If you happen to own a HDTV, you might be pleased as punch to take note that the spanking new Roku Streaming Stick (HDMI version) has just been announced, allowing anyone who owns a TV which boasts of an HDMI port (which is just about everyone these days) are now able to pick from the compact stick design that was pioneered by Roku in order to stream their favorite entertainment right into their respective living rooms. This new small player will be able to plug itself discreetly into an HDMI port, making it ideal for those who have meticulously planned out just how their living rooms would look like, wall-mounted TV and all. Just like how we ought not to judge a book by its cover, so too, should we not judge the Roku Streaming Stick by its diminutive size. In fact, this particular device comes packed with the complete Roku streaming experience, offering you access to more than 1,200 channels of movies, TV episodes, music, news, sports, kids’ shows and free programming that will arrive streamed in up to 1080p HD video on your HDTV.
Apart from that, there is also a TV user interface which will boast of the much loved Roku Search. In a nutshell, with the Roku Streaming Stick, you get a no-brainer method of enjoying the best selection of streaming entertainment on your TV, and each $49.99 purchase will arrive with a Wi-Fi remote control, alongside the ability to download free Roku apps for Android and iOS devices. Those living in Canada will have to fork out $59.99, while our friends across the pond (UK and the Republic of Ireland) will have to pony up £49.99. [Press Release]
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