Some of the major content providers like twitter and PlayStation have now believed that Roku has no longer remained a primary destination for providing the contents. The quality of apps provided by the Roku for their users is not up to the mark and is far behind its rivals. Roku Company itself has acknowledged this issue and started working on it for future improvement. The same has also been posted on www Roku com link. The developers are working with their app-development tools to bring improvement in performance.
Now we are going to compare the Roku apps with other media streamer apps platform
We have compared the PlayStation Vue app on both Roku player and Amazon fire TV and concluded that the quality and performance seen on the Amazon fire TV was much better than that of Roku player.
Another function that is unavailable in the Roku device is that, you can’t play videos at the background while browsing the internet but this is possible in fire TV. Moreover, you can easily navigate to other sections from your Amazon fire TV and read brief descriptions on it.
Apart from this, the grid-based channel list on available in the fire TV but you will not find any such list in this format on your Roku device. The activation process of Roku device is little bit complicated. It requires a Roku link code for activation, which sometimes remained hidden on the screen. There is no such complication in fire TV.
Now we are going to compare another HBO GO app in relation to both the devices.
In fire TV, when you open this app, then you will see the list of icons and shortcuts on the main screen from where you can easily navigate to any link. This user-friendly interface is also available on other brands like Apple TV and Android one but you will not find such things on Roku player. No doubt, if you don’t know the process to how to set up Roku with the device, then you can take help from the official website but the further help or interface is not properly available on the screen.
Some streaming service providers have even skipped Roku player from initial Roll-out. Recently released live apps by the Twitter are yet not available on Roku but you can find these on other company products like Apple, fire TV and Chromecast.
We have discussed in our previous blogs that the basic apps on Roku platform are very useful. The bare bone interface provided by the Roku to its users up to some extent gives a feeling of pleasure to them. The templates used by the Roku developers in developing the apps also helped them in gaining a popularity among the niche streaming apps as these are difficult to make.
The issue starts, when the top streaming content providers start skipping Roku platform from providing the latest features on Roku apps. Moreover, the Roku link enter code also creates problem in activating the device fully. Roku has now started developing the accustomed app like Tablo and Sling TV for all its Roku models so as to satisfy its user needs.
Any chances of Relief?
Here, we want to encourage all the Roku users that certain improvements are going on at company end and these will definitely renovate the structure of its template, which is being used by the developers for app development. The newly developed templates are more attractive and boat loaded with a variety of new features.