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Roku Streaming Stick delivers big content selection

More content than you think on your TV with the Roku Streaming Stick
More content than you think on your TV with the Roku Streaming Stick
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If you are a cord cutter you know what the benefits of a Roku Streaming Stick would be.

Even if you can't live without your cable or satellite, most media consumers will gain a benefit from a Roku player of Roku stick from the moment they start using the powerful device.

The Roku Streaming Stick is about the size of your average USB thumb drive and the stick design makes it easy to plug into your television's HDMI port. It works on stand alone TVs, but also works great for wall-mounted units.

“The new Roku Streaming Stick gives consumers more choice for streaming entertainment to the TV than any other device,” said Jim Funk, senior vice president of product management at Roku. “Consumers want a ton of entertainment, an easy way to search for movies and TV shows, and options to control the experience with a remote or mobile device. This new Roku Streaming Stick brings all that and more – and in a tiny form factor.”

What You Get

How about shortcuts to movies, TV shows, news and the Roku Channel Store for starters. There is also Roku Search and the ability to use your smartphone and/or tablet with the free Roku apps for Android and iOS devices to browse and select the content you want.

You can also view Netflix, YouTube and your own personal media right on your HDTV.

Roku is also adding new features into the mix.

Plug It In

Once you plug it in, your Roku Streaming Stick will stream more than 1,200 channels in the U.S. This includes movies, TV shows, music, news, sports programming, kids' entertainment and tons of additional free content. This is all in up to 1080p HD video.

Pricing and Availability

Released earlier this year, the Roku Streaming Stick (HDMI version) has a suggested retail price of $49.99 in the U.S.
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