There’s Porn On Roku. Meh.

Dec 28th, 2009 | By | Category: Digital Video Recorder, General, Internet TV, Streaming Video, Video

NewTeeVee reports that there’s now porn on the Roku Internet video system:

A new channel popped up on Roku yesterday called EroticVision.TV that makes adult content available on the broadband set-top box for the first time. But the new “adult entertainment” channel hasn’t actually been approved by Roku, and it operates in a kind of limbo where the app is publicly available but not publicly listed.

For the time being, Roku seems content to let EVTV and other adult content sites operate private channels, so long as they’re not broadcasting child porn or other illegal content.

If having a “back door” to porn leads to more set-top sales, Roku can’t exactly complain.

Ever since adult videos were a driver for the adoption of VCRs, people have made the assumption that adult content would drive adoption of other technologies. Five years ago, for example, Adam Curry was predicting a podcast porn explosion that would drive adoption of podcasting.

While there are plenty of adult podcasts, adult content hasn’t done much to drive podcast adoption, or Twitter adoption, or adoption of any new media/social media technology in recent years.

Maybe it’s because people are tired of dealing with porn spammers on social media sites. Maybe it’s because adult content is already ubiquitous on the Internet.

Whatever the reason, we don’t need a “back door” to porn. We need Internet media devices that are easy to use, solve real problems and aren’t massively handicapped by outmoded media business models.

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3 Responses to “There’s Porn On Roku. Meh.”

  1. Kevin says:

    Now there’s games on Roku as well. Video poker & Sudoku!

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