Roku has just announced the launch of their new Roku Streaming Media set-top box, dubbed the Roku 3. According to the company this is the fastest, most powerful Roku streaming player to date plus it also brings new features as well. First most notifiable feature about the Roku 3, it gets rounded edges and a glossier finish that the previous models.
It gets a more powerful processor and they have given it a revamped user interface which allows the user to find channels and their favorite movies much faster than before. The Roku 3 also comes with an enhanced Remote Control that includes a headphone jack for watching movies privately with the included in-ear headphones.
The player itself comes with an Ethernet jack for wired connections and it supports wireless connections as well with its dual-band WiFi 802.11n wireless connectivity. Like previous models, the Roku 3 is capable of streaming content from hundreds of channels with over 150,000 movies and shows, including Neflix, Hulu Plus, HBO GO, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, as well as live sports such as MLB.TV, NBA League Pass Broadband, NHL GameCenter.
The new enhanced remote can also be used as a motion-sensing gaming controller and using the free Roku app, users can use their iOS and Android devices as a Roku command center. It is now available and goes for the price of $99.