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Roku hopes addition of 'Angry Birds' game spurs sales of its latest flock of set-top boxes
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ' Roku is ready to hatch the popular "Angry Birds" video game on a new version of its set-top box for streaming online entertainment to TVs.
The addictive game and a controller will be included on a Roku box that will sell for $100. Prices for boxes that don't include "Angry Birds" and the game controller will range from $60 to $80.
Roku Inc. announced the prices for its next generation of players Wednesday. The devices will go on sale this month. Roku's disclosed its plans to add "Angry Birds" last month.
The new box represents the first time that "Angry Birds" can be easily played on a high-definition TV screen. The game has been downloaded on more than 200 million devices since its 2009 debut.