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Roku now available in UK, Ireland

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Jan 2012 23:25 User comments (1)

Roku now available in UK, Ireland Roku has announced today that its set-top boxes are now available in the UK and Ireland.
For now, only two models, the Roku LT and the Roku 2 XS will be available, at 49.99 and 99.99 respectively from Amazon.co.uk.

Says the company: "Roku launched the first ever streaming player to deliver Netflix to consumers in the U.S. and now we are among the first to bring Netflix to residents of the U.K. and Ireland. n addition to Netflix, we are launching with a variety of entertainment channels and look forward to expanding our content selection in the same way that we have in the U.S. where we have more than 400 channels today."

The Roku boxes have access to 40 channels in the UK and Ireland, including Crackle, Netflix, MLB.tv and UFC. Additionally, the boxes have access to the Wall Street Journal, Facebook, Flickr and even Angry Birds.

Roku's LT box is the cheapest they offer because it only offers 720p output. Regardless, the device has built-in Wi-Fi. The Roku 2 XS has 1080p support, Wi-Fi, ethernet and a USB port to play movies, music and pictures.

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110.1.2012 23:45

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