Your Roku Streaming Stick is an absolutely wonderful device for watching free movies, and there are plenty of great, free streaming channels as well. Eventually, granting access to hundreds of new and classic movies, completely free of charge.
Roku owners can now rent, purchase, and watch videos from Google Play. Both movies and TV shows are available, marking a rather unprecedented step for Google. Until now, the company has reserved the best video experience for Android and Chromecast users.
Sure, there’s a Google Play Movies & TV app for iOS, but you can only view content that’s already been purchased or rented on Apple devices — there’s no way to search for or watch something on the spot. Roku users are getting a much better experience: they’re able to instantly play anything in Google Play’s video catalog.
What Is Roku Streaming Stick?
Surprisingly, it happens every time we travel. We come back to the hotel room, flop into a freshly made bed, pick up the (probably sticky) black remote, and turn on the TV. For example, we’re given the option to mortgage our home to watch a just-out-of-theaters movie. Aimlessly surf through a bunch of local and basic cable channels, or take our chances with whatever’s on HBO.
In the end, we flip through the 28 or so channels for about a half-hour and settle on some offshoot of Storage Wars before we go to sleep. But, with this in mind, the Roku Streaming Stick is here to save us from this Hyatt-induced Pay-Per-View nightmare. Especially, by bringing an incredible wealth of TV and movies with us anywhere we go.
It’s a tiny, $49.99 stick that slots unnoticed into any HDMI port, and with only a Wi-Fi connection can immediately connect to various platforms. Such as Netflix, Amazon, and hundreds of other channels and content sources. It’s the ultimate portable set-top box.
The Main Features and Add-on Details
It is compatible with voice-enabled devices featuring: Alexa and Google Assistant.
Other features include;
Wireless that goes the distance:
Basement rec room? Backyard movie night? Bring ‘em on. The long-range wireless receiver gives you up to 4x the range and a stronger signal for smooth streaming even in rooms farther from your router.
Brilliant picture quality:
Experience your favorite shows with stunning detail and clarity. Whether you’re streaming in HD, 4K, or HDR, you’ll enjoy a picture quality that’s optimized for your TV with sharp resolution and vivid color.
No more juggling remotes:
Power up your TV, adjust the volume and control your streaming all with one remote. Use your voice to quickly search across channels, turn captions on, and more in a touch.
Entertainment on the go:
Take it on business trips. Vacations. Movie nights at a friend’s place. Even use it in a dorm. It’s perfectly portable to stream almost anywhere. Just bring your remote and power along. Endless entertainment: Stream what you love, including free TV, live news, sports, and 500,000+ movies and TV episodes across thousands of free and paid channels.
Setup is a cinch:
Plug it in, connect to the internet, and start streaming. It’s that simple. Great for wall-mounted TVs too: Roku® Streaming Stick®+ and its power cord easily hide behind your TV.
Automatic software updates:
Get the most up-to-date software and new features without even thinking about it. Private listening on mobile: Use the free Roku mobile app to pump up the volume on your shows without disturbing the house.
Ready To Cut The Cable TV Cord?
In the face of rising prices, poor customer service and ever more frequent blackouts over fee disputes, many consumers yearn for a way out of the grip of their cable TV subscription. Though companies such as Google, Intel, Sony, and Apple are all working on Internet-delivery TV platforms, none have yet secured the content deals needed to launch a credible service.
And while industry analysts point out that the number of cord-cutters has yet to reach the critical mass needed to force changes to the cable TV business model, the fact is that today there are viable TV options to the triple-digit cable bill.
These do require additional hardware, running extra cables from your TV, and waiting at least a day to watch the newest episodes of cable network shows. And if you’re hoping to sever all ties with your cable provider, that’s not going to be an option in many regional markets, as you’ll still need them for the high-speed Internet service that makes this all work.
But the cost savings of dropping the TV package can be substantial, and there have never been as many good choices available as there are today in both hardware and content. Here’s what you’ll need. So, Are You Ready To Cut The Cable TV Cord? Here’s How To Do It
Google Play info Cards to Roku Streaming Stick
As a matter of fact, Google’s even brought over its Google Play info cards to Roku, offering helpful cast and crew details whenever you pause a movie.
So, Roku just added yet another content source to its huge list, which already includes Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, YouTube, and just about anything else you can imagine. It’s still the best set-top box you can buy.
The new app could also prove important for Google. If the company wants it’s premium video service to be a feasible Amazon or iTunes competitor, it needs to deliver this sort of lean-back experience on as many platforms as possible.
On the contrary, Apple has zero interest in this strategy, with Apple TV remaining the sole living room device that can seamlessly tap into premium iTunes content. But if you’re not deeply tied to Apple’s ecosystem, there’s no beating Roku’s variety. If you haven’t signed up for Play yet, Roku says you’ll receive a free copy of X-Men once you’ve successfully registered.
Not to be outdone by Apple, Amazon and Google’s recent updates to their streaming media players, Roku unveiled new a device of its own (The Roku 4). After all, the company’s first device to deliver 4K video.
It’s also the first streaming device to come with a dedicated remote control finder, and it coincides with updates to both Roku’s operating system and its mobile app.
How do you Watch Free Movies on Roku Streaming Stick?
Firstly, on Roku, apps are referred to as channels, as they function much as traditional channels do. You “tune into” one, and you can watch the programming available on it. Common Roku channels would include favorites like Netflix, Hulu, and Sling TV.
Secondly, channels are an obvious way to get your favorite movies on Roku. Most things in the Roku world revolve around channels, and they’re the primary way you build up your options for what to watch. Channels, like apps on an Android or Apple platform, provide you direct access to a service provider’s content, which includes services providing free movies, like the ones listed here.
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