Roku HDMI Streaming Stick Offers Access to Netflix, YouTube
The HDMI version of the Streaming Stick features a compact stick design offered by Roku and plugs into an HDMI port--ideal for wall-mounted TVs.Streaming media platform Roku announced the Roku Streaming Stick HDMI version, a tiny Roku player that gives consumers a way to access a wide selection of streaming entertainment on TV. Once plugged in, the Streaming Stick lets consumers start streaming from more than 1,200 channels (more than 750 channels in Canada, the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland) of movies, TV episodes, music, news, sports, kids' shows and free programming, and all in up to 1080p HD video. Recently launched channels include Conde´ Nast Entertainment, Showtime Anytime, Watch ESPN, Watch Disney Channel and YouTube. The new stick has a suggested retail price of $49.99 in the United States and will ship to consumers and arrive in retail stores in April. "The new Roku Streaming Stick gives consumers more choice for streaming entertainment to the TV than any other device," Jim Funk, senior vice president of product management at Roku, said in a statement. "Consumers want a ton of entertainment, an easy way to search for movies and TV shows, and options to control the experience with a remote or mobile device. This new Roku Streaming Stick brings all that and more–and in a tiny form factor."
Roku’s original streaming stick, the Streaming Stick Roku Ready version, which the company launched in 2012, will be bundled at retail with Roku Ready devices.