As we know, Roku’s got several partners lined up to provide additional content to their $99 media playing box. Although I’ve correctly identified one of the upcoming biggies privately and am sworn to secrecy, I can inform owners that Mediafly is slated for a fall deployment. Prior to yesterday, I’ve never heard of them. But they’re in the business of aggregating and organizing podcasts, both audio and video. Using Roku’s developer kit, Mediafly intends to provide quick access to more than 500 top podcasts. For free. (How companies like these intend to make money without ads or subscription fees, I have no idea.) Like everything Roku versus TiVo (Netflix, Amazon), I assume this will be a much quicker and uniform UI. Which I’m looking forward to.
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