Roku makes good on the promise of multiple new content providers in 2009 via their App Store Channel Store, launching tomorrow. Once owners receive the free software update and link a web account, Roku’s existing Netflix, Amazon VOD, and MLB.TV video services will be joined by a variety new streaming widgets, including Facebook photos, Pandora, Flickr, FrameChannel, Mediafly podcast directory, Revision3, and more. Not too shabby for a $100 box! Check out my brief walk-through of the new providers and interface above.
While the infrastructure is now in place for all sorts of new content, I can’t help but wonder what happened to YouTube on Roku? And suspect its absence has something to do with Google shutting down their formerly open API, as they’ve instructed Popcorn Hour to cease YouTube video access and streaming.
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