The Roku 2 is a content streaming device that connects to a television using an HDMI cable. It provides full 1080p high-definition video support, wireless connectivity and mobile device syncing capability.
The Roku 2 offers more than 2,000 channels of television, movie, weather and news content. There is no subscription charge associated with the device, but some channel content requires a subscription for access, such as Netflix, Hulu Plus and HBO Go. Other channels, such as Vudu, mGo and Google Play, are free to access, but require the purchase or rental of offered content before viewing. Some channels, such as PBS and YouTube, are available at no charge and with no cable-provider log in requirements.