Three Ways to Make Your Roku An Even Better Cord Cutting Tool




Roku31Roku is a great little box but there are a few things that can make it even better… Here are three tools that can make your Roku an even more powerful cord cutting tool.

Sideclick1#1 The Sideclick

The Sideclick turns your Roku remote into an all-in-one universal remote. The best part is you still get your original Roku remote to use with your Roku.

The Sideclick adds a row of 8 programmable buttons to your Roku remote’s functionality that you can set to do anything you want such as turn your TV on or off, change the volume, or change the input.

You can find the Sideclick at the BestBuy website.

Roku USB Power#2 Power Your Roku with a USB Cable

Do you own a Roku 1, 2, or 3? The Mission Power USB cable replaces the need for a wall outlet, making it perfect for someone who wants to use a Roku box for a wall-mounted TV. It is also perfect for anyone who wants to have a sleep timer.

If you are one of the millions of cord cutters with a data cap the Mission Power USB cable can help you stop wasting GB of data as you sleep. Just set your TV’s sleep timer and when your TV turns off your Roku box will also shut down stopping any streams at the same time.

You can watch our full review here:

You can find the Mission Power USB cable on Amazon here:

tablo_dvr#3 A Tablo DVR

Streaming is great, but free over-the-air TV is pretty amazing. Most Americans can receive more than 20 channels—many in HD—for free: everything from sports and live events to some of the best shows on TV.

A Tablo DVR puts all this on your Roku. I love it, because it allows the TV in my basement to take advantage of the antenna we have upstairs. It also puts all of this live TV right on your Roku, making it easy to watch all your over-the-air shows live and on demand.

You can find the Tablo DVR on Amazon here:

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