A Month of Love #19

Paula Light says, “Let’s celebrate the month of lurve (aka love) by posting one thing we love every day throughout February.

Now the truth is that I’m not really a romantic guy, so I might be hard pressed to come up with 28 objects of love, but I think I should be able to come up with 28 things I like a lot.

You may remember that, for another one of Paula’s regular prompts, The Monday Peeve, I posted a rant about how my high-def smart TV wasn’t so smart and how, in order to watch some streaming channels other than the big three — Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, which I can access via my cable provider — I had to purchase a third party streaming stick.

Well, my Roku Streaming Stick+ arrived on Tuesday and after about 15 minutes after plugging it in and following the easy, on-screen prompts to set it up, I was able to view the AppleTV+ and Discovery+ streaming networks. It was love at first sight (literally).I still resent that I had to buy this device in the first place, and that now I have FOUR remote control devices to contend with — TV remote, cable remote, AV surround sound remote, and now Roku remote. And I also resent that HGTV and other commercial networks are moving some programs that were previously available on basic cable over to paid subscription streaming services. They’re all a bunch of greedy bastards.

That said, I’m happy that a $50 solution resolved my streaming service dilemma.

By the way, for you cynics out there, I want to let you know that I’m not compensated in any way for posts that mention specific products or brands herein. This is a sponsor-free blog.

9 thoughts on “A Month of Love #19

  1. Meowscha February 19, 2021 / 2:11 pm

    I have a firestick and I LOVE it! These devices are magical!

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  2. Sadje February 19, 2021 / 6:54 pm

    I’m glad this device is working and has solved your problems. Sigh of relief 😅

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Renard Moreau February 19, 2021 / 7:57 pm

    🙂 I am also a proud Roku user.

    My greatest concern is treating the remote with care (If anything happens to it, I would be unable to access my Roku).

    Do enjoy the rest of your day, Fandango!

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    • Fandango February 19, 2021 / 11:19 pm

      Thanks, Renard. I will certainly endeavor to be careful with the remote!

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  4. Marleen February 19, 2021 / 9:15 pm

    I used to have Roku, and liked it. But, now I have an appletv controller instead. Very similar items on my screen.

    Happy you got this worked out with love and without much trouble and with not too much cost or complication.

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