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Roku rocks media streamers into UK

BBC iPlayer on board

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Roku has released its compact media streaming set-top boxes in the UK. With it comes BBC iPlayer support.

The Roku LT and Roku 2 XS players - priced at £50 and £100, respectively - also come with Netflix support and all the usual free picture and video content sites, from Flikr to YouTube.

Both boxes can connect across a 2.4GHz 802.11n network, but the XS has Ethernet support too. It also drives the TV its connected to at 1080p - the LT is limited to 720p.

Roku 2 XS and Roku LT

Roku 2 XS (top) and Roku LT (bottom)

The XS has a motion-control capable remote that can be used with some games; the box comes with Angry Birds preloaded.

Roku said the LT will debut here soon, but the XS is available now through Amazon. ®

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