Roku Adding $50 Box, HBO Go
Roku Tuesday announced its smallest and least expensive streaming player, the Roku LT. The new product retails for $49.99 and can stream in 720p.
The new feature is that the Roku LT will include the HBO GO application, making every episode of every season of most HBO series available to viewers who subscribe to HBO. Other features include Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, Pandora, EPIX, Crackle, Disney and more content.
“Our goal is a Roku in every home,” Roku Founder and CEO Anthony Wood said as part of the announcement. “The Roku LT opens up streaming to more people by lowering the cost of entry in these difficult economic times. With a $49 price and selection of more than 300 channels we expect the Roku LT will be everyone’s favorite Holiday device.”