Roku, the idea behind Chromecast

Yesterday Google released a $ 35 gadget to beam online videos to your home TV. Most of the guys think this is new but already a ‘kind-a’ gadget is available in market named ‘ROKUimage

Roku is the streamer of 750 channels to TV with the power of internet. Same like Chromecast, Roku launched the first product designed to deliver movies from Netflix instantly on TV. Initially Roku was a company founded in 2002 by Anthony Wood, the inventor of the digital video recorder (DVR). Roko released this streaming gadget on 2012.

Compare, Roku and Chromecast

  • Both of these devices use your TV’s HDMI port to communticate and powered with WiFi internet.

Contrast, Roku with Chromecast

  • Roku uses a remote to control the app while Chromecast use a mobile phone or Chrome browser.
  • Roku’s video resolution depends on your broandband connection but Chromecast forcefully get the highest available resolution.
  • Roku connects directly from home wifi but Chromecast requires a PC, Tablet or Mobile phone.
  • Roku has 750 channels available on it while Chromecast targets on apps rather then channels.
  • Roku doesnot need additional power supply but Chromecase requires addition USB powered power source.
  • Roku comes in 4 different models and the lowest price is $49.99 and the highest is $99.99 while Chromecast only costs $35
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