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Netflix by Roku box goes open source

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Sep 2008 17:57 User comments (2)

Netflix by Roku box goes open source Roku, makers of the Netflix by Roku set-top box, have announced that they will be making the player open source, giving developers a chance to create open source software for the device.
Roku CEO Anthony Wood confirmed the announcement and said the company would release an SDK (software development kit) before the end of the year. The new announcement also means that users will not only be limited to Netflix content anymore and will most likely be able to surf the Internet using the first generation devices.

Wood made sure to note that Roku's relationship with Netflix is still sound and the new move will not hurt it. Roku makes all revenue from hardware sales and the company has always said it will be looking for partnerships with any content provider that wants one.

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2 user comments

125.9.2008 20:05

This...is...HUGE!

There are so many good apps out there that could be modified to work with this thing.

225.9.2008 20:24
susieqbbb
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Awesome!!!

This is also good for xbox 360 owners.

Remember this november the new netflix enabled dash goes online and this might be a really awesome step forward if they make the plugins available for the 360 as well.

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