September 25, 2013

Linux-Powered Roku Updates Set-Top Box Line With New Features and Content Deals

Roku is today refreshing its family of set-top streaming boxes with a modest set of improvements and new features. The Roku 3 remains unchanged as the company's flagship box, but every model beneath it has been refreshed, and in some cases, refined with added functionality. The Roku LT remains the bottom-dollar entry to Roku's vast streaming platform. Priced at $49.99, it's still limited to 720p playback; today's update is little more than a physical redesign, but it's still a safe pick for the grandparents. The Roku 1 is where the significant changes start. The new model finally makes the leap to 1080p video, marking the first time Roku's $59.99 player has supported Full HD content.

Roku 1 goes 1080p while Roku 2 gets a remote with a...

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