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PacketVideo has brought TonkyBeam to the Roku and XBOX 360, bringing an open-platform second screen solution to your living room.  Read on for details.

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PacketVideo has brought TonkyBeam to the Roku and XBOX 360, bringing an open-platform second screen solution to your living room.  TwonkyBeam is an app designed to allow you to stream online content from your phone or tablet to your connected TV device, and in addition to the Apple TV, it now works with Roku boxes, XBOX 360 consoles and other DLNA compliant devices and TV’s.  Here is the press release:

Twonky Beam Now Compatible with Xbox 360 and Roku, Offering a Seamless Multi-Device Video Experience for Both iOS and Android users

Free App Lets Users Stream Online Videos from Smartphones and Tablets to

Virtually Any Connected Living Room Device

December 12, 2012—London, UK—PacketVideo today announced that the company’s Twonky Beam product, a free app that lets users discover and transfer online video content from a  tablet or mobile device to a television with the touch of a button, now works with the Xbox 360 game console and Roku streaming players. With the addition of these popular products to the existing lineup of devices that support Twonky Beam, including Apple TV, AT&T U-verse, multiple models of connected televisions, and legacy DLNA devices, Twonky Beam now works with well over 90% of connected living room media devices.

Twonky Beam enables users to easily “beam” online and personal video content from a PC, Android or iOS device to the living room with the simple press of a button. Unlike proprietary solutions that only work within a closed environment, Twonky technology is an open solution that works across brands, operating systems and industry standards to bridge the gap between mobile devices and the living room.

“Twonky Beam offers the best of both worlds for today’s connected consumer. Tablet and mobile devices have become enormously popular for the discovery and consumption of video content, and that trend shows no sign of slowing down,” said Jerome Rota, Senior Vice President of Consumer Products and Services at Packet Video. “We believe that the so-called “second screen” will soon become the hub of the consumer media experience, but we also know that video content is best enjoyed in the living room on the big screen. With Twonky Beam, anyone can discover and access content on a tablet or smartphone and then seamlessly enjoy that content on the television through great products like the Xbox 360, Roku and Apple TV. ”

Twonky Beam is part of Packet Video’s full suite of connected home products, which includes the flagship Twonky Server software. Twonky Beam is available as a free download from the Apple App Store or Google Play. For more information on Packet Video products and solutions, visit www.packetvideo.com.

I’ll have to try this with the Apple TV and the XBOX!  I use Twonky’s DLNA server every day to play back video on my TV, but will have to try this new capability with AirPlay devices and the XBOX 360.

Amazon issued updates to its Cloud Player and Instant Video apps today.  Read on for details!

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Amazon issued updates to its Cloud Player and Instant Video apps today. First up, the Roku streaming boxes get access to the Cloud Player app.

Amazon Cloud Player Now Available on Roku Streaming Players

“Your Music, Everywhere” –Cloud Player customers can now listen to their entire music library on their TVs

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 13, 2012– (NASDAQ:AMZN)–Amazon.com, Inc. and Roku, Inc. today announced that Amazon Cloud Player is now available on Roku streaming players, making it even easier for Cloud Player customers to enjoy their music anywhere they are. Amazon Cloud Player on Roku provides customers with the ability to play their music from the cloud directly on their TV or through a stereo system connected to their TV. Cloud Player is already available on Kindle Fire, Sonos Music Players, Android mobile devices, iPhone and iPod Touch, and now with Roku, customers have even more ways to enjoy their music anytime, anywhere.

“We’re excited to bring Cloud Player to Roku, one of the most popular and best-selling streaming entertainment platforms. Cloud Player music customers can now use Roku to listen to their music through their home entertainment systems,” said Steve Boom, Vice President of Music at Amazon. “Our goal is to make it easy for everyone to enjoy their entire music library anywhere they are–whether on the go or in the comfort of their homes – and Cloud Player on Roku does just that.”

“With Amazon Cloud Player, Roku customers have the ability to directly access their music collection, including any music purchased from Amazon’s library of more than 22 million audio tracks, on their TVs,” said Ed Lee, Vice President of Content Acquisition at Roku. “Just as Amazon Instant Video is extremely popular on the Roku platform, we expect Amazon Cloud Player to be an instant hit among our music listeners.”

Roku customers can download the Amazon Cloud Player channel from the Featured or Music category in the Roku Channel Store, for free. For more information on how to start listening to Cloud Player on Roku, visit http://www.amazon.com/cloudplayerforroku.

About Amazon Cloud Player

Cloud Player is a service that enables customers to securely store their personal music in the cloud and play it on a wide range of devices. Amazon Cloud Player is automatically integrated into Kindle Fire, so when a customer turns on their device, they can enjoy all the benefits of Cloud Player right out of the box. Customers can visit www.amazon.com/cloudplayer or download the app on iOS or Android.

Amazon Cloud Player eliminates the need to download files before playing them. MP3 songs and albums customers purchase from Amazon – even those purchased in the past – can be automatically saved to Cloud Player, so customers have a secure backup copy of the music they buy at Amazon, free of charge. Customers can also import the rest of their music, including music purchased from iTunes or ripped from CDs. All Amazon purchases and the first 250 imported songs are stored for free, or customers can import up to 250,000 songs for $24.99 per year.

About Amazon MP3

The Amazon MP3 Store offers customers more than 22 million songs in the U.S. and hundreds of thousands of albums with everyday low prices on bestselling albums. All Amazon MP3s are DRM-free, and work on virtually any device that plays MP3s, including Kindle Fire, Android phones and tablets, iPhones, iPads, and iPods, Sonos Music Players, Roku and Macs and PCs.

Next, the Cloud Player app comes to Samsung TV’s.

Amazon Cloud Player App Comes to Samsung Smart TVs

App lets customers enjoy their entire music library through their Samsung Smart TV

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 13, 2012– (NASDAQ: AMZN) – Amazon.com, Inc. today announced a Cloud Player application for Samsung Smart TVs. The new app gives Cloud Player customers access to their entire music library in the cloud, making it even easier to enjoy their music anywhere they are. The app is available on 2012 Samsung Smart TVs in the United States. For more information visit www.amazon.com/samsungmusic.

The Amazon Cloud Player app, which can be found in the Samsung Smart Hub, provides customers with the ability to browse, search or playback music from their library directly on their TVs. Cloud Player is already available on Mac, PC, Kindle Fire, Sonos Music Players, Android mobile devices, iPhone, iPod Touch and Roku.

“We want to give customers the choice to enjoy music anywhere they are, whether that is on the go with a mobile device, or in the comfort of their own living room,” said Steve Boom, VP of Amazon Digital Music. “We think that customers will love how easy it is to enjoy their music from Amazon Cloud Player directly on their Samsung TV, and we will continue to add even more Cloud Player compatible devices to the list in the future.”

“We think our customers are going to love having access to Amazon Cloud Player through their Samsung TVs. Music is one of the most popular apps on our TVs today,” said Eric Anderson, Vice President of Content and Product Solutions, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. “Customers typically have the best speakers in the home connected to the TV, delivering the very best sound experience.”

Getting the Amazon Cloud Player app on a Samsung TV is easy. For more information on how to start listening to Cloud Player on Samsung Smart Hub, visit www.amazon.com/samsungmusic.

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NOW TV, the internet TV service powered by Sky, is now available on Roku streaming players.

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NOW TV offers instant access to Sky Movies – the UK’s most popular subscription movies service – with no contract, set-up costs or installation. New customers, including those signing up through Roku can take advantage of a free 30 day trial of the service, plus also benefit from a three-month introductory offer of £8.99 a month.

Roku users will, from today, be able to find NOW TV within the Roku Channel Store and once registered for NOW TV online will be able to access the movies they choose instantly. Once they have connected their Roku box to their TV and home WiFi network, NOW TV customers will be able to watch their favourite movies on their main TV, as well as continue to watch them out and about through their smartphone, tablet or laptop. NOW TV is already available on PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, selected Android smartphones, and other connected devices.

NOW TV customers can enjoy blockbuster releases around six months after they have ended their run in cinemas.  Each month, customers can enjoy access to up to 20 new premieres – at least 12 months before they become available on Netflix or LOVEFiLM Instant. Sky Movies is also offering exclusive access to the most successful movie franchise ever, with customers able to enjoy all 8 Harry Potter films on-demand throughout the Christmas holidays.  Other top titles which customers can enjoy in the next few weeks include In Time, Young Adult, Jack and Jill and Contagion.

More great Sky content will also be added to NOW TV, with Sky Sports due to be introduced in the next few months.  This will enable NOW TV customers to enjoy live action from the Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League, England Test cricket, Heineken Cup rugby, ATP tennis, F1, Masters Golf and much more. The introduction of Sky Sports will be followed on NOW TV by must-see shows from Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Arts and Sky Living, including home-grown drama, original comedy and US shows.

Roku streaming players are known for their low prices, ease of use and quality selection of entertainment. NOW TV is available on compatible Roku LT and Roku 2 XS boxes. Both are available in the UK for suggested retail prices of £49.99 and £99.99 respectively.

Both models feature more than 300 channels of streaming entertainment including on-­demand films and programmes; live and on-demand sports from MLB.TV and Ultimate Fighting Championship organisation; music from Rdio; photos and videos from Facebook and Flickr; news and entertainment on WSJ Live from the Wall Street Journal, FoxNews.com and others from around the world – as well as casual games like Angry Birds.

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Amazon.com today announced Cloud Player licensing agreements that bring significant updates to Amazon Cloud Player. The agreements are with Sony Music Entertainment, EMI Music, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, and more than 150 independent distributors, aggregators and music publishers.

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Amazon’s scan and match technology gives customers a fast and easy way to get all of their music from their computers to the cloud. Cloud Player customers can then enjoy their music on their favourite devices, including Kindle Fire, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android devices and any web browser, and soon, Roku streaming players and Sonos home entertainment systems.

New Cloud Player features include:

  • Amazon MP3 purchases — including music that customers purchased in the past — are automatically saved to Cloud Player, which means that customers have a secure backup copy of the music they buy from Amazon, free of charge.
  • Amazon scans customers’ iTunes and Windows Media Player libraries and matches the songs on their computers to Amazon’s 20 million song catalog. All matched songs – even music purchased from iTunes or ripped from CDs – are instantly made available in Cloud Player and are upgraded for free to high-quality 256 Kbps audio. Music that customers have already uploaded to Cloud Player also will be upgraded.
  • Any customer with a Kindle Fire, Android device, iPhone, iPod touch, or any web browser — and soon, a Roku streaming player or Sonos home entertainment system — can play their music anywhere.

Cloud Player is available in a Free tier and a Premium tier. Cloud Player Free customers can store all MP3 music purchased at Amazon, plus import up to 250 songs from their PC or Mac to Cloud Player, all at no charge. Cloud Player Premium customers can import and store up to 250,000 songs in Cloud Player for an annual fee of $24.99. Amazon-purchased MP3s (including all previous purchases) do not count against the 250 or 250,000-song limits and will be added to both Free and Premium Cloud Player libraries at no charge. Amazon Cloud Player is automatically integrated into Kindle Fire and the new Cloud Player features will be automatically delivered to Kindle Fire users over the next few days. Customers can also visit www.amazon.com/cloudplayer or download the app on iOS or Android.

Starting today, Cloud Drive will be used for file storage and Cloud Player will be used for music storage and playback — each service will offer separate subscriptions. Customers can still use Cloud Drive to store any of their files in the cloud and access them from any web browser or by using the Cloud Drive Desktop Apps. Customers can store up to 5GB free and storage plan prices have been lowered to start at $10 per year for 20 GB. To learn how to get started on Cloud Drive visit www.amazon.com/clouddrive/learnmore.

The Plex Roku Channel is now officially available in the Roku Channel Store.

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If you haven’t seen it for a while, this is what’s new:

  • Full myPlex support: Sign into your myPlex account, and you get instant access to your media queue, shared content, and your own servers that you’ve published through myPlex. So easy! So awesome!
  • Audio and Photo support: We now support browsing and playing the full range of media that the Plex Media Server supports, both from your library and channels.
  • Revamped UI: as you can see below, we’re now using grids on a lot of screens now, and there’s a nice Plex-like theme throughout.
  • Direct Play: For media formats that are supported by the Roku, we’ll try to play it without transcoding.
  • Tons of other stuff, including many bug-fixes.

Have you tried it yet? Let us know.

Roku have released an update for it’s Roku 2 and Roku LT players, bringing it to version 4.3 which includes improvements for Netflix.

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Roku software version 4.3 contains the following fixes and improvements:

  • Improved video startup performance in Netflix.
  • Optimized the performance of screen navigation in Netflix.
  • Fixed an audio-video sync issue with Dolby Digital Plus audio in Netflix.
  • Improved subtitle and audio settings in Netflix.
  • Improved HLS streaming format support.
  • Improved support for multiple gaming remotes during game play.
  • Improved SSDP device discover support used by mobile applications, including Roku’s iPhone app and Android app, to find and connect to Roku players on home networks.
  • Added a legal disclaimer section in Roku settings.

The Roku software update will be pushed automatically to all Roku 2 and Roku LT players over the next 48 hours. If you can’t wait, select Settings > Software update > Check now from your Roku player.

Turn your Android device into a control center for your Roku streaming player with the new Roku App for Android.

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Launch your Roku channels, navigate your Roku player, control media playback and find new channels to enjoy.

The free application lets you:
• Launch or rate any Roku channel with a tap of your finger.
• Use a touch remote control. Includes instant replay, back and options buttons as well as a keyboard for text entry.
• Easily browse hundreds of channels and games in the Roku Channel Store.
• Quickly add and remove channels to/from your Roku player.
• Control and switch between multiple Roku players.

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The Roku boxes have started shipping here in the UK, and they have now added the BBC iPlayer app as well!

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Roku, the leading streaming platform in the U.S., today announced the addition of BBC iPlayer to its growing selection of video, music and games in the UK. Joining Netflix, FoxNews.com and others, the new channel will allow Roku’s UK customers to catch up on recent BBC programming on their television sets without the need for a PC.

“Roku recognizes the importance of region-specific programmes so today we are excited to announce the addition of BBC iPlayer to our platform,” said Clive Hudson, vice president and general manager for Europe at Roku. “This is among the first of many significant content partnerships for Roku in Europe and we look forward to making additional announcements in the coming weeks.”

Roku streaming players are known for their low prices, simplicity and quality of content. Two models of Roku players – Roku LT and Roku 2 XS – are available in the UK and the Republic of Ireland for suggested retail prices of £49.99 and £99.99 respectively (customers can visit www.roku.co.uk to find retailers). Both models feature more than 40 channels of streaming entertainment including on-demand films and programmes from Netflix and Crackle (Crackle is available in the UK only); live and on-demand sports from MLB.TV and Ultimate Fighting Championship organisation; music from Classical TV and TuneIn; photos and videos from Facebook and Flickr; news and entertainment from WSJ Live from the Wall Street Journal, FoxNews.com and others from around the world – plus casual games like Angry Birds.

Back in November we told you that the Roku players were coming to the UK in 2012, and finally they are coming to the UK.

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Here is the press release:

Roku ®, the leading streaming platform in the U.S., today announced the company’s launch in Europe with the first of its streaming players now available for purchase in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Consumers living in those two countries can choose from two of Roku’s best-­‐selling models in the U.S. – the Roku LT and the Roku 2 XS – with both now available for pre-­‐order at Amazon.co.uk.

Roku currently features more than 40 channels of content in the U.K. and Ireland including on-­‐demand films and programmes from Netflix and Crackle (Crackle is currently not available in Ireland); live and on-­‐ demand sports from MLB.TV and Ultimate Fighting Championship organisation; music from Classical TV and TuneIn; photos and videos from Facebook and Flickr; news and entertainment from WSJ Live from the Wall Street Journal, FoxNews.com and others from around the world – plus casual games like Angry Birds. Roku expects to announce additional major content channels by the time its players ship to customers in the U.K and Ireland.

“Roku launched the first ever streaming player to deliver Netflix to consumers in the U.S. and now we are among the first to bring Netflix to residents of the U.K. and Ireland,” said Clive Hudson, vice president and general manager for Europe at Roku. “In addition to Netflix, we are launching with a variety of entertainment channels and look forward to expanding our content selection in the same way that we have in the U.S. where we have more than 400 channels today.”

“Roku players will offer new Netflix members in the U.K. and Ireland a great streaming experience with high-­‐quality video delivered through an easy-­‐to-­‐use product with an attractive price,” said Greg Peters, vice president of product development at Netflix. “We’re happy to count Roku amongst the devices that stream films and TV programmes to the TVs of our new members in these countries.”

“Crackle’s ad-­‐supported service on Roku players in the U.K. will provide consumers with a uniquely curated experience that includes a variety of Hollywood movies and TV episodes for free,” said Eric

Berger, executive vice president, digital networks, Sony Pictures Television. “Roku is an exceptional partner and we’re delighted to grow our relationship as they expand into these new territories to bring an unparalleled viewing experience to consumers.”

The Roku LT is the lowest-­‐cost option for streaming Roku’s video and music entertainment directly to a TV, without a PC. The Roku LT connects to the Internet instantly via built-­‐in WiFi and supports up to 720p high-­‐definition video.

The Roku 2 XS provides the ultimate in TV entertainment. It features the content found on the Roku LT and adds casual games including Angry Birds. To enable casual gaming, the Roku 2 XS features an included motion-­‐controlled game remote – which connects via Bluetooth – and a MicroSD slot for additional game storage. The Roku 2 XS supports up to 1080p high-­‐definition video and includes an Ethernet port, in addition to built-­‐in WiFi, for a wired Internet connection. It also includes a USB port for playing music, videos and photos off of any USB drive.

Both the Roku LT and the Roku 2 XS connect to standard-­‐definition or high-­‐definition TVs via RCA or HDMI.

Roku’s open streaming platform brings new content providers to the TV screen and expands the offerings of existing platforms such as channels found on traditional cable and satellite networks. Content providers interested in delivering entertainment to the TV can contact Roku at partners@roku.com.

The Roku LT and the Roku 2 XS are available for pre-­‐order now at www.Amazon.co.uk for suggested retail prices of £49.99 and £99.99 respectively. Both models are expected to ship at the end of January. Additional retailers in the U.K. will be announced at a later date.

Roku are famous for making small streaming boxes, but now they have announced a streaming stick for use with SmartTVs!

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Don’t rush looking for the Streaming Stick just yet though as it is not scheduled to appear until late 2012. No news yet on pricing either, but it is expected to be a similar price to their current boxes.

Here is the press release:

Roku Breaks the Smart TV Mold

New Roku Streaming Stick Integrates “Smart” Experience into TVs Instantly

Saratoga, Calif. – Jan. 4, 2012 – Building on the success of the award-winning Roku streaming players, Roku® today unveiled a new solution to make a better Smart TV. The new Roku Streaming StickTM is a cordless device about the size of a standard USB flash drive that will plug into a TV to instantly transform it into a Smart TV. The Roku Streaming Stick will feature built-in WiFi, processor, memory and software to deliver Roku’s growing collection of streaming entertainment. With these new Smart TVs, consumers will enjoy a fully integrated high-definition streaming experience.

“Insignia is proud to be among the first manufacturers to pair the Roku Streaming Stick with a TV,” said Scott Jacobi, Director of Exclusive Brands at Best Buy. “The Roku Streaming Stick provides an elegant and easy over-the-top streaming solution for customers who want the full experience of a Smart TV without adding an external set box, HDMI cable and power adapter to their TV. Insignia looks forward to rolling out our first MHL-enabled TVs compatible with the Roku Streaming Stick in 2012 at Best Buy.”

“Roku was the first to stream Netflix to the TV and since then has been applauded for delivering a first rate Netflix experience,” said Greg Peters, vice president at Netflix. “Now Roku is taking streaming innovation to the next level and giving consumers a seamless Smart TV experience. The Roku Streaming Stick is a great solution for Netflix because it allows us to deliver the Netflix experience found on the Roku platform to potentially any TV.”

Today’s Smart TVs become outdated in just a couple years because as software changes are made the hardware needs upgrading – that is if the software is even updated. That kind of short hardware product cycle is expected with a mobile device such as a smart phone, but consumers generally keep their TVs for six to eight years. By moving the streaming platform to a stick that’s easily replaceable, consumers no longer have to worry about their large-screen Smart TV becoming obsolete before its time.

“The Roku platform has been extremely successful as a stand-alone streaming device,” said Roku Founder and CEO Anthony Wood. “Extending the Roku streaming experience through the Roku Streaming Stick to Smart TVs is a natural next step for the market.”

“Smart TV manufacturers have struggled to find an application platform that sticks with consumers especially since software is not their area of expertise,” said Kurt Scherf, vice president and principal analyst at Parks Associates. “The Roku Streaming Stick is a game changer for the Smart TV market. It takes the leading streaming platform and integrates into the TV in a way that no one has been able to do The Roku Streaming Stick will not require any cables including a separate power source, and can be controlled by the TV remote. Like Roku players, it will deliver the more than 400 channels found on the Roku platform today and will benefit from regular, free software updates and channel enhancements.

The Roku Streaming Stick will be available this fall. It can be bundled with a TV in retail or sold separately for consumers to use with their own TVs.

The Roku Streaming Stick will plug into MHL-enabled HDMI ports on TVs. MHL is a new standard that uses the HDMI connector on TVs to deliver power and other critical elements for the streaming experience. MHL is currently adopted by nearly 100 hardware and manufacturing vendors including Nokia Corporation; Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.; Silicon Image, Inc.; Sony Corporation; and Toshiba Corporation who are joint founders of the MHL Consortium.

Roku is the leading streaming platform. Since launching the first Netflix streaming player in 2008, Roku has delivered entertainment to nearly 2.5 million streaming players in the U.S. Roku features more than 400 entertainment channels including Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, Pandora, Angry Birds and HBO GO. Award-winning Roku streaming players are renowned for their ease of use, value and selection of content. Roku players are sold through leading retailers in the U.S.

Roku is founded by Anthony Wood, inventor of the DVR. For more information about Roku, visit www.roku.com.

Roku and Roku Streaming Stick are trademarks or registered trademarks of Roku, Inc.

As part of the Roku update, the Amazon Instant Video Channel has been updated and improved.

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Here is what Roku had to say about it:

Amazon has improved the very popular Amazon Instant Video channel on Roku. If you’re a movie lover (and seriously what Roku owner isn’t?), you’re going love these new changes.

Amazon has never looked better!:

  • The home screen is now split into two areas with viewing choices on the left and gorgeous artwork that highlights a new release on the right. I’m looking at Queen Elizabeth at the moment!
  • Once inside a section like Movies you can quickly scroll through titles with the new grid screen format.
  • You can search from almost anywhere within the Amazon channel by pressing the options (*) button on your remote control. (Pssst…If you have an older Roku remote without an options button, you can use the new Roku iPhone app.)
  • There’s a new category called “Editor’s Picks” in both the Movies and TV sections. If you are struggling with what to watch, give this category a spin.

The channel update is available to all Roku players today. Just make sure you have the latest Roku software. Select Settings > Player info > Check for update from your Roku player. To ensure you have the latest Amazon channel, simply go the Roku Channel Store from the Roku home screen and select Amazon Instant Video.

If you haven’t tried it recently, Amazon Instant Video is a great way to enjoy recent studio releases. Amazon boasts an incredible selection of new movies and TV episodes that makes the service a favorite in my own household. And, if you have an Amazon Prime membership, you can watch 13,000 movies and TV episodes for free!

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Have you tried it yet? What do you do think? Let us know….

Roku have released software update 3.1 for it’s first generation Roku players brining with it a number of enhancements.

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This is what Roku said:

Just in time for the holidays, we’re pleased as punch to release a pretty substantial update to the first generation of Roku players. Unless your Roku player is smaller than a hockey puck, this update applies to you. Roku 2 and Roku LT players received an update last week.

There are many improvements and typical bug fixes in this update; below are some of the features in software version 3.1 that we think you’ll appreciate:

  1. Support for new Amazon channel – The Amazon Instant Video channel has been updated with a gorgeous, new design and you’ll need this update to run it. (More details on this channel will be shared on the Roku blog soon.)
  2. Mobile support – Added enhancements to support the official Roku iPhone app, launched in the iTunes App Store last week.
  3. Improved MP4 playback – Improved playback of MP4 files streamed over the Internet and over USB via the USB Media Player channel.
  4. Shop Roku Deals in the Roku Channel Store – Added the ability to purchase Roku players, accessories and toys within the Roku Channel Store.
  5. Improved grid performance – Fixed issues when navigating channels that display content in a grid screen.

This update combined with the launch of dozens of new channels in the past several weeks brings a better experience to our earliest Roku players as promised!

The software update will be pushed automatically to all first-generation Roku players over the next 48 hours. If you can’t wait for it you can download it. Just select Settings > Player info > Check for update from your Roku player.

Details on what we updated in the previous software release for first-generation Roku players can be found here.

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