Roku 2

Roku 2

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

See why you'll love the Roku 2.



30-day guarantee

Features: Channels

2,000+ channels in the U.S.

Over 250,000 movies 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 compatible smartphone or tablet.

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Features: Moviews and TV

Movies & TV – front and center

Our integrated movie store, a channel powered and owned by M-GO, makes it a snap to watch movies or shows.

* Requires additional fee.

Features: Search

Search built around you

Roku Search makes it easy to see what’s on, where you can watch it for free, with a subscription, or how much the different channels charge to rent or buy. Search by actor, title, or director using your remote. You can also use your smartphone with the free Roku app.

* 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

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


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