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Roku player gets Amazon VOD support

updated 11:55 am EST, Tue March 3, 2009

Roku Amazon VOD

Roku today gave its Roku Player support for Amazon's Video on Demand service. The feature gives the networked media hub its first non-subscription video model and lets owners both rent movies on a title-by-title basis as well as buy them; as Amazon allows online streaming, movies and TV shows can be seen without needing permanent storage as on the Apple TV or VUDU Box. Roku's interface for Amazon also trumps the Netflix solution by letting owners browse and buy directly from the TV interface rather than require users add titles separately on a website.

The Amazon VOD upgrade is free and will automatically roll out to Roku Players over the course of the next week. Pricing also doesn't change on the $99 device, though the feature now eliminates the requirement to maintain a Netflix subscription.

Apple is rumored to be implementing an iTunes Replay feature that would compete with both Amazon and Netflix by letting users stream purchased or rented iTunes content rather than force a complete download.



By Electronista Staff
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  1. wzrdjr

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Sep 2002

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    UGLY

    not sure about the quality of the service but I can say without doubt that that is one UGLY box and remote.

  1. koolkid1976

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    Joined: May 2003

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    re: UGLY

    Yep, that's why I got me a Samsung BD-P2500 when my primary need now is netflix streaming. Ofcourse the blu-ray portion will be put into use in a few months.

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