Today I want to share with you details about a new product from Electric jukebox, their music entertainment product for families, the ROXI. Here’s my ROXI: 5 Music Products in 1! review…
ROXI works through the family TV and speakers and offers 5 music entertainment products in 1 easy-to-use box: Music Streaming, Karaoke, Worldwide Radio, Music Games and a therapeutic Sound Machine. There’s also a motion sensitive controller with built-in microphone for voice control and karaoke, and Family Protect, a feature which switches off access to all explicit music on ROXI at the touch of a button.
This short video serves as a great introduction to what it’s all about…
Unlimited Music Streaming
ROXI gets your home rocking with unlimited access to tens of millions of songs from all the major labels and independents, updated with the latest releases every week. Featuring hundreds of playlists from the Electric Jukebox Curation Team and celebrity curators Sheryl Crowe, Robbie Williams, Alesha Dixon and Stephen Fry, ROXI gives you music for every mood from party playlists to kid’s classics. You can even tailor your listening experience with your own playlists and favourites.
Sing with the Stars
Turn your living room into a stage and sing your heart out, karaoke style, to thousands of iconic anthems from all your favourite artists. Find family fame and become the rock star of your living room with the ROXI unique controller’s built-in microphone and on-screen lyrics.
With unlimited access to virtually every radio station on the planet, ROXI lets you tune into a whole world of music. With local favourites and genre specific stations highlighted for easy access and enjoyment, it’s got all the radio stations you’ll ever need.
Name That Tune
Quench your thirst for music trivia with ROXI’s music games to keep everyone in the home entertained. ’Name That Tune’ tests your knowledge across 80’s, 90’s, rock, pop, classical, kids and more. Games for everyone from music experts to children and everyone in between.
For families looking for something more tranquil, ROXI comes with its own Sound Machine which plays a range of relaxing melodies perfect for yoga and meditation, as well as therapeutic sounds such as rain and white noise to help baby sleep.
ROXI: 5 Music Products in 1 Review
The Set Up
It was incredibly easy to set up, from opening the box to listening to music took less than five minutes. A ‘Quick Start Guide’ with just three steps always appeals to me!
The box plugs in and the screen prompts you to input your Wi-Fi password using the controller, which also doubles as a microphone. This does not need batteries, another plus in my book, it just needs to be charged from time to time. Once that’s done, you are all ready to enjoy the music or play.
There is a Family Protect option, which blocks explicit lyrics on ROXI. It can simply be toggled on and off in ‘Settings’. We were then ready to explore.
Each menu screen has several options, play lists and activities available, all accessed using the motion controller. It’s a point and click device, so it’s simple for the kids to use and operate, though to be honest, they are probably surpassing me in their ability to operate technology these days anyway!
I am really impressed with the ROXI. Along with the unlimited music streaming, there is a huge amount of music available within the many play lists, from classic pop to county and folk to music to meditate to. This unlimited access to ad-free music is available for the first year and kicks in from the first time that you use ROXI. After that, the second year can be renewed for £52.
The Family Protect setting is reassuring, meaning I can leave the kids to choose whatever they fancy and explore all that’s available. It’s meaning that they are discovering music that they hadn’t heard before, songs that they might not normally have access to or listen to, and it’s been interesting seeing which tracks make their favourites lists. As there are so many songs, it’s also nice that they do listen to different ones, so I don’t hear the same CD playing over and over as they dance around, as was the case before!
There are plenty of play lists to be explored, but I’d say it’s the karaoke and name that tune game that we’ve spent most time on so far. They are a lot of fun! I do like these features, they are quick games that we can all join in with, and as with the music available, they have extensive ranges of categories to choose from.
It’s easy for all of us to access as the controller and menus keep things simple. It’s also quite compact so I don’t have to find room for yet another gadget around the TV, as this takes up little room if set up permanently, though it can also be stored away easily enough.
It’s a hit here, getting a thumbs up from all of us!
What do you think of the ROXI: 5 Music Products in 1 review? Would this go down well in your household?
Disclosure: I received this product FOC for the purposes of writing this post