Do you have a Roku box, but only use it to watch Netflix (s NFLX) or Hulu Plus on your TV? Well, you could be doing a whole lot more with the device. In this week’s episode of Cord Cutters, Janko shows you how you can watch YouTube, (s GOOG) enjoy videos hosted on a USB drive and even stream video from your PC to the box itself.
In this episode, Janko notes that many video types won’t play on the Roku without being encoded in a supported format. But there are at least five different options for converting your files to MP4 and MOV, with a favorite among Roku users being Handbrake.
If you like these tips, you should also check out seven other things you might not know you can do with your Roku, including watch live TV and control the device with your phone.
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