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Android Holiday Gift Ideas #20: Roku 2 Streaming Player

December 21, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Roku is probably one of the most well known Streaming set-top boxes out there. They’ve been around for a few years now and have made quite the name for themselves. The Roku 2 isn’t the most recent Roku player, but it does everything you could want, and it’s a bit cheaper. This one’s $69 from Amazon Prime right now, which if you’ve got Amazon Prime you can enjoy unlimited 2-day shipping from Amazon, or pay $4 for next day shipping. Sounds good right? You also get unlimited Amazon Instant Video. Which you can sign up for here.

The Roku 2 has over a thousand entertainment channels to choose from. There’s a wide variety including movies, TV shows, music, sports, news and more. It also can output 1080p to your TV. So you can get HD video from this player. There is a motion controller which allows you to play games like Angry Birds on your TV. And who doesn’t want to play Angry Birds on their TV? The remote also has a headset jack, so you can listen to stuff on your own without waking up anyone. There’s also built in Wireless into the Roku, but if you rather have it wired into your router, there is also a ethernet port on board. It does support WiFi a/b/g/n networks. It’s easy really simple to set up.

This is a great gift for the cord cutter out there. Especially those that are not wanting to have a huge set top box by their TV and pay Comcast, Dish Network, DirecTV, etc a ton of money every month. The only fees you pay for Roku are to things like Netflix and Hulu+, etc. It’s really a great deal. How many of you are going to pick one of these up for Christmas?

Roku 2 Streaming Player (Black) (Roku 2720R )