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  • After Netflix, Roku's streaming players arrive in the UK, Ireland (starting at £49.99)

    One day after Netflix made its debut in the UK and Ireland, Roku has announced that two of its streaming players, the Roku LT and the Roku 2 XS, are heading to Britain too and are already available for pre-order on Amazon. The Roku LT, which is billed as the lowest-cost option for streaming video and music directly to a TV, over Wi-Fi and without a PC, retails at £49.99. The Roku 2 XS… Read More

  • After Netflix, Roku’s Streaming Players Hit The UK, Ireland (Starting At £49.99)

    After Netflix, Roku’s Streaming Players Hit The UK, Ireland (Starting At £49.99)

    One day after Netflix made its debut in the UK and Ireland, Roku has announced that two of its streaming players, the Roku LT and the Roku 2 XS, are heading to Britain too and are already available for pre-order on Amazon. The Roku LT, which is billed as the lowest-cost option for streaming video and music directly to a TV, over Wi-Fi and without a PC, retails at £49.99. The Roku 2 XS… Read More

  • Roku’s Streaming Stick Makes Your Dumb TV Much Smarter

    Roku’s Streaming Stick Makes Your Dumb TV Much Smarter

    Smart TVs are great and all — who doesn’t want a dash of WiFi with their daily dose of reality television? — but the segment will face challenges in the market. For one, a $49 Roku LT is a much better value proposition than a $1,000+ smart TV. Secondly, the hardware moves at such a rapid pace that even with solid software updates, your smart TV will likely be outdated much… Read More

  • Roku Keeps The Updates Rolling, Adds More Motion Games, MKV Support And Soon, An iPhone App

    Roku Keeps The Updates Rolling, Adds More Motion Games, MKV Support And Soon, An iPhone App

    Roku is back with yet another update for the company’s tiny media streamers. This update adds a bunch of welcomed features to the Roku 2 and Roku LT including games and system enhancements. Roku introduced games to its platform with its latest generation of streamers. But so far the only official game has been Angry Birds, which, you know, is also playable on your smartphone, browser… Read More

  • TechCrunch TV Launches On Your TV

    TechCrunch TV Launches On Your TV

    TechCrunch TV is now really TechCrunch TV. When TCTV launched last year, the focus was on viewing our videos on the computer. Not on TV. Ok, we called it “TechCrunch TV” because it sounded a lot better than “TechCrunch Video”. But today, we are launching on the AOL HD platform and you can find us on your connected TV set. Our videos are live on Roku, Boxee, Divx… Read More

  • Roku Introduces The $49.99 Roku LT Streamer, Adds HBO GO To Channel Offerings

    Roku Introduces The $49.99 Roku LT Streamer, Adds HBO GO To Channel Offerings

    Back in 2008, the Roku media player was simply a way to watch Netflix streaming video on your TV. Now just a few years later, the service offers over 300 different media channels and a bevy of various models, the latest of which is the Roku LT. The Roku LT is for the budget-minded consumer, priced at just $49.99. With built-in wireless, the Roku LT streams video in 720p and has access to all… Read More

  • Review: The Roku 2 XS Does Internet Media Streaming, Motion Gaming In A Tiny Package

    Review: The Roku 2 XS Does Internet Media Streaming, Motion Gaming In A Tiny Package

    This is Roku’s third media streamer lineup. The UI isn’t that much different from past models nor are the capabilities. We’ve used and reviewed almost all of the Roku products, from their first Netflix box, so we’ll keep this short and sweet. This Roku series ushers the media streamer into casual gaming thanks to motion controls and Angry Birds. Yep, yet another Angry… Read More

  • Roku Launches New Media Streamers Complete With Motion Gaming Capabilities Perfect For Angry Birds

    Roku Launches New Media Streamers Complete With Motion Gaming Capabilities Perfect For Angry Birds

    Roku just announced its fourth generation of media streamers and they’re unsurprisingly the best yet. They sport more features, an even smaller physical footprint, and the same Apple TV-killing price points as before. These new models, the Roku 2 HD, Roku 2 XD, and the Roku 2 XS, have even more media streaming capabilities as the previous models. All the major streaming sources are… Read More

  • Roku 2 Sneaks Out Of The FCC

    These photos from the FCC show us a few of the new Roku devices coming out in 2011 including the 3000X, 3050X, and 3100X. These guys will have 1080p HDMI, USB support, a microSD slot, and surround sound support. The HD model features an RF remote control. Read More

  • Roku XD Now Available In Walmart Stores Nationwide

    Roku is slowly entering the wide world of retail. The middle tier XD model hit Best Buy retail stores a few months back and now the same model is available in Walmart stores. Roku just made it official with a press release although the streamer has been available from Walmart.com for over a month now. Pricing is slightly lower with the XD model going for $78 rather than the $79 on Roku.com. Read More