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, which adds casual games like Angry Birds to the offering and also sports an Ethernet, a MicroSD and a USB port, costs £99.99.

Both the Roku LT and the Roku 2 XS connect to standard-definition or high-definition TVs via RCA or HDMI. Both models are expected to ship at the end of January, and additional retailers will be announced later, the company said in a statement.

Roku currently features more than 40 channels of content in the UK and Ireland, including on-demand films and shows from Netflix and Crackle (UK only), live sorts from MLB.TV, photos and video from Facebook and Flickr and more.

For your reference, Roku boasts over 400 channels in the United States today.