What is Roku 2 XS

The Roku 2 XS, along with the Roku 3, are the only models that allow you to play motion control games, like Angry Birds. It comes with an Ethernet port the lower models don’t have, which helps me because the Wi-Fi signal in my house isn’t the best. The Roku 2 XS also has a built-in USB port, which allows you to watch videos, view pictures or listen to music — all from your personal USB device.

It appears the Roku 2 XS is beginning to be phased out and to be replaced by the Roku 3. However it is still available on Amazon for about $25 less than the Roku 3. If the Roku 2 XS hadn’t been available I would have bought the Roku 3.

Check out the Home page or the Roku Models page to see a chart of all the models and their features.


Current Amazon Pricing:

[easyazon-block align=”none” asin=”B005CLPP84″ locale=”us”]

C|Net’s YouTube review of the Roku 2 XS

What’s included:

  • Enhanced remote with motion control for games
  • A/V cable
  • Free Angry Birds game
  • Two AA batteries
  • Power adapter
  • Get Started guide
  • 90-day manufacturer warranty
  • Does not include HDMI cable


  • Size: 3.3 x 3.3 x 0.9 inches (LxWxH)
  • Weight: 5 ounces
  • Networking:  802.11n Wi-Fi (b/g/n compatible) with WEP, WPA and WPA2 support; 10/100 Base-T Ethernet
  • Video Outputs:  720p (over HDMI); 1080p (over HDMI)
  • Video Modes: 1080p High Definition (HD); 720p High Definition (HD); 16:9 anamorphic / 4:3 standard
  • Audio Output: Digital over HDMI (5.1 surround sound pass-through and stereo)
  • Remote Control: Enhanced remote with motion control for games; Streaming player includes IR, which is compatible with various universal remotes
  • Storage Expansion: microSD card slot for additional game and channel storage
  • USB Media Formats:Video: MP4 (H.264), MKV (H.264); Audio: AAC, MP3; Image: JPG, PNG
  • Power Consumption: Less than 2W when streaming HD video
  • Power Input: 5.2V – 1.0A power adapter
  • Item Model Number: 3100R
  • Batteries: 2 AA batteries (included)
  • Color: Black

Roku 2 XS Quick Start Guide

More Pictures of the Roku XS

Roku 2 XSRoku 2 XS