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Roku 2 Gets Smaller and Games

Roku 2 Gets Smaller and Games

Roku dives into game applications with a Wii-like remote. Is this one more reason to buy a Roku 2?

Roku introduces a new line of Roku Boxes, the Roku 2 HD, XD, and XS. The new boxes are not only smaller, but feature 3D games like Angry Birds.

As with the old models, the Roku 2 HD comes with 720p resolution, while the Roku 2 XD and the Roku 2 XS come with 1080p resolution.

The Roku HD box retails for just $59.99, the Roku XD box retails for$79.99, and the Roku XS retails for $99.99. The Roku XS is the only box that includes the new Wii-like remote. With the HD and XD models the remote will need to be purchased separately for $29.

The new Roku 2 boxes are compatible with the new Roku remote which also serves as the controller for gaming. Much like a Wii controller, the Roku remote tracks movement as the controller is moved. The price range for games are in the $5 range.

Roku has an open platform with more than 300 applications, including Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, Pandora, Crackle and Roku Newscaster. Find out more about what Roku is.

                                                                       Video courtesy of USA TODAY

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