Meet Roku 2, the second version of the best-selling streaming player, a small gadget that can make you enjoy the best movies and TV shows, live sports, music and lately games all instantly on your TV, without the need of a PC. Forget about antenna or cable TV, cause Roku needs only an Internet connection.
Like its predecessor, Roku 2 can be connected to your TV, or wireless to your network at home in order to stream your favorite channels in minutes. With Roku you can access you existing subscriptions like Netflix, YouTube, AOL HD, Facebook, Major League Soccer, Live streaming FoxNews.com, etc.
The company brings the second generation of Roku again in three different models:
Roku 2 HD is the base model and can be acquired for $59. It has Bluetooth, and plays back resolutions up to 720p;
Roku 2 XD is an improved version of Roku 2 HD, costs $79, and features Bluetooth connectivity, but supports up to 1080p playback resolution.
Roku 2 XS is the ultimate Roku product which costs $99. It comes with Ethernet and USB inputs, supports 1080p playback resolution and features the new Roku motion remote very similar to the Wii remote controller. With its double functions, the Roku motion remote can be used also as a gamepad while playing the games supported by this gadget. At the moment you can only play Angry Birds, but there will be a complete list of games to be distributed through Roku network, games that will not surpass the $5 limit.
Roku 2 can be acquired only online, so in case you want to buy one, go to http://www.roku.com.