Roku Fan of the Month

Has Roku rocked your world? Do you recommend your favorite little black box to everyone you know? If so, you just might be a Roku Revolutionary.

Starting this month, we’re kicking off the Roku Fan of the Month program to highlight our impressive community—and give a little something back to the revolution.

In 150 words or less, tell us why you are prime material for the first-ever Fan on the Month. We’ll pick one fan per month randomly and shower you with fame (a nice bio on the blog), fortune (some nifty Roku swag) and plenty of attention (we’ll tell our mothers and talk about you around the water-cooler)!

Send your Roku story to therevolution (at) roku.com and if we pick you, you’ll get an email with next steps. Be sure to include your name and address in your email, oh and shirt size wouldn’t hurt.

Happy Streaming!

 

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  • Shan5454

    I don’t have cable or dish or any other stuff. I have a antennae, and it’s been a Windy month. This means the antennae loses all our local channels, Roku gives me something to watch. And not just something all good shows. Thank you!

  • Christina Henderson

    Now that we have Roku I don’t think we could live without it. With Roku we were able to cut out cable and save over $100/month. Don’t cut back on your internet though you’ll need it to keep the awesomeness that is Roku running good. We have a Netflix account and 2 Roku’s on 3 of the television’s in our house. I love the sleek look of the Roku along with the apps that it provides. Its so User Friendly that even my kid can navigate it. Thanks Roku for helping me save money!

  • Telo62

    I’ve been a Roku megaphone ever since my friend James (shoooouuuuut oooout) turned me on to the BEST way to watch TV. I can’t wait until you get EPIX up and running full feature….or you could make it free again :)

    I’m hoping I in turn turned a few on to “the joy of the little black box” ™ as well!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathyn Jonathyn Brown

    I was struggling to find a great, thoughtful gift for my girlfriend’s mother, and then I heard that she had become frustrated with the quality of the Korean dramas (on VHS!) she’d been borrowing from the library. They were old and worn and often didn’t work at all. Then I noticed the wealth of Korean programming available on my own Roku, and I immediately bought one for her. She was blown away! She’s now joyfully watching everything she wants in super high quality, she’s delighted with the Roku, and I look like the best boyfriend in the world because of it! Thank you Roku!

  • http://www.facebook.com/AnnaBokmaScott Anna Scott

    You should pick me. I have endorsed your product since 2007. I now have two rokus in the house and love them. I use it for Netflix streaming (have since it was first introduced) and for Hulu plus, vimeo, Facebook and Crackle. I used my first Roku box so much, I wore it out and had to get another one. I show friends who come over how to use it and I know many have purchased the box after my demonstration.
    Thank you. Anna Scott

  • Mike Mullan

    I was always looking for a way to stream my kids movies to their rooms from a media server and Roku has now made that possible! I now have 5 Rokus in the house and recommend them to everyone.

  • GrandGayleAnn

    I AM the BIGGEST Roku fan. I have had mine over a year now and I like it better than my DVR, VCR, Cable, etc. My hubby is even worried about his position in the “like best” category. I have recommended the Roku to EVERYONE. I even sold one to a customer while shopping at Best Buy and I don’t even work there.

  • Scott

    Trying to cut costs I decided to jump head first into a technology I knew nothing about. With a monthly satellite bill between $60 – $70 I thought $90 for the Roku XD was worth a try. Minutes after plugging it in I was blown away with the ease of use, responsiveness, and quality of the picture. With the addition of Netflix and Hulu Plus accounts my dependency for OTA broadcasts is almost gone. My experience was so positive I up sell the Roku every chance I get. I’m rocking my Roku daily!

  • Oergelb

    Our son gave us one for Christmas. We immediately installed it had fun adding all the channels and then immediately got addicted to Angry Birds. My husband and I, who do not own any game consoles, played Angry Birds til 3AM ( more nights than one). Since we use that one in our home away from home, we of course had to buy one for our other home. Couldn’t wait to get it so that we could play Angry Birds. We are having so much fun. Thanks Roku and our son.

  • Mattjoys

    Since we have got ROKU in our entertainment room, it has revolutionised our life pattern itself. We can see and enjoy all our favorite programs , no need for programming and remembering to recording, and that makes a lot of positive difference in our family relationship itself, because always I am blamed by my sweet wife for not not setting the recording while we are on vacation. When we come back, she cannot see her favorite serials for the last 10 days or so, the whole thrill of vacationing is gone! Now We are so happy and we discontinued all Dish connections saving a lot. She loves me better, along with the new equipment! Thanks to the small wonderful box, our dear ROKU

    Thomas Mathew, 6943 Maple Creek Dr, Liberty TWP, OH 45044 (size 40-42)

  • Valerie

    Set my Roku early during the evening last night; didn’t go to sleep til 2:00 am.! I told a coworker about it and he’s all hyped up about buying one. He didn’t even know that such a device even existed. Wonder what time he’ll go to bed once he gets his Roku?

  • Cruz94

    I kept showing my parents how useful Roku is on QVC. It’s all about TV and Music without any fees. And since we watch a lot of Netflix, it’s even better. On Christmas day, I got a Roku just for my room! I checked out all the cool apps like Pandora and Netflix. I love how I can listen to my favorite artists on Pandora. Plus on Netflix I enjoy being able to watch old Power Ranger seasons from the 90’s, even before I was born. I spent my whole winter break watching all 20 seasons of Power Rangers! Next up, I’m hoping to get a gaming remote to play my favorite game of Angry Birds. Thanks to Roku, I can watch TV shows old or new, plus I can listen to the radio without any advertisements!

  • Penny

    I’m so excited about the Roku fan of the month club. I talk about the Roku on facebook all the time and I cannot wait to get the newest and best Roku2 complete with angry birds next month. I’m sure ill be even more excited and talking about it on facebook so much my friends might tell me to shut up! LOL

  • Celindasl

    Bought the Roku LT as a Xmas present to myself. Honestly was the best 50 bucks I ever spent. So glad it went down, the original $100 tag was way too steep. I don’t even bother with cab,e anymore.

  • AL

    One advantage of using our ROKU XS is having NETFLIX for just a $8 fee each month. We eliminated the cable TV movie channels and now watch the same movies with excellent quality video. By using a small antenna in the upstairs attic, we can watch local news and programs in High Definition whereas the cable company wants to charge people for it. Of course you must have the internet and we use a Cisco model E3000 wireless router. Am playing ANGRY BIRDS now.

  • http://twitter.com/Rliyen Inquisitor Malakai

    Thanks to Roku, I was finally able to watch all the Godzilla movies I missed while growing up!

  • ShieldsBJS

    I own two devices and have purchased 3 others for gifts for family members. I had been talking up the Roku to the folks at the office but you really need to demo it. One problem. Our office has a pretty strict policy about playing streaming content over the network. I figured, hey, it’s worth the risk so I smuggled it into a conference room, connected it to the overhead projection system and a pair of speakers and then had a private demo/viewing party for the gang. From the 3 Stooges, to Andy Griffith, to the evening news and of course Netflix and HuluPlus. There wasn’t anything they asked for that I couldn’t pop up on the screen. Everyone was amazed and a few more fans were born. I’ve even loaned one of my devices out for ‘try before you buy’ with a couple folks.

  • Anonymous

    OMG…2 days into my ROKU…I love this thing. I don’t think I will be able to get any housework done in my home.
    I have been trying everything….movies, radio, games, news, and a couple of tv shows on Hulu. It is so much fun. I am wondering if I will do away with my cable at some point. My project this week is to check all the shows that I normally record. Even while I am spending a few minutes on the computer…I have it set so that my boyfriend is watching a documentary on Pete Rose.
    Well I have to finish up here…its almost time for me to start searching again.

    Best Wishes for all my ROKU friends!

  • Dcrawford

    Martin Crawford stuck his nose up to the cash cow satellite and cable guys. He bought an antenna and a Roku. Since then he and his family have fallen in love with the streaming genius in a box. The 5 and 3 year old are skilled at finding their programs. Martin and Marie enjoy learning, watching, exploring the world through their Roku. So much so that they bought me my first Roku box for Christmas. His enthusiasm and appreciation has flowed out to bring back my back-to-the-land beliefs and independence from the mediocrity and poor programing of the cable and dish companies.
    Martin Crawford deserves the Fan Of The Month.
    170 E. Sixth Street #1671
    Claremont ca 91711

  • Dcrawford

    Martin Crawford stuck his nose up to the cash cow satellite and cable guys. He bought an antenna and a Roku. Since then he and his family have fallen in love with the streaming genius in a box. The 5 and 3 year old are skilled at finding their programs. Martin and Marie enjoy learning, watching, exploring the world through their Roku. So much so that they bought me my first Roku box for Christmas. His enthusiasm and appreciation has flowed out to bring back my back-to-the-land beliefs and independence from the mediocrity and poor programing of the cable and dish companies.
    Martin Crawford deserves the Fan Of The Month.
    170 E. Sixth Street #1671
    Claremont ca 91711

  • http://nanacast.com Josh Anderson

    Do you guys realize how bad your customer support is? You should be embarrassed. I had to call them today and if it was not so dang funny I probably would have been irate.

    I am rooting for Roku… but you guys are killing your selves with the worst outsourced support team I have ever spoken to. Their comprehension level was really low…

    I am the CEO of an ecommerce and new media software and services company so I am fairly savvy and have outsourced a bit myself over the years…

    But you guys have something too good to leave in the hands of the worst customer support team that I have ever interacted with during my 4 decades on this earth ;-)

    I LOVE the device and luckily until now I have not had to call support… but this was a billing issue and they truly had NO CLUE.

    If I had recorded the conversation it would have been an incredible viral hit on youtube because of the shear hilarity, ridiculousness, irony etc. And I was not rude… and also managed to keep from laughing… though I am not sure if some of your support staff have high enough English comprehension levels to even understand what the issue was in the first place (no exaggeration).

    It did provide my staff with some good entertainment as I had the conversation on speaker phone.

    Want to test this out your self?

    Call your support staff and tell them that you received a receipt for a purchase on the Roku that you did not make.

    But before you do make sure you go to the bathroom because you might pee your self laughing…. and have some Kleenex on hand as you might wet your self crying.

    Love your device… and I don’t hate your support… I just feel sorry for your customers because your support team has no clue… they tried hard… and sadly they demonstrated almost no comprehension.

    But seriously… this is honest feedback…

    Get with it Roku! If you don’t listen to this you are worse than an ostrich with its head in the sand.

    • The Big Cam

      That is one funny story! I bet they will get it fixed.

  • Mitch Maizlech

    I have always been a movie junkie and love the ability to watch all types of movies and programs on MY schedule. Best money spent on entertainment and will be upgrading to the 1080p Roku box soon!

  • Lordlanders

    We just added our second ROKU over Christmas. That makes two and no cable bills since August, 2010.

  • Thomas E. C.

    November 12, 2011 was our day of television Independence! Purchased a ROKU 2 XS w/AngryBirds game. Immediately fell in love with this little box! Ease of set up and use is the easiest. This ROKU so changed how we view TV. Now we enjoy it as it was meant to be. On our terms! Love it so much that we turned around and purchased the ROKU 2 XS ANGRY BIRDS EDITION. YEAH! Always telling people(strangers as well as friends), they should get one. OK, so I am now a fanatic.

  • Smw380

    I am a very picky TV viewer. Most of what’s on there, I don’t like. I don’t even have cable. But my secret weapon is my Roku. I watch the shows I feel are worth my time, on my schedule, with no commercials. I scroll back to watch the best bits again. I am the Queen of TV at my house! And I love it!

  • Jdarn1

    I love my Roku. My son bought it for me for Christmas. I think I watch my Roku more than cable television! I’ve been telling everyone about Roku! My son went on to buy him one and so has my sister. Roku must be the wave of the future!

  • Stacey B

    A few years ago, I called up Netflix flipping out because I couldn’t get my movies fast enough and why couldn’t I have a box that connected to the internet so I could stream though my tv? Then a year later the ROKU came out. I ordered it as soon as it did and I CANCELED my premium cable and reduced my self down to basic cable and internet. I was in heaven. Not only did i get my movies , I got a few channels too. As time went by the line up grew!! I told everyone I knew. Not everyone I got on board but I kept telling everyone, STREAMING through your gamebox is just not the same.
    This to me went beyond anything I had before. Now I am not rich, and I don’t have an HD tv and I don’t even have the brand new player or the ability to play fancy games like the new ones but as the channel line up grew, so did the Roku’s ability to keep the stream . I TOLD EVERYONE how much money I was saving and I just love your service. The channels are always coming and as far as I can see this can only get better. Even if you didn’t pick me I would still rave and rant and tell everyone I know how much they get with a ROKU!!! Thank you so much for your great box!!!! Stacey and Mishelle!!!

  • Blondeangiebaby

    I was sick of the price increases of cable and decided to buy a roku and use that for my tv use. It was the best thing I ever did. I watch crackle, netflix, hulu, amazon, listen to music channels. They are so easy to hook up to tvs. There is always a new movie to watch on one of the channels. And with new channels coming out daily this was the best buy I ever made. I bought 2 for my room and living room. At one time my son was using Xbox live but with the price of 10$ a month the roku pays for itself in no time. I have told so many people that they can cut their cable bill or eliminate it completely.

    I am the biggest fan. Started with my first roku in 2007 and it has gotten better and better as time has gone by.

  • Blondeangiebaby

    I was sick of the price increases of cable and decided to buy a roku and use that for my tv use. It was the best thing I ever did. I watch crackle, netflix, hulu, amazon, listen to music channels. They are so easy to hook up to tvs. There is always a new movie to watch on one of the channels. And with new channels coming out daily this was the best buy I ever made. I bought 2 for my room and living room. At one time my son was using Xbox live but with the price of 10$ a month the roku pays for itself in no time. I have told so many people that they can cut their cable bill or eliminate it completely.

    I am the biggest fan. Started with my first roku in 2007 and it has gotten better and better as time has gone by.

  • Donald Montoya

    I answered the phone this evening and it was the cable company AGAIN!! After the lady told me that they had a special I couldn’t refuse..AGAIN. I told her that I had a ROKU box. She didn’t know what it was so I explained it to her. after I convinced her that such a thing really did exist she said she was sorry for bothering me and she was going to go and buy herself a ROKU box. I cut the cable cord last year around Christmas. for the price of one months cable, I have more content than I can ever watch. It’s definitely the best entertainment value around and I am definitely the biggest ROKU fan on the planet!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Skull-Dragger/100003128572883 Skull Dragger

    Hello Ya’ALL,
    When are you getting hulu, the FREE ONE! I know you are Adding various channels all the time, but I would like to make a suggestion, can you make a Blog about what New Channels your working at getting on the Roku system, as well as The When and Where Froms Too. I have had my XS ROKU for about 3 months, and I Like it alot, I WOULD ABSOLUTELY “LOVE IT”, IF IT HAD INTERNET CAPABILITIES from the roku itself. Perhaps supply or “SELL” a keyboard with a mini mouse window, similar to the Gel TV ones that were abundant during the early 90’s that accessed the internet thru your phone line and put the picture on your TV. I believe that would cure alot of other issues that would make Your Roku a super unit. Because right now I watch a lot of shows from the discovery channel, showtime, starz, hbo, a & e, lifetime, spike, and several others that i can watch on my pc anytime. I Want the ability to watch everything from 1 player, instead of having to hook up and un hook my laptop all the time. What do you think, oh and I would like my shirt to be an xl.

    Thank You,
    Richard.combs@live.com

  • Njmanning

    Your “therevolution (at) roku.com ” isn’t recognized as a valid email address by MS Outlook.

  • Anonymous

    this is amazing,now i can watch all childhood movies :)

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  • Amelia Greacen

    How can I watch PBS News Hour and CNBC news on ROKU (I have Hulu Plus and Netflicks).
    Thanks, Molly