NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- I got a Roku player last month. For want of a better phrase, it's a poor man's Apple ( AAPL) TV. You hook it up to your television. Then, instantly, you can stream all sorts of programming, sourced from apps I have never heard of to Pandora ( P), Netflix ( NFLX), Amazon ( AMZN) instant video. Not to mention the offerings from all of the major professional sports leagues and most of the major cable networks. It's really an excellent device.Because I like old sitcoms, I immediately hit up the apps that I know have them. As a Prime member, I can catch practically every episode of Cheers via Amazon for free. Amazon also has The Three Stooges, but they charge $1.99 per episode. My wife would kill me if I dropped hundreds to watch the entire catalog. Sony's ( SNE) Crackle delivers the Stooges for free. My experience with Crackle, however, was short-lived.
- A fast-growing collection of the disparate TV Everywhere efforts we have now; or
A one-stop shop for streaming video.