If there's one thing that can be said about Roku devices - set-top boxes that stream Internet video to TV sets - it's that they're easy to use.
Which is why it's surprising that Roku is complicating its newest device by attaching it to a technical standard that's not yet widely adopted.
You might have heard of the Roku Streaming Stick. Essentially, it's Roku's top-of-the-line 2 XS box compressed into a tiny dongle, one not much bigger than a thumb drive. The dongle plugs into a port on the back of your TV
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