Roku announced three new versions of its Linux-based, Netflix-ready streaming IP media player, all running on less than two Watts and adding support for casual gaming. The Roku 2 HD ($60) supports 720p playback; the Roku 2 XD($80) moves up to 1080p; and the Roku 2 XS ($100) adds USB and Ethernet ports, as well as a motion-control remote and Angry Birds....
Today, Roku is launching the newest version of its streaming media box, the $99 Roku 3. While keeping a similar form factor to previous Roku set-top boxes, the latest in its series should be much faster and more responsive, thanks to hardware upgrades.
Anyone know of a way to mirror the screen from the Maxx HD to a HDTV or Roku box? Something like the apple airplay equivalent. I just got a Roku box and have been playing around with it and I have used apps like Twonky Beam and Juice, which will beam content like music or pictures or video that's stored on the phone to the Roku.
Today Roku is rolling out an update to its popular Android companion app, which brings along several fresh enhancements and features. One of the most notable changes, however, is the new “Play on Roku” feature.
I just sold all my old A/V gear with my house and so need new stuff. I'm quite technical (computers) but have not researched all the latest A/V gear yet and am in a bit of a time crunch so appreciate any input to help select some new devices.
+ Headphone jack on remote control
+ Zippy GUI (and not craptastic either!)
+ Family-friendly to use
+ Plex runs great on it (local streaming)
+ Remote doesn't require aiming (can hide Roku box from kids!)
+ Zillions of good channels (Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, Hulu+, Redbox, Vimeo)
When Google introduced the Chromecast, it was indeed a game changer. Obviously for the functionality, but mostly because of the $35 price tag. Roku CEO Anthony Wood recently said the Chromecast only got attention because of this price point.