So many would love to cut the cord along with the high prices which we seem to pay for TV programming. We are paying for far more than we will ever watch. And we are not able to watch specific items without paying for all the premium packages. While that is the way which things are for today, that may be changing in the next few years as new products come out to show what is coming. One of those is the Roku Streaming Stick.
What makes the Roku Streaming Stick different is that it is a shift from what we are used to seeing for getting content from our TVs. It resembles the standard USB stick, but is much more. Many still have cable coming into to the TV as the primary source for entertainment and information. And in recent years, we have been seeing Apple TV, Google TV and many others with their set top box to provide you with an alternative to the existing providers of TV programming. Roku is one of those new technology providers of their popular Roku 3 box giving you access to a whole other world of content, such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO Go and a large number of others available for their popular service.
The Roku Streaming Stick is a glimpse into what the future holds for us. This “stick” plugs into the HDMI port of new TV’s and replaces the need to have the set top box of today. It provides for a wireless connection to the Internet over equipment that you probably already have. And the number of people with an Internet connected TV is continuing to grow. And there are no wires to connect up to your TV.
The Roku Streaming Stick represents the future. That is because it requires a special HDMI port called a “mobile high-definition link (MHL)” which has special capabilities. Unfortunately, the number of them currently on the market which will support the Roku Streaming Stick is low. So low in fact that it only includes three companies right now. They are selected models from Hitachi, Insignia and Mitsubishi. So that is very limited for the market now.
But this is about the future as the Roku streaming stick is something new and unique. And with something this new, it is going to take time for TV manufacturers to add the MHL capabilities. But once that does catch up, you are going to see growing interest in the Roku Stremaing Stick. Along with a number of Me Too solutions showing up.