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Roku 2 Launched, Support for Content Channels, Angry Birds

Roku has dished out a new range of media streaming and online content viewing devices, bringing the massively popular Angry Birds game to the TV for the first time.

The Roku 2 series media streaming set-top boxes come with a new chip for faster performance and microSD card support for extra storage.

The boxes come with a range of exciting new feature and for the first time, Roku has added a games section to its content channel, which offers the hugely popular mobile game Angry Birds.

Games can be played using a separately available nun-chuck like motion sensing controller. The controller will be connected to the box via Bluetooth.

The company is offering the Roku 2 models in a three variants. The entry level Roku 2 HD, which is available for $59, will come with 720p HD playback support. Users will have to buy the game remote separately.

The Roku 2 XD, which is available for $79, will offer 1080p support while the $99 Roku 2 XS will not only offer full-HD support but also comes with support for Ethernet and USB.

The boxes, which will be available by the end of July, will include new content channels including one for Facebook, Fox News and AOL HD. The company also plans to add support for YouTube in the future. [Image courtesy:]

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