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#138315 29-Dec-2013 22:45
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Just saw that the Roku Media Player app has been updated that I downloaded many moons ago and only supported local USB HDD files only now supports streaming movies, music and photos off your local network devices. Even plays .mkv files without any issues.

Win!




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  #958850 29-Dec-2013 23:20
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Nice, this probably pushes me over the edge in terms of picking one up myself.




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  #958875 30-Dec-2013 06:20
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Ditto. This could sway me to pick one up to.

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  #958877 30-Dec-2013 07:03
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With this finally Youtube support added its becoming a great streaming box



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  #958889 30-Dec-2013 08:34
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I love the youtube support in the roku. While the Apple TV/Air Play combination is pretty good. The Connected TV that roku is using is much better for queing videos up.

I still find I use the Apple TV over Roku though, personally on the same video (streamed via plex) I find the picture quality of an Apple TV3 better than the roku - the roku just seems to have a lot of shifting artifacts.

But tit's good the roku platform is getting some development love...it seemed to stagnate for a while.




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  #958930 30-Dec-2013 10:06
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If I purchase a Roku what am I able to do with it here in NZ apart from stream from my server?

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  #958952 30-Dec-2013 10:37
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Bananabob: If I purchase a Roku what am I able to do with it here in NZ apart from stream from my server?


Watch Netflix, Hulu+, Amazon VOD etc and many more channels via Roku.




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  #958954 30-Dec-2013 10:53
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billgates:
Bananabob: If I purchase a Roku what am I able to do with it here in NZ apart from stream from my server?


Watch Netflix, Hulu+, Amazon VOD etc and many more channels via Roku.


Does this require the purchase of a VPN service to get round the stupid wrong country thing?



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billgates:
Bananabob: If I purchase a Roku what am I able to do with it here in NZ apart from stream from my server?


Watch Netflix, Hulu+, Amazon VOD etc and many more channels via Roku.


Does this require the purchase of a VPN service to get round the stupid wrong country thing?

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  #958957 30-Dec-2013 10:59
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Bananabob:

Does this require the purchase of a VPN service to get round the stupid wrong country thing?


Yes it does if you wish to use Netflix, Hulu+ etc channels as these are IP region restricted by these companies themselves. You can either use a VPN service (harder to setup and use) or a DNS spoofing based service (easiest to setup and best speeds guaranteed)

http://www.orcon.net.nz/ufb/blog/how_to_watch_us_netflix_here_in_nz




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