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Roku launches new family of streaming players

Over-the-top box maker Roku has launched a new family of streaming players.

The new Roku LT player will be available in the US while the Roku 1 and Roku 2 players will be available in the US, Canada, the UK and the Republic of Ireland. The flagship Roku 3 player which launched in the US in March is now also available in all of these countries.

The Roku LT, Roku 1 and Roku 2 players give consumers  a range new features and along with the Roku 3 provide access to the Roku Channel Store which features a selection of streaming entertainment currently running at more than 1,000 channels in the US and at more than 450 channels each in Canada, the UK, and the Republic of Ireland, according to Roku. The Roku LT supports 720p video while the Roku 1 can play back up to 1080p HD video.

“These new players bring useful improvements at existing prices – just in time for the holidays,” said Jim Funk, SVP of product management, Roku. “We’re giving customers more value for their money by adding a headphone jack for private listening and dual-band wireless to the Roku 2, and support for 1080p HD video to the Roku 1.  We are excited to bring these and other great features to our new line-up which provides a better TV experience across every price point.”

Separately Roku has also partnered with Technicolor-backed US OTT service M-Go, providing the service on the Roku LT, Roku 1 and Roku 2 players.

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