluetooth remotes, pay extra for USB ports or MicroSD card slots or 1080p. Although the Roku LT is limited to 720p, the Roku 2 XS model will stream 1080p video. The difference between 720p and 1080p is usually indistinguishable to most people.