Thinking of getting in on the web TV craze? Roku may be your answer: the miniature Apple TV-alike TV box has just touched down in the UK for a very wallet-friendly price.
The Roku LT and Roku 2 XS are now shipping in the UK, at £49.99 and £99.99 respectively. The cheaper Roku LT (pictured) is half the price of its nearest competitor, Apple TV, but brings with it far more TV content than Apple’s box currently does.
For a start, the BBC iPlayer is built in, along with Fox News, Netflix, Vimeo, HBO and games such as Angry Birds. More channels are being added all the time. Tempted? You’ll want to know what the two boxes get you.
The more expensive Roku 2 XS builds on top of the LT’s WiFi and 720p HD, adding ethernet and USB ports, Bluetooth, expandable memory and a more swanky remote with built in motion control.
While Apple is expected to launch full HD TV sets later this year, Roku is the biggest rival to the current generation of Apple TV by far.
Via Roku UK