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Roku rocks up with two new streaming players

Roku has launched a trio of new streaming players in the UK, the Roku 1 the Roku 2 and the Rolu 3.

All the new Roku players feature an updated design and provide access to the Roku Channel Store, which features a broad selection of streaming entertainment – currently at more than 450 channels in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

The Roku 1 comes with support for up to 1080p HD video quality as does the Roku 2, which features a remote with built-in headphone jack for private listening and dual-band wireless for better internet connectivity. Both are features that were previously available only with the Roku 3.

The Roku 3 has all the features of the Roku 2 plus Ethernet and USB ports and an enhanced remote with built-in headphone jack and motion-control for gaming.

“These new players bring useful improvements at existing prices – just in time for the holidays,” said Jim Funk, senior vice president 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.”

In the UK and the Republic of Ireland, the Roku 3 is available now for a suggested retail price of £99.99 at Roku.co.uk and in retail stores. The Roku 1 and Roku 2 players are expected to be available for suggested retail prices of £59.99 and £79.99 respectively at Roku.co.uk and in retail stores beginning in October.

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