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Roku HD XR Review

For a time, Roku was the only game in town when it came to streaming Netflix movies without a PC. That’s probably because development of the device started at Neflix, where Roku founder Anthony Wood toiled for a time as VP of Internet TV.

The Roku HD XR takes a very different tack to media streaming, in that it accesses Internet content only, unlike the other boxes we tested. It will stream audio and video content from a vast array of free and subscription online services, but it won’t play any of your own content on your TV.