Roku streamers officially available at Walmart, no Vudu channel in sight

Though it had already been spotted online, Roku confirmed today that its media streamers are available at physical Walmart stores nationwide. Pitching it as an option for Father's Day gifts, the press release and accompanying blog post highlight the value at $78 for a Roku XD, but we're pretty sure for some all you need to say is There's no word of any tie-ins with Walmart's Vudu service, but its hard to imagine the retailer being excited to move a box that won't eventually include access to its own offerings.

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Roku Extends Retail Presence

Award-winning and best-selling Roku XD player available in all Walmart stores for Father's Day

SARATOGA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Following closely on the company's announcement in March that it entered into retail, Roku, Inc., the leading Internet TV platform, today announced that the Roku XD player is now available at all Walmart stores nationwide. With an extensive library of entertainment options, Roku players are easy to use and offer exceptional value to customers who want to stream content to their TVs.

"We know that our customers love having instant access to entertainment on their TVs – and at great value. With the Roku XD player now available at Walmart, customers can get dad the perfect gift just in time for Father's Day," said Roku Founder and CEO Anthony Wood. "Whether it's dad-centric flicks, sports or tips for grilling the perfect steak, Roku offers something for dad every time he sits down to enjoy TV."

With more than 250 entertainment channels, Roku players deliver the best collection of streaming entertainment available for the TV. Roku customers can choose from an enormous selection of movies and TV shows from Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video (NASDAQ: AMZN), Crackle and Revision3; live and on-demand sports from NBA Game Time, NHL GameCenter Live and Ultimate Fighting Championship; music from Pandora, MOG, Rdio, and TuneIn Radio; photo and video sharing from Flickr and Facebook; plus news and entertainment from around the world-and soon, popular casual games like Angry Birds.

Pricing and Availability

The Roku XD player is available now at all Walmart stores nationwide for $78.00.

About Roku

Roku is the leading Internet TV platform. Founded by Anthony Wood, inventor of the DVR, Roku was created to reinvent the way consumers experience TV by making entertainment available instantly. The award-winning Roku streaming players are renowned for their simplicity, exceptional value and breadth of content. Roku is privately held and located in Saratoga, Calif. For more information, visit