roku 2 Stories April 6, 2015

Roku announces new features and upgrades to its line of streaming media players

Today, Roku has announced slight performance and feature upgrades to its Roku 3 and 2 models, as well as a new search and discover platform. The Roku Feed allows consumers to track entertainment and receive updates when new content is released or goes on sale. Users will be able to search for shows, actors or directors and receive a curated list of results arranged by price. Roku will automatically push this feature out to devices.

The Roku 3 has added a new voice search capability, which allows for users to use the new enhanced remote control to find new content simply by speaking. The updated controller includes a new button to activate the voice search. This feature puts the Roku 3 in-line with Amazon Fire‘s own voice recognition feature.

Meanwhile, the Roku 2 gets a speed bump, receiving the processor previously only available for the Roku 3. It essentially is the flagship model without the enhanced remote.

Pricing remains untouched, although we frequently see discounts on both models. The Roku 3 is available via Amazon for $84.99, while the Roku 2 ships for $64.99.

 

roku 2 Stories June 18, 2014

Roku current gen streaming media players (refurb) from $35 shipped

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Woot is running a Roku Mania sale today matching some of the lowest prices we’ve seen on factory reconditioned units. You can grab the factory refurbished Roku 3 Streaming Media Player for $61.99 + $5 shipping. That’s $33 off the regular new price, $13 under Amazon’s price and $1 under the lowest we’ve seen it go for.

You can pick up the Roku 2 (2013 Model) for $40 + $5 shipping. That’s $35 under the regular new price, and the lowest refurbished price we can find. Lastly, Woot has the Roku 1 for $29.99 + $5 shipping. That’s $25 under the regular new price, $5 under Amazon refurbs, and matching lowest we’ve seen a factory reconditioned unit go for.

Roku features:

  • 1,000+ entertainment channels. Choose from the best selection and widest variety of streaming entertainment, including movies, TV shows, music, sports, news, and more
  • Stunning HD video quality. Immerse yourself in the action with rich, vibrant video streaming up to 1080p HD
  • Quick and easy setup. Sets up wirelessly in minutes with just a few simple steps
  • Channel shortcut buttons. Jump straight to favorites with one push of the remote
  • One-stop search. Find your favorite movies and shows in a flash from top channels like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, VUDU, and MGo

With both the Roku 2 and 3, you’ll get a “remote with headphone jack for private listening” and access to iOS and Android apps so you can “stream your music and photos from your phone or tablet to your HDTV.”

Today’s deals all come with a 90 day warranty directly from Roku and each of the above boxes have at least scored a 4/5 stars or higher from hundreds of Amazon customers. Note the $5 shipping is a flat fee at Woot, meaning your whole order comes for that price regardless of how many items are in your cart.

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roku 2 Stories May 18, 2014

expiredDaily Deals: Logitech UE 6000 Headphones: $50, 2-way Soundbar with Sub: $150, Roku 2: $55, more

The Daily Deal Roundup pulls the best Daily Deals (meaning you only have until Midnight) from our Daily Deal finder every morning at 9am.

Logitech UE 6000 Active Noise Canceling Headphones w Built-In Mic & 40mm Drivers refurb $49.99 (Reg. $79.99) | eBay
Energy Power Bar 2-Way Soundbar System with 8″ Wireless Subwoofer $149.98 (Reg. $399.98) | Best Buy
Roku 2 (2013 Model) 1080p Streaming Media Player with Enhanced Headphone-Enabled Remote refurb $55 (Reg. $99.99) | Tech.Woot
Apple iPad Mini 64GB Wi-Fi w/ 7.9″ Display, A5 Chip, Bluetooth & 5MP Camera – White & Black Models Available $349.99 (Reg. $529) | 1Sale
Skullcandy Aviator Over-the-Ear Headphones $35 (Reg. $149.99) | Cowboom
Aduro PowerUp 2600Mah Portable Backup Battery and Flashlight in Black, Pink, Purple, Silver, or Turquoise $11.99 (Reg. $39.99) | Groupon
Dynex 9″ Table Fan – choice of 4 colors $7.49 (Reg. $14.99) | Best Buy

Remember all these items are on sale until midnight only! We’ll continue to curate the top 10 or so best deals we can find from our Daily Deal finder and have them on the site at 9am ET/6am PT.

roku 2 Stories April 16, 2014

expiredDaily Deals: iLuv Home Audio Speaker $23, Insignia 48″ 1080p HDTV $380, Roku 2, Bluetooth Speakers, more

The Daily Deal Roundup pulls the best Daily Deals (meaning you only have until Midnight) from our Daily Deal finder every morning at 9am.

Apple iPad Air 16GB Tablet With Retina Display Wifi, Facetime and Camera, New Sealed $439.99 (Reg. $499) | eBay  
Western Digital My Passport 2 TB Portable Hard Drive in Black $89.99 (Reg $199.99) | eBay  
Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad – Fits perfectly onto iPad 2, 3, 4 $35 (Reg. $99.99) | Tanga  
Olympus Stylus Digital Camera with 24x Optical Zoom and 3-Inch LCD in Silver $149.99 (Reg. $299.99) | Amazon
Wireless Bluetooth Box Speaker – Share music, games, movies, phone and conference calls anywhere you go $23.99 (Reg. $99.99) | Tanga
Insignia 48″ Class (47-5/8″ Diag.) LED 1080p 60Hz HDTV $379.99 (Reg. $449.99) | Best Buy
JBL Micro Ultraportable Bluetooth Speaker with Built-in Bass Port, Daisy-Chain Capability, Integrated Smart Cable and Durable Compact Design – Choice of Black or Blue $29 (Reg. $70) | Daily Steals
Roku 2 (2013 Model) 1080p Streaming Media Player with Enhanced Headphone-Enabled Remote refurb $56.99 (Reg. $79.99) | Woot
iLuv MobiTour Home Audio Speaker System – Wireless Speaker – multiple color options $22.99 (Reg. $39.99) | Best Buy
ASUS Transformer Pad 10.1″ 32GB Refurbished Tablet, Blue $199.99 (Reg. $389.99) | Staples

White AccessoryGeeks U-Board Monitor Riser Stand with 3 USB Ports and Cup Holder $29.99 (Reg. $69.99) | Groupon
 25% off all paper shredders | Staples

Remember all these items are on sale until midnight only! We’ll continue to curate the top 10 or so best deals we can find from our Daily Deal finder and have them on the site at 9am ET/6am PT.

roku 2 Stories March 23, 2014

Buy any Slingbox with a Roku 2 and get $50 off your bundled purchase (save up to 32%)

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Amazon will once again take $50 off your bundled purchase of any Slingbox (350 or 500) and Roku 2 streaming media player. If purchased at their current discounted rates, the Slingbox 350 bundle will cost $178, which is a savings of 31.5% off the combined retail price of both items ($260). This promo is valid until March 26th or while supplies last.

The Slingbox 350 streams live TV in full HD 1080p HD resolution to your laptop, smartphone, or tablet and the Roku 2 provides instant access to over 1,000 streaming channels.

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roku 2 Stories February 16, 2014

Amazon Bundle: Slingbox 350 and Roku 2 media player $168 shipped (Reg. $260)

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Upgrade your entertainment setup in one fell swoop with this Amazon bundle. From now until February 22nd, you can save an additional $50 when you purchase a Slingbox 350 and Roku 2 streaming media player at the same time.

The total list price for each product bought individually is $260, but right now Amazon is taking $31 off the Slingbox and $10 off the Roku, which yields a total out the door cost of $167.99 after the extra $50 is taken off. That’s less than the list price for just the Slingbox. No promo code is necessary. The discount will be automatically applied at checkout one you add both products to your cart. Slingbox 500 (includes built-in WiFi) is also eligible for this promotion.

The Slingbox 350 streams live TV in full HD 1080p HD resolution to your laptop, smartphone, or tablet and the Roku 2 provides instant access to over 1,000 streaming channels.

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roku 2 Stories November 30, 2013

expiredOriginal Roku HD Streaming Player $40 (Reg. $60), Roku 2 $50 shipped (Reg. $80)

Amazon is offering the original Roku HD Streaming Player for only $39.99 shipped. That’s $20 off the list price and the lowest we’ve seen it go. Amazon’s customers rated the Roku well with 4/5 stars and left favorable reviews. The Roku gives you 600+ channels with movies, TV shows, music, sports & more. It works with virtually any TV and has a free app for iOS and Android. Built-in wireless allows you to stream from your devices.

Also on Amazon today is the Second Generation Roku for only $49.91 shipped. That’s $30 less than it’s list price and just $1 more than it was on Black Friday. Amazon customers gave it a 4.6/5 star rating and left excellent reviews. The Roku 2 features over 1,000 entertainment channels. It has stunning HD video quality up to 1080p. The remote also comes with a headphone jack for private listening.

Crank up the volume and use the included headphones to enjoy a late-night flick without disturbing the household!

roku 2 Stories November 28, 2013

Roku 2 streaming media player w/ private listening mode $58 shipped (Reg. $80)

Amazon is offering the recently-released Roku 2 streaming media player w/ private listening mode for $58 with free shipping. That’s a drop of $22 off the retail price and the lowest we have ever seen by $16. It features access to over 1,000 entertainment channels in full 1080p HD, extended-range wireless, and new sleek design. Rated 4.5 stars. Available from Roku direct and Best Buy for $60.

roku 2 Stories October 10, 2013

expiredRoku 2 XD Refurb 1080p HD Streaming Video Player w/ Wi-Fi $40 shipped

 1Sale is again offering the refurbished Roku 2 XD 1080p Wireless Streaming Media Player for only $39.99 shipped. That’s the lowest total price we’ve seen for this player and it’s also $10 under the best price for a refurb. Also it’s $20 under the best price we could find for a new one purchased elsewhere.

The Roku 2 XD streams 1080p HD content from Netflix, Amazon Video On Demand, Pandora, Flickr, and other media apps. It also features 802.11n wireless, a microSD card slot, Bluetooth 3.0, and HDMI. This offer ends today.

roku 2 Stories September 25, 2013

Roku announces refreshed lineup of devices starting at $50: Roku LT, Roku 1 and Roku 2

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Roku has just announced a refreshed line up of devices, that includes updated models of its lower end streaming boxes. While the Roku 3 has been leading the way in the set-top box market place alongside the Apple TV, today the company announced the new Roku LT as well as the Roku 1 and Roku 2 which will replace the Roku HD and Roku 2 XD (via Wired).

The new models will come along with all the content the boxes normally come with, including access to over 1000 different content channels or apps from within the Roku Channel Store. With access to apps like Amazon Instant Video and Crackle, many feel this is where the platform carries an interesting advantage over Apple TV.

Another interesting addition to the system is the M-Go video service partnership the company has now announced. It appears as though Roku is stepping into the content space without having to implement its own content service. With M-Go, users can rent or purchase movies and TV Shows with the purchases connected to your existing Roku account.

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Pre-orders are available now for the new Roku boxes on the official site and through Amazon, with units expected to hit store shelves in October. The 720p Roku LT starts at $50, the 1080p Roku 1 will be available for $60 and the $80 Roku 2 comes with 1080p, dual-band wireless options, and a slick little headphone jack in the remote. Even though the new models don’t come with the motion-control remote and the Ethernet port like the Roku 3 (which is currently $5 off on Amazon), the company has added composite input options to make up for it.

roku 2 Stories April 26, 2013

Roku 2 1080p HD Streaming Video Player w/ Angry Birds (Refurb.) – $55 shipped

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Ebay via 1SaleaDay is offering the Roku 2 1080p HD Streaming Video Player w/ Angry Birds & Motion Sensor Remote Control for only $55 (Refurb.). The Roku lets you instantly stream tons of entertainment on your TV. Watch over 100,000 movies and TV shows from Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus and more. The best part: Roku wirelessly connects to your high speed internet connection all by itself and this version’s remote control serves as a controller for games such as Angry Birds (included) and others. expand full story

roku 2 Stories April 22, 2013

Roku 2 1080p HD Streaming Video Player w/ Angry Birds (Refurb.) – $60 shipped

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Today’s Daily Deal at 1SaleaDay is the Roku 2 1080p HD Streaming Video Player w/ Angry Birds & Motion Sensor Remote Control for only $59.99 (Refurb.). The Roku lets you instantly stream tons of entertainment on your TV. Watch over 100,000 movies and TV shows from Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus and more. The best part: Roku wirelessly connects to your high speed internet connection all by itself and this version’s remote control serves as a controller for games such as Angry Birds (included) and others. expand full story

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