Roku today introduced the new Roku 3 set-top box, and it promises to be the best media streamer on the market. In a time period where content is king, the Roku 3 has access to more than 750 channels, including Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and HBO Go. It will play games like Angry Birds in Space, which comes pre-installed.
The Roku 3 enhanced remote features a built-in headphone jack for private listening with the included in-ear headphones. Volume buttons on the remote offer a convenient way to control audio while private listening mode is in use. Additionally, the remote doubles as a motion-sensing game controller for playing games like Angry Birds Space. For even more entertainment possibilities, Roku’s free app for iOS(R) and Android(TM) devices transforms a phone into the ultimate Roku command center. The Roku 3 streaming player is available now in the United States through Roku.com, Amazon.com and other leading online retailers for a suggested retail price of $99.99. It will also be available in retail stores nationwide beginning in April.
“As Roku continues to build the largest selection of streaming entertainment, we are always exploring ways to improve the TV experience for our customers,” said Anthony Wood, founder and CEO, Roku. “Roku 3 introduces thoughtful new features that customers will love. The intuitive new interface makes it easy to find movies and shows quickly while the private listening mode is perfect for late-night streamers who don’t want to wake up the family.”