It’s hard to believe that when Roku launched its first on-demand video streaming box, the Netflix Player by Roku, the device didn’t support HD video and didn’t even have access to Netflix’s full library, despite its brand name.
Fast forward seven years to the Roku 4. The newest Roku and its competitors are no longer just workarounds so that you don’t have to attach your PC to your TV. They’re legitimate video streaming devices with powerful processors, 4K video support, and thousands of “channels” offering a whole bunch of content.
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.