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Roku goes on sale in Canada

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Roku is officially launching in Canada this week, bringing two of its streaming devices up north. The company will start selling its Roku 2 XS and Roku 2 XD through online retailers like as well as its own website, but charge slightly more than for the same devices in the U.S.: The Roku 2 XS XD goes on sale for CA $89.99, whereas the Roku 2 XD XS will cost CA $109.99. GigaOM had first reported two weeks ago that Roku’s expansion to Canada was imminent.

The two devices will be available for pre-order on, (s AMZN) (s WMT) and starting Monday; Roku said in a press release that the devies should be available in Canadian Walmart and London Drugs stores by the end of the month. Roku users in Canada will initially have access to 100 channels, including Netflix (s NFLX) and Rdio.

Roku’s international expansion started with a launch in the U.K. earlier this year. The company is looking to raise a new $50 million round of funding to finance its expansion into additional territories.

Image courtesy of (CC-BY-SA) Flickr user ?ick Harris.

3 Responses to “Roku goes on sale in Canada”

  1. Rpku needs to work on getting more developers with Canadian Content, at the moment the 100 Channels on the ROKU Store plus the additional 100 channels on the Private Roku Channels are just not enough.