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postheadericon Top Features of the Roku 4 + the Best Routers for Roku 4

The new Roku 4 ups the ante by offering more features and 4K video streaming, but you’re gonna need a great router to back it up. Check out some options from FlashRouters.

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postheadericon FlashRouter Flash Special: Get a New Roku 3 or AppleTV Under $25

Want Better Streaming? Get a Better Wireless Router!

One of the very best reasons to purchase any new router is to enhance your home entertainment and streaming video/music experience. Streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and more provide solid HD entertainment but to get the best viewing experience you must have the correct router in place.

Many may have received the gifts of Netflix subscription, Hulu Plus Subscription, Pandora, Slacker, or Amazon Prime over this holiday season. Perhaps your viewing experience is not all you hoped. Are you limited to viewing on your computer alone? Is the quality of your video suffering from a slow wireless connection? Perhaps you are noticing buffering with your High definition (HD) streaming.

How Can a Better Wireless Router Improve Netflix Quality?

Even for those with a powerful Internet connection, without the appropriate router for your specific needs, your ability to stream the content you desire may not be up to par.

At FlashRouters we convert personal class/SOHO wireless routers to more powerful business class routers with special Quality of Service controls and wireless extender features. This means that you can enhance your streaming experience…

Many of our educated customers are aware of security and anonymity concerns as well, and would therefore like to integrate a VPN connection into their network while also streaming the content they desire. VPN connections require a very large amount of processing power, and combined with any streaming needs, a user will need a truly powerful router to complete this setup without any buffering or access issues.

This is why we are now offering an all-encompassing streaming solution to FlashRouter customers so they can not only get a better router, but a better Internet experience on all devices in their home network.

FlashRouters Streaming Player Combo Savings

Roku 3 or AppleTV - Get Either for $ 25

Introducing FlashRouter special Streaming Deals. For each FlashRouter price level you can save big when you combine your router purchase with any streaming player.

Get any premium Wireless-AC Router like the Netgear R6300 V1 or the Asus RT-AC66U or the E4200, an all-time DDWRT favorite, with the latest generation Apple TV or Brand new top-of-the-line Roku 3 for only an additional $ 24.95. (No, you are not seeing things.) What better way to take advantage of your increased wireless speed and high-end integrated processing power on your new wireless router than using a state-of-the-art streaming player to watch Netflix and other video streaming through any TV in your home with High Definition Quality.

Streaming Player FlashRouter Under $ 100
SAVE $ 25
FlashRouter $ 100-$ 200
SAVE $ 50
FlashRouter Over $ 200
SAVE $ 75
AppleTV$ 99.95 $ 74.95 $ 49.95 $ 24.95
Roku 3$ 99.95 $ 74.95 $ 49.95 $ 24.95
Roku 2 XS$ 99.95 $ 74.95 $ 49.95 $ 24.95
Roku 2 XS RM $ 79.95 $ 54.95 $ 29.95 $ 4.95
Roku 2 XD$ 79.95 $ 54.95 $ 29.95 $ 4.95
Netgear NeoTV $ 69.95 $ 44.95 $ 19.95 FREE
WDTV Live $ 99.95 $ 74.95 $ 49.95 $ 24.95
D-Link MovieNite RM$ 59.95 $ 34.95 $ 9.95 FREE
Boxee Box RM $ 124.95 $ 99.95 $ 74.95 $ 49.95

So you want an example? How about a couple?

E1200 DD-WRT Router + AppleTV = $ 25 off!

Buy an RTN66U Tomato Router with a Netgear NeoTV and your Netgear Streaming Player is FREE!

Just Added Netgear R6300 V2 Wireless-AC Router + Roku 3 = $ 75 off!

We think you get the picture!

How To Get These Amazing Streaming Player Savings?

  1. Add a FlashRouter to the shopping cart.
  2. Add any streaming player.
  3. The savings automatically appear depending on the router price. No coupon needed.

Using VPN with a Streaming Player/FlashRouter Combo

Not only do you get the high-powered router and the big streaming player savings, but you get 3 months of expert technical support to make sure your system is humming.

Normally many of these devices would be unable to connect to the Internet through a VPN service. This meant that you could not encrypt and anonymize your Internet traffic on these devices for general privacy, nor could you access the content you desire if you were not in a specific geographical location. A FlashRouter will allow you both these features.

Once you integrate your FlashRouter with one of the 30+ supported VPN Providers including , PrivateInternetAccessHideMyAssIPVanish, StrongVPN, & Overplay, you can very easily connect any streaming player to your FlashRouter network, either wired or wireless, and send all data and traffic through the VPN tunnel for full anonymity and to unblock your favorite content.So upgrade your entire home network today with a brand new FlashRouter and streaming player.

Note: This is a limited time offer. This deal applies to new orders only and cannot be honored for orders previously placed. We have limited quantities available of each player so once it goes out of stock, you are out of luck. If you have a preference for streaming player savings be sure to snatch up your media player at these unbeatable prices before they are all gone. 

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postheadericon Gaiam TV What is it & How to Stream with a Roku Outside the USA?

Gaiam TV: Alternative Streaming Videos

Gaiam TV: Alternative Streaming Videos

Admittedly, at the end of the day, we’re more likely to default to Netflix Instant and throw on some episode of 30 Rock that we’ve seen hundreds of times, rather than put on a documentary or a Criterion Collection movie or really anything that’s potentially educational.

It’s one of those habits you have to work to change, and changing it may just have gotten a lot easier with the help of Gaiam TV. If you’re eager to expand your mind and boost your mental and bodily health, then Gaiam TV may just be the streaming media service you’re looking for.

What is Gaiam TV?

Gaiam TV

Gaiam TV

You might not think of streaming media as the go-to source for personal enlightenment, but that’s what’s so great about Gaiam TV (the online streaming arm of the Gaiam lifestyle brand); it provides you with the opportunity to better yourself from the comforts of your living room. Stream thousands of inspirational films, original interviews, yoga and fitness videos to your TV or mobile device. It’s like a 24 hour Yogi!

Through a huge, but ever-growing, library of streaming videos about yoga, personal fitness, and nutrition, Gaiam TV provides its viewers with the opportunity to improve their health and well-being. There are four categories of video – Active & Well, Seeking Truth, Nature & Culture, and Spiritual Growth – each devoted to the idea of mental and physical growth, subjects that can frequently intertwine, as these videos more than demonstrate.

Learn about ancient methods of energy manipulation and Stonehenge in “Stairways to Heaven”, or the origins of modern yoga in “Breath of the Gods”, or finally try yoga out for yourself with Kathryn Budig’s “Beginner’s Practice” episode of “Aim True Yoga”. As we said, Gaiam TV’s library is vast, and rife with opportunities to expand your mind and attain higher levels of knowledge and peace featuring many popular guides David Wilcock & Mira Kelley. Popular hot button topics of healthy living are also a cornerstone such as tackling What are GMOs and how they affect our health?

The first ten days of Gaiam TV are free, then you start getting charged $ 9.95 a month, a subscription rate comparable t0 Netflix Instant’s, and one that goes toward encourages a healthier lifestyle as a result. Seems like a no-brainer to us.

What Devices Support Gaiam TV?

Wonder where you can use your Gaiam TV subscription? Gaiam TV is available through

  • Streaming Media Players: PS3, Roku, Apple TV, Vizio Co-Star
  • Smart TVs: 2012-13: Panasonic & LG
  • Sony Blu-Ray Players: BDP-S790, BDP-S590, BDP-S390, & some 2013 models
  • Mobile Devices: iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Android Tablets, Microsoft Surface Tablets

Watch Gaiam TV From Anywhere With VPNs

Media devoted to personal transformation should have a great deal of international appeal, but unfortunately, and much like just about every streaming service available, Gaiam TV isn’t the easiest service to access outside of North America.

Gaiam TV’s service is a valuable one to those who appreciate it, and one that ought to be accessible to anyone, whether you’re on an extended business trip or vacation, or if you just live in a country where Gaiam TV isn’t available. Some content is available worldwide but other popular comment is

Fortunately, with the help of VPN service providers, you need not be separated from your Gaiam TV for too long.

VPN service (or Virtual Private Network service) is a subscription-based services that are devoted to the purpose of securing their users’ online identities. While accessing the web through a VPN service, online activity is tunneled through encrypted servers that your VPN has set up all over the world. This makes your sensitive data (e-mails, credit card numbers) untraceable, and keeps it out of the hands of identity thieves, hackers, snooping governments, and other nefarious forces that unfortunately populate the web these days.

One of the other benefits of subscribing to a VPN is that you can access geographically restricted material from whatever country you happen to be in. When you log in to your VPN, you’re allowed to choose which server you want. So if you’re in, say, Australia, and you want to access an American-based service like Gaiam TV, all you have to do is pick an American server and voila! You’ve effectively tricked your computer into believing it’s in the United States.

Popular VPN service providers for US IP addresses include

We can unreservedly recommend any of those options, but if you like to look around before making decisions, check out our handy VPN provider comparison list.

Using GaiamTV with a Roku on a FlashRouter

The Cisco Linksys E1200 Tomato FlashRouter

The Cisco Linksys E1200 Tomato FlashRouter

There’s no better way access Gaiam TV than to utilize our Official Supported VPN Service Providers than through a FlashRouter.

If you are looking to use the Gaiam TV Channel with a Roku outside the US, the only true solution is connecting your Roku through a FlashRouter with a built in VPN service connection. Any Roku, AppleTV, SmartTV, or connected Blu-Ray player will instantly take your streaming player back to the US and unlock the mind-expanding world of content on Gaiam.

This means that you’re purchasing a networking dream that comes ready, right out of the box, to make your VPN work perfectly. No need to futz with tricky installation processes; that’s how routers get bricked. Let our experts handle it; it’s what they love to do.

Furthermore, if you hold on to your old router, you can try out our popular dual router set-up, which allows you to switch back and forth between your local network (for day-to-day usage) and your VPN (for advanced security and accessing geographically restricted material).

Best WiFi Routers for Roku

Besides VPN access, a FlashRouter ships with enhanced router firmwares (DD-WRT or Tomato) that super-charge your routers functionality for advanced wireless and wired stability for the premium HD streaming video, control how your bandwidth is allocated, advanced security measures for protecting your private network among countless other possibilities.

Popular FlashRouters for VPN service integration include the Asus RT-AC66U Dark Knight Tomato Router, which offers the perfect combination of speed and muscle, and the new Netgear R6300 Wireless-AC DD-WRT router, which blows away its competitors with its dizzying performance power. More modest/economical open-source router options include the Cisco Linksys E1200 Tomato router, one of our finest economy models, or the new E2500 Tomato router, which offers terrific dual band bang for your buck.

And while you’re at it, if you really want to enjoy your Gaiam TV experience, maybe a Roku or Apple TV is in order. After all, they’re the best ways to access your streaming media.

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