Roku + Netflix = Instant Movies on your TV

A Roku Player was one of the things that I had wanted for a few years after seeing that our dvd player was only able to stream Netflix. We had bought the Amazon Prime deal for all our purchases throughout the year and had FREE instant streaming but no way to watch anything through Amazon unless we were using the computer. Not fun with 7 people trying to watch!

I had been searching around and got a really good deal on a Roku player and hooked it up to our old as Methuselah television set. We enjoy watching Amazon, Netflix, and lots of other great channels. We also have used Pandora on our Roku and have had so much fun with all the new channels we have found. A Roku player is a little box that works magic – we love having it in our home and the flexibility it brings in what we allow to stream in for our family. It is so odd to go over to someone’s house and see commercials, what a time waster ­čÖé

I definitely recommend it to anyone that wants a great product to stream channels into their home. You should check Roku prices here before purchasing. If you use this link, it is an affiliate – so thank you.


The next thing you need to sign up for is Netflix. I recommend the Streaming PLUS 1 DVD program for $14.99. If you choose to do just the Streaming option, it will cost you $7.99. The reason that I recommend the one with DVD is because there are many Bible and Historical videos/movies that are only available on Netflix DVD.


Although you will find many similar titles available on Amazon, there are some major differences between what is available on Netflix compared to Amazon through their Prime Membership. One thing that is noticeable is that there are many titles that you have to “rent” in order to watch, but because they make this available, there are lots more videos and movies to choose from. We use our Prime Membership for getting FREE 2-day shipping on our purchases (which we use a lot), and the Amazon Instant is an added bonus!┬áReceive all the benefits of Amazon Prime including FREE Two-Day shipping for eligible purchases, free access to Amazon Instant Video, and the ability to borrow books from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library for $99 a year.

Each week I post at these sites to participate in spreading the word about using video in homeschooling.

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