News Crunchyroll Channel Added to Roku Streaming Device
posted on 2010-12-10 21:37 EST
Anime streaming site Crunchyroll has announced that it will partner with the maker of the Roku Player device to stream its content on televisions. The Roku Player connects to a television in the same manner as a cable box or digital video recorder, but rather than connecting to a television service provider, it uses the owner's Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection to stream video from sources such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon.
Crunchyroll will be the first anime channel to stream on the device. The site's entire library will be available on Roku as it is on the company's website, with some titles and high-definition streams available only to paying users. The basic Roku player (US$59.99) plays video in the high-definition 720-line progressive resolution, which is currently Crunchyroll's highest definition available. (More expensive models of the player, $79.99 and $99.99, play up to 1080-line progressive resolution.)
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