If you still need some great Father’s Day gifts for men, you might want to think about whether Dad enjoys watching TV but doesn’t like paying ever-increasing cable or satellite bills. Moreover, despite over 100 or even 200+ channels, there’s rarely anything on that’s worth watching!
With a Roku device, Dad can always find something to watch – TV shows, sports, movies, documentaries and much more. Here are five of the many great things that make Roku devices great Father’s Day gifts for men.
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There’s a Roku streaming device for any TV
Even if Dad has an older TV, he can hook up a Roku device and choose from 2000+ channels.
Watch Netflix and Amazon Prime anytime
Roku makes it easy to stream movies and TV shows available through your Amazon and Netflix subscriptions. Both services offer a large selection of movies and TV shows.
Amazon Prime also gives you free two-day shipping on many of your Amazon purchases and discounted overnight shipping.
Amazon Prime gets you access to popular kids’ shows like “SpongeBob” and “Dora the Explorer,” plus Amazon original programming, including “Creative Galaxy” for younger kids and “Annedroids” for preteens. Try Amazon Prime free for 30 days here.
Plus, Amazon offers numerous old and new pay-per-view movies and TV shows which you can buy or rent, with or without a Prime subscription.
Some television shows cost as little as $2 or $3 per episode, with a discount if you buy the whole season.
Many channels don’t require a subscription
Dad can find a number of great Roku channels that don’t require a subscription, many of which, such as Crackle, offer significant free content. He can watch old movies and TV shows as well as documentaries, fitness shows, how-to videos, sports, news and much more.
Crackle offers hundreds of choices of free movies and TV shows for viewing, and they add and remove content regularly. Crackle even has its own original series, such as the game show “Sports Jeopardy.”
Plus, Dad can bring up YouTube and catch the latest trending videos.
Lots of choices for families
Dad (or Grandpa) can bring up numerous channels with awesome streaming content for kids and families. Two great, free choices are PBS Kids and National Geographic Kids, both of which offer dozens of entertaining and educational shows for children.
Roku keeps getting better
Just a few weeks ago, Roku announced the addition of some cool features, including voice search on its new Roku 3 devices plus upgraded search capabilities on new and existing Roku devices to help viewers find the content that most interests them.
Roku offers access to over 250,000 movies and TV show episodes on more than 2,000 channel options. Roku technology comes in several different types of devices, including the high-end Roku 3 which only works on HDMI TVs; the Roku 2, which you can hook up to almost any television set; the Roku Streaming Stick, a super small device that plugs directly into a TV’s HDMI port; and even smart TVs with Roku built into them.
Be sure to check out some of my other Roku articles here. What do you like to watch on Roku streaming TV?
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