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Roku, Inc.

Roku, Inc.

Apple, and Amazon are breathing down the necks of this pioneer Service/product and others are trying to swallow it up from the inside, but still it offers the best way into streaming content into your box--unless you are a real techie type who goes on the web and still Roku offers some place for that.


I keep toying with the notion of dis-including Cable/Dish bulk rentql of content and going with my growing use of Roku, Netflix, Amazon Prime HBOGO, etc. but have been so happy with Dish network that I just have not sharpened my pencil and done the math to see if it is worth it, each month.

They are responsive, easy to deal with and show signs that they may know that the future is in greater flexibility. Still they require a land line to get the "on demand" stuff and the phone line has to be physically hook in to the box.


I have looked about for a place to review Amazon--especially Amazon Prime. This is the first place I could posit my reservations about it.

I have prime because I have a "long ish" Roku relationship and Amazon is making a run at Netflix--I have both streaming services.

But I got Prime in anticipation of a major repair on my house for which I was going to be buying tools and material. the rub is that not much was covered by Prime's
free/fast shipping policies. To be fair, this was not the main thrust of Amazon's marketing but I urge users to be aware that Prime has holes in its coverage in the specifics of books, music, and merchandise that very well may be the main reason you want the service.


Somehow Fandango moved into the streaming business attached to Roku. Then they started loading my email with promos and then manipulated me into giving them my Credit card info where the service I had on Roku already had it (I had never used it being content with Amazon, Netflix and a couple of other subscription services).

The service offered is a rental fee for a particular title like Amazon offers but now I find that they are trying to leverage me into some other thing called "Ultraviolet." I was made very suspicious when they seemed to be vague as to how this differed from the original and when they neglected to send a promised code to my email.


I had trouble getting to THIS site and staying here...First I picked SiteJabber from what I thought was a search result and went to Fandango then when I CITED SITEJABBER FROM MY BROUSER a box appeared asking for a question or a review and I began this and it took me to Fandango.

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