Roku XS Streaming Video Player

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Roku XS Streaming Video Player
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Experience complete entertainment in 1080p high definition with the Roku 2 XS Streaming Video Player. Watch your favorite channels, movies, TV shows, music, games, live sports, and more, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Instant Video with this 1080p HD media streamer. Play your favorite video games with this media streamer. The enhanced remote control has motion control that gives the same experience you get when you play games on consoles.
This video streaming player has built-in wireless as well as wired internet connectivity. A unique feature of this video streamer is the instant replay button that lets you skip back in ten second jumps. This wireless media streamer is very easy to set up and works with almost any television. Just connect this streamer to your television and high-speed internet service. You don’t even require a computer. The other features of this media streamer include Ethernet and USB port, expandable memory slot, and Bluetooth.

About this item

Experience complete entertainment in 1080p high definition with the Roku 2 XS Streaming Video Player. Watch your favorite channels, movies, TV shows, music, games, live sports, and more, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Instant Video with this 1080p HD media streamer. Play your favorite video games with this media streamer. The enhanced remote control has motion control that gives the same experience you get when you play games on consoles.
This video streaming player has built-in wireless as well as wired internet connectivity. A unique feature of this video streamer is the instant replay button that lets you skip back in ten second jumps. This wireless media streamer is very easy to set up and works with almost any television. Just connect this streamer to your television and high-speed internet service. You don’t even require a computer. The other features of this media streamer include Ethernet and USB port, expandable memory slot, and Bluetooth.

Roku 2 XS Streaming Video Player.

  • Over 750 channels and counting from the best in streaming entertainment, like Netflix and Hulu Plus. On any TV, up to 1080p HD.
  • Largest selection of live sports, including pro basketball, hockey, baseball and more.
  • It even plays games. The XS remote has motion sensors so you can play games with a flick of a wrist. Full Angry Birds game included free!
  • The easiest setup. Works with virtually any TV, includes built-in wireless, and sets up in 6 minutes.
  • The smallest, most energy-efficient streaming player. Roku 2 has the footprint of a coaster, streams silently, and uses less power than a night-light.
  • More connectivity options. Includes Ethernet for wired connection and USB for playing music, photos and videos from a drive.
  • Specifications

    Battery Type: Alkaline
    Multi Pack Indicator: No
    Model No.: 3100R
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.3
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 3.38 x 3.38 x 1.0
    Assembled in Country of Origin: Imported
    Origin of Components: Imported
    Walmart No.: 7227188
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    Customer Reviews | 142 reviews | 4.4 out of 5

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    Great supplement or substitute for cable/satellite
    11/26/2011

    Customer review by redhunter

    4.0 stars 11/26/2011 by redhunter
    by redhunter

    Theses days many Blu-ray players or TVs have internet streaming ability built in to watch free or pay internet content. However they don't have the selection that these Roku boxes have. Roku has the most content of any dedicated or embedded streaming device except for Vudu, which is why I only gave it 4 stars. I hope Vudu will add a Roku channel shortly to make this an almost perfect streming device. I say almost since the one other disadvantage of the Roku is that it doesn't play content on your home network "out of the box". There are ways you can configure the Roku and your home network to play local content, but since most people are not interesting in playing internet content, this isn't a deal breaker. As far as the device itself, the Roku 2 XS is currently, as of Nov 2011, their top device. It has a Wii like controller/remote that allows for game play and normal on screen navigation—get ready to spend hours playing the included Angry Birds. Other than the remote, the XS has an ethernet plug to allow this device to be connected directly to your router. If you have a good wireless network at home you can use the wireless capability of the XS or the cheaper versions of the Roku that don't have the ethernet plug. I always like to have a "wired" internet connection for my devices if I can since it removes the "wireless" variable if something isn't working. The XS only has an HDMI plug, so if your TV or receiver doesn't have an HDMI input available you'll need to buy their cheaper versions. The XS also has a USB and microSD Flash memory ports, which can allow for more memory for channels and allows you to play videos on these drives, however, the video has to be format in specific ways to play back on this device. If you just want to try out internet streaming sitting in front of the TV instead of the PC or if you want to cutdown on what you are paying for cable tv this is the best value for a dedicated internet streaming device if you don't need Vudu and if you are not worried about playing media that is on your home PCs or network.

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    redhunter
    Arkansas
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every few days
    Great product
    10/20/2011

    Customer review by Skippy50

    5.0 stars 10/20/2011 by Skippy50
    by Skippy50

    This is a great little gadget. It works as advertised and is about the size of a doughnut. The sensitivity is good - it receives an excellent signal from my wireless router about 60 feet away(It works either wired or wireless) The remote is simple and well designed. I have used the composite video out cable supplied and get a clear picture. The HDMI cable is not supplied and I have not used that output yet.

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    Skippy50
    Athens, Ga
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:65 or older
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every few days
    11/22/2011

    Customer review by funtimes1234

    5.0 stars 11/22/2011 by funtimes1234
    by funtimes1234

    Love the roku. Don't need cable tv if you have this device.

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    funtimes1234
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    well worth the money
    11/6/2011

    Customer review by mondoc

    5.0 stars 11/6/2011 by mondoc
    by mondoc

    This is a great product for streaming video inclsuding movies and television programs

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    mondoc
    Montrose, CO
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    Good product, lengthy Installation Process
    1/1/2012

    Customer review by Room4Baskets

    4.0 stars 1/1/2012 by Room4Baskets
    by Room4Baskets

    Bought this for my husband for Christmas. Was hesitant to buy this model as others indicated they had problems due to their TV techology. Fortunately our computer savvy son was home to help us install it. Appararently when you begin the installation process the device looks for software updates and begins to install them. Unfortunately there is nothing that appears on your screen to tell you that this is what is going on. So we thought there was a problem with the wireless connectivity. To make a long story short, approximately 1.5 hours later we had the product up and running. If my husband had been working on this alone he would have given up after 15 minutes and would have taken it back. We love being able to stream movies and watch shows from the Internet and have had no problems with that. So its working they way its supposed to-- just know the setup takes a lot of time AND it pays to have someone with you who understands the technology.

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    Room4Baskets
    Roseville, CA
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:55 - 64
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every few days
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    by Hubbard03 10/31/2011
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    • A. NO, that is the beauty of this gadget, love my ROKU!
      by mbwindsm2/24/2012
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    • A. Not for the rOku box itself but if you are using apps like Netflix there is. it has apps from third parties that do not have monthly fees
      by Techguru22212/31/2011
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    • A. Only if you subscribe to services like Netflix or NHL Gamecenter, etc. But without subscriptions, you aren't getting much.
      by Bellwether87412/16/2011
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    • A. The Roku box itself only has the one-time purchase fee. Some of the channels require a subscription (like Netflix, Hulu, the sports channels, etc.) and some offer subscription-free programs (mostly religious, news, political, special interest, etc.) It depends on the channel but you can check the "Roku Guide" website for a list of the public (free) channels. http://www.rokuguide.com/channels/public-all-az
      by Lena9311/14/2012
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    • A. Roku machines are a form of "tuner", there no monthly subscription cost for the Roku. There could be a monthly subscription cost for the stuff you watch. For example, streaming Netflix will cost you, but the free Pandora or Hulu will not cost you. However, the better Pandora & Hulu stuff (of course, it depends on what you think is better) will cost you something. Most offer a trial period so you can try it out and then decide if you want the "Pay" stuff.
      by lilringers12/16/2011
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    • A. Subscriptions are required for paid programs such as amazon video on demand, netflix, mlb, hulu plus, etc. There are no monthly charges to use roku.
      by PhillyTech11/15/2011
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    • A. Not for the Roku service itself but some channels require monthly subscriptions in order to view them or to view their best versions of their channels.
      by An anonymous customer11/15/2011
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    by barndoorkitty 11/12/2011
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    • A. you can hook it to your cable modem if you buy an ethernet cable, not included with the device but not too pricey either. Love love love my roku!
      by mbwindsm1/21/2012
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    • A. I believe you can hook the Roku directly to your internet modem via an ethernet cable. The only problem with hooking it directly via a cable is how close your Roku is to the cable modem. I'd guess if you hook it directly via cable, you may get even better performance then using wifi.
      by OpahG1/25/2012
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    • A. You can use it wireless or connect to your cable modem with a Ethernet cable
      by Techguru22212/31/2011
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    • A. Yes you can hook the XS up directly to your modem. I have mine wired straight to my router because WiFi is too unreliable for live HD sports, but I see no reason that you'd need to got through a router if you didn't choose to.
      by Bellwether87412/4/2011
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    • A. Yes, you should be able to connect the Roku to a modem since most of them have an ethernet port to connect to the the wireless router. If you already have something like a computer or laptop connected to the modem and there is only one port, then, you would need a router.
      by Lena931/25/2012
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    • A. it has a port on the back for an ethernet connection. so you can use your cable modem if it's ethernet. if you want it to stream wirelessly, then you have to have a wireless connection, otherwise you're fine.
      by Lorelei3111/27/2011
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