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 Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. 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 provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys playing records and cycling (not at the same time).