Walmart starts selling Roku XD media streamer boxes

Until not too long ago, the famous Roku media streamer boxes were only available on company’s website or at Amazon. Then, they went to Best Buy and now to Walmart. Currently, Roku XD will set you back $78 when ordering from Walmart, same price at Amazon, although Amazon charges no local taxes in most of the states. Its big brother, Roku XDS model will also be available at Walmart for $98 (but a quick check shows it as “not sold in your store” in SoCal). If interested, check our full hands-on Roku XD review in here.

The Roku was the first manufacturer to release a dedicated Netflix media streamer hardware and their current boxes are cheap, support Hulu Plus, Netflix, Amazon Video on Demand and literally hundreds of official and private channels. 1080p and HDMI output is also available.

Press Release
Roku Extends Retail Presence

Award-winning and best-selling Roku XD player available in all Walmart stores for Father’s Day

SARATOGA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Following closely on the company’s announcement in March that it entered into retail, Roku, Inc., the leading Internet TV platform, today announced that the Roku XD player is now available at all Walmart stores nationwide. With an extensive library of entertainment options, Roku players are easy to use and offer exceptional value to customers who want to stream content to their TVs.

“We know that our customers love having instant access to entertainment on their TVs – and at great value. With the Roku XD player now available at Walmart, customers can get dad the perfect gift just in time for Father’s Day”
“We know that our customers love having instant access to entertainment on their TVs – and at great value. With the Roku XD player now available at Walmart, customers can get dad the perfect gift just in time for Father’s Day,” said Roku Founder and CEO Anthony Wood. “Whether it’s dad-centric flicks, sports or tips for grilling the perfect steak, Roku offers something for dad every time he sits down to enjoy TV.”

With more than 250 entertainment channels, Roku players deliver the best collection of streaming entertainment available for the TV. Roku customers can choose from an enormous selection of movies and TV shows from Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video (NASDAQ: AMZN), Crackle and Revision3; live and on-demand sports from NBA Game Time, NHL GameCenter Live and Ultimate Fighting Championship; music from Pandora, MOG, Rdio, and TuneIn Radio; photo and video sharing from Flickr and Facebook; plus news and entertainment from around the world—and soon, popular casual games like Angry Birds.

Pricing and Availability

The Roku XD player is available now at all Walmart stores nationwide for $78.00.