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Roku 3 media streamer announced, new update coming April

Roku has announced its latest media streamer the Roku 3. A tiny little device cut from a similar cloth as the Roku 2 XD, the Roku 3 connects to your TV via HDMI and lets you access services like Netflix and Crackle. 

The new Roku 3 can connect to your broadband router via WiFi or Ethernet (if you’ve got a long enough cable) and comes with a revamped user interface which you can check out in the video below. 

Roku 3 media streamer announced, new update coming April

You can navigate the Roku 3’s menus either with the supplied remote or, if like us, you’re all about leveraging your phone as a smart second screen controller, you can control your Roku 3 using the iOS and Android apps. The mobile apps serve a dual purpose as they let you stream content stored on your phone, like pictures and video, to your TV screen. 

Those of you who’ve got the previous Roku 2, Roku HD and Roku LT devices will soon be able to get the new-look user interface via a free software update that’s coming your way in April. 

As for price and availability, the Roku 3 won’t be out in the UK for the foreseeable. Roku hasn’t confirmed plans for a UK launch, but we’ve eventually seen the likes of the Roku HD land on this side of the pond. We’ll keep you posted about a UK release date and a price. Right now in the US, the Roku 3 costs $99.99 which at the time of writing converts to £66. 

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