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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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Roku 2 official: Angry Birds intros casual gaming support

Roku 2 official: Angry Birds intros casual gaming support

Roku has revealed its new range of Roku 2 media streamers, slimming down the Netflix-friendly STBs and adding in casual gaming support. Bundling Angry Birds with select models, and promising a greater range of roughly $5 titles between now and the end of the year, the Roku 2 boxes also support up to 1080p Full HD video and are priced from $59.

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Roku 2 HD, XD and XS clear FCC with boosted SoC and new remote

Roku 2 HD, XD and XS clear FCC with boosted SoC and new remote

Three new Roku media streamers have been spotted passing through the FCC, ahead of a retail launch as the Roku 2 HD, XD and XS. The new models - 3000X, 3050X and 3100X - shed some physical bulk and the blunt edges of their predecessors, using a new, curvy design language (but still keeping the cute fabric tag) and slotting in an updated Broadcom 2835 SoC.

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Roku HD heads to Walmart for Father’s Day

Roku HD heads to Walmart for Father’s Day

If your pops is more a gadget hound than the tie sort you need to get a good gadget gift idea for Father's Day that won't leave you broke. If dad likes to watch TV and movies, a nice option is the Roku XD players that will be heading to Walmart just in time for Father's Day. The Roku XD can stream all sorts of content so there is sure to be something for all uses to enjoy. The box is also easier to work than a computer for many users that might like gadgets, but may not be that good with tech.

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Roku and Rovio work together to bring Angry Birds to TVs

Roku and Rovio work together to bring Angry Birds to TVs

The popularity and success of the Rovio game called Angry Birds has been phenomenal. It is a very fun game that has spawned all sorts of copy cat versions .Today you can get the game on just about every mobile platform out there and some people even buy their smartphones based if it will play Angry Birds or not. Roku and Rovio have announced that they will be bringing Angry Birds to TVs via the Roku set top box.

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The PS3 Is the Best Entertainment Device

The PS3 Is the Best Entertainment Device

When it comes to being entertained in the living room, there are some things that practically all consumers are looking for. They want a device that’s affordable, offers a nice selection of content, and can survive the next few years without becoming obsolete.

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Roku XD heads to Best Buy for off-the-shelf streaming

Roku XD heads to Best Buy for off-the-shelf streaming

Roku has announced that its Roku XD media streamer will now be available in Best Buy, Fry's and RadioShack, the first time the STB has been available in retail stores rather than solely online. Still priced at $79.99, the Roku XD offers 1080p Full HD streaming along with integrated WiFi b/g/n and access to over 150 channels.

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Roku get Rdio streaming radio support

Roku get Rdio streaming radio support

Roku continues to add content to its media streamer range, with the latest deal bringing Rdio streaming radio to the compact STBs. A $9.99 monthly subscription, the new Rdio Channel on Roku offers over 8 million tracks and social playlist support, as well as integration with Sonos, Windows Phone, iOS, Android and other apps.

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Roku announces official support for USB drives

Roku announces official support for USB drives

Media fans that use a Roku XD|S or HD-XR media steaming device will be glad to hear that a new update is coming for both of the devices. The new update adds a feature that lots of people that own the devices have been waiting for. The feature is called Rocku USB Media player.

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Dear Logitech: The Revue Is Overpriced

Dear Logitech: The Revue Is Overpriced

I’m a firm believer in Google TV. I think the platform has more promise than any other software running on set-top boxes today. With the right vision and some fulfilment on promises Google has made in the past, I think it’s quite possible for the company’s platform to entirely change the way we enjoy entertainment in the living room.

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