New Roku 2 media streamers to include Angry Birds game

Posted on Jul 20 2011 - 1:50pm by Thomas Sharp

Roku announced its new line of media streaming devices that has a smaller physical footprint, more features and the same price points that is cheaper than the Apple TV.

The new models, the Roku 2 HD, Roku 2 XD, and Roku 2 XS, have improved media streaming capabilities compared to the previous models. All major steaming sources are there, including Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus and Netflix. Roku also has capabilities to stream live sports events like the NBA, NHL and Major League Soccer, along with online radio stations like Pandora, MOG and rdio. The new Roku models is not just limited to streaming media, they also feature motion gaming capabilities with a built-in Angry Birds game.

All of Roku’s new models have a microSD slot for expandable storage and the company has also improved the devices’ local storage access, which had issues in the previous versions. The Roku 2 models feature Bluetooth support to connect with the included nunchuck-like Game Remote.

“Roku is the best-selling streaming player on the market because of its simplicity, breadth of content and value. Now we’re setting the bar even higher with Roku 2 – a more powerful platform with new features including casual gaming,” said Anthony Wood, Roku’s founder and CEO. “We’ve worked closely with Rovio to bring the first full version of Angry Birds to the TV – and best of all, we’re including it for free with the top-of-the-line XS model.”

The Roku 2 HD, Roku 2 XD and the Roku 2 XS will be hitting the shelves by the end of July.


via: The Sacramento Bee

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  1. BoB July 21, 2011 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    Thank God they made the remote like a Wii controller. I still believe that Angry Birds is only fun to play during our spare time that is why it is a mobile game. Maybe Roku will find a hard time convincing people to buy this device. Good thing this media streaming device offers other things aside from gaming.

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