Roku Inc. announced Tuesday the new Roku Streaming Stick (HDMI version), a tiny Roku player that gives consumers an option to enjoy streaming entertainment on TV.
Roku Streaming Stick
The Roku Streaming Stick (HDMI version) features the compact stick design by Roku and plugs discreetly into an HDMI port for a streamlined look that’s ideal for wall-mounted TVs.
For the best TV experience, the entire household can use the included remote control to access the Roku user interface with shortcuts to movies, TV shows, news, the Roku Channel Store, Roku Search and more.
Those who desire a mobile experience can use their smartphone or tablet (along with the free Roku apps for Android and iOS devices) to browse and select channels to stream.
They can also cast Netflix, YouTube and personal media from their devices to their TVs. Over time Roku will add additional mobile features such as the ability to cast content from a computer to the TV.
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Once plugged in, the Roku Streaming Stick lets consumers start streaming from more than 1,200 channels (more than 750 channels in Canada, the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland) of movies, TV episodes, music, news, sports, kids’ shows and free programming – all in up to 1080p HD video.
Recently launched channels include Conde´ Nast Entertainment, Showtime Anytime, Watch ESPN, Watch Disney Channel and YouTube.
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The new Roku Streaming Stick (HDMI version) has a suggested retail price of $49.99 in the U.S., $59.99 in Canada, and £49.99 in the U.K. and in the Republic of Ireland.
It is available for pre-order now from Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, BestBuy.com, BestBuy.ca, FutureShop.ca, Currys.co.uk, LondonDrug.ca, Staples.ca, Target.com, Walmart.com, Walmart.ca, Roku.com, Roku.ca and Roku.com/uk.
The new Roku Streaming Stick will ship to consumers and arrive in retail stores in April.