Friday, October 21, 2011

My name is Dr. Monkey and...

...I'm a Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Roku addict.

Sparky got me a Roku for my birthday, we'd planned to get one as soon as we dumped Charter, and I'm even happier than I thought I would be with the Roku. We can, and do, stream Netflix, Hulu Plus, and other content over the Roku. Just this past evening we watched Modern Family and the first episode of The Chamomile Lawn, an episode of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution that ABC never aired, and the first episode of Coupling on Hulu Plus. I also checked out all the current crop of Criterion titles Hulu Plus offers. We watched the pilot of 30 Rock and I watched the pilot of Twin Peaks on Netflix.

I seriously love my Roku. I don't miss cable at all.

9 comments:

intelliwench said...

But you can stop whenever you want, right?

We dumped Charter cable years ago - the service wasn't bad here in downtown Bubbaville, but 30% fee increases over 3 years??? Wouldn't be so bad if my paychecks went up 30% ....

phairhead said...

I am Phairhead and am also a Netflix & Hulu + addict!

And whatever else we can't find, we download illegally :D

Caffeinated Joe said...

We love Netflix here, we watch over our Wii. How much is the Roku? And how much monthly? If you don't mind my asking. :)

Dr. Monkey said...

There is no monthly fee with Roku. We got the midrange one for $79 and much of the content is free.You pay for Netflix and Hulu Plus.

Caffeinated Joe said...

Huh... Interesting. Thanks for the info, Doc!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

What's a roku? You kids these days, with your fancy toys...

ReaderRita said...

Really good info, thanx. We've been contemplating one, but I thought you had to have cable or a dish to hook it to. But knowing you can just stream from it- Roku, here we come! (Can you record with it?)

Dr. Monkey said...

I don't know about recording with it Rita.

ReaderRita said...

Thanks, Dr. Monkey. I guess I am still clouded as to what Roku can do vs. Tivo.
(Oh dear god, I sound like my mother...nooooooo!!!!!!!)