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Roku Players ship in UK with new iPlayer support

Roku Players ship in UK with new iPlayer support

Roku has made a couple announcements that fans streaming media in the UK may get excited about. The first is that the Roku players are now shipping to customers in the UK. The other announcement is that the selection of entertainment content for fans in the UK has increased. The UK versions of the players previously allowed users to access content like Netflix and a lot more.

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Roku LT and Roku 2 XS launch in UK

Roku LT and Roku 2 XS launch in UK

Roku has launched two of its streaming set-top boxes in the UK, following Netflix's UK launch yesterday, offering a straightforward way to access the on-demand service. The Roku LT and the Roku 2 XS each support RCA and HDMI connections to your TV along with WiFi for your network - the Roku 2 XS adds a wired ethernet port too - and offer Netflix along with Crackle, Facebook, Flickr and more.

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Roku Streaming Stick due 2H 2012 for discrete IPTV access

Roku Streaming Stick due 2H 2012 for discrete IPTV access

Roku has unveiled the Roku Streaming Stick, a compact WiFi-enabled dongle that plugs into the HDMI port of your HDTV and streams the usual array of Netflix, Pandora and other on-demand IPTV. Set to hit shelves in the second half of 2012, the Streaming Stick takes advantage of MHL-compliant HDMI ports that can supply power and control signals from the TV's remote.

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Roku intros its official iPhone remote control app

Roku intros its official iPhone remote control app

Now there's a new way to control and navigate your Roku set-top box. Roku has released its official remote control app for your iPhone that goes beyond what the Apple Remote app does for the Apple TV. It offers not only traditional remote control capabilities but also provides a visual browser, letting you flip through channels directly on the iPhone without having to look up at your TV.

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Roku reveals Canada and UK 2012 release plans

Roku reveals Canada and UK 2012 release plans

Roku has announced its international launch plans, with the company's streaming set-top boxes set to launch in Canada and the UK in early 2012. The call has been put out for new partners keen to get their streaming services onto users' TVs to get in touch, though it's likely that Netflix - which is already operational in Canada, and announced its own 2012 UK launch plans recently - as well as other existing content providers will be onboard too.

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Roku adds dedicated Pandora button to remote [Update: Netflix & Crackle too!]

Roku adds dedicated Pandora button to remote [Update: Netflix & Crackle too!]

Roku is adding a dedicated Pandora button to the remote controls for its streaming media set-top boxes, allowing for one-touch access to the internet radio service. The  Roku 2 XD and Roku LT models will both get the new remote sometime this month, adding another option alongside the existing homescreen shortcut. According to Roku, Pandora remains the most popular music channel the STBs offer.

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Roku LT streaming media player for $49

Roku LT streaming media player for $49

If you have been eyeing a digital media-streaming box for your TV and have been waiting to find something that was priced low and had access to the popular services the new Roku player is the device for you. The new player is called the Roku LT and was unveiled today. It will carry a retail price of $49 making it the cheapest offering gin the Roku line.

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Roku lands short form Disney video streaming rights

Roku lands short form Disney video streaming rights

With several different video streaming firms plying their wares on the streaming video market today they are all out to lure customers in with all the streaming content they firms can get hands on. One of the popular streaming services is Roku and the company has announced that it secured the rights to stream short form Disney videos to viewers.

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