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Roku Introduces All-New Family of Streaming Players

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PRESS RELEASE

New Roku Players Give Consumers More Ways to Experience Better TV

LONDON - September 25th, 2013 - Today Roku® have announced an exciting new family of streaming players. Designed to provide a better TV experience for every streaming fan, the new Roku 1, Roku 2 and Roku 3 players give UK customers more useful features - like the ability to turn up a late-night flick without waking children or quickly find the latest movie - that let them focus on enjoying their entertainment.

All new Roku players feature an updated design. In addition:

  • The Roku 1 makes streaming easy with support for up to 1080p HD video quality.
  • The Roku 2 offers the same great experience as the Roku 1 and features a remote with built-in headphone jack for private listening and dual-band wireless for better Internet connectivity. Both are popular features that were previously available only with the Roku 3.
  • Leading the family is the flagship Roku 3 which launched in the U.S. in March. The fastest-and-most-powerful Roku player to date, Roku 3 sets the bar for streaming with all the features of the Roku 2 plus Ethernet and USB ports and an enhanced remote with built-in headphone jack and motion-control for gaming.

For even more entertainment options, Roku's free apps for iOS® and AndroidTM devices transform a phone or tablet into the ultimate Roku command center.  In addition, the Play on Roku feature lets consumers stream their personal music, video and photos to a Roku player.

Pricing and Availability

In the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland, the Roku 3 is available now for a suggested retail price of £99.99 at www.mediastreamingmarket.com and in retail stores. The Roku 1 and Roku 2 players are expected to be available for suggested retail prices of £59.99 and £79.99 respectively at www.mediastreamingmarket.com and in retail stores beginning in October.

As the exclusive distributor of Roku, Gem Distribution is delighted with the new additions to the line-up of Roku streaming devices.  

About Gem

Gem provides added value services to the retail channel and end-to-end integrated supply chain solutions for gaming, software, peripheral, consumer electronics and connected home technologies.  Gem's history of success includes the exclusive UK distribution of Xbox One, Xbox 360, Take Two, Ubisoft, Prima and Roku as well as being a leading distributor for brands such as Logitech, Microsoft and Symantec, producing an annual turnover in excess of £450 million. Gem supply to an extensive customer base including well-known high street and internet retailers, corporate resellers, mail order companies and independent retailers.

Our multi-facetted business extends outside of sales and distribution providing one integrated solution through our Gem Logistics and Gem Creative divisions. For further information on Gem's services visit www.gem.co.uk

Gem is a wholly owned subsidiary of DCC plc, for further information please visit www.dcc.ie.