Roku Streaming Stick Review and Giveaway! No more need for Cable! #NatGeoKids

*I am a National Geographic Insider. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.*

Screen Shot 2014-07-15 at 9.30.04 AMI am a huge TV Junkie- like HUGE! Especially now that I have a newborn and am more confined in my house, I am constantly trying to find something to watch on TV. While I love having cable, it is sometimes really hard to find my favorite shows at the times I want to watch them. That is why I love watching my shows on streaming media such as Netflix and Amazon Prime- Hello, Downton Abbey! For this reason, I was so excited to receive the Roku Streaming Stick from National Geographic which includes great channels such as the two mentioned above and my beloved National Geographic.

DSC_0556The Roku® Streaming Stick™ (HDMI® version) makes it easy to enjoy the best selection of streaming entertainment on TV. Featuring a compact design pioneered by Roku, the Roku Streaming Stick plugs discreetly into the HDMI port for a streamlined look that’s ideal for wall-mounted TVs. It is very easy to plug the stick into your TV and get ready to start streaming anything you want, at any time of the day. All you will need to do is register your password /email using the Roku Stick for your favorite channels such as Netflix and National Geographic. In no time at all, you will be streaming the best of TV without ever touching your cable box.Screen Shot 2014-07-15 at 9.31.06 AM

For the best TV experience, the entire household can use the included remote to access the sleek Roku user interface with shortcuts to movies, TV shows, news, the Roku Channel Store, Roku Search and more. Those who desire a mobile experience can use their smartphone or tablet (along with the free and newly updated Roku apps for Android and iOS devices) to browse and select channels to stream. Users can also cast Netflix, YouTube and personal media from their mobile device to their TV. Over time Roku will add additional mobile features such as the ability to cast content from a computer to the TV.

DSC_0557Once plugged in, the Roku Streaming Stick lets consumers start streaming from more than 1,500 channels of movies, TV episodes, music, news, sports, kids’ shows and free programming – more channels and genres than any other TV streaming device – and all in up to 1080p HD video. We have it set up that we receive our favorite channels including You Tube and National Geographic at the push of a button. The kids can readily operate it so they can watch their favorite shows too! The best part is the stick is so small that your kids will not even know it there, or attempt to pull it out.  It is only .5 inches high and 1.1 inches wide.DSC_0558

National Geographic has their own amazing channel on the Roku Streaming Stick that is educational, fun, and interesting. You will need to check that out if you buy the Roku Streaming Stick.

The Roku Streaming Stick is available for $49.99 and is available in retail stores and from,,, and

Win it: One winner will receive the Roku Streaming Stick. This giveaway is run via rafflecopter, so please click read more to see the actual giveaway. The only mandatory entry is to tell me why you want to win the stick in the comment section proceeding the post. While the other entries are optional, I highly suggest filling them out to increase your chances of wining. US only. Good luck!
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  1. Jessica Menster says

    I would love to give up my cable bill- just been scared to not knowing what the best options out there are!

  2. kath g says

    I’d like to win so I could stop watching stuff on my small laptop screen and instead watch things on a much bigger tv.

  3. Kim Simpson says

    We haven’t had cable for years and don’t plan to pay $100 in the future for monthly service. This is a much better investment. And yay for Downton Abbey!

  4. saminder gumer says

    i want this for myself and for the kids. i think we can watch a lot of great shows together as well as have a family movie night with this.

  5. Jessica A. Nirri says

    I would love to win this cuz I don’t have cable just the local free channels .. Which is about 30 of them but I’ve been deprived of the SciFi channel.. Animal planet .. NatGeo and more for over four years now.. Unless I’m at my grandmas and she lives about 90 min away. Although tv has gotten kinda ridiculous with no documentaries on discovery anymore just cop shows or hoarders and things like pawn stars.. No music on MTV unless you wake up at 6am .. Most channels are not what they once were.. But with this stick it seems like I would be able to get these channels and many more with shows that actually teach something.. Don’t get me wrong I love reality TV .. But you know what I mean TV is not what it used to be.. I’m a huge Netflix fan and to be able to stream on my TV instead of watching on my phone would be amazing .. My daughter would flip

  6. Sarah says

    We’ve been seriously discussing dropping cable, keeping our netflix and adding amazon prime and hulu. This would definitely help with the transition!


    I want to win this because it would facilitate streaming from the computer to the tv, and I have heard good reviews on it

  8. D Schmidt says

    I would like to win this because we are seriously considering saving money by getting rid of cable.

  9. Emily Morelli says

    This sounds like a great way to get entertainmaent – I’d love to get rid of our pricey satellite!

  10. Tracy Pryor says

    We have a roku and love it but its a really old version. I would love this to I can put some of the newer channels on it.

  11. crystal says

    Because it would be great not to have to have the computer hooked up to the tv all the time to watch stuff.

  12. Amber D. says

    I would love to win this because it would simplify all of our devices! and we could actually watch tv in our bedroom! :)

  13. Marty Crosson says

    I have an old first generation Roku that’s always running out of memory and freezing. I’d love to win a new one, and I can’t believe how small it is!

  14. Michelle says

    Would love it for the TV in the basement so that I could actually watch something interesting while on the treadmill. Would help me run further!

  15. Tabitha says

    I want this b/c I’m want to get my daughter a tv for her room.
    But I don’t want to pay more for directv,it would be great for her.

  16. Nicole C. says

    I want to win this because we don’t have cable anymore. This would give us more options to watch!

  17. Jacob says

    This would be so cool because my TV does not have any function built in like this (like so many new TVs do). Would be SO cost effective to add this device

  18. jenn huey says

    I don’t watch TV enough to justify getting cable but when the kids come over they get bored easy and I feel like I have to entertain them, with this they could watch TV and I could go about my business

  19. kim says

    I would love to win this because my family loves to stream movies it saves us a lot of money over cable this device would be perfect for us

  20. Robert Tschinkel says

    this would be perfect for myself, being retired and on a limited budget this would help me to get rid of cable/satellite TV

  21. says

    I want to win this Roku stick because I can stream Russian channels on my tv–would cost a fortune through the regular cable method. :)Great giveaway!

  22. janet woodling says

    Would love to win this. I enjoy watching movies and past episodes of tv programs. Cable bills are high this would help eliminate them.

  23. Sharon Kaminski says

    We have friends that have Roku and it would be good because we love to watch TV and movies and this would work good.

  24. sandra says

    i want to win this because i love watching movies and this will make it easy to stream movies and tv

  25. Angela Podgorny says

    I want to win this because I do not have cable tv and this would allow me to watch netflix.

  26. T.h.Ransom says

    My kids love to watch Netflix and it would be nice to be able to take the PS3 out of the kids’ room.

  27. Birdiebee says

    I would love to have this as I do not have cable so only have 2 local channels. This would be perfect to get to watch other shows on television without having to sign up for cable or satellite.

  28. Kim says

    I want to win this because I have heard many great things about roku and I would like to try it for ourselves! Maybe we could downgrade our satellite to the basic package!

  29. Kasey says

    We don’t have any extras for our tv, no netflix, or premium channels. We’d like to be able to get more out of our TV.

  30. Jessamine D. says

    I’d love to win this because we don’t have cable and only have a netflix and hulu subscription. It would be nice if we can watch them on TV. :)

  31. Alicia Crenshaw says

    We hadn’t had cable for 2 years. We just got it a month ago and the bill is astronomical and we don’t even get the channels we really want (they cost $20 more a month!) We’re cancelling as soon as our month is up and just keeping the internet. So, I’d love to try Roku. Maybe we could watch what we want.

  32. Donna Cheatle says

    I’ve been streaming though my blu-ray player and it has really terrible connections. It cuts off and reconnects all the time. This would make my life so much nicer!

  33. says

    I’d love to be able to watch all our streaming subscriptions without having to go through our xbox- save wear and tear on that and go through something that is meant to be used for steaming.

  34. Madonna Cramer says

    I would like to win this because it would be nice to have more options for quality T.V. for my family because often there is not family appropriate shows to watch on cable.

  35. Holly Storm-Burge says

    We love our Netflix, but traveling this summer was a pain. I had to pack the laptop, the HDMI cables and set it all up when we got there. I’d love to just plug and play!

  36. Diane Cooper says

    I would love to win this because my daughter has a ROKU and I love it! I would so do away with my overpriced cable!

  37. Jill Myrick says

    As a family that doesn’t have cable this sounds like it would be perfect for us. I love that I can watch netflix, shows and series that I have missed so much with the Roku.


  38. M. Rogers says

    I want it because it would be so great to watch the streaming stuff I watch on my devices on the big screen T.V.

  39. Rachel S says

    I want to win this because our cable bill is almost $200 and it’s killing us.
    We’d finally be able to cancel it and still watch tv.

  40. Nathan Volker says

    I would love to win this for my daughter. Hers recently broke and is dying to get another one to watch her favorite tv shows in her room

  41. Erica Munro says

    I have the Ruko Base and I love it but when I want to watch it in my bedroom vs my living room I have to transfer it which becomes a pain. I love how this is a USB plug in.

  42. Dierdra Byrd says

    I love my Roku and have really been wanting to get my son one. I have been thinking about getting the stick so I can use my phone with it and give my son the one I have!

  43. Lisa Reitano says

    I would love to have this because we canceled our cable movies because it was becoming very expensive

    Sibabe64 at me dot com

  44. Ancilla Jagdeo says

    I’ve heard such good things about roke, would love to try it. ..And no more cable bill? YES PLEASE!

  45. Deb Christie says

    I want to win because I could take the Roku Stick with me to other places and more viewing choices. I have a Netflix subscription so this would be perfect for me.

  46. Nicole Flynn says

    I would love to win this because I too am a television junkie. Also, mainly why I want to win, is cable (or satellite) is just too expensive for my family.

  47. says

    I’m really telling my age here, but I can remember when you didn’t pay for any TV channels. Well times have definitely changed. The Cable Bill is usually higher than the cell phone bill. Winning this Roku could definitely help save you money.

  48. Lorina Padgett says

    I really want to win because we are spending too much for cable so its gotta go. I would still like to watch some shows on TV but we have to cut some expenses.

  49. says

    It makes it so easy to watch our favorite shows. We still have our cable contract but with this, I think that could go by the wayside after it ends :) Best of luck to all!

  50. Karen Martin says

    I would love to win the Roku for my son and his family. They are so limited with TV options without cable. Thanks.

  51. Valeen N says

    I’d like to win this because it sounds so convenient! It would really enhance the TV watching experience! Access to more great shows.

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