September 25th 2013 8:42 am

Critic reviews

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8.0
PC Mag Oct 16, 2013

The Roku 2 media hub keeps in all of the best features of the Roku 3 and takes out some seldom-used features to offer an even-more-affordable price.

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8.0
CNET Oct 25, 2013

The Roku 2 offers tons of content sources and an innovative remote with built-in headphone jack for just $80, but the Roku 3 is still our favorite pick.

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First Looks

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Engadget Sep 25, 2013

1 and 2, for instance, are a little thinner and more rounded than the flagship, which has fatter corners designed to accommodate the greater technology inside. All three are as light and easy to hold as ever, although 1 and 2 come with tacky bases

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CNET Sep 25, 2013

The Roku 2 remote includes the same buttons, but adds two killer features that made the Roku 3 a hit: a headphone jack, for private listening, and Wi-Fi Direct, so you don't need line of sight to send commands to the box.

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Wired UK Sep 25, 2013

Roku 2 also offers the headphone jack on its own remote, making it ideal for watching TV without filling the house with too much noise -- when the kids have gone to bed for example. It doesn't have the motion control, or the Ethernet port, but it does have dual-band wireless.

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I have THREE Roku's. I love them because 1) I can stream all kinds of programming through them 2) no monthly charge 3) very simple design 4)excellent price 5) have never had any performance issues. I don't know why EVERYONE doesn't have at least one.

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