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Enter to WIN a Roku!


Who Needs Cable When You Have a Roku?

About 3 years ago, my husband came to me with a “radical” suggestion – to get rid of our cable television. Here’s some of what went through my head: “No cable? With two kids under the age of 5? I love TV! He must be out of his mind!!!” After the initial shock wore off, we took a look at the facts. We were spending over $70 just for basic cable. That’s over $800 a year! No premium channels, no DVR. Our kids watched only a handful of TV shows on the same two channels. I primarily used the television for background noise while cooking dinner. While I love TV, it had been years since I’d been able to keep up with the current prime time TV schedule. And as a couple, we would sit together and watch maybe an hour or two per week, tops. Our conclusion? That we were throwing away a ton of money every month and getting very little in return.

What is a Roku 3, Anyway?

My husband told me about this thing called Roku. I’d never heard of it, but I checked with a girlfriend’s tech savvy husband, who spoke highly of it. So I agreed, albeit somewhat reluctantly, to give it a try for 6 months. And my husband agreed that if the kids and/or I were unhappy with the decision, then we would switch back to traditional cable. So how did it turn out? It’s been three years, and we’ve never considered going back to regular cable. We love our Rokus! We now have two Roku HD Streaming Players, a Roku 2 XD Streaming Player 1080p, and a brand new Roku 3 Streaming Player, which Roku has asked Madame Deals to review. Here’s how it works: Roku streams programming from the internet directly to your television. You can choose from over 750 channels, from premium services (for a fee) like Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Instant Video, to FREE channels like YouTube, Pandora, and Crackle. Roku also provides access to a selection of free or very reasonably priced video games that you can play right on your television screen. My kids love to play Angry Birds and search for their favorite cartoons and videos on YouTube. And we all love Netflix! The kids can watch their favorite TV shows (Dora the Explorer and Phineas and Ferb), movies (Tangled and Pocahontas), and discover new shows (Eliot Kid and Bonnie Bear). And I’ve been able to watch great shows that I missed during their original run, like Lost and Friday Night Lights. My husband and I have found a number of shows to watch together – and now instead of listening to the TV while we cook, we listen to our customized stations on Pandora! We watch the news on the CNN International channel, and my husband loves to explore more obscure news outlets and channels.

The New Roku 3 is Even Better!

So you already know that I love Roku. But what makes the Roku 3different or better?

  • The interface is fantastic – easy to use and intuitive.
  • Roku has made it even easier to search for channels on this latest model.
  • The remote control is similar to the sleek, simple remote for the Roku 2, only this one comes with a built-in headphone jack. Just plug in your headphones and listen privately. Love this. In-ear headphones are included with the device.
  • The remote also has motion control – I’m not very tech savvy, but I’m told that this is an important feature for playing video games.
  • Speaking of video games, Roku 3 comes with Angry Birds Space.
  • There is a free app for Android and iOS devices that will turn your phone or tablet into a remote control for your Roku 3.

And here are some specs for those of you who are more technologically inclined:

  • Dual-band wireless (Wi-Fi a/b/g/n compatible)
  • Ethernet and USB ports, plus MicroSD slot for adding extra storage
  • Up to 1080p HD

Here’s the coolest part. The Roku 3 has a suggested retail price of $99.99. So instead of paying $70 or more EVERY MONTH for cable or satellite TV, you have a one-time cost of $99.99 for your Roku 3…and unlimited options! (Remember, you will need high speed internet access in order to use any Roku device.) Take it from this Roku convert – you will love the new Roku 3, whether you use it to replace your cable service or to supplement it. Get the latest news about Roku:


And now one lucky reader will have the chance to win a Roku 3!

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35 Responses to “Enter to WIN a Roku!”

  • Melissa Hardin:

    We have discussed getting rid of cable and this sounds like an intriguing way to go about it!

  • Jennifer:

    I would love to win because my hubby and I would love to have it in our bedroom for after the kids go to sleep!

  • Claudia:

    I would love to win because, I would be able to watch hulu plus, Amazon video on my TV.

  • Mary Beth Elderton:

    I’d love to be able to watch a more focused selection of Tv and movies.

  • I’d like to win because we have cut out extra spending, which means no tv! We don’t pick up channels without something! I miss the news!

  • Julie Lynn Bickham:

    I want to win one because I have been bugging my hubby to get me one for a while now.

  • I want to cut my cable.

  • VDPM:

    I would so love to win this. I love my old one
    Thank you,

  • Tamara Walker:

    It would be for my grandmother. She has one of the original devices and it is acting up, so this would be a nice treat for her.

  • Lisa Imerman:

    I really want to try a ROKU as we have Apple TV, but I can’t use it with my Amazon Prime account and other “channels” aren’t available. We still have Cable, but are considering getting rid of it when our contract is up.

  • sue killgore:

    It would save me lots of money because we pay $90 a month for tv and watch maybe 10 hours a week.

  • Carmen Van Deursen:

    I would love to see how it would work in addition to my cable since my cable is so basic.

  • NW Homesteader:

    We would love to get movies for our kids! We don’t have cable and would love to stream to the TV!

  • Laquandra R:

    I would like to get it for my sons room so he can watch Netflix

  • Julie:

    would love to try need cheaper cable

  • Lori R:

    I would love this just to be able to stream movies off the internet. My son loves to watch internet content and sometimes the computer is being used when he wants to watch. This would be great! Thanks for the chance.

  • Horace:

    Simply, I would love to lower my cable bill. I have seen what a friend’s Roku 2 can do and it’s amazing. The Roku 3 is even better with it’s many upgrades.

  • Diane S.:

    I would love to win this! We were paying almost $200.00/month for cable/internet/phone with Comcast and I called them and said we have friends that are $20-$60/month and we were going to discontinue. They lowered our payment $50. I am tired of paying so much–we only watch about 3 channels! Thanks for the opportunity! But, do you get your 3 main channels? Here for us it is 2, 4, 7. ABC< NBC,…

  • clarissa:

    we got rid of satellite a few months ago…love to boost up my TV watching options

  • Char Inman:

    I love these. I hope I win

  • I would love to win a Roku. SAving the cable $$ each month would be HUGE!

  • Sandra Zumbrun:

    So I can stop paying huge monthly cable tv fees!

  • Beth Harrison:

    want to get rid of cable and this would help!

  • David Vickers:

    This is awesome!

  • Marisa N:

    My family has been looking into getting one for a long time now. We dont have cable just local channels and this would be fabulous!

  • Whitney Baze:

    I recently went back to work and it’d be great to e able to catch up on my favorite shows on my days off or when I have time.

  • Tonya L:

    I’ve been holding out for the Roku 3. If I don’t win one soon, I’ll be buying.

  • Christina T:

    I have never used Roku before but I have heard great things about it and with the fact that in my house we have both Netflix and Hulu Plus, it would be more convient to hook this up to our tv and watch it comfortablely without having to crowd around a laptop! Thanks for the chance at this great give away!!

  • Samnang R:

    I’d love to win one and cut our cable bill!

  • Stacey Perkins:

    I would be nice to watch amazon on my TV!

  • alex bernstein:

    I want it so I don’t have to pay for satellite again.

  • Tracy P:

    We don’t have cable but we get like 6 basic channels and there is nothing on for my kids to watch. I would love to get this to expand our watching experience!

  • Kearston D.:

    I have been wanting to get one of these for my kids room. Much cheaper than having cable!

  • Kim:

    We have gotten rid of cable for periods of time but usually get it again when they offer deals. We’re talking about dumping it again. This would be very nice.

  • Riley Howard:

    I would like to win because I recently cut cable and it makes me sad.

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