Why You Should Buy Apple TV Instead Of Roku 3

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Why You Should Buy Apple TV Instead Of Roku 3

Posted on: January 26th, 2014 by tommyj

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Over thirty apps in under a year and counting.

Roku users and advocates are big proponents of their device, boasting about its extensive selection of over 1,000 channels. Yes, 1,000 is a much more impressive number, but the year old third generation revision A Apple TV has over 30 apps itself at this point in time, and we can expect that number to grow as the days go by. Are you curious what you can find on Apple TV, and why you should consider buying it instead of a Roku 3? Here is a quick rundown of what it has to offer content-wise.

iTunes Movies & Shows: iTunes is a plethora of content, and you can find anything from the latest season of television programs to the newest blockbusters, all for a small price in iTunes. If you own it on your other devices, you can access it in on Apple TV.

iTunes Music: From rock to country to classical and everything in between, you can find it on iTunes.

iTunes Radio: Like Pandora, iTunes Radio allows you to stream hundreds of different radio stations to your Apple TV.

Netflix: Netflix is a large catalog of movies and television shows, including a few Netflix originals. A monthly subscription fee is required.

Hulu Plus: If you want current shows from current seasons, Hulu Plus is the place to go. A monthly subscription fee is required.

HBO Go: All the best that HBO has to offer is at your fingertips with HBO Go. It is included with an HBO subscription.

Disney Channel: Disney channel favorites such as Phineas and Ferb as well as other shows and movies are featured on this channel.

Disney XD: Kickin’ It, Crash and Bernstein, and others shows and movies from the Disney XD cable channel are available here.

Disney Junior: Your little ones will appreciate the Disney Junior favorites on this channel, including Sofia the First and Doc McStuffins.

PBS: This is the channel for public broadcasting, including news segments, documentaries, and Masterpiece.

Watch ABC: ABC programming on demand as well as live content in some cities streams on this channel.

Bloomberg: Bloomberg provides users with the latest business and financial news.

SkyNews: This station provides you with live news 24/7.

Watch ESPN: Lovers of live sports will appreciate the live content of Watch ESPN, as well as recorded games from other dates and times.

MLB.TV: With a paid subscription, users can view major league baseball games live. Non-subscribers can also view stats and scores.

NBA: Basketball fans can watch live coverage of NBA action for a monthly fee.

NHL: Another subscription channel, this one brings you live action hockey in stunning high definition.

MLS:Is soccer your game? Subscribe to this channel for live coverage from all over the country.

Crackle: If you love movies and want them for free, Crackle is a great resource.

Yahoo! Screen: See Yahoo originals as well as The Daily Show, Saturday Night Live, and The Colbert Report, all for free.

YouTube: The best video the web has to offer, including the virals everyone is talking about.

The Weather Channel: Keep informed to developing weather stories and forecasts.

WSJ Live: Get the latest business, international, and financial news on WSJ Live.

Smithsonian: Explore the world around you with the free educational programming on Smithsonian.

Vevo: Music lovers, unite! Get ready for free concerts and music videos galore.

Qello: Watch concert films and music documentaries for free, or subscribe for unlimited streaming music.

Vimeo: If independent films and Indie work is your style, the Vimeo is your channel.

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