I love the interface of the Roku. It’s so simple to use. I wanted to Connect my Roku box to a computer so that I could watch the content within the window on my computer. I know that may be strange to some folks, but navigating to the different video content providers is a much clunkier experience in a browser. It also helps to have it available to grab screenshots from the Roku.
Roku users who watch Disney+ have been having problems with the app where they cannot turn off the audio guide narration voice. This is a problem where a voice describes everything on the screen that is happening. The feature is normally used for the vision impaired, but some users who don’t need it struggle to disable it.
Fortunately, we’ve come up with a couple of solutions that seem to work. Give these fixes a try.
If you ever want to cast the screen of your Android device to your TV, you can do it via the Roku Premier, 4, 3, or Streaming Stick using these steps.
This weekend I sat down to watch “Argo” using the Amazon Prime Video app on the Roku box. When I attempted to purchase and watch the movie on Amazon Instant, it threw an error on the screen. I could still hear the audio, but the blue and white error that said “HDCP unauthorised. Content disabled” error took up the entire screen.
The Roku has amazed me with many of its features. It seemed only natural that I’d be able to connect a keyboard to its USB port and use it to navigate and type. That doesn’t work though. Nor is there a Bluetooth keyboard solution available. It’s the one missing feature that would make the Roku absolutely perfect. Typing using the standard remote control is sometimes aggravating. Fortunately, There are a few handy alternatives for people who absolutely must use a keyboard with their Roku.[Read more…] about 2 Roku Keyboard Solutions
Back in January, I wrote about how the Roku streaming video player can make older analog TVs useful. I have a 17″ Sony in my bedroom that can display a 480i picture, and that’s fine enough for me. Since the Roku 1 can connect to older analog CRT TV sets, I currently run a Roku Express+ on that TV and enjoy it immensely.
Other Roku devices have only been released with support for connections via HDMI. If you were planning on using the Roku with an analog TV, this news is a bummer. You still have an option though. With these steps, you can connect the Roku Express, Premiere, or Streaming Stick to any analog TV.
I was using 3 separate remote controls for my TV, DVD player and Roku Premier box and decided that I had to find a universal remote that could handle all three devices. I wasn’t looking for anything flashy. The Roku is a simple device, so I wanted a simple remote that worked with the device, but didn’t cost too much money.
So you want to bring your Roku along so you can sit back in that nice hotel bed and stream some shows. The only problem is, most connections to a Wi-Fi network will not work without logging the computer in or accepting a license via a web page. How can you do this with a Roku? Give these steps a try.