Thursday, December 1, 2011

Netflix and Roku

I did a post about the Roku streaming player on GeekMom, but I wanted to talk a little about it here.

I never got on the Netflix train even back when it was just a DVD rental service. We have a tendency to buy movies instead of renting them so it didn't appeal to us.

When the streaming started, I did think about it. But we have issues with making our router work with our gaming systems, so we just stuck with our DirecTV. I did hear around the Qwikster debacle but it didn't really effect me since I didn't use this service.  

Then I got the chance to get a Roku 2 player to review. The Roku is pretty cool but we decided that we needed either Netflix or Hulu Plus to get the most out of this streaming player. Netflix offered a free month trial and Hulu Plus only offered a week, so we opted for Netflix.

It's been a few weeks now and I have to say that I love Netflix. We still have our DirecTV since my husband loves football so the latest shows that we watch get taped onto the DVR. But Netflix is great because it's got so many shows to choose from, especially for Emily.

While I don't think I would ever just go with Netflix, but as an addition to our DirecTV is great. We are saving money though because of Netflix we are getting rid of our movie channels.

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1 comment:

  1. Yeah that's why I loved Netflix for years. It's not a good choice to replace cable because they don't carry new shows, but for movies and old shows it's great. I also loved it for years... Too bad they screwed me over. I can hold a grudge for a long time.