Roku offers cheapest ever media player

Roku offers cheapest ever media player

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Roku is offering a limited edition “Purple box” for only $49.99. The Roku LT offers the same features as the Roku 2 HD, except without Bluetooth nor expandable memory slot.

With more than 300 streaming channels including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, Pandora, EPIX, Crackle, Disney and HBO GO, Roku is considered one of the best choices for streaming video players. The Roku LT streams 720p high-definition video and features built-in wireless.

The Roku LT will be available from, and in retail stores.

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Steven Kippel has worked as a systems designer for a leading high-end audio/video custom integrator in Southern California since 2003. He is responsible for researching new technologies and integrating them into existing systems and new construction projects. He has designed several high-profile systems for discriminating clients on the cutting-edge of technology. When he is not hard at work, Steven is spending time with his wife, playing with his band or promoting concerts and bands in the Inland Empire. His favorite bands include The Cure, U2, Eisley, Living Sacrifice and DragonForce.

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2 Comments on “Roku offers cheapest ever media player”

  1. The Roku 2 HD, Roku 2 XD and Roku 2 XS players all come with a microSD card to enable you to expand storage for channels and games. Once you fill internal storage on your Roku 2, your least recently used channels and games will be removed from your player as you install new channels and games. This leads to slower loading times for some channels and games because they will have to be downloaded when you use them again. Installing a microSD card helps ensure that all channels and games launch without requiring downloads.

    Bluetooth is used for adding an RF remote control.

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