Next-Gen Roku Players Power Casual Games
Roku has unveiled Roku 2, a new family of streaming players. Available in three models – the Roku 2 HD, Roku 2 XD and Roku 2 XS – this new line brings popular casual games including Angry Birds to the TV alongside Roku’s other selection of entertainment. Roku 2 players also feature a new design that’s more energy-efficient, using less than two watts of power.
“We’ve worked closely with Rovio to bring the first full version of Angry Birds to the TV – and we’re including it for free with the top-of-the-line XS model,” said Roku founder and CEO Anthony Wood, in a statement.
New channels launching soon on Roku 2 include Facebook, AOL HD, and FOXNews.com. Additional games will be available shortly after launch including Angry Birds Rio and Angry Birds Seasons.
The Roku 2 platform offers nearly 300 channels of streaming entertainment including movies and TV shows from Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video and Crackle; live and on-demand sports from NBA Game Time, NHL GameCenter Live and Ultimate Fighting Championship; music from Pandora, MOG, Rdio and TuneIn Radio; photos and videos from Flickr and Vimeo; plus news and entertainment from around the world.