Roku 2

Roku 2

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

See why you'll love the Roku 2.



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Features: Channels

Amazing content, endless choice

Every Roku player provides access to 2,500+ channels on demand offering 300,000+ movies and TV episodes, and the ability to search across more than 20 top streaming channels to find the best price and option.

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

See what's on

Features: Control

Works with your phone or tablet

Browse and add new channels — or send video, music, photos, and more to your TV—using your iOS®, Android™, and Windows® devices. Create a stunning 1080p slideshow on your TV.

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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.

Features: Search

Search across top channels

Search across the top channels by keyword, title, actor, or director using your remote or the Roku mobile app. Roku Search makes it easy to find what's on, where you can watch it for free, with a subscription or how much the different channels charge to rent or buy.

* Some channels require payment.

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

Lightning fast and powerful.

Experience ultra-smooth performance with our fast processor and dual-band wireless.

Features: Follow

Follow your favorites - movies, shows, and more

With the Roku Feed™, you can follow movies, TV shows, actors, and directors and get automatic updates when new content is ready to stream, or when the price drops.

Features: Take it with you

Hotel & Dorm Connect

With Hotel & Dorm connect, it's easier than ever before to take your Roku 2 with you. At a wifi-enabled hotel or dorm room, just use your connected device to sign in and start streaming through your Roku player!


I have the previous Roku 2 as well. So I can really compare the two side by side. I bought the new 2 because of the increased speed and ability to load YouTube quickly. And it does. It loads YouTube in less than 5 seconds.


I bought my Roku 2 because my brand new smart TV did not run Netflix/Amazon/Hulu smoothly at all. The apps would never load and my TV would freeze. My new Roku 2 fixed that instantly!

Pat M

We chose the Roku especially for the highly-rated Search feature, and have not been disappointed. The speed of the device is also appreciated.

Tallahassee, FL

A nearly perfect mix of speed, features, price and ecosystem make the Roku 2 our favorite streaming device yet.

Read the reviewCNET
April 17, 2015

What you need to start

  • Roku 2 streaming player
  • Standard IR remote with channel shortcut buttons
  • Two AAA batteries (for the remote)
  • Power adapter
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Special content offers
Roku 2: What's in the box?
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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 over HDMI (Dolby® 7.1 and 5.1 surround pass through)
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)
Power Consumption
Less than 3.5W (typical) when streaming HD video
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 can plug your Roku 2 directly into your TV or receiver depending on your preference. For a true HD experience, you will need an HDTV and an HDMI® cable.

Works with my TV
What do I need to set up?

Setting up your Roku® player requires that you have a broadband Internet connection, a wireless router (and/or wired for Roku 2 or Roku 3), power (our lawyers made us say it), an HDMI® cable (sold separately), and an HDTV. Once you have all of those ingredients, just plug in your Roku player. Our guided set up will walk you through updating and installing channels. You should be up and streaming in 15 minutes.

Which player is right for me?

That's a toughie, the Roku 1 is perfect for older TVs, and the Roku® Streaming Stick® offers the best value. Step up to the Roku 2 for some serious speed. And if you want the best with all the bells and whistles, including voice search, Roku 3 is the way to go.

Check out our full comparison for the details

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