The Roku 3 is the most up-to-date Roku streaming media player available. Normally it’s around $100. But right now Amazon has it on sale for about $80, which is a 20% discount. The Roku 3 is kind of like Chromecast, but it does a whole lot more. The Roku has a ton of channels to choose from, I believe it’s thousands of channels. And it’s rapidly growing. In fact, YouTube just landed on Roku like a week ago. They also have many of the other great services like HBO Go, Netflix, Hulu Plus and others.
What’s also great about the Roku 3 is that the remote has motion control, so you can play games like Angry Birds on your TV using the remote control. It’s also got a headphone jack for those that don’t want everyone else to hear what you’re listening too. The Roku 3 does support iOS and Android, and their are apps for both. So you can also use your phone as a remote control for this set top box.
As far as features go, it’s only compatible with HDTVs, it doe shave built-in WiFi, as well as a one-stop search engine. It can also play 1080p video. It’s also the only version of the Roku that has motion control in the controller. It also has a ethernet port, a USB port and a microSD card slot. So not bad for $80. It’s also really simple to set up. Basically just plug it in, connect it to your network and you’re all set to go.
We aren’t sure how long the Roku 3 will be on sale, it could be today-only. It could be for the entire weekend. So we recommend you go ahead and grab one as soon as possible before the price goes back up. How many of you are going to pick up a Roku 3? Let us know in the comments below.