Roku is best known for making a range of low-cost streaming devices that bring everything from BBC iPlayer to Netflix to your TV. But it also makes a range of TVs, in the US at least. And now it’s branching out into speakers.
The firm’s new wireless speakers are designed to work with its range of tellies. All you have to do is plug them in and pair them with your gogglebox, and you’re good to go. There’s no fiddly set up required.
Strangely, they’re not compatible with standard Roku set-top boxes. Roku’s explanation? They’re a new product, so the firm wants to concentrate on making them play nice with one set of products first. Fair enough, but any customers expecting them to work with their Roku device will be disappointed.
They come with a Roku Voice Remote and a new Touch Controller which is designed to sit on your coffee table and offer quick access to commonly used features like volume, video playback and voice commands.
They’re available now to US customers for an introductory price of $150 (soon to go up to $200). There’s no word on if they’ll hit the UK, but considering its TVs aren’t on sale on these shores, we wouldn’t hold our breath.