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Huskerfan
Level 9

Purchasing for family member in nursing home

Was thinking of purchasing another Roku Express and setting it up on my mom's  TV at a nursing home  using it via the homes public wifi...not sure on wifi's specs there, but should it work.   Would just have some the ftree services for  het...the big trick be teaching her to use it as it being something new, she will put up the mental block that its too difficult to learn

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atc98092
Level 16

Re: Purchasing for family member in nursing home

The big question I would ask is if the public WiFi requires authentication, like hotels use. If so, that might be too complicated for your family member to navigate if you're unavailable. If the WiFI is simply open for anyone to connect, and there's no sort of login page, then using a Roku is pretty simple. My father-in-law could handle one before he passed away at 89. But if you have to mess with the network connection, that could be a no-go. 
Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.
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Huskerfan
Level 9

Re: Purchasing for family member in nursing home

The wifi does require a password,  but that can be sved, plus they do have a helpful staff (ie...setting up tv..vcr[yes she still has 1 that works], and dvd when she moved to different room)
Live about 20 to 30 minutes away, would just be a matter of getting it set up and teaching her to use it.....and writing down the passwords for her if she needs assistance from staff

Would not put in vitale info on the account..it be bare bones...just the free apps...
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atc98092
Level 16

Re: Purchasing for family member in nursing home

If it's just a normal WiFi password, then there's no problem, as the Roku saves that unless someone resets the box. You should be fine. 
Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.
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