A friend of mine who’s a big movie fan recently bought a box of movies from Sony.
She was thrilled to discover that the box of “The Social Net” came with a pair of Roku apps that let her stream the films.
And the apps worked.
I didn’t have to ask her twice.
She already had the movies.
I watched them on her Roku, which means she already had them on my TV.
It was a breeze to setup.
In fact, it took me less than a minute to get the Roku apps installed on my Roku 4 and the apps on my iPad and Roku TV.
Now I can stream movies from my Roku or my iPad on my iPhone, Mac, or Android smartphone, without ever leaving the house.
I can’t recommend Roku enough.
The only drawback?
Roku is an older streaming platform, and it’s currently in beta, so it doesn’t support streaming directly from Roku.
But Roku has plenty of apps and services that will work for you.
And if you already have a Roku streaming box and have no interest in buying one, you can get one for under $150.
Roku also offers a lot of other streaming services that are free.
So don’t skip out on Roku.
And be sure to check out our Roku guide, which includes a quick walkthrough of everything you need to know about Roku.