Roku adds BBC iPlayer and Netflix to streaming players

Roku XS

Roku has announced the addition of BBC iPlayer and Netflix to its streaming media players.

The two apps join a host of music, movie and gaming apps, including TuneIn Radio, Vimeo, Facebook, Angry Birds and more on the Roku streaming players.

The Roku 2 XS is on sale now for £100 and is set to be joined by the new Roku LT at just £50.

The small, Apple TV-sized boxes both do wireless streaming and 720p video while the more expensive box also supports 1080p HD content.

You'll also find a USB input, microSD card slot, ethernet input and Bluetooth support for adding a remote on the Roku 2 XS.

We're looking forward to getting our hands on a Roku or two for review very soon.

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Joe Cox
Content Director

Joe is the Content Director for What Hi-Fi? and Future’s Product Testing, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for almost 20 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).