YouTube app comes to all Roku boxes made after July 2011

Roku has announced that all current set top boxes can now download the native YouTube app for streaming video from the most popular video destination aroun.

Published Wed, Apr 23 2014 1:00 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:17 PM CST

When it comes to set top boxes to bring steaming media to your big screen in the living room, some of the most popular products are the line of devices from Roku. For a long time Roku devices were missing access to one of the most popular streaming video portals online- YouTube.

YouTube app comes to all Roku boxes made after July 2011 |

In December of 2013, that changed when YouTube came to the Roku 3 set top box. That still left a lot of Roku fans unable to stream YouTube videos without slinging them over from a smartphone. Roku has announced this week that all current generation Roku devices now have access to the YouTube app.

Current generation devices are any Roku boxes or sticks that were made after July 2011. This is good news for Roku fans now that all users, or at least most can get YouTube. To add the YouTube channel the user needs to log into their account and download the app form the app store. Supported boxes include Roku LT, Roku 1, Roku 2, Roku 2 HD, Roku 2 XD, Roku 2XS the Roku HD model #2500 and the Roku Ready stick that ships with some TVs.


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