Google and Apple – Roku
We take it in our stride to compare some of the best streaming players available in the market today. They are, the Roku devices, Google Chromecast and the Apple TV. We will be basing our conclusion with respect to the following criteria.
- Cost effectiveness
- Wider content
- Direct streaming
- Easier functionality
In comparison to other products on the market, Roku is able to provide the best streaming services at really affordable rates. It has a product for every type of user, of course, differentiated by their affordability. But no one can match the services they provide for the cost at which they provide it.
Roku is not affiliated to any particular person or channel and hence they are able to provide channels from different partners. This is their advantage as they are able to strike a deal with many different people and hence provide non-affiliated content to their users. Amazon, Google, and Apple fail to do just that.
Being in the streaming business since 2008, Roku launched its first streaming stick in 2012; a first of its kind. Nobody knows about streaming better than Roku. They have only been improving their game ever since in spite of all the tough competitions. Not many of us bother about the history of the company as long as we get to watch great live videos at the most affordable prices. But experience brings a certain quality that can be seen clearly in the case of Roku.
Apple TV is expensive and at the same time has very few content. It has only 20 million users when compared to the 40 million Roku users. The stark contrast in the numbers is due to the wider variety that Roku provides by means of free channels. Not that we are going to watch all the channels but at least you have a wider choice.
Easy installation and direct wireless streaming are added advantages that only Roku users enjoy. All you have to do is, purchase your Roku device either from the market or online and activate it. Once you have your own Roku account you can visit the Roku channel store at any time and download any number of apps or channels that you think would suffice your family’s streaming needs. For activating your Roku you need to link your Roku code link. once your Roku is activated you can enjoy streaming more than 3000+ channels on your Roku.
Everything on the Roku platform is easy to understand and easy to handle. You don’t have to be a pro to understand the functionality of the device and their software. These are some important points that differentiate Roku devices from that of Apple and Google.