Roku streaming player reaches 100 channel mark in UK
While some people are happy watching streamed TV on their laptop or tablet, the most natural method would appear to be watching it on the big expensive display device called a TV that is the centre piece in living rooms across the country.
Step forward Roku which launched in the UK in January this year, when it launched there was 40 content channels, this has now risen to 100 channels, including Netflix, BBC iPlayer, FoxNews.com, Euronews, and Crackle. The diminutive streaming player comes in two forms the wireless only Roku LT (720p) at £49.99 or the Roku 2 XS at £99.99 which includes an ethernet port, supports 1080p output and has a USB port for playing videos, music and photos from your own USB devices.
With the digital switchover entering its final phases, devices like the Roku may also provide a way of providing TV on the second TV in a home, or for giving children access to a limited TV line-up, e.g. BBC iPlayer and the CBeebies channel.