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Roku gets into gaming with Angry Birds channel

updated 08:15 am EDT, Wed June 1, 2011

Other casual games will follow

Streaming media hub maker Roku and Rovio Mobile announced that the popular Angry Birds games would now be available through Roku's set-top boxes. In addition to Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio video games, Roku will launch an Angry Birds video channel featuring Angry Birds animated shorts. Roku will also sell Angry Birds merchandise on the Roku Channel Store.

Since launching as the Netflix streaming player in 2008, Roku now offers over 250 channels of streaming content, such as on-demand sports, photo sharing, music, and television and movie programming. The new strategic partnership with Rovio marks the company's entry into casual gaming.

by MacNN Staff



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