Netgear already has its own range of media players, but the company has decided to take the easy route for Netflix support and rebadge one of Roku’s well-esteemed models. The Netgear Roku XD Player is, unsurprisingly, the Roku XD with some new labels, which means you get Netflix and Amazon Video on Demand support (with select 1080p HD content), integrated WiFi b/g/n and a straightforward remote control.
There’s also Pandora, Flickr, Vimeo and other sites offering free content as well. It’s worth remembering that you can have up to six Roku players activated on any one Netflix subscription, too.
You’ll have to stomach a higher price for the Netgear name, however; whereas the Roku XD is $79.99, the Netgear Roku XD Player NVT250 is $89.99. Annoyingly Netgear don’t even bundle an HDMI cable, despite that extra cost.