Roku TV streaming boxes coming to the UK

U.S. TV streaming service Roku will start flogging its set-top boxes in the UK and Canada from early 2012, the company announced on Thursday

Roku boxes have been a big hit in the States, where they allow users to stream all sorts of content, including TV, music, games and apps for media and social networking. Doubtless there will be some bits and bobs missing from the UK release due to licensing issues - TV streaming service Hulu, for one - but with LoveFilm, iPlayer, 4od and the like all offering streaming services through games consoles already, expect the overall service to be basically the same.

Roku charges a flat fee for one of their boxes (there are currently four different models currently available in the States, costing $50, $60, $80 and $100 depending on the sort of bells and whistles, like full HD streaming, the customer wants). There's a load of free content included with that, but services like Netflix movie rentals require extra subscriptions. If the pricing stays the same for the UK launch, it will be in direct competition with services provided by Sky and its cohorts.

Source: Gigaom

Comments

Be the first to comment…

Back to top
Close
T3 Newsletter
Sign up to recieve the T3 newsletters by entering your details below

Your Details

As you're registering with us. we'd like to think that you'd enjoy receiving the following emails; if you'd rather not receive them, please untick the boxes:

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and it's group companies containing news, special offers and product information
I agree to the terms of use and privacy policy and confirm that I am over 16 years of age *
Close
Log in or Join

By clicking below you agree to our terms and conditions and our privacy policy

Log in to T3.com with your preferred social network

Log in with your T3.com account

CloseJoinPlease complete these additional details

Join T3.com with your preferred social network

OR

Join T3.com

Please tick this box to confirm you are 16 years old or over

Just so we know you're human

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Close Edit your profile

Change your password

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Social networks

You have authorised these social networks to interact with your T3.com account.

Please ensure you deactivate or revoke access to this website from within your social networks settings to ensure all permissions are removed.

Close Forgotten your password

Forgotten your password?

Please enter the email address that you used to sign up and we'll send you a new password

Close
Forgotten password
Don't have a T3 Account? Join now