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Review of Roku 2XS$89

Review of Roku 2XS

3.90 stars
Price Range
Reviewed on: January 27, 2013
Author: BoolPool.com

Pros & Cons

  • Easy to setup; Good UI; Simple game-ready remote
  • Large number of channels
  • Good Christian programming available
  • Good Angry bird gaming experience
  • HD streaming upto 1080p; Value for money
  • Small size makes it portable
  • USB input and SD Card slot are good
  • Poor customer service
  • Lacks YouTube
  • Needs credit card or paypal to complete installation
  • Free video channels have poor content
  • Need to spend additional money to buy subscription service for good programs

Review Summary

This is the summary of consumer reviews for Roku 2XS. The BoolPool rating for this product is Good, with 3.90 stars, and the price range is $90-$100.

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.

User Voice

Cluster Help
Review Group #: 1
(4.00 stars)
38 Reviews
Users disconnected cables after using Roku Easy to setup No audio via HDMI cable
Review Group #: 2
(2.50 stars)
9 Reviews
Poor customer service
Review Group #: 3
(4.00 stars)
10 Reviews
Must enter credit card or paypal information to complete installation
Review Group #: 4
(3.50 stars)
25 Reviews
Large number of channels including paid channels like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Free video channels have poor content Good Christian programming available
Review Group #: 5
(4.00 stars)
14 Reviews
Users like Roku better than Apple TV
Review Group #: 6
(3.00 stars)
18 Reviews
Simple to connect Works better with wired network
Review Group #: 7
(4.00 stars)
23 Reviews
Users buy this to stream Netflix Value for money
Review Group #: 8
(4.00 stars)
25 Reviews
Small size makes it portable Need to spend additional money to buy subscription service for good programs Lacks YouTube and Vudu Unit freezes up a bit

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Cnet.com  ‎ Rating: 3.00 stars from 84 reviews‎.
Walmart.com  ‎ Rating: 4.30 stars from 85 reviews‎.

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