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The Roku 2 XS Streaming Player

Updated on July 23, 2012

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Roku 2 XS Streaming Player

What is The Roku 2XS Streaming Player?

What is the Roku 2 XS Streaming Player? Simple it is everything that comes in the Roku box wifi capability, memory, processor, everything. But, the thing about the Roku 2 XS Streaming Player is it shrinks it down from the box and it becomes a device that looks like and is the size of a normal USB drive. Another nice thing about the Roku Streaming Player is that you don't need the power cord anymore it gets power by plugging into your T.V.'s HDMI Port. The great thing about the Streaming Player is that now your regular remote will control everything isn't that great you don't need another remote and you get access to all of this HD content. When was the last time you bought an A/V product and didn't have to add a remote to your coffee table? This product is should be easier to update as well, It is due out in the fall and personally I can't wait. Roku says they will be putting out several versions of the Roku Streaming Player in the $50 dollar to $100 dollar price range, that sounds like a pretty good deal to me to have all of your internet video services at your television wirellesly and be able to use your own remote.

What is a Roku Box

A Roku box is simply a device that connects to your television and hooks into your home WiFi network and allows you to see television over the internet. So your thinking well it's gong to get real boring fast watching on my T.V. But, what I'm talking about is over 350 channels of Streaming internet video channels of every type. Some are paid such as Netflix and some are free. But it all comes in one place your Roku Box and it's hooked to your television so there's no worrying about how you will get it networked to your t.v. We all have those friends who have various workarounds to get their internet hooked to thier t.v. With a Roku Box you don't have to worry about those types of problems it's simply plug and play and it simply works.

Pros and Cons of the Roku Streaming Player

These are all the Pros of the Product but every product has cons. One of the cons of the Roku Streaming Player is that it will only work with Televisions that have Mobile High Def Link or MDL at the HDMI Port. Currently there are not a lot of televisions on the market that have that feature but after the 2012 C.E.S show in Las Vegas there should be a lot coming to market. You could buy an adapter but then you defeat the purpose because it will have to have a power source etc. You may as well go with the Roku Box.

Roku Review

Roku Review

Roku Reviews are pretty much all four and five stars. With most people loving the ease of use and ease of installation. Especially for the non techies in the crowd this makes this a good product. If you build a tech product that every Joe and Jan can use and enjoy then it should be a big hit. Think iPhone, or the Tivo now will this be as big as the iPhone or Tivo no but will it help a lot of people who don't have the networking skills do a simple thing like get Internet video to their T.V. yes. It should really be simple but unfortunately it's not. It takes a product like this to come along and make it this easy and simple. So I recommend this product.


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