Roku introduces third-generation set-top boxes

Roku introduces third-generation set-top boxesRoku has introduced their third-generation set-top box this week, aptly named the Roku 3.

The new set-top has an enhanced remote that includes “private listening” and a headphone jack (with headphones) and a more powerful processor under the hood.

Additionally, the company has refreshed the user interface which promises to make browsing and navigation “more fluid.” The updated UI will also be rolled out to all existing second-generation Roku devices over the current coming weeks.

“Roku 3 introduces thoughtful new features that customers will love,” added founder and CEO Anthony Wood via the press release. “The intuitive new interface makes it easy to find movies and shows quickly while the private listening mode is perfect for late-night streamers who don’t want to wake up the family.”

Outside of the private listening, the remote will also have motion control, allowing for easier playing of certain games, including Angry Birds Space.

Just like its current high-end boxes, the Roku 3 has USB ports, a microSD card slot, dual-band Wireless N, an ethernet port and 1080p support.

The box is now available for $100 in the U.S.