New Casual Games Arrive on Roku 2

Roku 2 XSThanks to our friends at NewTeeVee we're learning that a few new casual games have been added to the Roku Channel Store. Most are only $0.99. However, after reading the description of what they are (list below), it made wonder: How fun is this platform for gaming? Really, you're talking about using your Roku's single XS controller [...]

Media Streamers Now Have ‘Green’ Cred

Apple TV 2nd Generation In-handYou may have read the news that your TV set-top box might cost you more on your energy bills than your refrigerator, but did you know that the latest crop of media streamers are some of the most energy efficient gadgets in your home? It's true. In fact, GigaOm tested 5 of the top selling [...]

Roku 2 Gets 1080p HD Netflix Streams, Previous Models Won’t

Roku 2 Netflix Friday Night Lights ScreenshotWith all the excitement around Roku's latest Roku 2 players, which features 1080p Netflix streaming with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 pass-through audio, it turns out there was a small bit of disappointing news that didn't make the headlines. According to Roku's Director of Product Management, "these new encodings will not be supported on previous generation Roku [...]

Roku’s New 3-inch Media Streamer with Gaming Capabilities Is Here!

Roku 2 XSWow, we all knew it was coming, but I don't think many expected Roku's new set of media streamers to be as small or as powerful as they are. Roku's lastest media streamer is 3-inches wide (the 2nd gen. Apple TV is 3.9-inches) and now boasts that ability to play games on-screen using its fancy [...]

Sneak Peek: Roku 2 Series Players

Roku 2 Sneak Peek PhotoLooks like the FCC outed Roku's 2011 product refresh. The company's new 3000X (XS), 3050X (XD), and 3100X (HD) Roku 2 Players boast a new design that rivals Apple's latest Apple TV in its compactness. Unlike the Apple TV, though, Roku's new 2 series players are quite capable, offering up to 1080p video via HDMI, [...]