Roku Reveals $50 HDMI Streaming Stickmpicpp writes "Roku stuffed its already tiny media hub into a stick no bigger than a pack of gum two years ago with the Roku Stick. It was an interesting experiment, but its MHL requirement and spotty compatibility held it back from standing on the same level as the Roku 3. Roku hops its next iteration will change that.
The company just announced a new Roku Streaming Stick in an HDMI version. Instead of using MHL, which requires a special HDMI port to send power as well as video to the device, the HDMI Roku Streaming Stick has a separate micro USB port that can connect to an HDTV's USB port or an included power adapter. This means, as long as you can plug the USB cable into something, the Streaming Stick should run on any HDTV instead of just "Roku Ready" models from certain companies."
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