What can I do with an original Roku?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by davidg4781, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. davidg4781 macrumors 68010

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    Since this is home theater related I thought I'd post it here.

    I picked up an original Roku for really cheap a while back at a thrift store. It came with everything except a remote. I bought a universal remote, played around with it, and decided my Apple TV meets my needs fine.

    Is there anything I can do with this? Am I maybe missing a market? Or should I just toss it out?
     
  2. benjitek macrumors 6502a

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  3. rkieru macrumors member

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    Donate it to a friend / family member. That's what I'm looking to do with my ATV3. I've had it for years and now that I have the 4th Gen it's been moved off to a TV in a room that is rarely used. Rather than just have a device wasting away in disuse I'm going to see if I have any family member that wants a free device.

    The challenge (for me) will be to find a family member with another Apple device. I know the ATV works fine on its own; but when you can pair it with another Mac or iPhone for streaming/airplay the functionality becomes much more useful.
     
  4. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

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    :Get another and use them as matching bookends. (-:
     
  5. Donka macrumors 68020

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    If you use Plex then the Roku is a great wee client for a spare room or similar.
     

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