jeffrok wrote:"Bump" two days after the original thread is not going to get an answer..
The Roku guys have never been open on this topic, and they aren't gonna start now.
I'm sure they'd love to have the feature in some form, but they usually don't announce things until they're near their release date.
KennyJ wrote:I'm fairly certain that it will happen via one of the services, such as Orb or PlayOn.
MobileTribe mentioned they are working getting access to Orb through their channel and that they expected the update to be available in a few weeks.
PlayOn mentioned they requested a SDK to begin working on a channel.
Burkhardi wrote:Why over complicate things, if they just had the N-series UPnP friendly and it was able to mount network shares like the PhotoBridge then we would be set for the most part.
But I must admit that a XBMC type port (read eye-candy) would be nice though. Is Boxee some sort of spin off of the XBMC code? For that matter, perhaps even Boxee being ported (which I doubt since they now sell hardware (with D-Link)).
Now, I thought Orb let you stream your local content to the outside world (e.g. able to access your music and pictures from your house at work)
and PlayOn was to watch shows?
jsj123 wrote:I suspect that when we get the SDK it won't be that useful for playing videos on your hard drive. My guess it is going to be more streaming based, and will require some type of server software.
I hope when they release the SDK they also release a open source bare bones server software at the same time, assuming I am correct.
I really want to be to use the roku as a myth client, so I have high hopes for the SDK release
billc124 wrote:Actually all the recent channels were added by the respective companies. I am sure Roku helped them out but they were actually developed by third parties. I am sure a network streaming thing will be the same. So a third party would probably have to want to do this.
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