Roku 2

"Faster Roku 2 masters
the streaming universe"
-CNET 4/17/15

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Features: Channels

Over 2,000 streaming channels

Over 100,000 films and TV episodes; plus music, news, sports, and more. It couldn't be easier to watch what you love.

Key things to know: Some channels require payment. Channel availability can change and varies by country.

See what's on

Features: Control

Your choice in control

Control the Roku 2 with the included remote or install the free Roku app and use your smartphone or tablet.

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Features: Casting

Your stuff on TV

The free Roku app lets you beam photos, songs and videos from your phone or tablet to your TV.

Features: Casting

Speedy streaming

With our most powerful processor, the Roku 2 makes streaming look easy.

Features: Follow

Follow movies coming soon

With the Roku Feed™, know when new movies are ready to stream – on what channel and at what price.

Features: Ethernet, USB, and microSD

Ethernet, USB & microSD slot

No wireless, no problem. Roku 2 features Ethernet, a USB connection for personal media, and a microSD card slot to expand internal storage.

But wait, there's more

  • 1080p HD Support
  • Streaming-friendly dual-band wireless
  • Perfect for HDTVs (HDMI® cable needed)
  • 1-2-3 easy set up

What you need to start

  • Roku 2 streaming player
  • Standard IR remote with channel shortcut buttons
  • Two AAA batteries (for the remote)
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Power adapter
Roku 2: What's in the box

Tech specs

802.11 (a/b/g/n compatible) with WEP, WPA, and WPA2 support
10/100 Base-T Ethernet
Video Outputs
Audio Output
Digital stereo over HDMI®, Dolby® Digital Plus Surround, DTS Digital Surround™ pass through over HDMI®
Storage Expansion
microSD card slot for additional game and channel storage
Remote Control
Roku standard remote with channel shortcut buttons
Streaming player includes IR receiver (compatible with various universal remotes)
USB Media Formats
Video: MP4 (H.264), MKV (H.264)
Audio: AAC, MP3
Image: JPG, PNG
3.5 x 3.5 x 1 inches
5 ounces

Common questions

Will Roku 2 work with my TV?

Roku 2 works with just about any HDTV right out of the box. You plug your Roku 2 directly into your TV with an HDMI® cable (not included), and you can stream up to 1080p HD, providing a full HD streaming experience.

Works with my TV

What do I need to set up?

Setting up your Roku 2 requires that you have a broadband Internet connection, a wireless router, power (our lawyers made us say it), and an HD TV. Once you have all of that sorted, just plug in and power up your Roku 2. Our on-screen guided set up will walk you through getting signed up, updated, and installing channels. You should be up and streaming in no time at all.

What's the difference between Roku 2 and Roku 3?

The Roku 2 and the Roku 3 are very close cousins, in that they share the same fast processor and handy ports for Ethernet, USB, and microSD card connections. The Roku 3 has an enhanced remote that comes with all of the bells and whistles a streamer could want: a headphone jack for private listening, point anywhere ease of use, and special buttons and motion control for gaming. The Roku 2 is streaming performance meets value, and the Roku 3 is our fully loaded player.

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