The Roku 3 Makes Apple TV Look Like a Lame Attempt
Over at Business Insider, Steve Kovach writes a glowing review of the new Roku 3, arguing that it "blows away the Apple
Here's an example of where Apple runs into trouble by putting out hardware that's a clear attempt to lock users into its ecosystem.
It ends up with a subpar streaming player that, as Kovach indicates, you should only buy if you have tons of iTunes video content. I say video because with the Roku iPhone app, you can actually play your iTunes music library and view photos through your Roku. I haven't quite figured out how to make it work yet, but I think you can also stream video from devices such as laptops and tablets via a USB connection.
For instance, Intel Media VP/GM Erik Huggers claims he wants to address personalization by user across one household Netflix
On the Roku 3, you can search for movies and television shows by title, name or by actor or director. The results display the streaming services that license what you're looking for, prices -- in standard and HD quality -- and available seasons/episodes on each.
So, this past weekend when I wondered about the availability of season three of Louie, I searched the Roku 3, got instant results, discovered no Netflix availability and made a choice between Amazon.com