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What to buy, Goggle TV or Roku

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IcebergTitanic

Roku is pretty close to the same experience. (I have a Roku box)

With Roku, you sign up for "channels", which are kind of mini-programs. For example, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, are all channels to the Roku box. It does have some cool stuff like being able to play from a USB device (if it is in MP4 format) and even install some simple games like Angry Birds (came free with it). However, it's not really groundbreaking or anything. You still have to pay subscription fees for all the good stuff. (Crackle has free movies, but you have to watch ads every 15 mins or so.)

Essentially, the Roku is just a specialized internet browser when it comes right down to it.