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NewsPoster Jun 27, 2013 12:43 PM
Remote for Roku Streaming Stick spotted at FCC with audio output
<a href=" .tvs/" rel='nofollow'>Roku</a> will be adding an audio output to the remote control for its <a href="" rel='nofollow'>Streaming Stick</a>, according to filings with the Federal Communications Commission. The <a href=" =500&calledFromFrame=N&application_id=322120&fcc_i d=TC2-RCB3" rel='nofollow'>filing</a> reveals two version of the remote control, showing a version with the headphone socket built into the side of the device, as well as a more conventional model with the new addition removed from view. <br />
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There does not appear to be any other changes to the remote, according <a href="" rel='nofollow'>to</a> <em>Zats Not Funny</em>. It does offer the same sort of functionality as the remote supplied with the <a href=" ones/" rel='nofollow'>Roku 3</a>, in that it will allow users to listen to media playing on the device privately instead of using the television's audio, with controls and audio streaming provided by a Wi-Fi Direct connection. <br />
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The Roku Streaming Stick plugs into an MHL port on a HDTV, and provides a similar experience to the normal Roku devices, except that it is hidden behind the television itself. Connecting over Wi-Fi, it can display 1080p HD video and is being pitched as a low-cost and simple way of providing smart TV capabilities to a TV with no Internet-connected features. <br />
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Currently, the Roku Streaming Stick is being <a href="" rel='nofollow'>sold</a> for $99. It is not clear if or when the company will replace existing remote controls with the new version, or if it will sell the updated-audio version separately in the future.
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