Roku introduces new streaming players

Roku has announced the release of a new family of streaming players, the Roku LT, Roku1, Roku 2 and Roku 3. The Roku players provide viewers access to the Roku Channel Store which offer a selection of streaming entertainment such as Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Demand 5, Sky News, Sky Sports on NOW TV and casual games like Angry Birds.

The new Roku LT player will be available in the U.S. while the Roku 1 and Roku 2 players will be available in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland. The flagship Roku 3 player which launched in the U.S. in March is now also available in all of these countries.

“These new players bring useful improvements at existing prices – just in time for the holidays,” said Jim Funk, SVP of product management, Roku. “We’re giving customers more value for their money by adding a headphone jack for private listening and dual-band wireless to the Roku 2, and support for 1080p HD video to the Roku 1. We are excited to bring these and other great features to our new line-up which provides a better TV experience across every price point.”

Roku offers free apps for iOS and Android devices, which allow users to turn a phone or tablet into a remote control for their Roku player. In addition, the Play on Roku feature lets consumers stream their personal music, video and photos to a Roku player.

DTG Staff  |  26.09.2013

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