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Roku Adds YouTube Channel

Saratoga, Calif. – Roku, the streaming media player maker, said Tuesday that it has reached an agreement with Google to add its YouTube channel to Roku’s list of available services.

YouTube is available now on the Roku 3 player in the U.S. Canada, U.K. and the Republic of Ireland, the company said. The channel is expected to be available on additional player models next year.

 The YouTube channel joins Roku’s large assortment of streaming entertainment services.

In addition, Roku said its “Send to TV” feature now lets customers pair a smartphone or tablet to YouTube on the Roku 3.

Users can connect their device to the same Wi-Fi as network that the Roku player is on to send videos from the phone or tablet to the Roku player.

 Roku 3 customers can start watching YouTube subscribed channels and videos in HD by installing YouTube from the Roku Channel Store.