Roku Announces Streaming Stick
Roku has announced a new product to complement its current streaming products, the Streaming Stick. The compact device is the size of a USB flash drive, and brings the streaming software provided by its set top boxes to a much smaller form factor. The Streaming Stick features Wi-Fi, a processor, and enough memory to run the software that will allow consumers to stream Netflix and more than 400 channels available on the Roku platform to their qualified televisions. The Streaming Stick won't require any external power sources, but will need a TV with an MHL-enabled HDMI port. It will be available in the second half of this year, and can be bundled with a TV or sold on its own.