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Roku's New Update Helps Audio Performance, Game Performance and Adds MKV Support
Tags: Roku, MKV, Streaming (all tags)
MKVs won't be able to be streamed, but you can play them directly from a USB drive.
Most exciting for fans of digital media will be MKV support. You'll be able to play MKV files from a USB drive. Roku has also improved playback of MP4 files. Streaming via Wi-Fi has also improved thanks to newly optimized code.
The other new feature that Roku is touting is improvements to gaming that offers support for more titles. It's a Roku 2 specific update that will add new games to the catalog and, Roku hopes, attract a few more developers to the platform.
Samsung Players Now Support Youtube and MKV
Tags: Samsung, YouTube, MKV (all tags)
Thanks to a recent firmware update, Samsung’s current line of Blu-ray players have added support for a pair of popular online viewing options.
The ever popular Youtube is now viewable on Samsung Blu-ray players, joining the already competitive range of services like Netflix and Pandora, already available on 2009 models. Expectedly but disappointingly, Youtube’s HD content is unable to be streamed.
The ever increasingly popular MKV format is now supported by the players. A favorite of those acquiring digital HD content by less than reputable means, MKV is the format most commonly found when downloading HD videos.
This pair of post purchase upgrades adds significant value to Samsung’s BD-P1600, BD-P3600 and BD-P4600 players.