Roku's New Update Helps Audio Performance, Game Performance and Adds MKV Support

Posted Fri Dec 16, 2011 at 10:45 AM PST by Dick Ward

MKVs won't be able to be streamed, but you can play them directly from a USB drive.

Roku has released a new update to their Roku 2 and Roku LT streaming players that brings some new functionality along with improvements to the way the players work currently.

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.

Source: Roku

(via Engadget)

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Tags: Streaming, MKV, Roku (all tags)