Roku announces official support for USB drives

Media fans that use a Roku XD|S or HD-XR media steaming device will be glad to hear that a new update is coming for both of the devices. The new update adds a feature that lots of people that own the devices have been waiting for. The feature is called Rocku USB Media player.

You can probably guess exactly what the new feature allows you to do. The support allows the user to play content back from a connected USB drive directly. A few of the details are left out, but Roku has offered a pretty clear picture of how and what you can do.

The feature supports direct playback from USB drives for KV (H.264), MP4 (H.264), MOV (H.264), WMV/ASF (WMV9/VC-1), MP3, AAC, JPG, and PNG files. The firmware supporting the new feature is version 2.9 build 1529 that landed last week.

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