Roku Adds Hulu Plus To STB Line


Saratoga, Calif. - Set-top Internet Video device maker


said Tuesday that it will add online streaming TV-show service Hulu Plus to all Roku players.

The Hulu Plus channel will be available via subscription to all Roku customers later this fall, Roku said.


Hulu Plus offers an extensive library of TV shows, both current and classic, on a streaming platform to subscribers in the United States.

Through Hulu Plus on Roku, every episode of more than 45 current hit programs from ABC, FOX and NBC will be available to view 24 hours day.

Examples of popular programs carried by the service include: "Modern Family," "Grey's Anatomy," "Glee," "Family Guy," "The Office" and "30 Rock."

The service also carries full series runs and back seasons of many classic shows, including: "The X-Files," "Law & Order: SVU," "Arrested Development," "Saturday Night Live," "Miami Vice," "Ugly Betty," "Quantum Leap," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel," "Roswell" and "Ally McBeal."

 Roku last week launched a new line of HD streaming players starting at a $60 suggested retail for the Roku HD streaming player, which delivers video in high definition and features built-in wireless and Ethernet for easy broadband connectivity.

The Roku XD ($80) and XDS ($100) models add 1080p HD support (delivered over HDMI) and extended-range Wireless-N.

The XDS model features dual-band Wireless-N technology and USB playback.

In partnering with Roku, Hulu joins major entertainment partners including Netflix, Amazon Video On Demand, Pandora, MLB.TV and Ultimate Fighting Championship.


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