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Roku 2 XS/XD/HD (2011)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7949 reviews of Roku 2 XS/XD/HD (2011). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the design and size are overall positive. The price and usability also get good comments, whereas many are less positive about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Roku 2 XS/XD/HD (2011) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Roku 2 XS/XD/HD (2011)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 222 user reviews of Roku 2 XS/XD/HD (2011) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the size and design are overall positive. The price and usability also get good feedback. There are some critical comments about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

reliability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Roku 2 XS 1080p Streaming PlayerRoku 2 XS 1080p Streaming Player

2018-08

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Roku 2 XS/XD/HD (2011)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7004 user reviews of Roku 2 XS/XD/HD (2011) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

reliability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Roku 2 XS 1080p Streaming Player (Old Model)Roku 2 XS 1080p Streaming Player (Old Model)

2018-08

Expert review by : Niall Magennis (trustedreviews.com)

Roku 2 XS

 

Roku's tiny internet media player makes it to the UK, but is it work the money?

Easy to set-up ; Simple navigation ; Great version of Angry Birds

No coax or optical digital audio out ; Lacks DLNA support ; Poor USB media playback ; Lacks some key services such as YouTube and Lovefilm

Once you account has been created you select the channels – Roku's name for the various video on demand services and games - that you want to add to the player. This channel list then gets sent to the player where they're automatically downloaded and...

2012-03

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Roku 2 XS review

 

User friendly, great media capabilities and competitively priced – but not much mainstream content

Easy to set up and use ; motion-sensitive gaming remote ; plenty of free content

Local file support could be more straightforward ; not much mainstream content

Want a family-friendly streamer with oodles of slightly gonzo content? This is it

2012-05

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Roku 2 XD

 

Product not yet reviewed by PCMag editors.

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2011-11

Expert review by : Yardena Arar (pcworld.com)

Roku 2 XS: Popular Web Streamer Adds Ability to Play Games

 

The latest version of the popular Roku media streamer adds Bluetooth support and a microSD card slot, allowing you to use the Roku2 for downloadable games. Out of the box, the Roku 2 XS (The latest version of the popular Roku media streamer adds...

Easy to use ; Access to tons of free and paid Web content ; Enhanced Bluetooth remote has motion sensor

No 5GHz Wi-Fi support ; No support for streaming media via home network

The petite Roku 2 XS offers casual gaming support via an enhanced, Bluetooth enabled remote, but its ability to stream a ton of free and paid Web content to your HDTV is still its strongest selling point.

2011-08

Expert review by : Bryan Gardiner (wired.com)

Review: Roku 2 XS

 

Roku's latest shrink-rayed media streamer comes with a gaming remote for playing -- you guessed it -- Angry Birds.

Netflix channel now has 1080p streaming, 5.1 surround and subtitles — if your bandwidth supports it. Big, beautiful HD content on some channels like Vimeo

Lengthy setup time. Forget about playing your MKV and other high-bitrate files, unless you convert. RF Bluetooth motion controller feature is limited to playing games, provides no navigation or UI functionality

2011-08

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Roku 2 XS

 

The Roku 2 XS puts a ton of online content, including Angry Birds, at your fingertips and on your television affordably, but it doesn't seem as useful as it did years ago, before many Blu-ray players and HDTVs offered the same services and more.

Multiple streaming media services. Easy to set up and use. Angry Birds plays great.

HDTVs, game consoles, and Blu-ray players offer Netflix, eliminating the need for a separate, single-purpose set-top box. Few local media sharing features. Adding channels requires a credit card.

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2011-08

Expert review by : Ian Morris (pocket-lint.com)

Roku 2 XS

 

TV is changing, and it's happening quickly. As recently as 10 years ago, the idea of TV being delivered over the internet was a pipe dream. Now, we can watch near-broadcast quality video, streamed to us over the internet with a wait of just a few...

Neflix is brilliant on the Roku, some great content available, Crackle has some free movies, compact box

No-premium movie rental service, not designed to stream video from your home network, XBox and WD TV are both better value on a features basis

When you buy a Roku, what you're really doing is getting a Netflix streamer that does a few other nice bits and pieces. There's plenty of other useful content here, like BBC iPlayer and some fantastic video from the likes of TED and Revision3, but we...

2012-03

Expert review by : Ganesh T S (anandtech.com)

Roku 2 XS Review : Streaming Videos and Casual Gaming on the Big Screen

 

Roku is one of the pioneers in the media streamer market. Right from their founding in 2002, they have concentrated upon network streaming with only rudimentary local media support. While companies like Syabas were perfecting local media playback, Roku...

2011-09

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Roku 2 XS review

 

Roku's 2 XS is a set-top box for streaming online content to your TV, and it does a pretty good job of it. The Roku 2 XS looks just like the LT model but comes in a glossy black design rather than purple and black. It's small enough to hold your hand.

The Roku 2 XS is worth the extra money compared to the LT to gain Full HD output is a neat device for bringing smart features to your TV. We love how easy to use the Roku is and its affordable price. It is missing a few of the big name catch-up...

2013-01

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Roku Roku 2 XS review

 

The Roku 2 XS lets you stream media from the internet direct to your TV, turning your last-generation LCD or CRT TV into a next-gen Smart TV. You connect it to your TV using either the HDMI or composite outputs, with HDMI being essential if you want to...

A lovably compact media streamer with a great interface, but its LAN streaming and file support is limited

2012-04