What can I do with an original Roku?

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

  1. davidg4781 macrumors 68020

    Oct 28, 2006
    Alice, TX
    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


    Sep 23, 2012
  3. rkieru macrumors member


    Jun 10, 2015
    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


    Dec 17, 2009
    Folsom, CA
    :Get another and use them as matching bookends. (-:
  5. Donka macrumors 68030


    May 3, 2011
    If you use Plex then the Roku is a great wee client for a spare room or similar.

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