But Roku didn’t fall behind much Chromecast for instance, as Roku’s new streaming stick showed up with HDMI connection, $15 dollars more in price, as compared to Google’s version of Internet video streaming stick and… brace yourselves, 1,200 channels you can tune to. So let’s get our numbers right: Chromecast allows you to tune in to 14 video and music services, Apple TV comes with 31 choices, Amazon with 36 choices and Roku with 1,200. And, to add insult to injury (to competitors, we mean), Roku is able to stream a lot of channels you otherwise wouldn’t have access to, provided you use a certain manufacturer. For instance, Chromecast doesn’t stream Amazon Video and Amazon Fire doesn’t allow you access to HBO GO, but Roku is generous and allows you access to all of them and then some.With 1,200 channels, you won’t ever get bored.
Roku’s new streaming stick can be used anywhere and anytime, as once you set up all your accounts, you can take it to a friend’s house and watch a movie there, it’s that simple. Roku’s new streaming stick has a lot of other interesting specs, including a Roku remote control, but stay tuned, as the times goes by, we’re sure we’ll hear more and more about it.