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Roku added two new channels to its content mix: MHz Networks, which provides international and educational content to select cable and satellite packages, and the Highway Girl, which features a collection of interviews and live performances with indie musicians. MHz Networks and the Highway Girl will […]

Roku added two new channels to its content mix: MHz Networks, which provides international and educational content to select cable and satellite packages, and the Highway Girl, which features a collection of interviews and live performances with indie musicians.

MHz Networks and the Highway Girl will be added to a growing list of content providers that have developed channels for the broadband set-top box. Roku launched its channel store in November, introducing new content from blip.tv, MediaFly, Facebook, and more. The player now has 17 official channels available for all users.

In addition, Roku announced new ways in which users can interact with its broadband set-top box, through mobile apps created by third-party developers. For Android mobile phone users, developer Gregg Reno built a new app that copies the same look and feel of the Roku player remote onto their mobile device.

For the iPhone or iPod Touch, there are two apps that allow users to control the Roku player from their mobile device. The first, the DVPRemote app, provides the same basic functionality as the Roku remote control, while also adding features like bringing up a QWERTY keyboard when searching for titles. The i.TV app also offers a remote control that works with the Roku player, but it provides a number of features on top of that, such as enabling users to control their Netflix queues or remotely scheduling their TiVo DVRs.

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  1. Boooorrrrinng.

    If this is what we are getting in the ala carte threat to cable, then I’m happy to stay a Comcast customer.

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  2. Boxee is looking better Thursday, February 11, 2010

    I like my Roku, but I’m really unimpressed with these news channels. MHz is promising, but the most recent newscast I see is from 6 days ago. I think Roku needs to add some mainstream sites soon, such as YouTube (which is available on other gadgets), or it’s going to lose whatever marketshare it has to the Boxee Box, which is going to offer you pretty much the Internet Web, and is better looking, besides. (Seriously, there’s no comparing Pandora on Boxee with Pandora on the Roku.)

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  3. I love it. I use the Netflix channel daily. Only wish there was some adult content.

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  5. [...] has been aggressively adding channels to its lineup of content ever since it opened its Channel Store last November. With [...]

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  6. YouTube Code for the Roku box is: B8VVK

    Just go to the login page and add a channel. When it prompt you, enter B8VVK. Within 24 hours you will have full YouTube access.

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