toggle

AAPL Stock: 109.27 ( -1.1 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Roku to offer streaming HD from Netflix before 2009

updated 04:40 pm EST, Mon November 3, 2008

Roku to bring Netflix HD

Roku representatives have responded to rumors on its online forum board regarding when it will launch streaming HD services and announced, earlier than they'd like, that it will team up with Netflix to bring HD content to its subscribers. Compared to the recently announced Xbox and Netflix tie-up that will also see streaming HD content to the Xbox, Roku will use different Advanced Profile encoding to deliver the HD content at significantly lower bit-rates.

As for the amount of HD content available through Roku, it will at least equal or surpass that of the Xbox library, which means about 300 titles. At the same time, Roku will update its user interface to run in 720p resolution, allowing more movie covers to be viewed on the screen at the same time. The service will also bring with it a "major" new feature Roku is keeping mum about until closer to the official unveiling.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Blue Yeti Studio

Despite being very familiar with Blue Microphones' lower-end products -- we've long recommended the company's Snowball line of mics ...

ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Home theaters are becoming more and more accessible these days, but maybe you've been a bit wary about buying a home projector. And h ...

MSI Geforce GTX 970 100ME

When Nvidia announced a new line of video cards in September 2014, many people thought things would continue to be business as usual i ...

toggle

Most Commented