Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Roku introduces new HDMI streaming stick

Roku introduced their latest streaming solution in an HDMI based stick. It resembles the usb streaming stick, but now comes in an hdmi version. The usb version was previously available in the US only, the latest release will be available in Canada for $60. AccessUSTV will be featuring a Roku setup guide soon for Canadian's who want US firmware to run popular apps like Hulu Plus, US Netflix, HBO GO, Blockbuster on Demand, WWE Network and VUDU.

Press Release:
HDTVs rejoice! With the new Roku® Streaming Stick™ (HDMI® version) announced today, consumers with an HDMI port can now choose the compact stick design pioneered by Roku to stream their favorite entertainment. This new tiny player plugs discreetly into an HDMI port – perfect for those beautiful wall-mounted TVs – and packs the complete Roku streaming experience. That means access to 1,200+ channels of movies, TV episodes, music, news, sports, kids’ shows and free programming streamed in up to 1080p HD video, plus a TV user interface featuring the beloved Roku Search.

Roku is all about the easiest way to enjoy the best selection of streaming entertainment on TV. That’s why in addition to the included WiFi remote control for the entire household’s use, there are the free Roku apps for Android™ and iOS® devices for those who desire a mobile experience to browse and select content to stream. Users can also cast NetflixYouTube and personal media from their devices to their TVs and additional mobile features such as the ability to cast content from a computer to the TV are on the way.
The new Roku Streaming Stick (HDMI version) is $49.99 and available for pre-order now from Amazon.comBestBuy.comTarget.comWalmart.com and Roku.com. It will ship to consumers and arrive in retails stores in April.
For our international streamers, the new Roku Streaming Stick is $59.99 in Canada and £49.99 in the U.K. and in the Republic of Ireland. It is available for pre-order from Amazon.ca,BestBuy.caFutureShop.caCurrys.co.ukLondonDrug.caStaples.caWalmart.ca,Roku.com/ca and Roku.com/uk.

1 comment:

  1. Great article For those who live outside US like me, you can access Netflix, Hulu and similar media stations on your Roku by using UnoTelly or similar tools.