Pros & Cons
Roku 2 XS is the top-of-the-line Roku device that delivers the 1080p HD streaming to TV and provides motion-based gaming for an extra entertainment. Currently it supports 600+ channels and growing. Movies and TV shows can be streamed from paid subscription based channels like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus. It boasts a game-ready remote for playing games and full version of Angry Birds. Roku 2 XS is easy to setup and use with a very simple user interface. It includes Ethernet for wired connection, USB for playing music, photos and videos and SD card slot. The device works with virtually any TV and it includes built-in wireless that can be set up in minutes. It is the smallest streaming player with a footprint of a hockey puck. It streams silently, and uses less power than a night-light.
Some users complain about the poor customer service from Roku. Users do not like the fact that it needs credit card or paypal account information to complete the installation. Roku provides tons of free channels but most of those channels have poor content. Therefore, to watch good programs users need to spend additional money to buy subscription services. Roku does not have YouTube channel, yet.
Overall, Roku 2 XS is a cheap and good alternative to stream programming from various channels to TV. It provides a good value for money and can also save money by getting rid of cable service for TV programming.
Where to Buy
Amazon.com Rating: 4.00 stars from 3123 reviews, Price: $79.00
Cnet.com Rating: 3.00 stars from 84 reviews.
Walmart.com Rating: 4.30 stars from 85 reviews.
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