Has anyone heard of or better yet using/tested this on Roku? I have not yet tried it and I've read that it is really basic (alpha quality) web browser. Only available for side-load. The one good thing about it is that it serves as "proof of concept" that the Roku can someday have a working "official" web browser. Hope the developer refines it and releases a usable private channel.
I'm fairly certain that the Roku can't handle a flash-enabled browser like GoogleTV to play online videos from websites but a usable web browser for other stuff like e-mail, chat, searches and other uses can be added.
Opera launched a browser on the Vizio Co-Star LT and has one on the Wii and other platforms. Who knows...Roku is getting real popular and it wouldn't surprise me if Roku teams up with Opera to release an "official" browser for the Roku.
If anyone has a chance to check it out and test it, please provide feedback and snap shots. Just google: Github+Oversight+Roku to get further information and download the zip file. Look forward to further feedback from the Roku forum community.
BradC wrote:where did you hear of this? I'd very much like to try it.
Is there a speedtest channel? I have no idea.
kc8pql wrote:There is. Private channel code "speedtest".
Unfortunately, it just tests your last mile speed like any other speed test rather than the speed to a particular content server.
vnazario wrote:A working simple browser could solve the limitation Roku has of not being able to authenticate on wireless networks that require a web browser portal security page (Like hot-spots, hotels, airports, restaurants, doctors/hospitals) to gain connectivity access.
vnazario wrote:It is really too bad that this browser is not working right. I know Roku would probably never handle flash-enabled or HTML5 browser for web video app.....
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