Hide the player with a mount
Owning a Roku Streaming Stick grants the luxury of tucking the device out of sight behind the TV. If you've got a set-top box, you aren't so fortunate. To provide your 70in more real estate on the entertainment center, purchase a mounting system that attaches to the back of the television set. You can score one on Amazon for less than $15. And since all Roku machines support Bluetooth over infrared, you can hide them without compromising input commands.
Expand the storage capacity for channels
Just like any iPhone, streaming boxes reach the "Not Enough Storage" limit sooner than later. Since most Roku channels allocate memory fast, consider utilizing one of the player's more underrated features: the microSD card slot on the back. Throw in a 256GB card and the black box will automatically format it, expanding space for apps and content.
Easily transfer channels between multiple Roku devices
Roku's made it ridiculously easy to set up multiple streamers around the house. And while its competitors force you through the tedious process of signing into each paid subscription for each device, Roku lets you carry over those same apps. Sign into your account when plugging in the newest model and type in the link code shown on the TV. Now any channel added on one device will automatically transfer to others. All gravy, baby.
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