Roku has announced updates to its line of streaming set-top boxes, which now includes the Roku LT, Roku 1, Roku 2, and Roku 3. The new models are redesigned to look more like the flagship Roku 3, and also renamed from the previous branding, which included the Roku HD and 2XD. The Roku 3 and Roku LT remain unchanged.
The entry-level Roku LT features 720p HD streaming and is available for $49.99 in the US. The Roku 1 is the next in line with support for 1080p video streaming, and features a single-core processor with IR remote. It retails for $59.99.
Users interested in more features can look at the Roku 2, which includes dual-band wireless and a remote with a built-in headphone jack for private listening, features previously only available with the Roku 3. It retails for $79.99.
The Roku 3 is the flagship model, and just for the record, it improves on the Roku 2 with an Ethernet and USB ports, and a remote with motion control for playing games, in addition to the headphone jack for private listening. It costs $99.99.
Roku has also updated its user interface to include M-GO, a store where users can purchase and rent the latest movies and TV shows, similar to iTunes. M-GO integrates billing into a user’s Roku account, making it easy for users to quickly purchase and stream content.