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  • Playboy says Roku is getting Hulu

    Playboy says Roku is getting Hulu

    The latest issue of Playboy is stating that Hulu support is coming to Roku. Not that Playboy isn't a reliable technology source, but we're still a tad skeptical. Hopefully the support is coming though, not for Roku's sake, but because that would mean TiVo and Moxi shouldn't be that far behind. Read More

  • Vudu gets it, embeds streaming software on Entone's IPTV set-top box

    Vudu gets it, embeds streaming software on Entone's IPTV set-top box

    People do not want multiple devices hooked up to their TV. They don't. What they really want is the functionality of all the devices without the physical boxes and it seems that Vudu understands this. The movie streaming company has teamed up with Entone to provide the IPTV company's set-top boxes with the Vudu software. This is the first time that the service has been available without the actual… Read More

  • Hands on with Amazon Video on Demand for the Roku box

    Hands on with Amazon Video on Demand for the Roku box

    I did a quick video of Amazon Video on Demand on the Roku box and, as you can see, I really need to lose some weight. Otherwise, it's a great service that really makes this tiny little box a real contender for a spot next to your TiVo and cable box in the TV shelf. Read More

  • Roku now supports Amazon's Video On Demand

    Roku now supports Amazon's Video On Demand

    Good news for those of you with the well-liked Roku player. As we heard was going to happen, and then we heard was in testing, the little thing can now access the many videos on Amazon’s VOD service. Not too much else to say — I don’t have one, so I can’t test it out. Anybody care to let us know how it works? It should be live as of this posting. Read More

  • Roku beta testing Amazon VOD

    Roku beta testing Amazon VOD

    Roku is adding Amazon VOD to its $99 media streaming device. Currently the service is only in beta but if all goes well, we should see the library within the 2.0 firmware update. (ETA unknown) There still isn't any word if the update will bring Amazon VOD in high-def though. The higher quality service was hinted by TiVo a few months ago but it still hasn't shown up on that platform yet. Will Roku… Read More

  • Roku Netflix box to stream Amazon content

    Roku Netflix box to stream Amazon content

    Not much else to add but the Roku Netflix box will soon be able to stream 40,000 Amazon titles on demand, "enabling Roku customers for the first time to watch new release movies titles instantly." The movies cost as much as the do on Amazon and the box will simply connect to your online account and have no movie adding/browsing functionality. The system should be similar to the current NetflixRead More

  • Latest Roku Netflix Player firmware enables HD streaming

    Latest Roku Netflix Player firmware enables HD streaming

    Since the Roku Netflix player was the first streaming Netflix device, it's only fitting that it gains the latest goodie of HD streaming. The little box definitely has the horsepower to push the HD content, so all that was missing was the software to enable it. That, my friends, should automatically hit the devices over the next few weeks. Read More

  • Roku Neflix Box getting HD streaming by end of '08

    Roku Neflix Box getting HD streaming by end of '08

    Now that a Samsung Blu-ray player, Xbox 360, and TiVo can stream Netflix, the original device by Roku is trying to make people remember that it’s still around by stating that it will be able to stream HD content by this year’s end. Some have questioned the $99 hardware’s ability to stream Netflix content but according to the companies VP of Consumer Products, it will be… Read More

  • Netflix to stream movies from Starz

    Netflix to stream movies from Starz

    In an interesting move by Netflix and Starz, about 2,500 featured movies and concerts are now available for instant streaming over the Internet and using the Roku Netflix box. Because Starz offers first run “premium” content, this move expands the overall streaming offerings from Netflix considerably. My only complaint about Netflix streaming has thus far been movie selection –… Read More

  • Roku opening its Netflix Player to developers

    Roku opening its Netflix Player to developers

    The Roku Netflix Player is an amazing little set-top box that streams Netflix movies, but Roku is hoping for so much more. The company has gone on record, stating that its going to open the platform for other content providers within the coming months. Does this mean we will finally see a quality Hulu or YouTube living room solution? I sure hope so, because with the Roku Netflix box $99 MSRP and… Read More

 
  • Bandwidth caps don’t concern some video providers

    Bandwidth caps don’t concern some video providers

    So Comcast is implementing a 250GB monthly bandwidth cap starting next month. While some consumers are up in arms about the true meaning of “unlimited” internet access, others have focused on how these caps will affect the innovation of web-based services, particularly video streaming and downloading. Roku, maker of the Netflix-streaming box (reviewed here), isn’t too concerned… Read More

  • Not iPhone: Roku Netflix player software goes open source

    Not iPhone: Roku Netflix player software goes open source

    Oh hey there, this should be interesting. Remember the Roku Netflix set-top box that came out a little while ago? Well Roku has just released the code under the GPL, which got the MythTV community buzzing about getting its popular open source media center software onto the Roku box. If you think about it, the $99 box would be a nice little option for running MythTV, as there’s HDMI output… Read More

  • Netflix Roku: Free Is Such A Beautiful Word

    Netflix made a big splash today with their announcement of a $100 set top box, built by a California startup called Roku, that streams free movies (for Netflix subscribers) to the living room. Good for them. Instead of wading into a losing battle over cheap downloads and rentals (see Vudu, BlockBuster, AppleTV, Google, etc., which charge for each movie), they jump right to free. They know what the… Read More

  • Review: Netflix Player by Roku

    Review: Netflix Player by Roku

    What can’t Netflix do? First, they destroyed weekend trips to Blockbuster with their ubiquitous red envelopes and now they promise to destroy the postal service by totally cutting out the middle man. The Netflix Player by Roku is the first in what portends to be a long line of devices designed to download and stream movies from Netflix. While in its current incarnation the device is fairly… Read More

  • Netflix Player by Roku screenshot walk-through

    Netflix Player by Roku screenshot walk-through

    Here are some actual screenshots of the Netflix Player by Roku. As you see, the set-up is quite simple and icon oriented and the whole box is elegant and suffers no extraneous eye-candy. Read More