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Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Roku announces Roku 2 to stream content on television

Roku released the Roku 2, which includes some casual games.
Taking on Apple TV head on, Roku announced a new line of its connected TV set-top boxes. The Roku 2 line of devices lets users stream content on their televisions and also takes aim at casual gamers.

The new line, priced from $59.99, features games such as Angry Birds and also has new channels for Facebook, AOL HD and

The new Roku, like Apple TV, supports up to 1080p HD video on its $79.99 and $99.99 models.

The devices are scheduled to hit the market by the end of July. A bundle that includes the Roku game remote and a 2GB MicroSD card is expected to launch in the coming weeks and will likely retail for $29.99 on the manufacturer’s Web site.

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Tags:  Television, Digital Culture, Gaming

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