I have a confession…
For years and years, I used to dig my heels in and not buy-into a lot of new technologies.
My techy friends would laugh to know me now, but when DSL first came out, I opted (for years) to stay on dial-up…
I was the same when it came to DVD players… I begrudgingly purchased a dvd player only AFTER Best Buy stopped selling VHS tapes and I wanted a new yoga series for my fitness regimen.
While the change was somewhat gradual, I think it is the DVR (TiVo) that did me in…
The convenience of being able to pause live TV and what my favorite shows on my own terms.
I started to realize that all these new-fangled thingie-ma-bobs could grant me a bit of control over my entertainment choices and MY schedule.
Pretty soon, I was sold on most that technology had to offer… and today, I totally embrace my inner geek and not only is technology a huge part of my career, it adds a lot of convenience to my day.
My latest fav?
Truth be told, I never much liked video stores… not the stores so much, but the fact that I never seemed to get my videos back to them on time.
The Netflix mailing envelopes helped, but streaming video… dude I love it.
For $7.99 a month, we can watch any movie in Netflix’s online library, whenever we want. I have caught up on a many of TV series and movies this way. We did away with the envelopes and now we just stream video.
For a longtime we used Puddie’s Xbox to stream, ( or you could stream from a Wii).
But my favorite way to stream is from our little Roku boxes.
Roku easily plugs into your TV and walks you right through the steps of connecting it to your internet.
It allows you to stream Netflix and all kinds of other great web apps or programs that offer great entertainment options.
If you can’t find the video on Netflix, you could rent it from Amazon or Hulu.
You can also access fun sites like Pandora, Facebook and YouTube from your TV.
Miss Add can easily access her favorite shows and I love the commercial free option streaming video provides.
It tends to lessen the “I want thats” and the “Can we please gets” that commercial laced programs… just sayin’
So how about you?
Have you taken the streaming video leap?
Note: Roku doesn’t know who I am, but Amazon links are affiliate links as always.