NETGEAR Roku Player Hits Retail Shelves in Time for Holiday Season
NETGEAR and Roku partner to bring instant TV access to thousands of movies, TV shows, music, sports, and photos from the internet – with one neat box under $90
SAN JOSE, Calif. – October 26, 2010 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and Internet service providers, today announced that the NETGEAR Roku Player (NTV250) is immediately available at major consumer electronics stores including Best Buy, Radio Shack, Fry’s and online at Amazon.com and Buy.com.
The NETGEAR Roku Player, priced at only $89.99, makes it possible for consumers to instantly access over 100,000 movies and TV shows, live sporting events, music and more – directly from the Internet onto their TVs. With more than 85 channels available, the NETGEAR Roku Player allows users to access popular online content from providers like Netflix, Amazon Video On Demand, Vimeo, Pandora, MP3tunes, SmugMug, Flickr and more. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy watching games on channels from MLB.TV and UFC, along with more channels to come soon.
The NETGEAR Roku Player offers 1080p HD video resolution, built-in Wireless-N and Ethernet for easy wireless or wired Internet connectivity anywhere in the home and is able to connect to any TV via HDMI or composite video and stereo output. And it’s super simple to set up in five minutes or less.
“We can’t wait to share the NETGEAR Roku Player with America – it’s the latest addition to the NETGEAR AV Series of products for connected entertainment and an easy way for consumers to enjoy popular Internet content on their TV in high definition,” said Vivek Pathela, VP and GM for Home/Consumer Products at NETGEAR. “It’s also a great holiday gift for your family and friends, and won’t burn a hole in your wallet.”
“We’re very pleased to be partnering with NETGEAR which is broadening the reach of the Roku experience via a branded NETGEAR device,” said Anthony Wood, founder and CEO of Roku. “For the first time, consumers can see a Roku player in action at local retail outlets, buy and enjoy it that same day.”
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With a Netflix account, people can watch video on multiple devices with a single subscription. Amazon offers consumers access to over 75,000 titles, many in HD. Subscriptions and prices vary by service.
For more information on the product and channel partners, please visit: http://www.roku.com/roku-channel-store
About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and Internet service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of Big IT. The company also supplies all of the top Internet service providers with retail proven, whole home solutions for their customers. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in over 27,000 retail locations around the globe, and through more than 36,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at www.netgear.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at http://twitter.com/NETGEAR and http://www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.
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