Roku Streaming HDMI Stick Announced
Following on the heals of the HDMI plug-in stick Chromecast by Google, Roku has announced their HDMI Streaming Stick. Think of this as a USB thumb drive that has an HDMI connector on it instead. You plug it directly into your TV or receiver and it has the brains inside to stream entertainment to your TV.
The Roku Streaming Stick features your standard share of apps such as Youtube, Hulu, HBO Go and Netflix but also boasts some extras such as 1,000 channels and the ability to send media from your smartphone or tablet straight to your TV (supported apps only). The Streaming Stick features dual-band wireless-N connectivity and an RF remote that doesn’t have to be pointed at the TV.
It will retail for $49.99 and is expected to ship on March 27, 2014.
Official site: http://www.roku.com/products/streaming-stick