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Roku has given two of its streaming boxes a refresh, adding some welcome new features.

The Roku 3 now has a voice search button on the remote, just like the Amazon Fire TV. But unlike the Fire TV, it will search all your services for your chosen actor, film name, director, or anything else you're looking for.

Another new feature is called Roku Feed. It lets you search cinema listings and add films to your watch list. As soon as they're available to be streamed, it'll notify you. So no more constantly searching for a certain title.

The Roku 2 has been given a spec boost. It's now exactly the same as the Roku 3, except it doesn't come with a remote, and hence has no voice search.

But the mobile Roku apps for iOS and Android will get the voice search feature next month anyway, so you can just use your phone.

Other updates include the ability to search for specific channels by name instead of scrolling through every one available, and full filmographies for actors as well as where you can see their other films.

The new Roku 2 costs £69.99, which is £30 less than the Roku 3.

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