Roku Adds Ten New Free Channels

Posted Tue Nov 24, 2009 at 11:00 AM PST by Mike Attebery

A free update will be hitting Roku players in the next two weeks that adds support for Pandora, Revision3, and more.

In an update that Roku says is just the beginning of the offerings to come to their streaming device, a total of ten new channels will be added to all lines of Roku players. Along with familiar services like Pandora, Facebook Photos, and Flickr, a few less well known additions bring a great deal of variety to Roku players.

Revision3 and – both part of the new update – offer some very cool web exclusive content to the player. Revision3 features shows including Tekzilla, Diggnation, and CO-OP, which are great for the more tech savvy viewer. has much broader offerings, including several internet television series.

Mediafly is another new addition, and acts like more of a podcast/vodcast aggregator. It includes the usual assortment of podcasts as well as a few audiobooks and network specific casts. ESPN, Comedy Central, The Discovery Channel and of course NPR all have featured channels.

Social networking hits Roku as well with Mobile Tribe. While Mobile Tribe started as an application specific to cell phones, it makes perfect sense as an addition to Roku. Mobile Tribe is a simple program that allows access to Facebook, Myspace, Gmail and a variety of other sites, as well as enabling YouTube and orb support.

Roku devices will be updated automatically in the next few weeks, though a download is available now for those who want to update manually.

Source: Press Release

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