Roku allows you to watch paid and free content from the Internet such as Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, YouTube, and many other streaming services, on your TV.
If you already have a “smart TV”, you might not need a Roku.
Your smart TV already does a lot of what the Roku does.
Do I need a Roku device if I have a smart TV?
You do not need a smart TV to get streaming Netflix movies or YouTube videos on your screen. Many streaming sticks and set-top boxes can stream those services and more to an older HDTV, or even a newer 4K TV. The leading models are from Amazon, Apple, Google and Roku. No smart TVs have apps for iTunes.
What is the difference between Roku TV and smart TV?
A Roku TV is more than a smart TV – it’s a better TV. Roku TVs connect to the internet and are considered smart TVs, but offer so much more. Packed with features, Roku TVs find and stream your favorite shows with features like cross-channel search, live TV pause, and the free mobile app, featuring voice control.
Can you add Roku to a smart TV?
Roku TVs have the same onscreen menu interface as other Roku streaming devices. This means adding “channels” and “apps” have the same steps. TV brands that offer the Roku system on select TV models include Element, Hisense, Hitachi, Insignia, Philips, RCA, Sharp, and TCL.
Will a smart TV work without Internet connection?
Smart TVs can connect to the internet via a wired Ethernet connection or through built-in Wi-Fi that allows it to connect to the home broadband network. * If the TV comes sans in-built Wi-Fi connectivity but supports mirroring, you can enjoy the internet even without Wi-Fi.