Roku Brings Streaming Players to Canada


SARATOGA: The streaming platform Roku, which uses set-top boxes to deliver Internet to the TV, is now offering its products in Canada.

Two streaming player models, the Roku 2 XD and Roku 2 XS, are available for purchase in Canada starting today. At launch, Roku features more than 100 entertainment channels. This includes movies and TV shows from Netflix and Crackle; live and on-demand sports from the National Hockey League and Major League Baseball; music from Rdio and TuneIn Radio; photos and videos from Facebook and Flickr; news and weather from the Wall Street Journal and CNBC; and games such as Angry Birds. The selection is expected to expand in Canada at a pace similar to its growth in the U.S., which now has more than 450 channels available.

“We have a simple formula for our best-selling streaming players: provide access to a ton of entertainment at a low price, while maintaining a best-in-class streaming experience,” said Chuck Seiber, the VP of global marketing at Roku. “We’ve set the same high bar for ourselves with the launch of our players today in Canada.”