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Roku 2 XS

Roku 2 XS
alaScore 92

4551 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4551 reviews of Roku 2 XS. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the Roku 2 XS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Roku 2 XS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 222 user reviews of Roku 2 XS from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Media Centers on Amazon.co.uk.

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Roku 2 XS 1080p Streaming PlayerRoku 2 XS 1080p Streaming Player

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Roku 2 XS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3886 user reviews of Roku 2 XS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Media Centers on Amazon.com.

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Roku 2 XS 1080p Streaming Player (Old Model)Roku 2 XS 1080p Streaming Player (Old Model)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Roku 2 XS

 

Multiple streaming media services. Easy to set up and use. Angry Birds plays great.

HDTVs, game consoles, and Blu-ray players offer Netflix, eliminating the need for a separate, single-purpose set-top box. Few local media sharing features. Adding channels requires a credit card.

The Roku 2 XS puts a ton of online content, including Angry Birds, at your fingertips and on your television affordably, but it doesn't seem as useful as it did years ago, before many Blu-ray players and HDTVs offered the same services and more.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Ganesh T S (anandtech.com)

Roku 2 XS Review : Streaming Videos and Casual Gaming on the Big Screen

 

Roku is one of the pioneers in the media streamer market. They introduced the first Netflix streaming box in 2008. New models have been coming out every year. This time around, the rise of connected TVs and the Smart TV push from Intel have forced Roku...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Yardena Arar (pcworld.com)

Roku 2 XS: Popular Web Streamer Adds Ability to Play Games

 

The latest version of the popular Roku media streamer adds Bluetooth support and a microSD card slot, allowing you to use the Roku2 for downloadable games. Out of the box, the Roku 2 XS (The latest version of the popular Roku media streamer adds...

Easy to use ; Access to tons of free and paid Web content ; Enhanced Bluetooth remote has motion sensor

No 5GHz Wi-Fi support ; No support for streaming media via home network

The petite Roku 2 XS offers casual gaming support via an enhanced, Bluetooth enabled remote, but its ability to stream a ton of free and paid Web content to your HDTV is still its strongest selling point.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Bryan Gardiner (wired.com)

Review: Roku 2 XS

 

Roku's latest shrink-rayed media streamer comes with a gaming remote for playing -- you guessed it -- Angry Birds.

Netflix channel now has 1080p streaming, 5.1 surround and subtitles — if your bandwidth supports it. Big, beautiful HD content on some channels like Vimeo

Lengthy setup time. Forget about playing your MKV and other high-bitrate files, unless you convert. RF Bluetooth motion controller feature is limited to playing games, provides no navigation or UI functionality

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: EH Staff (electronichouse.com)

Apple TV vs. Roku 2 XS: Streaming Media Showdown

 

Expectations, content consumption and hardware capabilities are some of the key issues to consider when buying a media streamer.

You might want to cleanup the questions to ask yourself—“Does you ...”.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Chip Chick (chipchick.com)

Roku 2 XS Review

 

Quick Setup, Easy to Use, 1080P Capable, Bluetooth Remote Has Perfect Communication, Amazon Instant Video, Free Shipping, 3rd Party Apps Offer Unlimited Expandability, Built-In USB, Ethernet, WiFi and Micro-SD, Price

Credit Card Required to Use, Can’t Stream Content from Local network, HDMI and Ethernet Cord Not Included, Apps Can’t Run in Background, Roku Banner Ad Runs Constantly on Home Screen, Boring Interface

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Barb Gonzalez (hometheatermag.com)

Roku 2 XS Media Streamer

 

Roku has released its newest generation of media streamers, including the top-of-the-line Roku 2 XS player. Perhaps you haven't given Roku much thought as a serious addition to your home theater. Its earlier models gave more attention to the quantity...

In the past, I may have only recommended the Roku box to aging family members with less-than-perfect eyesight. Those boxes were easy to use, but the picture was standard-definition quality at best.

Dec, 2011

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Expert review by: Barb Gonzalez (hometheater.com)

Roku 2 XS Media Streamer

 

Roku has released its newest generation of media streamers, including the top-of-the-line Roku 2 XS player. Perhaps you haven't given Roku much thought as a serious addition to your home theater. Its earlier models gave more attention to the quantity...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Janet Cloninger (the-gadgeteer.com)

Roku 2 XS and XD Streaming Media Players Review

 

Roku recently updated their line of streaming media players, and they sent Julie their high-end Roku 2 XS with gaming remote to review. I had been in the market for a Roku for my living room TV so I could watch Hulu Plus on my big screen TV, so I...

Can stream 1080p video ; Works with Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, and other subscription services ; Roku has free and pay channels to add even more content ; Multiple models allow you to purchase only the features you want ; Can play simple...

The XD has no USB port, so you can't play your own files ; XD can only be connected wirelessly ; USB streaming does not support .MOV or .AVI files

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Jim Buzbee (smallnetbuilder.com)

Two $100 Streamers Compared: WD TV Live vs. Roku 2 XS

 

Looking to pick up a streaming media player this holiday season? We compare two of the most popular alternatives from Roku and Western Digital.

Nov, 2011

Product Specifications

Configuration

1080p Upscaling: Yes
CDMA Modem: No
Display: No
DVB-T: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
GPRS: No
GSM: No
HSDPA: No
Insteon: No
Integrated Firewall: No
Integrated Modem: No
Integrated Private Branch Exchange (PBX): No
Power LAN: No
Power over Ethernet: No
Remote Control: Yes
TV Cable Net Function: No
Ultra-Wideband: No
USB Host: No
Wibree: No
WiMAX: No
WLAN 802.11a Port: No
WLAN 802.11ac Port:Not Applicable
WLAN 802.11b Port: Yes
WLAN 802.11g Port: Yes
WLAN 802.11i Port: No
WLAN 802.11n Port: Yes
WUSB: No
ZigBee: No

Connectivity

ADSL Port: No
ADSL2+ Port: No
Bluetooth: Yes
DECT Port: No
Device Type:Gateway / Bridge
DLNA certified: No
DVI Interface: No
Firewire: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Home Radio Frequency Port: No
HPNA Port: No
IrDA Port: No
ISDN Port: No
Memory Card Slot: Yes
MiMo Port: Yes
S-Video: No
SDSL Port: No
Token Ring Port: No
TV Cable Port: No
USB:USB 2.0
WLAN 802.11a Port: No
WLAN 802.11b Port: Yes
WLAN 802.11g Port: Yes
WLAN 802.11i Port: No
WLAN 802.11n Port: Yes

General Features

Access Point Function: No
Bridge Function: No
Device Form:Extern
Hub Function: No
Optical Drive: No
Router Function: No
Segment:Networking Device
Switch Function: No
Switch Type:Not Applicable
VoIP Function: No
VPN Function: No
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