Roku has announced a significant milestone in the expansion of its streaming set-top box services. The company has announced that it now has over 700 channels available on the Roku platform. With the addition of its latest channels, Roku brags that it now offers consumers more made-for-TV entertainment offerings than any other streaming device.
Roku also took the time to brag that it’s devices streamed over 1 billion hours of entertainment in 2012. The service will also be gaining more channels this quarter. The video channels include Blockbuster On Demand, which will be available in the US this quarter allowing on-demand movie rentals and purchases. Dailymotion offers over 30 million streaming videos at no cost covering a wide variety of genres.
DISHWorld offers subscription only service to East Asian TV content from Dish Network starting at $14.99 per month. Flingo offers over 70 channels including content from History Channel, Lifetime, and lots more with new channels watching every month. Fox Now promises full-length episodes of hit Fox TV shows and will be available this quarter to customers who subscribe with the participating TV provider.
PBS content will be available in the US this quarter along with PBS Kids content. SyFy content is available in the US with new digital series and some behind the scene clips from popular shows on the network. Vevo is the last of the new streaming video additions offering music videos. The service also has a number of new music and audio channels including iHeartRadio and others. The service also has new casual video games from Big Fish Unlimited and others for compatible devices.