Roku 2 XS

88
Global
Score
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Summary

It's not the most blow-the-doors-off set-top box on the market, but for under a hundred bucks there are few easier, cheaper ways to play all kinds of content from the internet (including HBO GO), as well as full 1080p video. And if you don't need the USB, Ethernet jack, and casual games, you can save $20 on the otherwise identical 2 HD.

from $87.49+

Scores

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Breakdown

Ease of use
8.0
Audio quality
8.0
Video quality
7.3
Design and form factor
8.0
Media support
7.2
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Specs

2

Type
Audio / video player
Audio codec support
AAC, MP3
Video services
Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Other
Audio services
Pandora
Video outputs
HDMI, RCA / composite
Audio outputs
via HDMI, RCA stereo
WiFi
yes
Ethernet
10/100 [Fast Ethernet]
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Specs

2

Type
Audio / video player
Audio codec support
AAC, MP3
Video services
Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Other
Audio services
Pandora
Video outputs
HDMI, RCA / composite
Audio outputs
via HDMI, RCA stereo
WiFi
yes
Ethernet
10/100 [Fast Ethernet]
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Chromecast Audio

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8.4
 

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89
 

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8.1
 

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86

Engadget

86
 

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8.6
 

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Shield Android TV

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84
 

Critic

7.6
 

User

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Starting at
$199.99
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