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Roku, which is facing renewed competition from Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) TV and (soon) Google (NSDQ: GOOG) TV, is updating its product line-up. The company is still offering three devices at three different price points, but each comes with additional features. The new mid-end Roku XD and high-end Roku XDS, for instance, feature “enhanced” remotes, which include an “instant replay” button that lets users “skip back in 10 second increments without having to wait for rebuffering delay.” The lower-end model now also offers HD streaming.
The basic specs:
— Roku HD: $59.99; 720p HD
— Roku XD: $79.99; 1080p HD
— Roku XDS: $99.99; 1080p HD
The company cut the price of all three of its models this summer, and the company is keeping those prices for the low-end and high-end models; the mid-level model now costs $10 more.
Roku is best known for providing easy access to Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) streaming, although it also lets users stream video from Amazon