View Full Version : ATV2 vs Roku

Nov 10, 2010, 12:27 AM
Is anyone familiar with both of these devices? It seems Roku offers alot but is it as seemless as the atv? I am trying to decide between them

Nov 10, 2010, 03:22 AM
Until Apple opens up the AppleTV to third-party apps, Roku is and will be more capable, but it requires a bit more work on your part, especially if you want to stream your iTunes content. In short:

AppleTV - seemless integration with your iTunes content
Roku - loads of video/audio content from the Internet

I did a quick chart comparing the two plus the Boxee Box; see attached.

Nov 10, 2010, 06:57 AM
The Apple TV has thousands of internet content channels available. They are found in the Podcast menu item. I don't see where you mention those in the chart.