Roku Wants To Set Standard For Internet Television

Sep 25th, 2008 | By | Category: General

Roku, maker of the Roku Netflix Player, says that it’s going to open up its platform to any content provider over the next few months:

“We’re opening up the platform to anyone who wants to put their video service on this box,” says Roku CEO Anthony Wood, speaking at Streaming Media West. “We’re going to release the software developer kit, so anyone can publish any channel, and users can access web content on their TVs.”

Wood didn’t announce a specific date for this but says that its something that the company is working on. 

The market for Internet television devices has stagnated over the last couple of years, because they are relatively limited in what you can access compared to what you can view on a personal computer. Opening the Player could help change that. 

via Wired

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