Roku does not charge a monthly fee. Roku offers hundreds of free channels, and it can stream channels from an existing cable subscription depending on the cable provider.
Roku offers several subscription-based channels, such as Netflix and Hulu Plus, but the user must pay the subscription fee to those providers. Roku owners can also use their devices to buy digital copies of films or TV shows through services such as Amazon and Vudu. A Roku device connects to a television set with HDMI or composite cables and requires a 3.0 Mbps Internet connection to watch high-definition content or a 1.5 Mbps connection for standard-definition.