Roku Players Get Their First Game - Angry Birds

Posted Thu Jun 2, 2011 at 11:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

Roku is in talks with more casual game companies to expand their selection.

The latest announcement for content coming to Roku players is more than just video streaming - though video streaming is a part of it. The company is bringing gaming to their internet TV boxes.

"Just as we were the first to enable Netflix to stream instantly to the TV," says Roku CEO Anthony Wood, "we intend to be the catalyst for transforming the way people play casual games-starting with Angry Birds-on the biggest screen in the home."

This summer, Roku will add 'Angry Birds,' 'Angry Birds Seasons' and 'Angry Birds Rio' to their store, but it doesn't end there. The 'Angry Birds' animated shorts will be available through the players, as well as access to 'Angry Birds' merchandise, directly through the online store.

Source: Engadget

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Tags: Industry Trends, Angry Birds, Casual Gaming, Roku Players (all tags)