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Roku Adds Handy Search Tool to TV Set-Top Devices

Searching for movies and music on your Roku box just got a little less painful: The California-based maker of set-top boxes that stream Web content to TVs just added a search tool to its platform. Roku users can now search for movies, shows, actors and directors on apps for Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, Crackle, VUDU and HBO GO. The new search tool works with Roku 2, Roku LT, new Roku HD players and the Roku Streaming Stick, and works with compatible mobile apps, as well.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus