If you remember I did a post about how to ditch your cable and Dish Networks and still be able to watch Disney and your sports channels. I did some testing this evening with my brother and I found out how you can get the Disney and sports channels for you family with using the Roku instead of your cable or Dish networks.
I have the Roku as does my brother. I received mine from my brother for Christmas (Thank YOU!) and he purchased his tonight after being totally annoyed with his connection and bill from his Cable provider. So we were playing with his Roku and going through everything to see what was all available and low and behold there was the DISNEY channel that I have been telling you about. I did figure out that if you have the first Roku that you will not have this option for your family or several of the other options available with the Roku 2 XD Streaming Player or the Roku 2 HD Streaming Player which both carry the Disney Channel.
There is also still Crackle, Netflix, Facebook, Hulu Plus, HBO GO, and Amazon Instant Video, and so many other channels that go with it. Now, just so your aware before you ditch your cable or dish network there are a couple of things you should know. So here they are, There is a $7.99 a Month fee for Netflix, Crackle is free movies, Hulu Plus is showing $4.99 a month, Disney seems to be Free. So once you purchase your Roku 2 XD Streaming Player or the Roku 2 HD Streaming Player it is yours so there is no monthly fee for the Roku 2 after that other then the channels that you may want that have a fee. So we have figured that for the Hulu Plus and the Netflix we would be paying $13 plus internet costs which would vary on who you go through.
The Disney Channel has Disney Radio, Disney music videos and The mix kids show. The mix kids show is pretty cute. My son’s like it, they have more of their Disney shows they love on Netflix and Amazon.com. So they love watching them on there as well.
Amazon.com ~ You can now buy movies so that you can keep them on your account in your library to keep. They will be in your library when ever you would like to watch them. I have purchased a few of the kids favorite movies and they just stay in the library so they can watch them when ever they would like to.
Roku puts over 150,000 titles at your fingertips, including:
* The biggest Netflix experience around, with support for HD video, Dolby Digital+ surround sound, and English subtitles
* Hulu Plus, with an amazing selection of current TV shows from the biggest networks
* Amazon Instant Video, featuring the latest movie releases, virtually all the blockbusters of the past, hit TV series, and much more—all on demand
* Hundreds of free Hollywood movies from Crackle
* Access to premium services like HBO GO and EPIX, available via participating providers
With over 350 entertainment channels and counting, there’s something for virtually everyone, including:
* Unlimited music from Pandora, MOG, Rdio, and Live365
Live sports packages including NBA League Pass, NHL GameCenter Live, MLS Matchday, UFC, and MLB.TV
* Photo and video sharing via Facebook, Flickr, and Picasa
* The top news sources like NBC, FoxNews.com, and CNN
Of course, there are also tons of international and lifestyle programming, tech news, social networking, podcasts, cartoons, clips, and more.