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Roku bringing more content providers to set-top box

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Jul 2008 0:15 User comments (3)

Roku bringing more content providers to set-top box Roku has announced that it will be bringing more streaming content providers to its new set-top box soon, allowing users to have more content than just movies and TV from Netflix.
The Roku box has been very popular since its release, even though only 10 percent of Netflix's content is available for streaming and the quality is just under DVD. When the support for other content providers hits, Roku will have the first box to offer content from more than one source. Currently AppleTV and Vudu still offer content from a single source.

Netflix continues to add content daily to its streaming service and over time hopes to have most of its catalog available. If Roku owners can be patient, then the cheap feature heavy set-top box can be a very useful piece of technology in the future.

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3 user comments

14.7.2008 2:11

A nice piece of Hardware that could have been, unfortunately i feel it will be shunned off by petty Internet provider Squabbles?

Of course with a little Hacking i actually see more than just a movie rental box, perhaps a home streaming device in general.

24.7.2008 8:59

It doesn't support CC (closed-captioning). Too bad they cut corners and didn't add this support. I'd love to have this box but need to have CC. I'm very disappointed in Netflix. Hopefully their next model will have CC.

36.7.2008 12:50

Well said BobL, I too would very much like that feature enabled. until then I will wait for the CC feature.

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