RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Technology Corner: Roku tricks & tips!

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Help and Support  |  Contact

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Technology Corner

Open Roads Forum  >  Technology Corner

 > Roku tricks & tips!

This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next
Sponsored By:
rocmoc

Southern AZ/Mexico

Senior Member

Joined: 09/30/2006

View Profile



Posted: 04/12/13 05:27pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just received an email that my new Roku 3 is in the mail. Looking at using it both at home & in our Motorhome. I know about the limitations of wireless data plans, our USB modem routes thu a Cradlepoint, but there will be times when we can use it. Any tricks or tips on the use of Roku? Hulu, Netflix or Amazon? Will start experimenting with it next week at home before we take it on the road. Thanks!

rocmoc n AZ/Mexico


rocmoc n Southern AZ/Mexico


WoodGlue

Los Angeles / Montana

Senior Member

Joined: 08/12/2012

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 04/12/13 05:45pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, there are a TON of "private" and "unpublished" channels available free for the Roku. Google some search terms like "secret roku channels" or similar and there ya go!

WoodGlue

rocmoc

Southern AZ/Mexico

Senior Member

Joined: 09/30/2006

View Profile



Posted: 04/12/13 08:32pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

WoodGlue wrote:

Yes, there are a TON of "private" and "unpublished" channels available free for the Roku. Google some search terms like "secret roku channels" or similar and there ya go!

WoodGlue


Thank you, great suggestion. Found a ton of info.

rocmoc n AZ/Mexico

* This post was edited 04/13/13 07:42am by rocmoc *

WoodGlue

Los Angeles / Montana

Senior Member

Joined: 08/12/2012

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 04/13/13 12:24am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you load your channels from the website, the next time you need to reboot, I'm pretty sure it will add your channels back into your Roku.

Your mileage may vary!

WoodGlue

docj

Fulltime--Home is where we park it

Senior Member

Joined: 07/13/2010

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Online
Posted: 04/12/13 11:18pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Roku is a well-designed device that you hardly ever have to deal with directly since your interface is with Netflix, Amazon, etc. Once you have added a channel you are dealing with it, not the Roku.

The only time you really have to interact with the Roku is when you get it to connect to a wifi network and that is pretty straightforward.

One thing to keep in mind is that every once in a while you do have to reboot the Roku because it locks up or otherwise acts strangely. This is no different than with any computerized device. One time I did a factory reset with mine, but that is a pain since it loses all the channels you have added.


Sandie & Joel

2000 40' Beaver Patriot Thunder Princeton--425 HP/1550 ft-lbs CAT C-12
2014 Honda CR-V AWD EX-L with ReadyBrute tow bar/braking system
WiFiRanger Ambassador/RVParkReviews administrator
Follow our adventures on Facebook at Weiss Travels


Jtermini30

Virginia

Full Member

Joined: 03/07/2012

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 04/13/13 06:19am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have two Roku's and have found they are very difficult to use on campsites wireless networks. The device will work until the campgrounds wifi throttles back the speed.

strollin

San Martin, CA

Senior Member

Joined: 06/12/2003

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 04/13/13 09:03am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Jtermini30 wrote:

We have two Roku's and have found they are very difficult to use on campsites wireless networks. The device will work until the campgrounds wifi throttles back the speed.

Unfortunately, people using devices like a Roku is one of the reasons why campground wifi is so bad. If everyone is attempting to stream movies over the connection, it bogs down. Campground wifi seems to be designed with enough bandwidth for campers to check email or Facebook but lacks sufficient bandwidth to allow for massive video streaming.

WoodGlue

Los Angeles / Montana

Senior Member

Joined: 08/12/2012

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 04/13/13 09:21am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What about WiFi at a RV Park? I pay for the use of the signal while I'm camped there, so why shouldn't I be able to do with it, what I please?

WoodGlue

siremike

Florida

New Member

Joined: 12/31/2006

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 04/13/13 09:43am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wife has unlimited lte data plan with hotspot. We use it for roku streaming.

Not worth the frustration on a park wifi. Just a couple of people streaming hd movies would probably eat up all the bandwidth at a park.

I also have ripped a few movies to and put them on a iPad or USB drive.

Buy a Apple TV and attach it to your tv and internal wireless which does not have to be connected to the Internet .

Play the movies on your iPad and then send it to the Apple TV.

full_mosey

Oklahoma

Senior Member

Joined: 01/16/2011

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 04/13/13 09:48am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

WoodGlue wrote:

What about WiFi at a RV Park? I pay for the use of the signal while I'm camped there, so why shouldn't I be able to do with it, what I please?

WoodGlue


Tragedy of the commons.

HTH;
John

This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Technology Corner

 > Roku tricks & tips!
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Technology Corner


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2014 RV.Net | Terms & Conditions | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS