• Roku 2 XS
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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.

Expert reviews and ratings

By howtospendit.ft.com on -

Like many of you, I suspect, I don't bother much with broadcast television any more. Almost everything I watch is carried on catch-up and streaming services delivered on the internet. So TV no longer needs to be something that requires either an aerial...

By avforums.com on 80

The market for streaming video media players has more than doubled in the last couple of years and a recent study found that they were now installed in 14% of US homes, which is a significant number in anyone's book. We've seen one or two, here at...

By Macworld UK on 80

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 XS model...

By PC Advisor on 80

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 hand. ...

By Funkyfresh on -

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 80

“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 theglobeandmail.com on -

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. His...

By Expert Reviews on 80

A lovably compact media streamer with a great interface, but its LAN streaming and file support is limited...

By Bit-tech.net on 69

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 Digital Trends on 80

The Roku 2 XS is a fabulous media streamer — for casual users, at least. It's extremely easy to set up and use, and it delivers most of the popular services, including Netflix, Pandora, and Facebook. It delivers HD video with surround sound, comes with...

By CNET UK on 60

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 60

The Roku 2XS is easy to use, but needs more quality content or a price drop...

By Pocket-lint on 70

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 are often...

By PC Pro on 50

A mixed bag of a product that works well in some ways, poorly in others and is just a little too...

By Tech Digest on 80

Sitting snugly in the palm of your hand, the Roku 2 XS is as small as streaming players get. An 84mm x 84 mm x 23mm box with rounded corners, it weighs just 85 grams, with a gloss-black finish that will see it hide away easily among your other AV...

By Trusted Reviews on -

It's difficult to know what to make of the Roku XS. On the one hand it does what it'd designed to do very well – make internet video-on-demand services very easy to access via your TV. However, it's currently lacking some key services and we think...

By Wired UK on 70

The Roku 2 XS is a great little device for connecting your TV to the internet and despite missing YouTube and LoveFilm, has lots of content available. But then again, if you're considering a new Blu-ray player, games console or smart TV, a dedicated...

By theregister.co.uk on 65

There’s no doubt the Roku 2XS is simple to use, and performance with Netflix and iPlayer is excellent; but there’s no home LAN streaming, and USB playback support is very limited. The cheaper LT is better value, and the WD TV Live will do more for...

By booredatwork.com on -

The Roku XS is a small puck like device similar in look and feel to the Apple TV. The XS however, manages to be smaller in size than its apple equivalent and that's where the similarities end.If you've had any experience with the first generation of...

By soundandvision.com on 88

In the past, I may have only recommended the Roku box to aging family members with less-than-perfect eyesight. Those boxes were easy to use, but the picture was standard-definition quality at best. I'm happy to say that I can whole-heartedly recommend...