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The Roku 2 XS offers dozens of Internet video and audio services, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, Crackle, Pandora, NHL, NBA, and MLB. The 2 XS packs an HDMI port and a microSD card slot for additional game and channel storage. It also includes Roku Bluetooth game remote for playing games.
Easy to use.
Wide library of content providers.
Great picture quality.
Gaming features and Wiilike motion controller.
Access to tons of free and paid Web content.
Enhanced Bluetooth remote has motion sensor.
Netflix channel now has 1080p streaming.
5.1 surround and subtitles.
No easy way to stream media from a computer.
Few games at launch.
Only a few free content providers.
No 5GHz WiFi support.
Need to sign up separately with most content providers.
No support for streaming media via home network.
RF Bluetooth motion controller feature is limited to playing games.
The best streaming channels require paid subscriptions or pay-per-view fees.
Doesn't currently support DLNA access.
By Macworld UK on March 04, 2013
The design and price of the Roku 2 XS make it obvious that it’s intended as a direct rival for the AppleTV. The compact black lozenge is very similar in size and shape to the AppleTV, and the £99.99 price tag is virtually identical too. The...
By PC Advisor on January 24, 2013
Roku's 2 XS is a set-top box for streaming online content to your TV, and it does a pretty good job of it. The Roku 2 XS looks just like the LT model but comes in a glossy black design rather than purple and black. It's small enough to hold your...
By Funkyfresh on December 18, 2012
Tuesday, 18 December 2012 15:31 The Roku 2 XS is a great gift for anyone with a high speed Internet connection that wants to get into streaming movies, TV shows and other content but may not be the most technically savvy person in the world. For...
By Whathifi.com on May 23, 2012
“Hello! Let’s get started.” That’s the first thing you see when you open the ’s box, and it immediately puts you at ease.“Hello! Let’s get started.” That’s the first thing you see when you open the...
By The Lobe and Mail on April 27, 2012
What would you say if I told you most television watchers will shift their habit from cable and satellite providers to Internet delivery within four years? That’s what Roku CEO Anthony Wood told me in a recent phone interview, and he should know....
By Expert Reviews on April 26, 2012
A lovably compact media streamer with a great interface, but its LAN streaming and file support is limited...
By Bit-tech.net on April 12, 2012
There is an absolute wealth of media out there in internet land, and watching it is becoming more and more popular - you’ve only got to listen to the creaking protestations of our telecoms infrastructure to see how much video is being consumed...
By CNET UK on March 30, 2012
The Roku XS has a good stab at bringing web content to your TV, but it's too expensive for what it offers and is no match for the WDTV Live or the latest Apple...
By Computeractive on March 30, 2012
The Roku 2XS is easy to use, but needs more quality content or a price drop...
By Pocket-lint on March 16, 2012
The Roku us a great device, it's small, easy to use and can produce some terrific quality video. At £100, it's a little expensive, given the absence of home network streaming, but Netflix and BBC iPlayer are both superb and the extra apps...
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